55points

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

77points

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

47points

Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB

85points

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB vs HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB vs Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB 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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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 HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB & Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • Weight
    1.35kgvs2000,1905.1,1700g
  • Thickness
    17.2mmvs17.7,20.6,18.4mm
  • Height
    227mmvs250.9,244.9,245.7mm
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
  • Width
    325.1mmvs355.6,337.8,361.8mm

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 / 512GB & Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a stylus
  • Uses a fanless design
  • Has a flip and fold design

Why is Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • Has a VGA connector

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 & HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB & Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB?

  • Maximum memory size
    64GBvs8,16,16GB
  • CPU speed
    6 x 2.2GHzvs2 x 1.6,2 x 2.7,2 x 2.3GHz
  • Bluetooth version
    5vs4,4,4
  • Has FMA3
  • Has F16C
  • Has MMX
  • Has NX bit
  • Has AES

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Design

1.weight

1.35kg

2kg

1.91kg

1.7kg

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) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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

17.7mm

20.6mm

18.4mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.height

227mm

250.9mm

244.9mm

245.7mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

5.width

325.1mm

355.6mm

337.8mm

361.8mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

6.Uses a fanless design
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

282ppi

157ppi

141ppi

Best

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

540ppi

2.resolution

1440 x 900px

3840 x 2160px

1920 x 1080px

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.screen size

13.3"

15.6"

14"

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"

4.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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.

5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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.internal storage

512GB

512GB

1000GB

512GB

Best

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

4000GB

3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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.maximum memory size

8GB

16GB

16GB

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

5.CPU speed

2 x 1.6GHz

2 x 2.7GHz

2 x 2.3GHz

6 x 2.2GHz (Intel Core i7-8750H)

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

6.Supports 64-bit
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

1

3

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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.

4.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

5.Bluetooth version

4

4

4

5

Best

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

5

6.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

14h

12h

9h

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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

1

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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.

For example

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

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Miscellaneous

1.Has FMA3
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

2.Has F16C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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

3.Has MMX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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.

4.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

5.Has AES
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

6.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo M41-80 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 1TB
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.

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