97points

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

86points

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

37points

MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
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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 MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD better than Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD & MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

  • Weight
    1.83kgvs2290,2698.9g
  • Thickness
    15.5mmvs19.2,38.9mm
  • Has a Retina display
  • Height
    240.7mmvs256,269.2mm
  • Supports 4K resolution
  • Volume
    1303.19cm³vs1867.776,4375.151464cm³
  • Width
    349.3mmvs380,417.8mm

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 (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD & MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

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

Why is MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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?

  • Screen size
    17.3"vs15.4,15.6"
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has a VGA connector

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Design

1.weight

1.83kg

2.29kg

2.7kg

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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 (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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

3.thickness

15.5mm

19.2mm

38.9mm

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

6.9mm

4.Has a detachable keyboard
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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

5.height

240.7mm

256mm

269.2mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

6.volume

1303.19cm³

1867.78cm³

4375.15cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

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Display

1.pixel density

220ppi

282.4ppi

127ppi

Best

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

540ppi

2.resolution

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.screen size

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"

4.has an LED-backlit display
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

5.every pixel has three subpixels
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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.

6.has a touch screen
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

For example

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i7 8650U 1.9GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

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Performance

1.RAM

32GB

16GB

8GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

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 (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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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 speed

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

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

2 x 2.5GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.CPU threads

12 (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

8 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

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

6.internal storage

4000GB

2512GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has Bluetooth
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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 (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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

4.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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.

5.Thunderbolt ports

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

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6.has a VGA connector
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

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Battery

1.Has a MagSafe power adapter
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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.

For example

Apple MacBook Air (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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 (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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

2.has a front camera
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

3.Has a stylus
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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 (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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

5.number of microphones

3

1

1

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

6.has stereo speakers
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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.Has Intel Quick Sync Video
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

This allows very fast video transcoding times, for example when ripping a DVD or Blu-ray to your computer.

2.Has F16C
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

3.Has FMA3
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

5.Uses hyperthreading technology
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 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.

6.Has MMX
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
MSI GP70 Leopard-010 17.3" Intel Core i5-4200M 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

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