40points

Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

95points

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Comparison winner
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
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Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB vs Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
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Why is Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB better than Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD?

  • 328.7g lighter
    1.55kgvs1880g
  • 6.6% less body volume
    1552.8cm³vs1662.5384999999997cm³
  • Has a gyroscope
  • 35.3mm shorter
    205.7mmvs241mm
  • Has a flip and fold design
  • 67.8mm narrower
    297.2mmvs365mm
  • Has a detachable keyboard

Why is Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD better than Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB?

  • 12GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs4GB
  • 4x higher resolution
    3840 x 2160pxvs1920 x 1080px
  • 49.21% higher pixel density
    282ppivs189ppi
  • 872GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs128GB
  • 2.5h longer battery life
    9.5hvs7h
  • 5.8x faster CPU speed
    6 x 2.9GHzvs2 x 1.5GHz
  • 34.48% bigger screen size
    15.6"vs11.6"
  • 8 more CPU threads
    12vs4

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.55kg

1.88kg

Best

Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB

249.5g

2.thickness

25.4mm

18.9mm

Best

Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

4.Uses a fanless design
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Through the use of power-efficient components that do not produce large amounts of heat, a device can be made that doesn’t use cooling fans. This results in a much quieter, or even silent, device.

For example

Lenovo Yoga C930 13.9" FHD Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 12GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5.volume

1552.8cm³

1662.54cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.

Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1080px

3840 x 2160px

Best

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

2.pixel density

189ppi

282ppi

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

3.screen size

11.6"

15.6"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

4.has a touch screen
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

5.has an LED-backlit display
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Performance

1.RAM

4GB

16GB

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

64GB

2.Uses flash storage
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.

3.CPU speed

2 x 1.5GHz

6 x 2.9GHz (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

4.internal storage

128GB

1000GB

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4000GB

5.CPU threads

4

12 (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

12

6.maximum memory size

4GB

64GB (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

1

4

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

6

2.HDMI ports

1

1

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Best

Origin EON17-X 17.3" Intel Core i7-4790K 4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

2

3.Has USB Type-C
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

4.Has Bluetooth
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.Has WiFi
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

The device can connect to WiFi.

6.RJ45 ports

0

0

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.

Best

Dell Latitude 7285 12.3" Intel Core i5-7Y57 1.20GHz / 16GB / 256GB SSD

2

Battery

1. longer battery life

7h

9.5h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Asus NovaGo (TP370QL) 4GB / 64GB SSD

22h

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

For example

Apple MacBook Air (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

2.Has a stylus
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

3.has a front camera
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

4.has stereo speakers
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

5.has GPS
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

6.Has an optical disc drive
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to use CDs and DVDs for reading and/or writing data.

For example

Acer Aspire 5 17.3" Intel Core i3-6006U 2GHz / 8GB / 1TB HDD

Miscellaneous

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.

2.Has FMA3
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

FMA3 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

3.Has MMX
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

4.Has AES
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

5.Has AVX
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.

6.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Acer Aspire Switch SW5-171 11.6" Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

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