64points

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

99points

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

28points

HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB

68points

Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Comparison winner
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
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Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB vs Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD vs HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB vs Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD & HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB & Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB?

  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
  • Has a HDMI output

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 / 8GB / 512GB & HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB & Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB?

  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has FMA3
  • Has F16C
  • Has MMX
  • Has NX bit
  • Has AES
  • Has AVX
  • Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

Why is HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB & Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD & Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB?

  • Has an optical disc drive

Why is Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB & Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD & HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB?

  • Pixel density
    288ppivs227,220,112ppi
  • Resolution
    2880 x 1920pxvs2560 x 1600,2880 x 1800,1366 x 768px
  • Weight
    1.1kgvs1580,1830,2220g
  • Thickness
    14.6mmvs18,15.5,28.1mm
  • Height
    216mmvs219,240.7,238mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Volume
    924cm³vs1237.788,1303.185905,2273.852cm³
  • Has a detachable keyboard

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Design

1.weight

1.58kg

1.83kg

2.22kg

1.1kg

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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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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

3.thickness

18mm

15.5mm

28.1mm

14.6mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.height

219mm

240.7mm

238mm

216mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

5.volume

1237.79cm³

1303.19cm³

2273.85cm³

924cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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.

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Display

1.pixel density

227ppi

220ppi

112ppi

288ppi

Best

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

540ppi

2.resolution

2560 x 1600px

2880 x 1800px

1366 x 768px

2880 x 1920px

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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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"

14"

12"

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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

8GB

32GB

8GB

8GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1866MHz

2400MHz

1333MHz

2133MHz

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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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)

4

4

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

512GB

4000GB

500GB

512GB

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)

2 x 2.4GHz

2 x 2.5GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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

3.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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

4.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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.

5.has a VGA connector
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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.

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Battery

1.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.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

5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

6.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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

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Miscellaneous

1.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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

2.Has FMA3
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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 / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

5.Has AES
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

6.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 2.9Ghz / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Lenovo Miix 720 12" Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5Ghz / 8GB / 512GB

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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