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

53points

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB

68points

Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
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68 facts in comparison

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 Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB vs Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
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95
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53
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68
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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 & Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB & Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD?

  • Weight
    1.35kgvs1880,1388,2499.3g
  • 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 & Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB & Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD?

  • Has USB Type-C
  • Supports 4K resolution
  • Has voice commands
  • Has a fingerprint scanner

Why is Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB 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 & Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD?

  • Thickness
    13.7mmvs17.2,18.9,23.9mm
  • Volume
    976.1cm³vs1269.3204400000002,1662.5384999999997,2349.79542cm³
  • Height
    223mmvs227,241,260.1mm
  • Has a VGA connector
  • Width
    319.5mmvs325.1,365,378mm

Why is Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD 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 & Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB?

  • Internal storage
    1128GBvs512,1000,128GB
  • Uses a fanless design
  • Has Tri-Gate transistors
  • USB 2.0 ports
    2vs0,0,0
  • Has dynamic frequency scaling

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.35kg

1.88kg

1.39kg

2.5kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

17.2mm

18.9mm

13.7mm

23.9mm

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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.

5.volume

1269.32cm³

1662.54cm³

976.1cm³

2349.8cm³

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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

3840 x 2160px

3200 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

282ppi

276ppi

141ppi

Best

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

540ppi

3.screen size

13.3"

15.6"

13.3"

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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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

8GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2400MHz

1600MHz

2400MHz

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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 1.6GHz

4 x 2.8GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

512GB

1000GB

128GB

1128GB

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

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.USB 3.0 ports

2

4

2

1

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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

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.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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

The device can connect to WiFi.

6.RJ45 ports

0

0

1

1

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.

Best

Dell Latitude 7285 12.3" Intel Core i5-7Y57 1.20GHz / 16GB / 256GB SSD

2

Battery

1. longer battery life

14h

9.5h

8h

9.5h

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 / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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.Uses hyperthreading technology
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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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.

2.Has FMA3
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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

FMA3 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 i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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 i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3" Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 8GB / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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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