78points

Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB

54points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

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Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB vs Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

Why is Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB?

  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
  • Has a HDMI output

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB better than Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB?

  • 5h longer battery life
    10hvs5h
  • 2.87kg lighter
    1.08kgvs3946.3g
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • 22.4mm thinner
    17.2mmvs39.6mm
  • Has Bluetooth
  • 128mm shorter
    192mmvs320mm
  • Supports 64-bit
  • 123.2mm narrower
    299.7mmvs422.9mm

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Design

1.weight

3.95kg

1.08kg

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249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

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

3.thickness

39.6mm

17.2mm

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6.9mm

4.height

320mm

192mm

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17mm

5.volume

5358.99cm³

989.73cm³

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6.Has a detachable keyboard
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 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

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Display

1.pixel density

255ppi

135ppi

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540ppi

2.resolution

3840 x 2160px

1366 x 768px

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3840 x 2160px

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 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.

4.screen size

17.3"

11.6"

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

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5.has an LED-backlit display
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

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

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

64GB

8GB

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64GB

2.RAM speed

2133MHz

1600MHz

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

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2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 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.

4.CPU threads

8

4

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

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12

5.internal storage

1000GB

512GB

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4000GB

6.maximum memory size

64GB

8GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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64GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

4

3

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 WiFi
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has USB Type-C
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.Has Bluetooth
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 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

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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 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. longer battery life

5h

10h

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.

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22h

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 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.

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

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

2.has a front camera
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

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

3.has GPS
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.Has a stylus
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 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

5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

For example

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6.has stereo speakers
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

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

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