45points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"

66points

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" vs Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" better than Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • 4GB more RAM memory
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    8GBvs4GB
  • 150g lighter
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    1.35kgvs1500g
  • 2h longer battery life
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    14hvs12h
  • 1 more Thunderbolt ports
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    1vs0
  • 1 more mini-DisplayPort outputs
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    1vs0
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
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Why is Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"?

  • 1.6x higher resolution
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    1920 x 1080pxvs1440 x 900px
  • 800MHz higher ram speed
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    2400MHzvs1600MHz
  • 23.62% higher pixel density
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    157ppivs127ppi
  • 45.45% faster CPU speed
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    4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 2.2GHz
  • 5.26% bigger screen size
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    14"vs13.3"
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • 1 more USB 3.0 ports
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    3vs2
  • 1.3mm thinner
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    15.9mmvs17.2mm

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Design

1.weight

1.35kg

1.5kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
3.thickness

17.2mm

15.9mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.width

325.1mm

323mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.Uses a fanless design
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.

Display

1.resolution

1440 x 900px

1920 x 1080px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

127ppi

157ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.has anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
4.screen size

13.3"

14"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

4GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2400MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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

4 x 1.6GHz (Intel Core i5-8265U)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
5.internal storage

512GB

512GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
6.has an external memory slot
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.USB 3.0 ports

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.
4.has an HDMI output
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Wi-Fi 4 (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.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Battery

1.Battery life

14h

12h

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.
2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
4.Stylus included
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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.
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
6.number of microphones

2

2

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

Miscellaneous

1.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD (Intel Core i5-8265U)
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.
2.Supports ECC memory
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD (Intel Core i5-8265U)
Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
3.Has AES
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD (Intel Core i5-8265U)
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
4.Has F16C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD (Intel Core i5-8265U)
F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
5.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD (Intel Core i5-8265U)
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
6.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD (Intel Core i5-8265U)
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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