54points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

99points

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

46points

HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Comparison winner
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB
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64 facts in comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB vs Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD vs HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB
54
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99
points
46
points

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD & HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB?

  • Weight
    1.35kgvs1830,3150g
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
  • Height
    227mmvs240.7,274mm
  • Volume
    1269.32cm³vs1303.185905,4012.2368cm³
  • Width
    325.1mmvs349.3,416mm

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 / 512GB & HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB?

  • Thickness
    15.5mmvs17.2,35.2mm
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Has a Retina display
  • Uses hyperthreading technology
  • Has FMA3
  • Has F16C
  • Has MMX

Why is HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD?

  • Screen size
    17.3"vs13.3,15.4"
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Lowest potential operating temperature
  • Has a HDMI output
  • Has a VGA connector

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.35kg

1.83kg

3.15kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

17.2mm

15.5mm

35.2mm

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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

4012.24cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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

127ppi

Best

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

540ppi

3.screen size

13.3"

15.4"

17.3"

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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

8GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2400MHz

1333MHz

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 2.4GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

512GB

4000GB

2000GB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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.

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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 / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

6.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

Miscellaneous

1.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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

2.Uses hyperthreading technology
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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.

3.Has F16C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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

4.Has MMX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

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

5.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

6.Has AES
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Envy dv7 17.3" Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz / 8GB / 2TB

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

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