OneNetbook T1 tablet with Core i7-1260P mini-review

Published: 14th Oct 2022, 11:01 GMT

A high-end 2-in-1 tablet with Windows 11

This tablet has 12 core CPU, high-resolution screen and plenty of storage. 

The OneNetbook T1 tablet launched 2 months ago, and first models were available to the press for 2 months prior. The initial units had issues with the unique hinge mechanism and limited performance due to BIOS settings. The unit that we received does not appear to be affected by those issues.

OneNetbook T1, Source: VideoCardz

The T1 is not the smallest and lightest tablets on the market. This is a large device with a 13-inch touch screen that is also a bit heavy. The big screen is surrounded by large bezels, which make it even larger. However, all this is indeed needed to encapsulate the powerful 12th Gen Core processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. This is a tablet with high performance CPU, not usually seen in such a form factor.

The tablet is offered with optional keyboard and stylus. This keyboard is physically attached to the tablet with pogo pins and magnets, there is no input lag because it does not use Bluetooth. Conveniently, the tablet will turn on and off when the keyboard is opened or closed, so technically we could say that this is a laptop with detachable keyboard.

OneNetbook T1, Source: VideoCardz

In this mini-review, we will be focusing on performance. We will go through some synthetic tests and try some gaming. If you are looking for display or speaker test, then we recommend checking YouTube videos from other media outlets. In this regard, this unit has the same hardware.

OneNetbook T1, Source: VideoCardz

But let’s get something straight, I wouldn’t recommend this tablet for watching movies because battery life is at best around 5 hours with light use and the speakers struggle to produce enough sound to cover the never-stopping fans. And yes, the fan profile is aggressive, practically any use, be it watching YouTube or doing any creative work will result in fan picking up on speed.

Unfortunately, OneNetbook is not offering any software that would limit the TDP and adjust fan profiles. You can adjust the TDP with Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, but this is far from a convenient solution.

The T1 is available in three configurations: with 5-core Pentium 8505, Core i5-1240P with 12-cores and Core i7-1260P with the same core configuration, but more powerful integrated graphics. Our test unit has the i7-1260P processor, 16GB of LPDDR5-5200 memory and 1TB of storage.

OneNetbook T1 Specifications (Tested Unit)
ProcessorGraphicsDisplay 
SKU: Core i7-1260P
Architecture: Alder Lake-P 28W
Cores/Threads: 12C (4P + 8E) / 16T
Max Boost Clock: 4.7 GHz (P), 3.4 GHz (E)
SKU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Codename: Alder Lake-P GT2
Config: 768 FP32 cores (96 EUs)
Max GPU Clock: 1.4 GHz
Size & Resolution: 13-inch, 2160×1440
Panel: 15:10 IPS BOE0A83
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Color Coverage: ~80% DCI-P3
Memory and StorageConnectivity & BatteryDimensions & Battery
Memory Capacity: 16GB
Memory Type: LPDDR5-5200 CL32
Storage: Kingston SNVS1000G
Store Type: SATA NVMe (1TB)
USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C: 1x (PD)
USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A:
2x
Mini-HDMI:
1x
MicroSD reader:
1x
Audio Jack:
1x
Connectivity:
WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.0
Speakers: 2x 1W
Front Camera: 2MB/1080p
Width: 306 mm
Length: 217 mm
Thickness:  9.8 mm
Weight:  975 g
Battery: 12000 mAh/46.2 Wh
Charger: 65W GaN PD

The tablet comes only with the 65W GaN power supply, power adapter for EU socket and user manual. The official keyboard and stylus are sold separately. Our unit did not originally have a keyboard, but OneNetbook sent one over on our request.

OneNetbook T1 bundle, Source: VideoCardz

Clocks and TDP

Our performance evaluation has to start with the baseline. Although this CPU has a default TDP at 28W (PL1), this value is quickly reduced to 14W and later to 11W under load. The advertised 4.7 GHz is only available for a very short time, and it is quickly reduced to 1.13 GHz in benchmarks such as Cinebench R23 multi-core test. The PL2 limit of 64W is not achievable under any scenario we tested, the maximum CPU package power has only reached 28W.

OneNetbook T1 idle and load test, Source: VideoCardz

In terms of temperature, we can report a peak 81°C, but this heat is quickly reduced thanks to aggressive fan profile and will drop to an average below 70°C. The tablet is warm, but not hot enough to avoid placing it on legs. This will definitely not be a concern with light use (media playback or writing), but the temperature picks up during gaming.

OneNetbook T1 load test (Cinebench R23), Source: VideoCardz

CPU-Z

Initial units of T1 tablet had TDP limited to 15W, but this is not the case with this unit. The PL1 and PL2 for this tablet are 28W and 64W as per HWiNFO reporting. The tablet has 16GB of LPDDR5-5200 CL60 memory.

CPU-Z specifications, Source: VideoCardz

We ran two tests in CPU-Z to demonstrate the difference between cold start and testing it a few minutes later. We can see a 2% to 3% difference.

CPU-Z performance, Source: VideoCardz

The tablet scores up to 668 points in CPU-Z single core and 4206 point sin multi-core test. Those are great results for a tablet, almost as good as Zen3-based Ryzen 5 5600H.

OneNetbook T1 CPU-Z Scores
VideoCardz.comSingle-CoreMulti-Core
Intel Core i7-1260P (28W)
668
4206
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H (45W)
646
6102
AMD Ryzen 5 6600H (45W)
621
5433
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (45W)
557
5156
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (45W)
546
4228
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (28W)
602
4882

Cinebench R23

The CPU-Z numbers indeed look impressive, but once we test the tablet with long-duration tests such as Cinebench R23, we can really see how performance is affected by the form factor.

The tablet quickly drops to the bottom of our list, featuring all modern APUs with a score of 1307 points in single-core and 5283 points in multi-core tests.

OneNetbook T1 Cinebench R23 Scores
VideoCardz.comSingle-CoreMulti-Core
Intel Core i7-1280P (28W)
1663
11480
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H (45W)
1500
13135
AMD Ryzen 5 6600H (45W)
1458
10471
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (28W)
1488
10468
AMD Ryzen 6 6600U (28W)
1453
9828
Intel Core i7-1260P (28W)
1307
5283

3DMark

In terms of GPU performance, the built-in Iris Xe GPU with 96 Execution Units falls behind Radeon RX 660M and Iris Xe MAX (also with 96 EUs). The T1 integrated GPU scores 4206 points in Fire Strike DX11 graphics test, 1330 points in TimeSpy and 2839 points in Wild Life Extreme test.

OneNetbook T1 3DMARK Scores
VideoCardz.comFire Strike (DX11 Graphics)Time Spy (DX12 Graphics)
Intel Iris Xe MAX (96 EU)
6112
1744
GeForce GTX 1630
5609
2097
AMD Radeon 680M (12 CU)
5283
2373
AMD Radeon 660M (6 CU)
5053
1503
Intel Iris Xe (96 EU)
4206
1330

Overwatch 2

We decided to test some games as well. Overwatch 2 was released while we were testing this tablet, so we quickly grabbed a copy (it’s free to play), and gave it a try on this tablet.

To our surprise, the game runs really smoothly on this device. We tested native 2160×1440 resolution and 1920×1080 with medium settings. It delivers at least 47 FPS on average at 1440p and 51 FPS at 1080p. Gamers can still lower the resolution or adjust the settings.

Overwatch 2
VideoCardz.comDirectX11
1920×1080
Medium Settings
51.4
17.8
12.1
2160×1440
Medium Settings
46.8
18.9
11.7
 
Average FPS
 
1% Percentile FPS
 
0.2% Percentile FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is not a new game, however it was recently updated to support Intel XeSS. Since this technology is also supported by Intel integrated graphics, we gave it a try as well.

We tested four settings, either with or without XeSS enabled. This DiretX12 game is still very demanding, so the lowest settings were used in all scenarios.

On average, the tablet runs at 18 FPS on average with native resolution and up to 21 FPS with XeSS enabled in Performance mode. Gamers ma choose to lower the resolution to 1920×1080 with increases the average framerate to 24 FPS and 30 FPS without and with XeSS enabled.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
VideoCardz.comLowest Settings (DX12)
1920×1080
XeSS Performance
29.7
21.1
15.3
1920×1080
Native
23.6
17.2
12.1
2160×1440
XeSS Performance
21.3
10.7
4.6
2160×1440
Native
18.0
13.8
11.0
 
Average FPS
 
1% Percentile FPS
 
0.2% Percentile FPS

Grid Autosport

Grid Autosport may not be a popular racing simulator anymore, but it is a worthy addition to our test for one simple reason. This game was specifically optimized for low-power devices with integrated Intel GPUs. The menus even show the battery bar and how much battery life is remaining, which is very convenient.

Furthermore, it runs really great on the device. We tested the maximum available settings (because why not), which is an Ultra profile. Even with everything turned on (except anti-aliasing), the game runs at 32 FPS easily. With resolutions and graphics options lowered to medium settings (which does not look that much different), you can expect at least 69 FPS on average.

Grid Autosport
VideoCardz.comDirectX11
1920×1080
Medium Settings
68.7
28.3
10.3
2160×1440
Ultra Settings
32.3
14.3
8.9
 
Average FPS
 
1% Percentile FPS
 
0.2% Percentile FPS

Conclusion

I was quite impressed with how powerful this tablet is, especially in gaming. There is really no need to run games from the cloud, the T1 tablet can easily run most modern games, but obviously not at the highest settings.

This 13-inch tablet enters a niche market with products such as Microsoft Surface Pro or ASUS ROG Flow series. This product sits somewhere in-between both products. It is neither a gaming tablet nor a lightweight business product. It ships with 28W Intel 12th Gen CPU which has enough power for most complicated apps. I have tried many content creator tools, synthetic tests and gaming. Even after reaching the power and thermal limit, there is still enough performance to use it easily for all tasks.

OneNetbook T1 is not a perfect device, though. The speaker quality is not great, furthermore the fans are very loud even when the product is idle. This product should really have options for lower fan speeds because otherwise it would be very inconvenient partner during business meeting or even when sitting at the Café. Other things that should also be improved is the power LED notification – it is hardly visible.

In terms of accessory, the optional physical keyboard has good tactility. It should be good for casual typing, but I would rather choose a proper notebook for writing longer articles.

The T1 tablet pricing start at $719 which is the cheapest option with Pentium 8505 processor. The 12th Gen Cor series start at $1119 with the tested Core i7 model at $1399. A similarly spec’ed Surface Pro with Core i7-1255U costs $2199. Microsoft tablet has fewer cores (10) but higher resolution screen. That said, the T1 tablet looks like a good deal for those who simply need better performance.

You can learn more about OneNetbook T1 here.