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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 05/22/2017

December 2019 Update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.

At the beginning of 2011 Intel initiated a new class of notebooks, the Ultrabooks. Notebook manufacturers could use the protected designation "Ultrabook" if they met certain criteria, for example the CPU (Intel ULV 15W), battery runtime (6 hours FHD playback) and dimensions (<21 mm/~0.86 in). Today, Intel's Ultrabook program is already a thing of the past. The technology made the old requirements redundant; you can get slim laptops with 45W CPUs nowadays. However, touch panels are still not very popular for laptops and are more of an exception. The market offers numerous systems with docking keyboards (Surface Pro) and 360 degree laptops (e.g. Lenovo Yoga) instead.

We therefore decided to define our own requirements for the Top 10 ranking of Ultrabooks from now on. They differ from Intel's old points, but ensure better demarcation of subnotebooks.

Notebookcheck Top 10 Subnotebooks (<14-inch)

  • only laptop form factor and 360-degree convertibles
  • smaller than 14-inch
  • lighter than 1.5 kg

Notebookcheck Top 10 Ultrabooks

  • also detachable solutions
  • no size limitation
  • chassis height slimmer than 21 mm
  • lighter than 2 kg
  • web browsing and/or NBC Wi-Fi test at least 7 hours
  • 15W Intel CPU
  • touchscreen

Based on Intel's Ultrabook requirements from 2013, adjusted (7 h vs. 6 h runtime in our tests)

Additional Top 10 rankings:

The following table shows an overview of the Top 10 Ultrabooks (that are available) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the previous 24 months. If the ratings are equal, the latest review is listed first. The table can be sorted by clicking on its headers and filtered by entering text in the text field above it (e.g. "matte" or "touch").

Top 10 of the previous 10 months at the time of writing, best rating first

Editors' Comments

02/10/2019: Just missed: Acer's Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6 (here in review) did manage to secure a spot in our Top 10 Subnotebook ranking, but the 15.6-inch device does not enter our Ultrabook Top 10 because the rating is short by 1%. Unfortunate, since it is probably the lightest 15.6-inch laptop at just 999 grams, which even beats the LG Gram (1100 g). This results in our Editor's Choice Award in February 2019.

Respect! 999 grams for a 15-inch device.
Respect! 999 grams for a 15-inch device.
Editor's Choice Award in February 2019: Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
Editor's Choice Award in February 2019: Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6

1st - HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 with many useful features.
The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 with many useful features.

We really liked the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 in our review and the attractive 14-inch convertible can secure the top spot in our ranking. It is powered by an Intel Core i7-8650U in combination with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage.

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is not just a good choice for business users with frequent travels, but also for home users looking for a new Ultrabook. Even the least expensive SKU offers everything you come to expect from a convertible and you can save a few hundred Euros if the performance of the Core i5 is sufficient. The system cannot utilize the full potential of the i7 due to the limited cooling capabilities anyway.

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 also manages very long battery runtimes, which makes it very versatile and it will easily last a full business day without recharging.

There is still some criticism, because you can hardly upgrade the device at all. The RAM is soldered and cannot be expanded. The fan noise is pretty high-pitched and a bit annoying under load. You will have to pay another 130 Euros for the HP Active Pen Stylus if you want to use an input pen.

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is a very good convertible for business users. If you want a device capable of gaming as well, you should consider alternatives with a dedicated graphics card.

2nd - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018: Winner type with matte WQHD panel
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018: Winner type with matte WQHD panel

Lenovo offers the sixth generation of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (here in review). This time we reviewed the SKU with the matte WQHD screen. The 14-inch business laptop got an excellent rating (90%) and secures a top spot in this ranking.

We now had the chance to test all display options of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon: The default 1080p IPS screen with and without touch, the matte WQHD panel as well as the glossy WQHD HDR option, which is brighter than all the others. However, the high resolution requires more power, so the runtime suffers a bit. The default matte 1080p SKU is leading the mobility aspect. 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the best business laptops, and this does not change when you select the matte WQHD screen. The matte panels are better suited for work compared to the very glossy WQHD HDR screen. The matte WQHD panel from LG Philips is subjectively superior in terms of picture quality compared to the FHD panels, but the latter last a bit longer on battery.

Other than that, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an excellent business laptop with a high-quality, slim and light chassis. The utilization of the quad-core processor is good and we like the modern port selection including regular USB Type-A ports.

As you expect from a ThinkPad, you get an excellent keyboard and the battery runtime of 9 hours is not bad, either. Drawbacks include the heavily limited maintenance, the missing Ethernet port (even though the corresponding adapter is provided), as well as the high-pitched fan noise, which is sometimes running without apparent reason.

The business alternative is offered by Fujitsu. The LifeBook U938 is almost 200 grams lighter and just slightly smaller with its 13.3-inch panel, but Fujitsu does not offer as many display options.

 

 

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3rd - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 with a new chassis
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 with a new chassis

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 is made of very sophisticated materials, which are not only nice to touch and leave a high-quality impression, but it also looks very good. The build quality of ThinkPad models is on a very high level anyway, but we had the impression Lenovo did an even better job here.

Lenovo equips the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 with an Intel Core i7-8565U, which can consume up to 51 Watts. However, this setting results in heavy performance fluctuations under sustained workloads.

The advantages of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 also include the new speakers, which are much better compared to other ThinkPad devices. We also still like the good port selection, even though the lack of a card reader is a drawback. Keyboard, TrackPoint, and touchpad are still very good, but the key travel is a bit more shallow than before, so long term ThinkPad users will take some time getting used to it.

The performance of the 2019 ThinkPad X1 Yoga has not improved, but it is not worse, either. Lenovo did change the cooling solution though, because the fan does not run as often as before, although the surface temperatures are a bit higher.

The improved design, a brighter display, and better speakers are highlights of the 2019 ThinkPad X1 Yoga compared to the previous model.

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4th – Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Microsoft Surface Pro 7, still without  USB Type-C
Microsoft Surface Pro 7, still without USB Type-C

On the outside Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 (see review here) looks like like its predecessor. As before, it feels very premium and great. On the inside, Microsoft upgrade both CPU and GPU. Due to its passive cooling the SoC has to throttle under sustained load. That said even bigger devices are not necessarily any better in this regard.

Battery life was slightly improved over its predecessor, and the new Surface Pro 7 lasted for around ten hours. This should be long enough to last a full work day, and it remains unrivaled in its class.

Microsoft remains true to its colors and left the design untouched for the 2019 model year. Looks, feel, and design are still premium, and the Surface Pro 7 offers a very good performance to boot. We still miss the future-proof USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 options. Why Microsoft refuses to include this port in 2019 is beyond us.

The top model, equipped with an i7 CPU and 1 TB of SSD storage, costs over $2,000. However, Microsoft recently got company with HP’s Elite x2 that costs around the same.

The Surface Pro 7 left a good impression on us during our review. We particularly liked the fact that the Surface Pen is now included by default. The type cover must however still be purchased separately, and will increase the giant gaping hole in your wallet even further. The device also lacks a USB-C port, which should be included given its price tag.

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5th - Dell XPS 13 9380 2019

Dell XPS 13 9380 2019: More performance under sustained workloads
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019: More performance under sustained workloads

Dell offers the new 2019 XPS 13 9380. The cooling system with its dual fans ensures good performance utilization under sustained workloads, even though it is not always stable (Whiskey Lake quad-core). There is still an improvement over the 2018 model.

The 2019 XPS 13 only reduces its performance by 8% under sustained workloads, so it is faster than the Kaby Lake Refresh quad-core in the predecessor.

The case did not change; the XPS 13 still offers a nice design with slim bezels. A lot of display with a small footprint. The UHD screen, which is now provided by AUO (previously from Sharp) is bright, but the sRGB gamut is a bit lower.

The webcam is back at the top of the screen, but we cannot commend its quality.

The XPS 13 is a good option for all users looking for Thunderbolt and DisplayPort via USB Type-C and want a lot of performance in a small package. The battery runtime of 8 hours is nit bad, but not class-leading, either. The i5/1080p model from SKU managed almost 11 hours in the same test.

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6th – Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga

Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga with long warranty
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga with long warranty

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X390 Yoga [see review here] is the successor the last year’s ThinkPad Yoga 380. The case remained largely identical but the internal hardware was upgraded to reflect the latest technology available at the time of construction. The top of the line SKU includes an Intel Core i7-8565U quad-core CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a fast PCIe SSD. The FHD IPS display was good, and given its business pedigree the ThinkPad convertible can be easily opened for maintenance or upgrades. Among others, you can replace the SSD and clean the fan. Unfortunately, the RAM is soldered to the mainboard.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X390 Yoga offers a robust case with good input devices, very good battery life, and excellent performance.

Thanks to its battery life of 8-9 hours in real-world scenarios (browsing the web, watching videos) the device should easily last a full workday on a single charge. Our review unit came with three years warranty that could be further extended by another two years.

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7th - HP Elite x2 1013 G3

High quality: HP Elite x2 1013 G3 with 3K screen
High quality: HP Elite x2 1013 G3 with 3K screen

The HP Elite x2 1013 G3 (here in review) is primarily designed for business customers and is the successor to the HP Elite x2 1012 G2. However, there are not many similarities since the Elite x2 1013 G3 is a complete redesign. The new convertible appears slimmer and is powered by an Intel Core i5-8350U, which performed well during our review.

The high-quality screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio fits the device very well and images are extremely crisp thanks to the 3K resolution. The cooling solution convinces with a quiet fan, even under load.

All in all, HP offers a very convenient convertible without too many drawbacks. However, you should get an LTE modem for a price of almost 2000 Euros.

The HP Elite x2 1013 G3 is a relibale business convertible with usable battery runtimes. The quad-core processor in combination with the NVMe-SSD ensure a responsive system performance.

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8th – Dell XPS 13 7390

Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 with brand-new Intel Ice-Lake CPU
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 with brand-new Intel Ice-Lake CPU

Dell’s XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 (see review here) features Intel’s latest Ice-Lake CPU. In addition to the Core i7-1065G7 its Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 is much more powerful than the previous generation UHD Graphics 620. In our test, it performed better than an RX Vega 8 but worse that an RX Vega 10.

Dell’s XPS 7390 2-in-1 is a very lightweight convertible with a great display and long battery life.

Thanks to its brand-new Ice Lake CPU the slim and light convertible is much powerful than ever before, and even outperformed traditional XPS 13 laptops. Despite this performance boost power consumption remains at 15 W, just like on the previous Whiskey Lake CPUs. Accordingly, the XPS 13 7390 2-in-1’s battery life remains excellent, and it lasted for around nine hours in our Wi-Fi test before it ran out of power.

Unfortunately, the device also lacks various features we would have loved to see. The omission of NFC might not cause too many issues but an LTE modem would have been nice for road warriors. It also lacks USB Type-A ports due to its size.

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9th - Fujitsu Lifebook U938

Light, lighter, Lifebook U938
Light, lighter, Lifebook U938

Fujitsu's Lifebook U938 (here in review) is a luxury lightweight laptop with a weight of just 920 grams. This means it is much lighter than the 13-inch rivals like the Dell Latitude 13 7380. The author criticizes the CPU performance as below-average for this SoC, but it is still sufficient for mobile applications, even without NVMe-SSD. Potential buyers will not expect workstation levels of performance in a device that weighs just 920 grams.
You can still maintain the device, despite the slim construction, which is rare. The manufacturer unfortunately did not improve the high-pitched fan noise; the old U937 already suffered from this problem.

Fujitsu's Lifebook U938 is a very light and compact subnotebook. However, we do not understand why the problems of the previous model have not been improved but just transferred to the new system.

There is unfortunately no background illumination for the keyboard, even though this should be standard for a notebook in this price range. The U938 is still a good subnotebook, which also lasts a full business day thanks to a WLAN runtime of 8:30 hours.

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10th - Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2: Limited connectivity, but still good
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2: Limited connectivity, but still good

Microsoft saves in terms of connectivity for its second laptop, but you get an excellent screen. The second iteration of the Surface Laptop (here in review) is basically an update with a modern processor.

The 3:2 aspect ratio is rare and is particularly useful for office users. We liked the 13.5-inch PixelSense display: it is very bright, covers sRGB almost completely, does not use PWM, and the color deviations are low.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 os a good choice if you want a high-quality laptop with a good screen, quiet operation, and good input devices. The lack of Thunderbolt 3 is unfortunate and hard to understand, but the limitations on you everyday experience are still small.

Microsoft still uses a high-quality and sturdy chassis for the Surface Laptop. The performance is good and we like the speakers. The battery runtime of 9 hours is not bad, either.

Microsoft unfortunately does not offer Thunderbolt, USB-C, BT 5.0 or an SD reader. You cannot maintain the device and the additional charges for RAM, CPU and SSD are steep.

A good alternative is the current Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019). It is also available with a high-resolution screen and is superior in terms of connectivity.

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Recent Ultrabook Awards

Editor's Choice Award in March 2018: Lenovo ThinkPad X280
Editor's Choice Award in March 2018: Lenovo ThinkPad X280
Editor's Choice Award in October 2018: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018)
Editor's Choice Award in October 2018: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018)
Editor's Choice in September 2018: HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3
Editor's Choice in September 2018: HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3

Top 10 Ultrabooks in Comparison

Size Comparison

323.5 mm / 12.7 inch 217.1 mm / 8.55 inch 15.95 mm / 0.628 inch 1.1 kg2.49 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 218 mm / 8.58 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 1.3 kg2.97 lbs321.4 mm / 12.7 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.4 kg2.98 lbs310.4 mm / 12.2 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 15.95 mm / 0.628 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs309 mm / 12.2 inch 212.5 mm / 8.37 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 920 g2.03 lbs308 mm / 12.1 inch 223.2 mm / 8.79 inch 14.5 mm / 0.571 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 11.6 mm / 0.4567 inch 1.2 kg2.7 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 207 mm / 8.15 inch 13 mm / 0.512 inch 1.3 kg2.93 lbs300 mm / 11.8 inch 231.5 mm / 9.11 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 1.2 kg2.58 lbs292 mm / 11.5 inch 201 mm / 7.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 775 g1.709 lbs

Measurement Results

HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4Dell XPS 13 9380 2019Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EADell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7Fujitsu Lifebook U938Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
70.8 (34.8, 36)
38 (19.2, 18.8)
61.6 (30, 31.6)
34.8 (16.8, 18)
58 (26, 32)
59.2 (30, 29.2)
47 (23, 24)
47.6 (23.2, 24.4)
43 (21, 22)
69.2 (34.8, 34.4)
Response Time Black / White *
34.4 (18.8, 15.6)
26 (14, 12)
35.2 (18, 17.2)
26.4 (13.2, 13.2)
36 (20, 16)
30.8 (16.8, 14)
26 (14, 12)
29.2 (16, 13.2)
29 (16, 13)
46.4 (26, 20.4)
PWM Frequency
735.3 (100)
21550 (24)
2500 (25)
217 (20)
Screen
Brightness middle
416.3
316
372
480.4
404
319
452
549.8
344
392
Brightness
400
311
368
485
389
306
412
520
320
390
Brightness Distribution
89
84
88
91
85
90
85
86
77
89
Black Level *
0.29
0.35
0.22
0.48
0.37
0.15
0.48
0.39
0.31
0.24
Contrast
1436
903
1691
1001
1092
2127
942
1410
1110
1633
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.69
4.5
4.6
5
3.72
6.1
4.05
2.12
2.72
3.2
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.95
10.3
7.8
7.72
7.38
9.7
6.64
3.66
5.92
6.3
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.13
1.6
0.9
2.44
2.06
1
1.56
1.37
1.4
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.9
7.7
5.9
5.9
4.44
8.6
4.87
2.6
2.74
4.5
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.2 100%
2.58 85%
2.38 92%
2.34 94%
2.62 84%
2.71 81%
2.3 96%
2.38 92%
2.2 100%
CCT
6623 98%
6639 98%
6516 100%
7805 83%
7095 92%
6613 98%
7160 91%
6884 94%
6794 96%
7556 86%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60.1
68.6
62.7
60.3
60
61.9
62
65.4
61
63.9
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94.5
97.9
97.8
93.2
93
96.8
97
99.7
94
95
Noise
off / environment *
28.3
29.3
30.4
29.2
30.3
28.1
30.4
28.7
Idle Minimum *
28.3
29.3
30.4
29.2
30.3
28.1
30.4
28.7
Idle Average *
28.3
29.3
30.4
29.2
30.3
28.1
30.4
28.7
Idle Maximum *
28.3
31.1
30.4
29.2
31.2
28.1
30.4
28.7
Load Average *
32.6
32.7
31.7
35
32.8
31.7
33.7
30
Load Maximum *
36.6
32.7
38.1
35
32.9
43.4
33
32.9
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
38.2
51.3
44.1
43.6
47.2
41.7
49.4
51.4
39.3
39.3
Maximum Bottom *
48
52.3
47.8
47.8
43.3
50.1
47.1
46.4
43.1
42
Idle Upper Side *
23.6
23.9
24
32
27.6
27.8
38
32
25.4
23.8
Idle Bottom *
26.6
23.7
24.8
32.4
28.6
30.2
30.8
32.8
25.6
24.2
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1673
1336
1032
781
1167
1249
WiFi v1.3
623
537
541
597
498
492
459
537
506
543
Load
187
85
116
141
91
137
123
98
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
2.7
3.8
4.5
4.8
3.46
4.9
2.6
2.4
3
Idle Average *
6.5
6.1
9.2
8.6
5.88
8.9
5.3
5.5
6.8
Idle Maximum *
11.5
9.1
9.6
10.4
9.12
11
7
6
8.76
Load Average *
38.7
38.6
42
37.9
45.6
32
43.1
31
35.1
Load Maximum *
50.5
64.5
63.5
48.5
65.9
36
49
32.6
42.6
Witcher 3 ultra *
43.1

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4558 Points ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4552 Points ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
5135 Points ∼78%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
4639 Points ∼70%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
4302 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
5071 Points ∼77%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4200 Points ∼64%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
5086 Points ∼77%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4747 Points ∼72%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
4923 Points ∼75%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3308 Points ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3754 Points ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
3660 Points ∼60%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
3537 Points ∼58%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
3519 Points ∼58%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
3668 Points ∼60%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3413 Points ∼56%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
3982 Points ∼65%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3676 Points ∼60%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3153 Points ∼52%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
2131 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
2004 Points ∼6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
3485 Points ∼10%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
2053 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
2020 Points ∼6%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
1851 Points ∼5%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
4958 Points ∼14%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
1795 Points ∼5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
2065 Points ∼6%
PCMark 10
Productivity (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6670 Points ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6630 Points ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
6980 Points ∼67%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
6678 Points ∼64%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
6101 Points ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
7066 Points ∼68%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5698 Points ∼55%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
7179 Points ∼69%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
6079 Points ∼58%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
5344 Points ∼51%
Score (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4078 Points ∼50%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3798 Points ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
4178 Points ∼52%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
4163 Points ∼51%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
3835 Points ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
4134 Points ∼51%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3559 Points ∼44%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
4677 Points ∼58%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3514 Points ∼43%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
0 Points ∼0%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
172 Points ∼79%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
167 Points ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
175 Points ∼80%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
172 Points ∼79%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
148 Points ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
179 Points ∼82%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
147 Points ∼67%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
174 Points ∼80%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
144 Points ∼66%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
141 Points ∼65%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
534 Points ∼12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS5DU00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
653 Points ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-512G
618 (min: 525.84, max: 708.92) Points ∼14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
644 Points ∼15%
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG
666 Points ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
513 (min: 498.14, max: 623.19) Points ∼12%
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-2TT14EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
517 Points ∼12%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
830 Points ∼19%
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
529 Points ∼12%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2-LQN-00004
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
590 Points ∼13%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core) (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
441 Points ∼86%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
431 Points ∼84%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
465 Points ∼90%
CPU (Multi Core) (sort by value)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 1035G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ256G
1410 Points ∼16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
1301 Points ∼15%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 1065G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZPZ512G
2024 Points ∼23%
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