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

39points

Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

Comparison winner
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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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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 vs Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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 & Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB?

  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Supports 4K resolution
  • Has Intel Quick Sync Video

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 & Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB?

  • Has a gyroscope
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Has a flip and fold design
  • Has dynamic frequency scaling
  • Has GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions
  • Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
  • Has a search browser
  • Has a child lock

Why is Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB better than 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?

  • Weight
    771.1gvs1880,1534g
  • Thickness
    9.9mmvs18.9,23mm
  • Height
    188mmvs241,251mm
  • Width
    304.8mmvs365,343mm
  • Volume
    567.29cm³vs1662.5384999999997,1980.139cm³

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Design

1.weight

1.88kg

1.53kg

771.1g

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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 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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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

3.thickness

18.9mm

23mm

9.9mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.height

241mm

251mm

188mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

5.Has a detachable 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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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.volume

1662.54cm³

1980.14cm³

567.29cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

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Display

1.resolution

3840 x 2160px

3240 x 2160px

1920 x 1080px

Best

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 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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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"

11.6"

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 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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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

5.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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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

6.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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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.

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Performance

1.RAM

16GB

16GB

4GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

2400MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

1600MHz

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 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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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

12 (Intel Core i7-8750H)

8 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

4

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

512GB

1000GB

128GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU speed

6 x 2.2GHz (Intel Core i7-8750H)

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

2 x 1.5GHz

Best

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

4

2

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.

Best

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

6

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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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 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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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

5.Bluetooth version

5

4.1

2

Best

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

5

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

9.5h

17h

6h

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

2.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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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

3.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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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 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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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 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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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 a child lock
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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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

2.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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

3.Has AVX
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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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

4.Has FMA3
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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

FMA3 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

5.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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

6.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
Sony Vaio Tap 11 11.6" Intel Core i5-4210Y 1.5GHz / 4GB / 128GB

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

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