80points

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

54points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB

65points

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

Comparison winner
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB
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Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB vs Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB vs Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB
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54
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65
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Why is Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB & Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB?

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

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB better than Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB & Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
  • Width
    325.1mmvs422.9,329mm

Why is Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB better than Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB & Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB?

  • Weight
    1.1kgvs3946.3,1350g
  • Thickness
    12.9mmvs39.6,17.2mm
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Bluetooth version
    4.1vs4,4
  • Thunderbolt ports
    2vs1,1
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Volume
    916.73cm³vs5358.9888,1269.3204400000002cm³
  • Height
    216mmvs320,227mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

3.95kg

1.35kg

1.1kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

39.6mm

17.2mm

12.9mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Uses a fanless design
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.volume

5358.99cm³

1269.32cm³

916.73cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

Display

1.resolution

3840 x 2160px

1440 x 900px

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.pixel density

255ppi

127ppi

157.35ppi

Best

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

540ppi

3.screen size

17.3"

13.3"

14"

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 Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

For example

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

5.has an LED-backlit display
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

Performance

1.RAM

64GB

8GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

2133MHz

1600MHz

2133MHz

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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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

2 x 1.6GHz

2 x 2.7GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

1000GB

128GB

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

4

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

12

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

3.Has WiFi
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.RJ45 ports

1

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

5.Bluetooth version

4

4

4.1

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) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

Battery

1. longer battery life

5h

14h

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.

Best

Asus NovaGo (TP370QL) 4GB / 64GB SSD

22h

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

2.Has a stylus
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

3.has a front camera
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.has stereo speakers
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe 14" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

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