78points

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

51points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

86points

Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

50points

Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Comparison winner
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 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 i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB vs Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD vs Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

Why is Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD & Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB?

    Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB better than Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB & Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD & Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB?

    • Weight
      1.35kgvs3946.3,2290,3447.3g
    • Thickness
      17.2mmvs39.6,19.2,30.5mm
    • Height
      227mmvs320,256,271.8mm
    • Volume
      1269.32cm³vs5358.9888,1867.776,3474.2970900000005cm³
    • Has a MagSafe power adapter
    • Width
      325.1mmvs422.9,380,419.1mm

    Why is Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD better than Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB & Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB?

    • Has USB Type-C
    • Has a fingerprint scanner
    • Uses a fanless design
    • Uses hyperthreading technology
    • Has FMA3
    • Has dynamic frequency scaling
    • Has Tri-Gate transistors
    • Has MMX

    Why is Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB better than Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB & Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD?

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      Design

      1.weight

      3.95kg

      1.35kg

      2.29kg

      3.45kg

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

      3.thickness

      39.6mm

      17.2mm

      19.2mm

      30.5mm

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      4.Has a detachable keyboard
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      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.

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      5.height

      320mm

      227mm

      256mm

      271.8mm

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      6.volume

      5358.99cm³

      1269.32cm³

      1867.78cm³

      3474.3cm³

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      1.pixel density

      255ppi

      127ppi

      282.4ppi

      127ppi

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      2.resolution

      3840 x 2160px

      1440 x 900px

      3840 x 2160px

      1920 x 1080px

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      3.screen size

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      15.6"

      17.3"

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

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      4.has an LED-backlit display
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      Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

      5.every pixel has three subpixels
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      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
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      This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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      1.RAM

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      8GB

      16GB

      32GB

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      2.RAM speed

      2133MHz

      1600MHz

      2400MHz (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

      1600MHz

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

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      3.Uses flash storage
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      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 2.2GHz

      4 x 2.8GHz (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

      4 x 2.4GHz

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      5.CPU threads

      8

      4

      8 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

      8

      More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

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      6.internal storage

      1000GB

      512GB

      2512GB

      1000GB

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      Connectivity

      1.USB 3.0 ports

      4

      2

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      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.

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      2.Has WiFi
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      The device can connect to WiFi.

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

      4.HDMI ports

      1

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

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

      6.RJ45 ports

      1

      0

      1

      1

      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.

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      1.Has a MagSafe power adapter
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      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
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      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

      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
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      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
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      With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

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

      3.Has a stylus
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      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 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.

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      4.has GPS
      Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

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

      For example

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      5.has stereo speakers
      Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

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

      6.Has a fingerprint scanner
      Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

      The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

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      Miscellaneous

      1.Has F16C
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      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

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

      2.Uses hyperthreading technology
      Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

      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.

      3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
      Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 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 Tri-Gate transistors
      Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

      An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.

      5.Has MMX
      Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

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

      6.Has AVX
      Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
      Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
      Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
      Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 32GB / 1TB

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

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