Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 vs. Surface Pro 7: Full specs comparison

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 and Surface Pro 7 specifications, including details on CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 Pros

Reasons that Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 is better than Surface Pro 7.

Newer manufacturing

2020 vs. 2019

Upgradable storage

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future.

SlotsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
M.2
Yes x1
Onboard
13% larger display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 has a 14-inch screen size 13% larger than the 12.3-inch Surface Pro 7.

Display size
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5
14-inch
Surface Pro 7
12.3-inch

Surface Pro 7 Pros

Reasons that Surface Pro 7 is better than Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5.

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1065G7 inside Surface Pro 7 has a 22% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-10610U inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Pro 7 - Intel Core i7-1065G7
3,722
Surface Pro 7 - Intel Core i5-1035G4
3,347
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - Intel Core i7-10610U
3,042
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - Intel Core i5-10310U
2,992
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - Intel Core i7-10510U
2,942
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - Intel Core i5-10210U
2,933
Surface Pro 7 - Intel Core i3-1005G1
2,027
Supports faster memory

Surface Pro 7 supports a faster memory speed than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5. It supports up to 3733MHz versus 2133MHz of system memory on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5.

Memory type and speed
Surface Pro 7 - LPDDR4X
3,733 MHz
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz
About 44% lighter

Surface Pro 7 weighed 1.70 pounds, 44% lighter than the 2.99 pounds Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5.

WeightLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
Pound
2.99 lbs.
1.70 lbs.
Kilogram
1.36 kg
0.77 kg

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 and Surface Pro 7.

Supports the same maximum memory size of up to 16GB

Both laptops supports up to 16GB of system memory.

Max system memory size
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5
16 GB
Surface Pro 7
16 GB

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 5) i7-10610U 1.8Ghz 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD,1080p, Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 5) i7-10610U 1.8Ghz 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD,1080p, Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$424.93
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 5) i7-10610U 1.8Ghz 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 16GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD,1080p, Thunderbolt 3, Windows 11 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 5) i7-10610U 1.8Ghz 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 16GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD,1080p, Thunderbolt 3, Windows 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$629.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 20UB000VUS 14" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i7 (10th Gen) i7-10510U Quad-core (4 Core) 1.80 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Iron Gray
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 20UB000VUS 14" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i7 (10th Gen) i7-10510U Quad-core (4 Core) 1.80 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Iron Gray
By Lenovo
$699.77
Surface Pro 7 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3in Intel Core i5 10th Gen 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Platinum (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3in Intel Core i5 10th Gen 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Platinum (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$397.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) – Platinum (PUW-00001) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) – Platinum (PUW-00001) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$479.88
$529.00 9% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD – Platinum
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD – Platinum
By Microsoft
$749.99
$899.00 17% OFF

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
Released20202019
Release Date
  • Announced at CES 2020 (January 2020)
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: October 22, 2019
Pricing-Starting at 749$
Generations-

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
Size Comparison
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
Dimensions12” x 8.5” x 0.59” (323 x 218 x 15.2 mm)
Width: 12” (323 mm)
Depth: 8.5” (218 mm)
Height: 0.59” (15.2 mm)
11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.9” (201 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.5 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.99 lbs (1.35 kg)
  • Intel Core i3: 1.70 lbs (775 g)
  • Intel Core i5: 1.70 lbs (776 g)
  • Intel Core i7: 1.73 lbs (790 g)
Colors
Iron Grey
Matte Black Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
    • New UC functions for F9-F11
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
    • Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
    • Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
Size14 Inches12.3 Inches
Info
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, low power, anti-reflection, anti-smudge, touchscreen, 400 nits.
  • 14” WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    IPS, anti-reflection, anti-smudge, touchscreen, 300 nits.
  • 14” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
    IPS, anti-reflection, anti-smudge, touchscreen, with Dolby Vision™ HDR400, 500 nits.
* All supports inking capability.
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
  • 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Full-size USB-A ports (1 always on).
  • 1 x Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x WWAN slot (Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9) (optional)
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 1 x Ethernet Extension Connector (Dongle for Native Ethernet sold separately)
  • 1 x Pen Storage
Surface Pro 7 Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking Station
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Surface Type Cover port
Under Kickstand (1)
  • 1 x microSD card slot

Internal Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
Processor
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 4.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.20 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G4
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.10 → 3.70 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  4. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G4
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
4GB 8GB 16GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe SSD.
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
BGA PCIe SSD

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2)
    Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
More
  • NFC
  • Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A
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Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 51 Wh
43.2 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 19.3 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Up to 10.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)

Software

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in Apps-Microsoft Office 365 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover.
  • Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD 720p with ThinkShutter
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
Inking
  • Supports ThinkPad Pen Pro (included)
Supports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant Match-on-Chip fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • NFC
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Security
  • Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • ThinkShutter camera cover
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert (required IR Camera)
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Kensington lock slot
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5
  • 65W AC adapter
  • ThinkPad Pen Pro
  • 4 Cell 51Wh Internal battery
  • Quick start guide
  • Surface Pro 7
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty-
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement

Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Pro 7
At Glance
Released in
2020
16:9 4K UHD
14”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
2.99 lb
1.36 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-10610U
4C/8T, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
968
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,042
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3
Released in Late
2019
3:2 2.7K
12.3”
1824p 60Hz
Weight
1.70 lb
0.77 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C/8T, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,088
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,722
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X
Surface Pro 7 Ports

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