88points

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

77points

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

88points

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

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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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD vs HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

Why is Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD better than HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB & Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has Intel Quick Sync Video
  • Has Tri-Gate transistors

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

  • Thickness
    17.7mmvs19.2,23mm
  • Height
    250.9mmvs256,251mm

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

  • Weight
    1.53kgvs2290,2000g
  • Maximum memory size
    32GBvs16,16GB
  • Number of microphones
    2vs1,1
  • Has a gyroscope
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Has a detachable keyboard
  • Width
    343mmvs380,355.6mm
  • Has GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions

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Design

1.weight

2.29kg

2kg

1.53kg

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

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

3.thickness

19.2mm

17.7mm

23mm

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6.9mm

4.height

256mm

250.9mm

251mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 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.

6.Has a flip and fold design
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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.

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Display

1.resolution

3840 x 2160px

3840 x 2160px

3240 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

2.every pixel has three subpixels
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 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.

3.screen size

15.6"

15.6"

15"

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

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

5.has a anti-reflection coating
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

6.has a touch screen
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

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Performance

1.RAM

16GB

16GB

16GB

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

2133MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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

8 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

4

8 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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

2512GB

512GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU speed

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

2 x 2.7GHz

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

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

12 x 2GHz

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

1

2

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

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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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has USB Type-C
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

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

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

5.USB ports

4

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

6.Bluetooth version

4.2

4

4.1

Best

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

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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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 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
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 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
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

5.number of microphones

1

1

2

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

6.Has a fingerprint scanner
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

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Miscellaneous

1.has a child lock
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.

2.Uses hyperthreading technology
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 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.

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

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.

4.Has dynamic frequency scaling
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

5.Has F16C
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

6.Has NX bit
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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