53points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

69points

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

34points

Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB

84points

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB vs Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB vs Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB vs Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB & Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • Weight
    1.35kgvs2040,2520,1700g
  • Thickness
    17.2mmvs18,31.9,18.4mm
  • Height
    227mmvs247.1,251,245.7mm
  • Width
    325.1mmvs358.9,378,361.8mm
  • Volume
    1269.32cm³vs1596.3154199999997,3026.6081999999997,1635.654384cm³

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • Uses a fanless design

Why is Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has a VGA connector
  • Has dynamic frequency scaling
  • Has RdRand
  • Has Tri-Gate transistors

Why is Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB & Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB?

  • RAM speed
    2666MHzvs1600,1600,1600MHz
  • CPU threads
    12vs4,8,4
  • Maximum memory size
    64GBvs8,32,8GB
  • CPU speed
    6 x 2.2GHzvs2 x 1.6,4 x 2.5,2 x 2.5GHz
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has FMA3
  • Has AES

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Design

1.weight

1.35kg

2.04kg

2.52kg

1.7kg

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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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

3.thickness

17.2mm

18mm

31.9mm

18.4mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.height

227mm

247.1mm

251mm

245.7mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

5.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB 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

6.volume

1269.32cm³

1596.32cm³

3026.61cm³

1635.65cm³

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Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

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Display

1.pixel density

127ppi

220ppi

100ppi

141ppi

Best

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

540ppi

2.resolution

1440 x 900px

2880 x 1800px

1366 x 768px

1920 x 1080px

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) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB 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"

15.4"

15.6"

15.6"

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) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

8GB

16GB

4GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

1600MHz

1600MHz

2666MHz

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB 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

4

12 (Intel Core i7-8750H)

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

1024GB

500GB

512GB

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

32GB

8GB

64GB

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

2

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) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.HDMI ports

0

1

1

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.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

5.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

14h

9h

3h

13h

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB 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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB 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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB 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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB 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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

5.number of microphones

2

2

1

1

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

6.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

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Miscellaneous

1.Has Intel Quick Sync Video
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

This allows very fast video transcoding times, for example when ripping a DVD or Blu-ray to your computer.

2.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

4.Uses hyperthreading technology
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.

5.Has integrated graphics
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

6.Has MMX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus K55 15.6" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

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