90points

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

92points

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
Comparison winner
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 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
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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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Why is Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • 3.8mm thinner
    19.2mmvs23mm
  • Has an external memory slot
  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Uses a fanless design
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
  • Has a HDMI output
  • Has Intel Quick Sync Video

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?

  • 756g lighter
    1.53kgvs2290g
  • 16GB larger maximum memory size
    32GBvs16GB
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a stylus
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    2vs1
  • 0.4GHz higher turbo clock speed
    4.2GHzvs3.8GHz
  • 0.5MB/core more L3 cache per core
    2MB/corevs1.5MB/core
  • Has an accelerometer

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

2.29kg

1.53kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

19.2mm

23mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
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

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

4.Weather sealed
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

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

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

5.Uses a fanless design
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

Through the use of power-efficient components that do not produce large amounts of heat, a device can be made that doesn’t use cooling fans. This results in a much quieter, or even silent, device.

6.volume

1867.78cm³

1980.14cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

Display

1.resolution

3840 x 2160px

3240 x 2160px

Best

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

3840 x 2160px

2.screen size

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"

3.has a touch screen
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

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

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
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.every pixel has three subpixels
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

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 an IPS screen
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

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

Performance

1.RAM

16GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

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
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 speed

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

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

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

2512GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU threads

8 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

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

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

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

6

2.Has USB Type-C
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

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

3.Has Bluetooth
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

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

4.Has WiFi
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

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.USB ports

4

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

4.1

Best

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

5

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
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
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.

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
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 stylus
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

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.

3.has a front camera
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

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

4.has stereo speakers
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

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 GPS
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

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

6.Has an optical disc drive
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

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

Miscellaneous

1.clock multiplier

28 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

19 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.

Best

Toshiba Portege R930 13.3" Intel Core i7-3520 2.6GHz / 8GB / 640GB

29

2.has a rechargeable battery
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

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.Uses hyperthreading technology
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

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.

4.bus transfer rate

8GT/s (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

4GT/s (Intel Core i7-8650U)

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

Best

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

8GT/s

5.thermal design power (TDP)

45W (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

15W (Intel Core i7-8650U)

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

Best

Acer Aspire One AOD270 10.1" Intel Atom N2600 1.6GHz / 1GB / 320GB

3.5W

6.memory channels

2 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

2 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

12.8

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