52points

Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB

69points

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB vs Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
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Why is Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"?

  • 1.12kg lighter
    920gvs2040g
  • 4.8mm thinner
    13.2mmvs18mm
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • 8nm smaller semiconductor size
    14nmvs22nm
  • Has S/PDIF Out port
  • 54.44% less body volume
    727.3cm³vs1596.3154199999997cm³
  • 50.6mm shorter
    196.5mmvs247.1mm
  • 78.5mm narrower
    280.4mmvs358.9mm

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" better than Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB?

  • 8GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs8GB
  • 1.56x higher resolution
    2880 x 1800pxvs2304 x 1440px
  • 744GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs256GB
  • 28.33% bigger screen size
    15.4"vs12"
  • 2 more USB 3.0 ports
    2vs0
  • 4.89x faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.2GHzvs2 x 0.9GHz
  • 4 more CPU threads
    8vs4
  • 24GB larger maximum memory size
    32GBvs8GB

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

920g

2.04kg

Best

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249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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

3.thickness

13.2mm

18mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.Has a flip and fold design
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

For example

Lenovo Yoga C930 13.9" FHD Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 12GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5.Uses a fanless design
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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.

6.volume

727.3cm³

1596.32cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

Display

1.resolution

2304 x 1440px

2880 x 1800px

Best

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

3840 x 2160px

2.pixel density

226ppi

220ppi

Best

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

540ppi

3.screen size

12"

15.4"

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
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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

8GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

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
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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

2 x 0.9GHz

4 x 2.2GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

256GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU threads

4

8

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.USB 3.0 ports

0

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

6

2.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.HDMI ports

0

1

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

Best

Origin EON17-X 17.3" Intel Core i7-4790K 4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

2

4.Thunderbolt ports

0

2

Thunderbolt is a connection that allows you to attach external peripherals to a computer, and can carry both data and display signals. Using a single port you can connect up to six devices through a hub or daisy chain configuration.

Best

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

4

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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.USB ports

2

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Asus ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD + 1TB SSHD

5

Battery

1. longer battery life

11h

9h

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
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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.

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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

2.has a front camera
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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

3.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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

4.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

5.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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

6.front camera megapixels

0.3MP

0.3MP

Best

Dell Latitude 7285 12.3" Intel Core i5-7Y57 1.20GHz / 16GB / 256GB SSD

8MP

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