51points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB

97points

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

78points

Porsche Design Book One

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB vs Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD vs Porsche Design Book One

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD & Porsche Design Book One?

  • Weight
    1.35kgvs1830,2000g
  • Height
    227mmvs240.7,250.9mm
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
  • Width
    325.1mmvs349.3,355.6mm

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB & Porsche Design Book One?

  • Thickness
    15.5mmvs17.2,17.7mm
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has F16C
  • Has MMX
  • Has NX bit
  • Has AES
  • Has AVX
  • Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

Why is Porsche Design Book One better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB & Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD?

  • Pixel density
    282ppivs127,220ppi
  • Resolution
    3840 x 2160pxvs1440 x 900,2880 x 1800px
  • Screen size
    15.6"vs13.3,15.4"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a stylus
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Video recording (main camera)
    1080 x 30fpsvs720 x 30,720 x 30fps
  • Uses a fanless design

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Design

1.weight

1.35kg

1.83kg

2kg

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

249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
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Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
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The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

3.thickness

17.2mm

15.5mm

17.7mm

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6.9mm

4.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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.

5.height

227mm

240.7mm

250.9mm

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17mm

6.volume

1269.32cm³

1303.19cm³

1579.19cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

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Display

1.pixel density

127ppi

220ppi

282ppi

Best

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540ppi

2.resolution

1440 x 900px

2880 x 1800px

3840 x 2160px

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3840 x 2160px

3.screen size

13.3"

15.4"

15.6"

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

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18.4"

4.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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 i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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 i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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

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Performance

1.RAM

8GB

32GB

16GB

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64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2400MHz

2133MHz

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

Best

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2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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 2.2GHz

6 x 2.9GHz (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

2 x 2.7GHz

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12 x 2GHz

5.CPU threads

4

12 (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

4

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

6.internal storage

128GB

4000GB

512GB

Best

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4000GB

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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

3.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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

4.Bluetooth version

4

5

4

Best

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

5

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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.

6.has a VGA connector
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

For example

Asus VivoBook X556UQ 15.6" Intel Core i3-6100U / 2.3GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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Battery

1. longer battery life

14h

10h

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 i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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 i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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 i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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 i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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 i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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

3

1

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

6.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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 Intel Quick Sync Video
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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

2.Has F16C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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

3.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

4.Has AES
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

5.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

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

6.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Porsche Design Book One

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

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