94points

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

88points

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

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Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Why is Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • 4.1mm thinner
    18.9mmvs23mm
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • 10mm shorter
    241mmvs251mm
  • 16.04% less body volume
    1662.54cm³vs1980.139cm³
  • Has an external memory slot
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
  • Has Intel Quick Sync Video
  • Has a HDMI output

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • 488GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs512GB
  • 7.5h longer battery life
    17hvs9.5h
  • 346g lighter
    1.53kgvs1880g
  • Has a stylus
  • Has a gyroscope
  • Has an accelerometer
  • 22mm narrower
    343mmvs365mm
  • 50MHz faster GPU turbo speed
    1150MHzvs1100MHz

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Design

1.weight

1.88kg

1.53kg

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2.Has a backlit keyboard
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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

18.9mm

23mm

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4.height

241mm

251mm

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17mm

5.volume

1662.54cm³

1980.14cm³

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6.width

365mm

343mm

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17mm

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Display

1.resolution

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.has an LED-backlit display
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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.

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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.

4.screen size

15.6"

15"

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

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5.has an IPS screen
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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.

6.has a touch screen
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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

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64GB

2.internal storage

512GB

1000GB

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4000GB

3.RAM speed

2400MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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2800MHz

4.Uses flash storage
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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.

5.CPU threads

12 (Intel Core i7-8750H)

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

6.maximum memory size

64GB (Intel Core i7-8750H)

32GB (Intel Core i7-8650U)

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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64GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

4

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

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2.Has WiFi
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.USB ports

4

4

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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5

4.Bluetooth version

5

4.1

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

5

5.Has USB Type-C
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

6.Has Bluetooth
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

9.5h

17h

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.

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Asus NovaGo (TP370QL) 4GB / 64GB SSD

22h

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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.

3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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

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Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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 ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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 ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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 ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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 an optical disc drive
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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

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6.Has a stylus
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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.

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Miscellaneous

1.Has MMX
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

2.CPU temperature

100°C (Intel Core i7-8750H)

100°C (Intel Core i7-8650U)

If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.

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105°C

3.PCI Express (PCIe) version

3 (Intel Core i7-8750H)

3 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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.

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4.Has NX bit
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

5.Has F16C
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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 Intel Quick Sync Video
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

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