75points

Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB

51points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB

57points

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB
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Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB vs Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB vs Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

Why is Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB & Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB?

  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
  • Has a HDMI output

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB better than Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB & Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB?

  • Has a MagSafe power adapter

Why is Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB better than Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB & Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB?

  • Weight
    1.25kgvs3401.9,1350g
  • Has a touch screen
  • Thickness
    14.4mmvs38.6,17.2mm
  • Height
    223.2mmvs299.5,227mm
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Volume
    989.94cm³vs4519.07763,1269.3204400000002cm³
  • Width
    308mmvs390.9,325.1mm

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Design

1.weight

3.4kg

1.35kg

1.25kg

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249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

3.thickness

38.6mm

17.2mm

14.4mm

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4.Has a detachable keyboard
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

5.height

299.5mm

227mm

223.2mm

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17mm

6.volume

4519.08cm³

1269.32cm³

989.94cm³

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1579.19cm³

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Display

1.pixel density

282ppi

127ppi

201ppi

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540ppi

2.resolution

3840 x 2160px

1440 x 900px

2256 x 1504px

Best

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3840 x 2160px

3.screen size

15.6"

13.3"

13.5"

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

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18.4"

4.has an LED-backlit display
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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.

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

32GB

8GB

16GB

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64GB

2.Uses flash storage
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

4 x 2.6GHz

2 x 2.2GHz

2 x 2.5GHz

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

12 x 2GHz

4.internal storage

1095GB

256GB

512GB

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4000GB

5.has an external memory slot
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.Supports 64-bit
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

4

2

1

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.Has WiFi
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has USB Type-C
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.Has Bluetooth
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

5.Bluetooth version

4

4

4

Best

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

5

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

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Battery

1.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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.

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

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Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

2.has a front camera
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

3.Has a stylus
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

4.has GPS
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

5.Has an optical disc drive
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

6.Has a fingerprint scanner
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

For example

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

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