51points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB

78points

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

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB vs HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB better than HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB?

  • 650g lighter
    1.35kgvs2000g
  • 0.5mm thinner
    17.2mmvs17.7mm
  • 23.9mm shorter
    227mmvs250.9mm
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
  • 30.5mm narrower
    325.1mmvs355.6mm

Why is HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB?

  • 8GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs8GB
  • 2.22x higher pixel density
    282ppivs127ppi
  • 6.4x higher resolution
    3840 x 2160pxvs1440 x 900px
  • 533MHz higher ram speed
    2133MHzvs1600MHz
  • 384GB more internal storage
    512GBvs128GB
  • 1.69x faster CPU speed
    2 x 2.7GHzvs2 x 1.6GHz
  • 8GB larger maximum memory size
    16GBvs8GB
  • 17.29% bigger screen size
    15.6"vs13.3"

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Design

1.weight

1.35kg

2kg

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249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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

17.2mm

17.7mm

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4.height

227mm

250.9mm

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17mm

5.Has a flip and fold design
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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.width

325.1mm

355.6mm

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17mm

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Display

1.pixel density

127ppi

282ppi

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540ppi

2.resolution

1440 x 900px

3840 x 2160px

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3840 x 2160px

3.screen size

13.3"

15.6"

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

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4.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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.

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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.

6.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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Performance

1.RAM

8GB

16GB

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2133MHz

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

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Asus ROG GX800VH 18" Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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.

4.CPU speed

2 x 1.6GHz

2 x 2.7GHz

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

12 x 2GHz

5.CPU threads

4

4

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

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12

6.internal storage

128GB

512GB

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4000GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

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

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2.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

4.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

5.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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.

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

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Battery

1. longer battery life

14h

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 a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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.

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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.

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Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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 Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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 Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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

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5.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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.

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