55points

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

85points

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

49points

MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
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Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB vs Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD vs MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB better than Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD & MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

  • Weight
    1.35kgvs1700,3900.9g
  • Thickness
    17.2mmvs18.4,55.1mm
  • Volume
    1269.32cm³vs1635.654384,6791.8464cm³
  • Height
    227mmvs245.7,288mm
  • Width
    325.1mmvs361.8,428mm
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter

Why is Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has FMA3
  • Has MMX
  • Has NX bit
  • Has AES
  • Has AVX
  • Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

Why is MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • Internal storage
    1000GBvs512,512GB
  • USB 3.0 ports
    3vs2,2
  • Screen size
    17.3"vs13.3,15.6"
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has a VGA connector
  • USB 2.0 ports
    2vs0,0

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Design

1.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

2.weight

1.35kg

1.7kg

3.9kg

Best

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

249.5g

3.thickness

17.2mm

18.4mm

55.1mm

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

6.9mm

4.volume

1269.32cm³

1635.65cm³

6791.85cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

5.height

227mm

245.7mm

288mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

6.width

325.1mm

361.8mm

428mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

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Display

1.pixel density

127ppi

141ppi

127ppi

Best

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

540ppi

2.resolution

1440 x 900px

1920 x 1080px

1920 x 1080px

Best

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

3840 x 2160px

3.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

4.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 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.

5.screen size

13.3"

15.6"

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"

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

8GB

16GB

8GB

Best

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

64GB

2.internal storage

512GB

512GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

3.RAM speed

1600MHz

2666MHz

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

4.CPU threads

4

12 (Intel Core i7-8750H)

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

5.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 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.

6.maximum memory size

8GB

64GB

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

2

3

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 WiFi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.HDMI ports

0

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

4.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

5.Bluetooth version

4

5

4

Best

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

5

6.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

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Battery

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 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.

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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 / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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 / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

3.has GPS
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 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.number of microphones

2

1

1

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

6.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

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Miscellaneous

1.Has FMA3
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

FMA3 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

2.Has MMX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

MMX 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 / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

4.Has AES
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

5.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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 / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" FHD Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 Dominator Dragon-1886 17.3" Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

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