53points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB

78points

LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
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LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB vs LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB better than LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD?

  • 0.6mm thinner
    17.2mmvs17.8mm
  • 1.6mm shorter
    227mmvs228.6mm
  • 33mm narrower
    325.1mmvs358.1mm
  • 12.89% less body volume
    1269.32cm³vs1457.1375480000002cm³
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter

Why is LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB?

  • 8GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs8GB
  • 11.02% higher pixel density
    141ppivs127ppi
  • 1.6x higher resolution
    1920 x 1080pxvs1440 x 900px
  • 800MHz higher ram speed
    2400MHzvs1600MHz
  • 2.5h longer battery life
    16.5hvs14h
  • 744GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs256GB
  • 4 more CPU threads
    8vs4
  • 255g lighter
    1.09kgvs1350g

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Design

1.weight

1.35kg

1.09kg

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

249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

3.thickness

17.2mm

17.8mm

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6.9mm

4.height

227mm

228.6mm

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17mm

5.volume

1269.32cm³

1457.14cm³

Best

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1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

127ppi

141ppi

Best

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540ppi

2.resolution

1440 x 900px

1920 x 1080px

Best

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3840 x 2160px

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

13.3"

15.6"

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

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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) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

6.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

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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.RAM speed

1600MHz

2400MHz

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) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

8 (Intel Core i7-8550U)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

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12

5.internal storage

256GB

1000GB

Best

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4000GB

6.maximum memory size

8GB

16GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

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64GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

3

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 / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

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 Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

6.USB ports

2

4

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

16.5h

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 / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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 / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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 / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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 / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

3.has GPS
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.Has a stylus
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

6.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

For example

Acer Aspire 5 17.3" Intel Core i3-6006U 2GHz / 8GB / 1TB HDD

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Miscellaneous

1.Has MMX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

2.Supports ECC memory
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

4.Has FMA3
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

6.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

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