62points

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

95points

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
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Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
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Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB vs Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB better than Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD?

  • 300g lighter
    1.58kgvs1880g
  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • 0.9mm thinner
    18mmvs18.9mm
  • Has a VGA connector
  • 25.55% less body volume
    1237.79cm³vs1662.5384999999997cm³
  • 22mm shorter
    219mmvs241mm
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
  • 51mm narrower
    314mmvs365mm

Why is Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB?

  • 24.23% higher pixel density
    282ppivs227ppi
  • 2.02x higher resolution
    3840 x 2160pxvs2560 x 1600px
  • 534MHz higher ram speed
    2400MHzvs1866MHz
  • 8 more CPU threads
    12vs4
  • 3x faster CPU speed
    6 x 2.9GHzvs2 x 2.9GHz
  • 2 more USB 3.0 ports
    4vs2
  • 17.29% bigger screen size
    15.6"vs13.3"
  • 48GB larger maximum memory size
    64GBvs16GB

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Design

1.weight

1.58kg

1.88kg

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249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

3.thickness

18mm

18.9mm

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6.9mm

4.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

5.volume

1237.79cm³

1662.54cm³

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6.height

219mm

241mm

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17mm

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Display

1.pixel density

227ppi

282ppi

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540ppi

2.resolution

2560 x 1600px

3840 x 2160px

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

3840 x 2160px

3.screen size

13.3"

15.6"

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

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4.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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.

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

16GB

16GB

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1866MHz

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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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 2.9GHz

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

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12 x 2GHz

5.CPU threads

4

12 (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

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

6.internal storage

1024GB

1000GB

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4000GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

4

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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.USB ports

2

4

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Asus ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD + 1TB SSHD

5

4.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

5.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

6.HDMI ports

1

1

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

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2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

12h

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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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.

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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 Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

3.Has a stylus
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.has GPS
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

5.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

6.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

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Miscellaneous

1.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

2.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

3.Has F16C
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

4.Has MMX
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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

5.Has AES
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

6.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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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