53points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"

77points

HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

34points

HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Comparison winner
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" vs HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB vs HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" better than HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB & HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB?

  • Thickness
    17.2mmvs17.7,19.8mm
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter

Why is HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" & HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB?

  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a stylus
  • Uses a fanless design

Why is HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" & HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB?

  • Weight
    1.28kgvs1350,2000g
  • Height
    205.7mmvs227,250.9mm
  • Width
    300mmvs325.1,355.6mm
  • USB 2.0 ports
    1vs0,0

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Design

1.weight

1.35kg

2kg

1.28kg

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249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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

3.thickness

17.2mm

17.7mm

19.8mm

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6.9mm

4.height

227mm

250.9mm

205.7mm

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17mm

5.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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

6.Has a flip and fold design
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

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Display

1.pixel density

127ppi

282ppi

135ppi

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540ppi

2.resolution

1440 x 900px

3840 x 2160px

1366 x 768px

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3840 x 2160px

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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.

4.screen size

13.3"

15.6"

11.6"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

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18.4"

5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

8GB

16GB

2GB

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64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2133MHz

1333MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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.internal storage

512GB

512GB

32GB

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4000GB

5.CPU speed

2 x 2.2GHz

2 x 2.7GHz

2 x 2.16GHz

Best

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12 x 2GHz

6.maximum memory size

8GB

16GB

2GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

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64GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

1

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 WiFi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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

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2

4.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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

5.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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

6.Bluetooth version

4

4

4

Best

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5

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Battery

1. longer battery life

14h

12h

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"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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

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Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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

2.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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

3.has GPS
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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 a fingerprint scanner
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

For example

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

6.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
HP Stream 11 Pro 11.6" Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz / 2GB / 32GB

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

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