56points

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

77points

HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
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Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB vs HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

Why is Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB better than HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB?

  • 1.08kg lighter
    920gvs2000g
  • 4.5mm thinner
    13.2mmvs17.7mm
  • 54.4mm shorter
    196.5mmvs250.9mm
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has S/PDIF Out port
  • 75.2mm narrower
    280.4mmvs355.6mm
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter

Why is HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB better than Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB?

  • 8GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs8GB
  • 24.78% higher pixel density
    282ppivs226ppi
  • 2.5x higher resolution
    3840 x 2160pxvs2304 x 1440px
  • 256GB more internal storage
    512GBvs256GB
  • 533MHz higher ram speed
    2133MHzvs1600MHz
  • 1h longer battery life
    12hvs11h
  • 1 more USB 3.0 ports
    1vs0
  • 8GB larger maximum memory size
    16GBvs8GB

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Design

1.weight

920g

2kg

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249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

3.thickness

13.2mm

17.7mm

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6.9mm

4.height

196.5mm

250.9mm

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17mm

5.Has a flip and fold design
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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.

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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

226ppi

282ppi

Best

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540ppi

2.resolution

2304 x 1440px

3840 x 2160px

Best

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3840 x 2160px

3.screen size

12"

15.6"

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

Best

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18.4"

4.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

8GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.internal storage

256GB

512GB

Best

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

4000GB

3.RAM speed

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

4.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

5.CPU threads

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

6.maximum memory size

8GB

16GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

0

1

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

4.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

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.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

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Battery

1. longer battery life

11h

12h

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 sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

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Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

3.Has a stylus
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

4.number of microphones

2

1

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

5.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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 an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook (2015) 12" Intel Core M-5Y31 0.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

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