64points

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB

99points

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

88points

Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD

47points

Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Comparison winner
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB
vs
vs
vs

64 facts in comparison

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB vs Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD vs Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD vs Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD & Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD & Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Weight
    1.58kgvs1830,2290,3447.3g
  • Height
    219mmvs240.7,256,271.8mm
  • Width
    314mmvs349.3,380,419.1mm
  • Has a VGA connector
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
  • Volume
    1237.79cm³vs1303.185905,1867.776,3474.2970900000005cm³

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB & Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD & Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Thickness
    15.5mmvs18,19.2,30.5mm
  • Supports 4K resolution
  • Has a Retina display

Why is Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB & Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD & Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Uses a fanless design
  • Has dynamic frequency scaling
  • Has Tri-Gate transistors

Why is Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB & Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD & Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD?

  • Screen size
    17.3"vs13.3,15.4,15.6"
  • Has an optical disc drive

Top specs and features

relevant

Design

1.weight

1.58kg

1.83kg

2.29kg

3.45kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

3.thickness

18mm

15.5mm

19.2mm

30.5mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.height

219mm

240.7mm

256mm

271.8mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

5.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 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.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

6.volume

1237.79cm³

1303.19cm³

1867.78cm³

3474.3cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

relevant

Display

1.pixel density

227ppi

220ppi

282.4ppi

127ppi

Best

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

540ppi

2.resolution

2560 x 1600px

2880 x 1800px

3840 x 2160px

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.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 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.

4.screen size

13.3"

15.4"

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"

5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

relevant

Performance

1.RAM

16GB

32GB

16GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1866MHz

2400MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

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

3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 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 threads

4

12 (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

8 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

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.internal storage

1024GB

4000GB

2512GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU speed

2 x 2.9GHz

6 x 2.9GHz (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

4 x 2.8GHz (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

4 x 2.4GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

relevant

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Bluetooth version

4

5

4.2

4

Best

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

5

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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.Thunderbolt ports

2

4

0

0

Thunderbolt is a connection that allows you to attach external peripherals to a computer, and can carry both data and display signals. Using a single port you can connect up to six devices through a hub or daisy chain configuration.

Best

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

4

relevant

Battery

1.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 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.

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

relevant

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

2.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

3.has GPS
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

5.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 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.

6.number of microphones

2

3

1

1

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

relevant

Miscellaneous

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

3.Has MMX
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

5.Has AES
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

6.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Toshiba Qosmio X70 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.

Top 10 laptops

Add to comparison
    This page is currently only available in English.