99points

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

90points

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Comparison winner
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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99 facts in comparison

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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90
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Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • 16GB more RAM memory
    32GBvs16GB
  • 7.5mm thinner
    15.5mmvs23mm
  • 3000GB more internal storage
    4000GBvs1000GB
  • 2.29x faster CPU speed
    6 x 2.9GHzvs4 x 1.9GHz
  • 2.67% bigger screen size
    15.4"vs15"
  • 4 more CPU threads
    12vs8
  • 32GB larger maximum memory size
    64GBvs32GB
  • 0.9 newer Bluetooth version
    5vs4.1

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD?

  • 35% higher resolution
    3240 x 2160pxvs2880 x 1800px
  • 296g lighter
    1.53kgvs1830g
  • 7h longer battery life
    17hvs10h
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a stylus
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 30W lower TDP
    15Wvs45W

laptop comparison

Design

1.weight
?

Best

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

249.5g

1.83kg

1.53kg

2.thickness
?

Best

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

6.9mm

15.5mm

23mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
4.Has a flip and fold design
?

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.Has a detachable keyboard
?

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.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.volume
?

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

1303.19cm³

1980.14cm³

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52S 15.6” UHD Intel Core i5-8350U 1.7GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

2880 x 1800px

3240 x 2160px

2.screen size
?

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"

15.4"

15"

3.has a touch screen
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.has an LED-backlit display
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.has a anti-reflection coating
?

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Performance

1.RAM speed
?

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

2400MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

2.RAM
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 64GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

32GB

16GB

3.Uses flash storage
?

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.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
4.CPU speed
?

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

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

4 x 1.9GHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

5.maximum memory size
?

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

64GB (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

32GB (Intel Core i7-8650U)

6.internal storage
?

Best

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

4000GB

4000GB

1000GB

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

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.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
4.Has Bluetooth
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.Bluetooth version
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5

5

4.1

6.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

For example

Dell G7-7588-U30 15.6" Intel Core i7 8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Battery

1. longer battery life
?

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

10h

17h

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.has stereo speakers
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

3

2

4.Has a stylus
?

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.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.has a front camera
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.Has a fingerprint scanner
?

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Miscellaneous

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
?

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.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.PCI Express (PCIe) version
?

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.

Best

Dell G7-7588-U30 15.6" Intel Core i7 8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

3

3 (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

3 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.Has Intel Quick Sync Video
?

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

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.OpenGL version
?

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

Dell G7-7588-U30 15.6" Intel Core i7 8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

4.5

4.5 (Intel Core i9-8950HK)

4.4 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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