88points

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

27points

Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB

77points

HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
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Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD vs Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB vs HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

Why is Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD better than Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB & HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB?

  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has MMX
  • Has AVX
  • Has F16C
  • Has NX bit
  • Has AES
  • Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
  • Has Intel Quick Sync Video

Why is Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB better than Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD & HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB?

  • Has a VGA connector

Why is HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB better than Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD & Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB?

  • Weight
    2kgvs2290,2349.6g
  • Thickness
    17.7mmvs19.2,25.4mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Height
    250.9mmvs256,256.5mm
  • Has a stylus
  • Width
    355.6mmvs380,381mm
  • Has a flip and fold design

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Design

1.weight

2.29kg

2.35kg

2kg

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249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

3.thickness

19.2mm

25.4mm

17.7mm

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4.height

256mm

256.5mm

250.9mm

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17mm

5.Has a detachable keyboard
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

6.width

380mm

381mm

355.6mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

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Display

1.pixel density

282.4ppi

100ppi

282ppi

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540ppi

2.resolution

3840 x 2160px

1366 x 768px

3840 x 2160px

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3840 x 2160px

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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

15.6"

15.6"

15.6"

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

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5.has an LED-backlit display
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

16GB

4GB

16GB

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64GB

2.Uses flash storage
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

3.CPU threads

8 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

4

4

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

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12

4.internal storage

2512GB

500GB

512GB

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4000GB

5.CPU speed

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

2 x 1.8GHz

2 x 2.7GHz

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12 x 2GHz

6.maximum memory size

16GB

8GB

16GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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64GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

1

1

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.

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2.Has WiFi
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has Bluetooth
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

4.Has USB Type-C
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

5.HDMI ports

1

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

6.Bluetooth version

4.2

4

4

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Battery

1.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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.

For example

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

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 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
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

2.has a front camera
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

3.has GPS
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.has stereo speakers
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

5.Has an optical disc drive
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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 a fingerprint scanner
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

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Miscellaneous

1.Has Intel Quick Sync Video
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

2.Has MMX
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

3.Has F16C
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

4.Has NX bit
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

5.Has AES
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

6.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Gateway NE57006u 15.6" Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz / 4GB / 500GB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

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

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