54points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

68points

Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

97points

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

33points

Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Comparison winner
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB vs Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB vs Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD vs Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB better than Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD & Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

  • Weight
    1.08kgvs1097.7,1700,2313.3g
  • Height
    192mmvs216,245.7,233.7mm
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter

Why is Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD & Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

  • Thickness
    14.6mmvs17.2,18.4,26.2mm
  • Has a detachable keyboard
  • Width
    293mmvs299.7,361.8,340.4mm
  • Volume
    924cm³vs989.7292799999999,1635.654384,2084.248776cm³

Why is Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB & Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has integrated graphics
  • Has NX bit
  • Has FMA3
  • Has F16C
  • Has MMX
  • Has AVX

Why is Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • Internal storage
    1000GBvs512,512,512GB
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has a VGA connector

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Design

1.weight

1.08kg

1.1kg

1.7kg

2.31kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

3.thickness

17.2mm

14.6mm

18.4mm

26.2mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.height

192mm

216mm

245.7mm

233.7mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

5.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 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.

6.volume

989.73cm³

924cm³

1635.65cm³

2084.25cm³

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Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

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Display

1.pixel density

135ppi

288ppi

282ppi

111ppi

Best

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

540ppi

2.resolution

1366 x 768px

2880 x 1920px

3840 x 2160px

1366 x 768px

Best

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

3840 x 2160px

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 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.

4.screen size

11.6"

12"

15.6"

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"

5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

8GB

8GB

16GB

8GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2133MHz

2666MHz

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 Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 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 threads

4

4

12 (Intel Core i7-8850H)

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

5.internal storage

512GB

512GB

512GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.maximum memory size

8GB

16GB

64GB

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

3

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

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

6

2.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

4.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

5.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

5

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
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 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.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

10h

8h

13h

4.53h

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 Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 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
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 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
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

2.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

3.has GPS
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

5.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 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 stylus
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 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

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Miscellaneous

1.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

2.Supports ECC memory
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

For example

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

3.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

4.Has FMA3
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

5.Has F16C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

6.Has MMX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Toshiba Satellite L40 14" Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

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