55points

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

88points

Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
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Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB vs Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB better than Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD?

  • 940g lighter
    1.35kgvs2290g
  • 2mm thinner
    17.2mmvs19.2mm
  • 32.04% less body volume
    1269.32cm³vs1867.776cm³
  • 29mm shorter
    227mmvs256mm
  • 54.9mm narrower
    325.1mmvs380mm
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter

Why is Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB?

  • 8GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs8GB
  • 2.22x higher pixel density
    282.4ppivs127ppi
  • 6.4x higher resolution
    3840 x 2160pxvs1440 x 900px
  • 2000GB more internal storage
    2512GBvs512GB
  • 800MHz higher ram speed
    2400MHzvs1600MHz
  • 4 more CPU threads
    8vs4
  • 8GB larger maximum memory size
    16GBvs8GB
  • 17.29% bigger screen size
    15.6"vs13.3"

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Design

1.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

2.weight

1.35kg

2.29kg

Best

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

249.5g

3.thickness

17.2mm

19.2mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.volume

1269.32cm³

1867.78cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

5.height

227mm

256mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

6.Uses a fanless design
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

Through the use of power-efficient components that do not produce large amounts of heat, a device can be made that doesn’t use cooling fans. This results in a much quieter, or even silent, device.

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Display

1.pixel density

127ppi

282.4ppi

Best

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

540ppi

2.resolution

1440 x 900px

3840 x 2160px

Best

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

3840 x 2160px

3.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

4.screen size

13.3"

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.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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 anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

512GB

2512GB

Best

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

4000GB

3.RAM speed

1600MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

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.CPU threads

4

8 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

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

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5.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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.

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

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

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2.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

4.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

5.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

6.Bluetooth version

4

4.2

Best

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

5

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Battery

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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 Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

5.Has a stylus
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

6.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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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Miscellaneous

1.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

2.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.

3.Has MMX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

4.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

5.Has F16C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

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

6.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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