54points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB

99points

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

51points

Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Comparison winner
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB
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62 facts in comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB vs Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD vs Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB
54
points
99
points
51
points

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD & Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB?

  • Weight
    1.35kgvs1830,2721.6g
  • Volume
    1269.32cm³vs1303.185905,2951.607cm³
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
  • Width
    325.1mmvs349.3,381mm
  • Height
    227mmvs240.7,254mm

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 / 256GB & Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB?

  • Thickness
    15.5mmvs17.2,30.5mm
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has a Retina display
  • Supports 4K resolution
  • Has MMX
  • Has NX bit
  • Has AVX
  • Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

Why is Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB & Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD?

  • Screen size
    15.6"vs13.3,15.4"
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has a HDMI output
  • Has a VGA connector

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.35kg

1.83kg

2.72kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

17.2mm

15.5mm

30.5mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

4.Uses a fanless design
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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.

For example

Lenovo Yoga C930 13.9" FHD Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 12GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5.volume

1269.32cm³

1303.19cm³

2951.61cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

Display

1.resolution

1440 x 900px

2880 x 1800px

1920 x 1080px

Best

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

3840 x 2160px

2.pixel density

127ppi

220ppi

141ppi

Best

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

540ppi

3.screen size

13.3"

15.4"

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.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i7 8650U 1.9GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

32GB

12GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2400MHz

1600MHz

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 i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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)

4 x 2.5GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

256GB

4000GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU threads

4

12 (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

8

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

Connectivity

1.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

2.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

3.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

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 / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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.Thunderbolt ports

1

4

0

Thunderbolt is a connection that allows you to attach external peripherals to a computer, and can carry both data and display signals. Using a single port you can connect up to six devices through a hub or daisy chain configuration.

Best

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

4

Battery

1. longer battery life

14h

10h

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 i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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 / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

2.Has a stylus
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

3.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

4.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

5.has GPS
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

6.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

Miscellaneous

1.Has Intel Quick Sync Video
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

2.Supports 4K resolution
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

3.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

4.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

5.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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

6.Uses hyperthreading technology
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus ROG G56JK 15.6" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 12GB / 1TB

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.

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