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The Dell Surface Pro 8: XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 convertible review

A worthy Microsoft Surface alternative. The XPS name is held to higher standards than your typical Inspiron or Vostro machine. The XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 mostly hits it out of the park even if it doesn't really offer all that much over the competing Surface Pro 8.

Dell unveiled three distinct XPS 13 models at CES 2022: the XPS 13 9320 Plus clamshell, XPS 13 9315 clamshell, and XPS 13 9315 2-in-1. After reviewing the two clamshell models, we're now ready to tackle the 2-in-1 model which just so happens to be the first detachable XPS model in almost a decade.

Our configuration in review comes equipped with the 12th gen Alder Lake Core i5-1230U CPU, 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM, and 512 GB NVMe SSD for approximately $1400 USD. Other SKUs with the Core i7-1250U CPU, 5G eSIM, and various RAM/SSD capacities are also available, but all options otherwise come with the same 3:2 2880 x 1920 IPS touchscreen.

Direct competitors in this space include other Windows tablets or detachables most notably the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 and the more expensive HP Elite x2 series to a lesser extent.

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Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U (XPS 13 9315 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1230U 10 x 0.7 - 4.4 GHz, 30 W PL2 / Short Burst, 12 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Core: 850 MHz, Memory: 2133 MHz, LPDDR4, 31.0.101.3301
Memory
16 GB 
, Dual-Channel, 4266 MHz, Soldered
Display
13.00 inch 3:2, 2880 x 1920 pixel 266 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, BOE NE13A1M, IPS, Dell P/N: CMXFW, Controller: BOE0A4D, glossy: yes, detachable screen, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-M PCH
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-M PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 292.5 x 201.2 ( = 0.29 x 11.52 x 7.92 in)
Battery
49.5 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Primary Camera: 11 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix 0.3 MP IR
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB-C to USB-A adapter, USB-C to 3.5 mm audio adapter, Dell Update, My Dell, Digital Delivery, Customer Connect, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
764 g ( = 26.95 oz / 1.68 pounds), Power Supply: 213 g ( = 7.51 oz / 0.47 pounds)
Price
1500 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
90.1 %
11/2022
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
764 g7.4 mm13.00"2880x1920
87.3 %
09/2022
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg15.28 mm13.40"3456x2160
89.1 %
11/2021
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
891 g8.5 mm13.00"2880x1920
90.3 %
08/2022
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg17 mm13.50"3000x2000
86.1 %
10/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.2 kg13.9 mm13.30"2560x1600
92.3 %
07/2022
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
M2, M2 8-Core GPU
1.2 kg11.3 mm13.60"2560x1664

Case — Lighter Than A Surface Pro 8

The skeleton is aluminum on the back and edges while the front is edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass. It's a sturdy, high quality matte finish as one would expect with a color and texture similar to the outer lids of the XPS 13 9300 or XPS 15 series. There is very slight warping when attempting to twist the unit, but it's not enough to be on any concern.

Applying pressure on the center of the back results in slight depressions and audible noises. This is likely due to the small air gap between the outer shell and inner components which is again nothing to worry about.

The magnetic keyboard dock (or folio) is a soft-touch material not unlike the Alcantara surfaces of the Surface Pro 8 keyboard dock. However, the Dell solution differs significantly from the Microsoft version because it includes a back cover whereas the Surface Pro Type Cover is only a keyboard and touchpad. This backside offers additional protection against scuffs and scratches at the cost of added weight.

To anchor the Dell tablet in laptop mode, the backside of the folio can be adjusted to 100, 115, and 125 degrees only whereas the hinge on the Surface Pro 8 can move more freely. In other words, the XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 requires the optional folio dock to prop itself up whereas the Surface Pro 8 has a more convenient built-in stand.

The tablet by itself is very light at just 764 g compared to almost 900 g for the Surface Pro 8. Much of the weight savings can be attributed to the fanless design of the Dell whereas the Microsoft model incorporates a fan for better cooling. The combined weight between the tablet and case is 1305 g which is close to many 13.5-inch clamshells like the HP Spectre x360 13.5.

The 5G configurations of the XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 are slightly thicker by 4/10th of a millimeter (7.8 vs. 7.4 mm). All options are still thinner than the Surface Pro 8 by just a hair while being almost identical in length and width.

Soft-touch surface is nice at first, but it accumulates dirt and fingerprints easily. There are no other color options available
Soft-touch surface is nice at first, but it accumulates dirt and fingerprints easily. There are no other color options available
Keyboard base sits flat on the table to reduce teetering when typing
Keyboard base sits flat on the table to reduce teetering when typing
POGO pins on the folio base attach to the bottom of the tablet via magnets. There is no protective recess for holding a pen unlike on the Surface Pro 8
POGO pins on the folio base attach to the bottom of the tablet via magnets. There is no protective recess for holding a pen unlike on the Surface Pro 8
Backside of optional folio base. The base protects the back of the tablet and acts as a stand for laptop mode in stark contrast to the folio base on the Surface Pro series
Backside of optional folio base. The base protects the back of the tablet and acts as a stand for laptop mode in stark contrast to the folio base on the Surface Pro series
There are only three preset angles for laptop mode up to 125 degrees. In comparison, the displays on most traditional laptops are able to open past 125 degrees
There are only three preset angles for laptop mode up to 125 degrees. In comparison, the displays on most traditional laptops are able to open past 125 degrees
The rear camera protrudes by quite a bit much like on many smartphones. The optional stylus pen attaches magnetically to the top edge of the tablet
The rear camera protrudes by quite a bit much like on many smartphones. The optional stylus pen attaches magnetically to the top edge of the tablet

Size Comparison

304.1 mm / 12 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 11.3 mm / 0.4449 inch 1.2 kg2.68 lbs298 mm / 11.7 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.4 kg2.98 lbs298 mm / 11.7 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 13.9 mm / 0.547 inch 1.2 kg2.58 lbs295.3 mm / 11.6 inch 199.04 mm / 7.84 inch 15.28 mm / 0.602 inch 1.3 kg2.79 lbs292 mm / 11.5 inch 201 mm / 7.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 891 g1.964 lbs292.5 mm / 11.5 inch 201.2 mm / 7.92 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 764 g1.684 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity — No Audio Jack

There are only two USB-C ports along the left edge each compatible with Thunderbolt 4 devices. Users are expected to have docking stations and adapters ready to better exploit the two ports. Keep in mind that there is not even a 3.5 mm audio jack whereas the Surface Pro 8 includes one.

Top: Volume buttons, Fingerprint-enabled power button
Top: Volume buttons, Fingerprint-enabled power button
Right: No ports
Right: No ports
Left: 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery, and DisplayPort 1.4
Left: 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery, and DisplayPort 1.4
Bottom: Pins for attaching keyboard dock
Bottom: Pins for attaching keyboard dock

Communication

An Intel 1675 AX211 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 compatibility. Transfer rates are fast and steady when paired to our 6 GHz network, but average receive rates a bit slower than expected.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1451 (1385min - 1504max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1293 (723min - 1505max) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 receive AX12
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1425 (1295min - 1493max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1403 (1093min - 1560max) MBit/s ∼98%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1137 (1033min - 1230max) MBit/s ∼100% +15%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
986 (831min - 1105max) MBit/s ∼87%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
945 (924min, 924.87P1 - 968max) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
865 (856min, 856.29P1 - 874max) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1321 (960min - 1431max) MBit/s ∼100% +1%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1312 (1091min - 1397max) MBit/s ∼99%
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Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1312 (1091-1397)
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø986 (831-1105)

Webcam

The rear camera is 11 MP which, perhaps not by coincidence, is 1 MP more than the camera on the Surface Pro 8. Image quality is significantly sharper than anything on a laptop webcam even if color accuracy still has a long way to go.

IR is present for Windows Hello support. There is unfortunately no webcam shutter for privacy concerns.

ColorChecker
22.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
13 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U: 12.17 ∆E min: 4.25 - max: 27.09 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty

The retail box includes two handy USB-C adapters for converting to USB-A and 3.5 mm audio. Much like Microsoft and its Surface Pro tablet series, however, the detachable keyboard base and magnetic active stylus are sold separately for an additional $100 USD each. In other words, you'll have to add $200 on top of the initial price if you want both the keyboard base and pen.

The standard one-year limited manufacturer warranty applies if purchased in the US.

Input Devices — One Of The Most Comfortable Detachable Keyboards

Keyboard

The keyboard is modeled after the keyboard on the XPS 13 Plus 9320 and so they feel nearly the same when it comes to travel and feedback. Some may find the 1.0 mm key travel to be too shallow, but the overall feel is still much better than expected for a detachable base as many in the category are notorious for their poor key feedback, cheap feel, and spongy keys. The XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 keyboard comes closest thus far to an actual Ultrabook keyboard.

With that said, the keyboard layout is not one-to-one with the XPS 13 Plus 9320. The latter keyboard is slightly wider while incorporating both the Power button and the capacitive row of function commands. The font styling and white backlight are otherwise essentially identical.

Touchpad

The clickpad is larger than the one on the Surface Pro series (11.4 x 7.5 vs. 10.2 x 5.3 cm) for an easier time scrolling and performing multi-touch inputs. Its surface is completely smooth and with very little sticking even when gliding at shower speeds. Feedback when clicking is much shallower than on most laptops, however, and so it isn't as satisfying to use as the clickpad on the more traditional XPS 13 9315 clamshell.

Similar zero-lattice keyboard layout for larger keycaps much like on the XPS 13 Plus 9320 series
Similar zero-lattice keyboard layout for larger keycaps much like on the XPS 13 Plus 9320 series
Clickpad is relatively large for a detachable deck, but feedback when clicking could have been firmer and deeper
Clickpad is relatively large for a detachable deck, but feedback when clicking could have been firmer and deeper
Typing experience is close to the XPS 13 Plus 9320 and very spacious considering the small form factor
Typing experience is close to the XPS 13 Plus 9320 and very spacious considering the small form factor
Cramped Up and Down arrow keys in favor of a larger Shift key
Cramped Up and Down arrow keys in favor of a larger Shift key

Display — 60 Hz Only

Dell advertises a 500-nit display with full sRGB coverage which we can confirm with our own independent measurements. Contrast ratio is also very good for an IPS panel at about 1500:1 and there is no PWM on lower brightness levels unlike on the Microsoft equivalent. The visual experience is appropriate for a high-end Windows tablet at least at first glance.

There are two notable drawbacks worth mentioning. Firstly, black-white and gray-gray response times are relatively slow for noticeable ghosting when moving the cursor or scrolling through web pages. Secondly, brightness uniformity could have been better as the top left of the screen is about 50 nits brighter than the bottom right. It's nothing major, but an OLED option could have easily addressed both of these disadvantages.

We would like to see higher refresh rate panels and perhaps full P3 colors on future SKUs. The Surface Pro 8, for example, has 120 Hz refresh rate options to boost UI responsiveness. Meanwhile, users will have to consider clamshell laptops like the Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 or Asus VivoBook to find OLED features at the moment.

Edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass Victus protection
Edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass Victus protection
Bezels are very nearly the same thickness as on the Surface Pro 8
Bezels are very nearly the same thickness as on the Surface Pro 8
Sharp subpixel array from the glossy overlay for minimal graininess
Sharp subpixel array from the glossy overlay for minimal graininess
No major uneven backlight bleeding issues on our test unit
No major uneven backlight bleeding issues on our test unit
504.2
cd/m²
501.7
cd/m²
471.3
cd/m²
509.1
cd/m²
507
cd/m²
459
cd/m²
518.1
cd/m²
449.4
cd/m²
457.5
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NE13A1M
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 518.1 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 486.4 cd/m² Minimum: 36 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 507 cd/m²
Contrast: 1491:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.04 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 0.86
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
72.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
70.7% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.12
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
BOE NE13A1M, IPS, 2880x1920, 13.00
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Samsung 134XK04, OLED, 3456x2160, 13.40
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
LP129WT212166, IPS, 2880x1920, 13.00
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
SDC4160, OLED, 3000x2000, 13.50
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
CSOT T3 MND307DA1-5 (LCD), IPS, E-Ink, 2560x1600, 13.30
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
IPS, 2560x1664, 13.60
Display
26%
6%
22%
-1%
20%
Display P3 Coverage
70.7
99.5
41%
78.2
11%
99.9
41%
70.1
-1%
98.4
39%
sRGB Coverage
99.8
100
0%
100
0%
100
0%
98
-2%
99.9
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
72.6
98.4
36%
77.6
7%
90.8
25%
72.2
-1%
87.6
21%
Response Times
93%
1%
94%
-5%
13%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44 ?(23.6, 20.4)
2.6 ?(1.3, 1.3)
94%
46.4 ?(22.8, 23.6)
-5%
1.9 ?(0.92, 0.98)
96%
42.8 ?(21.6, 21.2)
3%
32.9 ?(17.8, 15.1)
25%
Response Time Black / White *
24.8 ?(11.6, 13.2)
2.1 ?(0.8, 1.3)
92%
23.2 ?(10.8, 12.4)
6%
2.16 ?(0.96, 1.2)
91%
28 ?(14, 14)
-13%
24.9 ?(10.4, 14.5)
-0%
PWM Frequency
59.5
29760 ?(50)
60.2 ?(100)
Screen
-27%
-19%
-29%
-36%
5%
Brightness middle
507
371.8
-27%
444
-12%
351.7
-31%
404
-20%
526
4%
Brightness
486
374
-23%
451
-7%
351
-28%
388
-20%
486
0%
Brightness Distribution
87
98
13%
91
5%
87
0%
94
8%
87
0%
Black Level *
0.34
0.43
-26%
0.24
29%
0.38
-12%
Contrast
1491
1033
-31%
1683
13%
1384
-7%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.04
2.37
-16%
2
2%
1.78
13%
3.1
-52%
1.3
36%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.1
6.1
-97%
3.2
-3%
6.14
-98%
6.9
-123%
2.7
13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.86
1.7
-98%
1.3
-51%
0.7
19%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.8
2
-11%
1.8
-0%
2.3
-28%
3.7
-106%
2
-11%
Gamma
2.12 104%
2.29 96%
2.11 104%
2.11 104%
2.26 97%
2.25 98%
CCT
6561 99%
6261 104%
6417 101%
6683 97%
5936 110%
6858 95%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
31% / 9%
-4% / -11%
29% / 7%
-14% / -24%
13% / 9%

* ... smaller is better

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3

The display is already well-calibrated out of the box with average grayscale and color DeltaE values of only 1.8 and 2.04, respectively. Calibrating the display even further ourselves with an X-Rite colorimeter would improve the averages down to just 1.3 and 0.86, but end-user calibration won't be necessary for most.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.6 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23.6 ms rise
↘ 20.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 67 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Glare is ever-present and essentially unavoidable on the glossy touchscreen. The display is fortunately bright enough to keep glare at a minimum when working outdoors under shade. If under brighter conditions, however, the colors and viewing experience degrade quickly. Certain HP Elite x2 models have 1000-nit display options which would make it 2x brighter than the Dell for easier readability outdoors.

Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Wide IPS viewing angles allow for comfortable use in both landscape and portrait modes
Wide IPS viewing angles allow for comfortable use in both landscape and portrait modes

Performance — Good CPU Performance, Meh GPU Performance

 

Testing Conditions

We set our unit to 'Ultra performance mode' and 'Best performance' mode via Dell Power Manager and Windows, respectively, prior to running any benchmarks below. Owners should become familiar with the My Dell software as it is the control hub for adjusting charging behavior, system performance, notifications, and more as shown by the screenshots below.

Processor

The XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 shares the same Core i5-1230U CPU as found on the XPS 13 9315 clamshell. One might expect the clamshell model to perform a little faster than the 2-in-1 model, but the opposite is true. Our results below show the XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 consistently ahead of the XPS 13 9315 clamshell by significant margins of about 70 percent in multi-threaded workloads. The results are wide enough to pull out ahead of even the Core i7-1185G7 in the Surface Pro 8.

Upgrading to the Core i7-1250U SKU is only expected to boost performance by about 5 percent based on our experience with the latest HP Envy x360 13. For much faster performance, you'll want to consider the XPS 13 Plus 9320 and its P-series CPU options instead.

Performance sustainability is limited on the XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 since it is a fanless design. When running CineBench R15 xT in a loop, for example, the initial score of 1252 points would steadily drop to 750 points over time to represent a performance loss of 40 percent. Nonetheless, performance is still faster than the same CPU in the XPS 13 9315 clamshell by about 50 percent even after accounting for throttling on both machines.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U Intel Core i5-1230U: Ø800 (632-1254.35)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED Intel Core i7-1280P: Ø1467 (1369.16-1905.49)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø839 (789.09-994.68)
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000 Intel Core i7-1255U: Ø1377 (1342.78-1400.12)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5 Intel Core i5-1130G7; High Performance Mode: Ø582 (554.91-647.79)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5 Intel Core i5-1130G7: Ø464 (447.15-563.64)
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry Apple M2: Ø955 (863.48-1215.33)
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U Intel Core i5-1230U: Ø503 (482-513.59)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
4571 Points ∼100% +63%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
3131 Points ∼68% +12%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
2802 Points ∼61%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
2231 Points ∼49% -20%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2097 Points ∼46% -25%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
1653 Points ∼36% -41%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
1251 Points ∼27% -55%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
669 Points ∼100% +15%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
622 Points ∼93% +7%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
580 Points ∼87%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
578 Points ∼86% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
478 Points ∼71% -18%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
469 Points ∼70% -19%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
216 Points ∼32% -63%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
11852 (9209.64min - 11852max) Points ∼100% +63%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
8667 Points ∼73% +19%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
8332 (8041.69min - 8332.08max) Points ∼70% +15%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
7264 (4444.94min - 7264.12max) Points ∼61%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5668 Points ∼48% -22%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
4402 Points ∼37% -39%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
3240 Points ∼27% -55%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
1756 Points ∼100% +16%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
1615 Points ∼92% +7%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
1585 Points ∼90% +5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1512 Points ∼86% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
1512 Points ∼86%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
1310 Points ∼75% -13%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
1226 Points ∼70% -19%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
1905 (1369.16min - 1905.49max) Points ∼100% +52%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
1400 (1342.78min - 1400.12max) Points ∼73% +12%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
1254 (632min - 1254.35max) Points ∼66%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
1215 (863min - 1215max) Points ∼64% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
995 (789.61min - 994.68max) Points ∼52% -21%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
648 (447.15min - 563.64max) Points ∼34% -48%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
564 (447.15min - 563.64max) Points ∼30% -55%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
514 (482min - 513.59max) Points ∼27% -59%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
250 Points ∼100% +13%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
229 Points ∼92% +4%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
224 Points ∼90% +1%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
222 Points ∼89% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
221 Points ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
189.7 Points ∼76% -14%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
179 Points ∼72% -19%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
186.8 Points ∼75% -15%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
1124 Seconds * ∼100% -123%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
713 Seconds * ∼63% -42%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
569 Seconds * ∼51% -13%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
503 Seconds * ∼45%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
381 Seconds * ∼34% +24%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
268 Seconds * ∼24% +47%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
49572 MIPS ∼100% +44%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
37325 MIPS ∼75% +8%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
34505 MIPS ∼70%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
24679 MIPS ∼50% -28%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
20092 MIPS ∼41% -42%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
14453 MIPS ∼29% -58%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
5464 MIPS ∼100% +12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5168 MIPS ∼95% +6%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
4995 MIPS ∼91% +3%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
4870 MIPS ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
4256 MIPS ∼78% -13%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
3873 MIPS ∼71% -20%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
11434 Points ∼100% +56%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
8951 Points ∼78% +22%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
8105 Points ∼71% +11%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
7309 Points ∼64%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
6755 Points ∼59% -8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5759 Points ∼50% -21%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
4894 Points ∼43% -33%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
1914 Points ∼100% +25%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
1802 Points ∼94% +18%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
1712 Points ∼89% +12%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
1640 Points ∼86% +7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1548 Points ∼81% +1%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
1529 Points ∼80%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
1306 Points ∼68% -15%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
13.8 fps ∼100% +66%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
9.92 fps ∼72% +19%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
8.33 fps ∼60%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
6.49 fps ∼47% -22%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
58.9 s * ∼100% -15%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
51.2 s * ∼87%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
51.1 s * ∼87% -0%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
49.2 s * ∼84% +4%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
44.5 s * ∼76% +13%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
0.714 sec * ∼100% -35%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.568 sec * ∼80% -8%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U
0.527 sec * ∼74%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
0.4998 sec * ∼70% +5%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U
0.4807 sec * ∼67% +9%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1254 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
73.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
221 Points
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Performance Rating
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
98 pt ∼98%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
74.2 pt ∼74%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
62.3 pt ∼62%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
59.5 pt ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
53.2 pt ∼53%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
 
46 pt ∼46%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
10787 KRay/s ∼100% +70%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7373 KRay/s ∼68% +16%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7249 KRay/s ∼67% +14%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6360 KRay/s ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
5199 KRay/s ∼48% -18%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (2344 - 6360, n=2)
4352 KRay/s ∼40% -32%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
56649 Points ∼100% +79%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
37403 Points ∼66% +18%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
31714 Points ∼56%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30075 Points ∼53% -5%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (11867 - 31714, n=2)
21791 Points ∼38% -31%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
20972 Points ∼37% -34%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2683 MB/s ∼100% +57%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2079 MB/s ∼77% +22%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1983 MB/s ∼74% +16%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1711 MB/s ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1477 MB/s ∼55% -14%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (772 - 1711, n=2)
1242 MB/s ∼46% -27%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
94234 Points ∼100% +79%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64914 Points ∼69% +24%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
52533 Points ∼56%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (50709 - 52533, n=2)
51621 Points ∼55% -2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47866 Points ∼51% -9%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
41466 Points ∼44% -21%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7547 Points ∼100% +91%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4598 Points ∼61% +16%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4499 Points ∼60% +14%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3947 Points ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3861 Points ∼51% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (2857 - 3947, n=2)
3402 Points ∼45% -14%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
26694 Points ∼100% +68%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
18624 Points ∼70% +17%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
18122 Points ∼68% +14%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
15896 Points ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
12746 Points ∼48% -20%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (6379 - 15896, n=2)
11138 Points ∼42% -30%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
67458 MB/s ∼100% +111%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
55456 MB/s ∼82% +74%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
54261 MB/s ∼80% +70%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
42339 MB/s ∼63% +33%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
31941 MB/s ∼47%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (18011 - 31941, n=2)
24976 MB/s ∼37% -22%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
725 MB/s ∼100% +46%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
558 MB/s ∼77% +13%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
495 MB/s ∼68%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (270 - 495, n=2)
383 MB/s ∼53% -23%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
325 MB/s ∼45% -34%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
319 MB/s ∼44% -36%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5993 KRay/s ∼100% +81%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3966 KRay/s ∼66% +20%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3857 KRay/s ∼64% +17%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3305 KRay/s ∼55%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2601 KRay/s ∼43% -21%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (1328 - 3305, n=2)
2317 KRay/s ∼39% -30%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47506 MPixel/s ∼100% +28%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
42305 MPixel/s ∼89% +14%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
37334 MPixel/s ∼79% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
37197 MPixel/s ∼78% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
37042 MPixel/s ∼78%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (24133 - 37042, n=2)
30588 MPixel/s ∼64% -17%

System Performance

PCMark 10 results are comparable to the Surface Pro 8 except in the Digital Content Creation subtest where graphics performance matters most. This aligns with our GPU test results below where the XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 would exhibit slower-than-average graphics performance for the category.

PCMark 10 / Score
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
5644 Points ∼100% +14%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
5523 Points ∼98% +12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5041 Points ∼89% +2%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
4943 Points ∼88%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4633 - 4943, n=2)
4788 Points ∼85% -3%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4482 Points ∼79% -9%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
11654 Points ∼100% +15%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
10435 Points ∼90% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10226 Points ∼88% +1%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
10139 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (9715 - 10139, n=2)
9927 Points ∼85% -2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
9689 Points ∼83% -4%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
7418 Points ∼100% +11%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
6698 Points ∼90% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
6692 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (6455 - 6692, n=2)
6574 Points ∼89% -2%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6537 Points ∼88% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6004 Points ∼81% -10%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
6983 Points ∼100% +44%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5488 Points ∼79% +14%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
5290 Points ∼76% +9%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
4833 Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4305 - 4833, n=2)
4569 Points ∼65% -5%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3982 Points ∼57% -18%
CrossMark / Overall
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1747 Points ∼100% +26%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1573 Points ∼90% +14%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
M2 8-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP0256Z
1501 Points ∼86% +9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1394 Points ∼80% +1%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
1383 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1312 - 1383, n=2)
1348 Points ∼77% -3%
CrossMark / Productivity
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1658 Points ∼100% +22%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1544 Points ∼93% +14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1389 Points ∼84% +2%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
M2 8-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP0256Z
1371 Points ∼83% +1%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
1356 Points ∼82%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1307 - 1356, n=2)
1332 Points ∼80% -2%
CrossMark / Creativity
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1928 Points ∼100% +31%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
M2 8-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP0256Z
1848 Points ∼96% +26%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1660 Points ∼86% +13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1513 Points ∼78% +3%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
1469 Points ∼76%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1361 - 1469, n=2)
1415 Points ∼73% -4%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1520 Points ∼100% +24%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1412 Points ∼93% +15%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
1224 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1191 - 1224, n=2)
1208 Points ∼79% -1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1103 Points ∼73% -10%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
M2 8-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP0256Z
1055 Points ∼69% -14%
PCMark 10 Score
4943 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
72478 MB/s ∼100% +19%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
62098 MB/s ∼86% +2%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
60944 MB/s ∼84%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59683 MB/s ∼82% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
59281 MB/s ∼82% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (53116 - 60944, n=2)
57030 MB/s ∼79% -6%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
73719 MB/s ∼100% +33%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
61956 MB/s ∼84% +12%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59350 MB/s ∼81% +7%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58483 MB/s ∼79% +5%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (55505 - 60435, n=2)
57970 MB/s ∼79% +4%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
55505 MB/s ∼75%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
65665 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
65584 MB/s ∼100% 0%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
65458 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63969 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (61706 - 65665, n=2)
63686 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
61266 MB/s ∼93% -7%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
104.3 ns * ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
103 ns * ∼99% +1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
101 ns * ∼97% +3%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
96.4 ns * ∼92% +8%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
92.8 ns * ∼89% +11%
Average Intel Core i5-1230U
  (104.3 - 104.3, n=2)
52.2 ns * ∼50% +50%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC issues when opening multiple browser tabs of our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise perfect with no dropped frames.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U
3703.9 μs * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1673 μs * ∼45% +55%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1255U, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
558.7 μs * ∼15% +85%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
489 μs * ∼13% +87%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
461.6 μs * ∼12% +88%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices — PCIe4 at PCIe3 Speeds

Dell offers 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB PCIe4 x4 storage options. Unfortunately, performance is closer to most PCIe3 x4 drives than PCIe4 x4. Benchmarks such as CrystalDiskMark and DiskSpd are showing maximum read and write rates of only 3300 MB/s and 2200 MB/s, respectively, compared to 7000 MB/s or faster on the Samsung 980 Pro PCIe4 x4 series. Even so, the 3000 MB/s range is more than enough considering the form factor and Core U-series CPU.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 8
CDM 8
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3557 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2163 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 372.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 288.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2828 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 515.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 67.17 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 124.8 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
94 pt ∼94%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
74.6 pt ∼75%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
72.5 pt ∼73%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
45.4 pt ∼45%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
38.4 pt ∼38%
DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4191 (4183.82min - 4190.96max) MB/s ∼100% +61%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
3747 (3711.67min - 3747.4max) MB/s ∼89% +44%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3502 (3461.77min - 3502.37max) MB/s ∼84% +35%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
2600 (2577.19min - 2599.88max) MB/s ∼62%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1770 (1735.81min - 1770.42max) MB/s ∼42% -32%
seq write
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4158 (4124.82min - 4157.89max) MB/s ∼100% +123%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
3495 (3351.26min - 3494.69max) MB/s ∼84% +88%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
3470 (3416.05min - 3470.37max) MB/s ∼83% +86%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
1861 (510.5min - 1861.27max) MB/s ∼45%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1324 (1199.03min - 1323.72max) MB/s ∼32% -29%
seq q8 t1 read
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6719 (6417.91min - 6718.86max) MB/s ∼100% +95%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
6680 (5632.95min - 6680.12max) MB/s ∼99% +94%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
6656 (5809.03min - 6655.73max) MB/s ∼99% +93%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
3446 (2884.63min - 3445.62max) MB/s ∼51%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
2260 (1924min - 2259.89max) MB/s ∼34% -34%
seq q8 t1 write
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4914 (4664.7min - 4914.05max) MB/s ∼100% +130%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4910 (4880.17min - 4910.06max) MB/s ∼100% +130%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
4468 (4431.23min - 4467.85max) MB/s ∼91% +109%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
2137 (2113.72min - 2136.79max) MB/s ∼43%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1588 (1424.3min - 1588.17max) MB/s ∼32% -26%
4k q1 t1 read
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
88 (87.7min - 87.99max) MB/s ∼100% +126%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
67.5 (65.71min - 67.48max) MB/s ∼77% +74%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
55.7 (54.81min - 55.71max) MB/s ∼63% +43%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
44.4 (36.52min - 44.39max) MB/s ∼50% +14%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
38.9 (38.46min - 38.93max) MB/s ∼44%
4k q1 t1 write
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
223 (222.73min - 223.36max) MB/s ∼100% +78%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
170.9 (165.47min - 170.92max) MB/s ∼77% +36%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
150.2 (146.12min - 150.2max) MB/s ∼67% +20%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
139 (135.15min - 138.9max) MB/s ∼62% +11%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
125.4 (115.4min - 125.44max) MB/s ∼56%
4k q32 t16 read
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2191 (917.05min - 2191.02max) MB/s ∼100% +427%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1045 (950.02min - 1044.68max) MB/s ∼48% +151%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
805 (800.4min - 804.86max) MB/s ∼37% +94%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
540 (532.43min - 540.23max) MB/s ∼25% +30%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
416 (407.75min - 416.13max) MB/s ∼19%
4k q32 t16 write
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1403 (710.77min - 1403.25max) MB/s ∼100% +345%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
507 (497.24min - 507.37max) MB/s ∼36% +61%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
416 (398.57min - 416.29max) MB/s ∼30% +32%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
384 (378.78min - 383.65max) MB/s ∼27% +22%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
315 (308.19min - 315.05max) MB/s ∼22%
AS SSD
Score Total
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5792 Points ∼100% +197%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
5114 Points ∼88% +162%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4672 Points ∼81% +139%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
2566 Points ∼44% +31%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
1952 Points ∼34%
Score Read
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2307 Points ∼100% +163%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1521 Points ∼66% +73%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
1451 Points ∼63% +65%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1184 Points ∼51% +35%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
878 Points ∼38%
Score Write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
3046 Points ∼100% +327%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2507 Points ∼82% +251%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2371 Points ∼78% +232%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
818 Points ∼27% +15%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
714 Points ∼23%
Seq Read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
5411.56 MB/s ∼100% +75%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5403 MB/s ∼100% +75%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
4851.77 MB/s ∼90% +57%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
3088.89 MB/s ∼57%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1972 MB/s ∼36% -36%
Seq Write
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3792 MB/s ∼100% +232%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
2530.01 MB/s ∼67% +121%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
1910.85 MB/s ∼50% +67%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
1143.28 MB/s ∼30%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
856 MB/s ∼23% -25%
4K Read
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
80.4 MB/s ∼100% +113%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
70.31 MB/s ∼87% +86%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
61.75 MB/s ∼77% +64%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
56.7 MB/s ∼71% +50%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
37.76 MB/s ∼47%
4K Write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
232.86 MB/s ∼100% +28%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
195.1 MB/s ∼84% +7%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
181.74 MB/s ∼78%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
176.4 MB/s ∼76% -3%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
164.04 MB/s ∼70% -10%
4K-64 Read
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1687 MB/s ∼100% +218%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
974.07 MB/s ∼58% +83%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
930 MB/s ∼55% +75%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
839.87 MB/s ∼50% +58%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
531.07 MB/s ∼31%
4K-64 Write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
2560.31 MB/s ∼100% +512%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
2151.98 MB/s ∼84% +415%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1797 MB/s ∼70% +330%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
557 MB/s ∼22% +33%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
418.03 MB/s ∼16%
Access Time Read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
0.082 ms * ∼100% -44%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
0.057 ms * ∼70%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
0.036 ms * ∼44% +37%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
0.035 ms * ∼43% +39%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
0.031 ms * ∼38% +46%
Access Time Write
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
 
0.561 ms * ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
0.156 ms * ∼28% +72%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
0.066 ms * ∼12% +88%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
0.049 ms * ∼9% +91%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
0.021 ms * ∼4% +96%

* ... smaller is better

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U: Ø3274 (2665.48-3397.09)

GPU Performance

While CPU performance is better than expected, graphics performance is not as good. 3DMark results are about 10 to 20 percent slower than the average laptop in our database with the same integrated Iris Xe 80 EUs to be comparable to last year's ThinkBook Plus Gen 2. Gaming is still possible if on the lowest settings only.

Upgrading to the Core i7-1250U SKU with the Iris Xe 96 EUs is expected to boost graphics performance by about 36 percent based on our experience with the HP Envy x360 13. There are configurations with just 8 GB of RAM instead of 16 GB which we don't recommend or else graphics performance would suffer even more.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Time Spy
Time Spy
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
 
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
5570 Points ∼100% +73%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1280P
5393 Points ∼97% +67%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1255U
5039 Points ∼90% +56%
HP Envy x360 13-bf0013dx
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1250U
4059 Points ∼73% +26%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1560 - 4847, n=81)
3671 Points ∼66% +14%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7
3586 Points ∼64% +11%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1230U
3227 Points ∼58%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1280P
1760 Points ∼100% +88%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1666 Points ∼95% +78%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1255U
1614 Points ∼92% +72%
HP Envy x360 13-bf0013dx
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1250U
1270 Points ∼72% +36%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (743 - 1511, n=79)
1147 Points ∼65% +23%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7
1056 Points ∼60% +13%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1230U
936 Points ∼53%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1280P
1986 Points ∼100% +88%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1858 Points ∼94% +76%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1255U
1820 Points ∼92% +73%
HP Envy x360 13-bf0013dx
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1250U
1443 Points ∼73% +37%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (833 - 1689, n=79)
1286 Points ∼65% +22%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7
1160 Points ∼58% +10%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1230U
1055 Points ∼53%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1280P
7016 Points ∼100% +83%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
6825 Points ∼97% +78%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1255U
6243 Points ∼89% +62%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2246 - 6120, n=79)
5105 Points ∼73% +33%
HP Envy x360 13-bf0013dx
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1250U
4816 Points ∼69% +25%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7
4404 Points ∼63% +15%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1230U
3844 Points ∼55%
3DMark 11 Performance
4331 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
15910 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3077 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1055 points
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Blender - v3.3 Classroom CPU
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (520 - 3047, n=20)
1081 Seconds * ∼100% -6%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1230U
1023 Seconds * ∼95%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1255U
726 Seconds * ∼67% +29%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2 8-Core GPU, Apple M2
702 Seconds * ∼65% +31%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1280P
537 Seconds * ∼50% +48%

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Dota 2 Reborn
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
117.8 (92.7min) fps ∼100% +16%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
110.3 (87.2min) fps ∼94% +9%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
101.2 (80.9min) fps ∼86%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (14.8 - 134.4, n=79)
88 fps ∼75% -13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
82.2 (45.5min) fps ∼70% -19%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
81.5 (50.6min) fps ∼69% -19%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
108 (36.7min) fps ∼100% +42%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
92.2 (73.2min) fps ∼85% +22%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
86.8 (68min) fps ∼80% +15%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
75.8 (62.3min) fps ∼70%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (10.9 - 119.5, n=79)
64.8 fps ∼60% -15%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
63.7 (42.7min) fps ∼59% -16%
1920x1080 high (2/3)
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
68.1 (61.5min) fps ∼100% +81%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
68.1 (57.9min) fps ∼100% +81%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
63.4 (35.7min) fps ∼93% +69%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (10.4 - 70.9, n=79)
39.6 fps ∼58% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
39.5 (16.5min) fps ∼58% +5%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
37.6 (35min) fps ∼55%
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
62.4 (55.5min) fps ∼100% +82%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
58.7 (50.7min) fps ∼94% +72%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
56.7 (32.8min) fps ∼91% +66%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (7.8 - 66.1, n=80)
36.9 fps ∼59% +8%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
34.8 (15.1min) fps ∼56% +2%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
34.2 (31.2min) fps ∼55%
The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
104.8 (61min) fps ∼100% +82%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
103 fps ∼98% +79%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
94.8 (40min) fps ∼90% +64%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
66 fps ∼63% +14%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (33.5 - 92.2, n=72)
62.7 fps ∼60% +9%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
57.7 (15min) fps ∼55%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
65.7 (62min) fps ∼100% +69%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
65 fps ∼99% +67%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
50.1 (54min) fps ∼76% +29%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (21.8 - 56.4, n=76)
40.7 fps ∼62% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
39.5 fps ∼60% +2%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
38.9 (36min) fps ∼59%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
36.9 (33min) fps ∼100% +85%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
35 fps ∼95% +76%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
32.7 (29min) fps ∼89% +64%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
20.7 fps ∼56% +4%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (9.3 - 32.3, n=73)
20.7 fps ∼56% +4%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
19.9 (17min) fps ∼54%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
16.4 (14min) fps ∼100% +93%
HP Spectre x360 13.5 14t-ef000
Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
14.8 (14min) fps ∼90% +74%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
14.7 (13min, 13.99P1) fps ∼90% +73%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (6.26 - 14.9, n=64)
10.8 fps ∼66% +27%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
9.65 (8min, 9P1) fps ∼59% +14%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Core i5-1230U
Intel Core i5-1230U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
8.5 (7min) fps ∼52%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1280x720 Lite Quality
Microsoft Surface Pro 8, i7-1185G7
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
48.5 fps ∼100% +80%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
46.1 fps