77points

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

92points

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

40points

MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Comparison winner
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
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Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB vs MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
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Why is Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB & MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB & MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

  • Weight
    1.53kgvs3401.9,2698.9g
  • Has a touch screen
  • Thickness
    23mmvs38.6,38.9mm
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Has a stylus
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Supports 64-bit

Why is MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB better than Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB & Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Screen size
    17.3"vs15.6,15"
  • Has a VGA connector

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

3.4kg

1.53kg

2.7kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

38.6mm

23mm

38.9mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

4.Uses a fanless design
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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.Weather sealed
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i7 8650U 1.9GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

6.volume

4519.08cm³

1980.14cm³

4375.15cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

Display

1.resolution

3840 x 2160px

3240 x 2160px

1920 x 1080px

Best

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

3840 x 2160px

2.screen size

15.6"

15"

17.3"

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"

3.has a touch screen
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

4.has an LED-backlit display
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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 an IPS screen
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

Performance

1.RAM

32GB

16GB

8GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

2133MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

1600MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Asus ROG GX800VH 18" Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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.

4.CPU speed

4 x 2.6GHz

4 x 1.9GHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

2 x 2.5GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

1095GB

1000GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU threads

8

8 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

4

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

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

4

2

2

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

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2.Has Bluetooth
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

3.Has USB Type-C
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

4.Has WiFi
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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.

6.has a VGA connector
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

Battery

1.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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 Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

2.Has a stylus
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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.

3.has a front camera
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

4.has stereo speakers
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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 Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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 Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

Miscellaneous

1.has a search browser
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.

2.has a battery level indicator
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

4.Has NX bit
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

5.Has FMA3
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

6.Has F16C
Acer Predator 15 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 32GB / 1.95TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

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