54points

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

95points

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

73points

Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Comparison winner
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB vs Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD vs Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
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Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB better than Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD & Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Has a MagSafe power adapter

Why is Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Has NX bit
  • Has FMA3
  • Has F16C
  • Has MMX
  • Has AES
  • Has AVX
  • Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
  • Uses hyperthreading technology

Why is Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD?

  • Pixel density
    288ppivs127,282ppi
  • Weight
    1.1kgvs1350,1880g
  • Internal storage
    1024GBvs512,1000GB
  • Thickness
    14.6mmvs17.2,18.9mm
  • Volume
    924cm³vs1269.3204400000002,1662.5384999999997cm³
  • USB 2.0 ports
    1vs0,0
  • Width
    293mmvs325.1,365mm
  • Height
    216mmvs227,241mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.35kg

1.88kg

1.1kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

17.2mm

18.9mm

14.6mm

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
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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

1662.54cm³

924cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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.

Display

1.resolution

1440 x 900px

3840 x 2160px

2880 x 1920px

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

282ppi

288ppi

Best

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

540ppi

3.screen size

13.3"

15.6"

12"

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
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

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

5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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

16GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2400MHz

2133MHz

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
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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)

2 x 2.7GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

512GB

1000GB

1024GB

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)

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

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

4

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 Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.USB ports

2

4

3

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Asus ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD + 1TB SSHD

5

6.Bluetooth version

4

5

4.1

Best

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

5

Battery

1. longer battery life

14h

9.5h

8h

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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

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

Miscellaneous

1.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

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

2.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

3.Has F16C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

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
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

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

5.Has AES
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

6.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

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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