78points

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

62points

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

86points

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

66points

Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Comparison winner
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB
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Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB vs Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB vs Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD vs Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

Why is Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB & Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD & Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB?

  • Has an optical disc drive

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 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 & Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB?

  • Weight
    1.58kgvs3946.3,2290,1647g
  • Thickness
    18mmvs39.6,19.2,22.8mm
  • Has a VGA connector
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
  • Height
    219mmvs320,256,232.1mm
  • Volume
    1237.79cm³vs5358.9888,1867.776,1652.6541240000001cm³

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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB & Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB?

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

Why is Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB better than Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB & Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB & Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD?

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Has a gyroscope
  • Has a flip and fold design
  • Has a detachable keyboard
  • Width
    312.3mmvs422.9,314,380mm

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Design

1.weight

3.95kg

1.58kg

2.29kg

1.65kg

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249.5g

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

18mm

19.2mm

22.8mm

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4.Has a detachable keyboard
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Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 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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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.

5.height

320mm

219mm

256mm

232.1mm

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17mm

6.volume

5358.99cm³

1237.79cm³

1867.78cm³

1652.65cm³

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1579.19cm³

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Display

1.pixel density

255ppi

227ppi

282.4ppi

267ppi

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540ppi

2.resolution

3840 x 2160px

2560 x 1600px

3840 x 2160px

3000 x 2000px

Best

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3840 x 2160px

3.screen size

17.3"

13.3"

15.6"

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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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 touch screen
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 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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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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Performance

1.RAM

64GB

8GB

16GB

8GB

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64GB

2.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.

3.CPU speed

4 x 2.6GHz

2 x 2.9GHz

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

2 x 2.5GHz

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12 x 2GHz

4.internal storage

1000GB

512GB

2512GB

256GB

Best

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4000GB

5.has an external memory slot
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Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 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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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

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

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2.Has WiFi
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

4.Has Bluetooth
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

4.2

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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
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Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 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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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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Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

3.Has a stylus
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

6.has stereo speakers
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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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Miscellaneous

1.Has NX bit
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

2.Has FMA3
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

3.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

4.Has MMX
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

5.Has AVX
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

6.Has F16C
Acer Predator 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 64GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

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