93points

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

48points

MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB
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Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD vs MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB
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Why is Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD better than MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB?

  • 2.02kg lighter
    1.88kgvs3900.9g
  • Uses flash storage
  • 36.2mm thinner
    18.9mmvs55.1mm
  • Has an LED-backlit display
  • Has a touch screen
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has Bluetooth

Why is MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 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
  • 10.9% bigger screen size
    17.3"vs15.6"
  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • 1 more mini-DisplayPort outputs
    1vs0
  • 2 more USB 2.0 ports
    2vs0
  • Has a VGA connector

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Design

1.weight

1.88kg

3.9kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

18.9mm

55.1mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Uses a fanless design
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 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.

For example

Lenovo Yoga C930 13.9" FHD Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 12GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5.volume

1662.54cm³

6791.85cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 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.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Display

1.resolution

3840 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.pixel density

282ppi

127ppi

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

3.screen size

15.6"

17.3"

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 a touch screen
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

5.has an LED-backlit display
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 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.

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

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
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 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

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

4 x 2.7GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

512GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU threads

12 (Intel Core i7-8750H)

8

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

4

3

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 ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

3.HDMI ports

1

1

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Best

Origin EON17-X 17.3" Intel Core i7-4790K 4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

2

4.Has Bluetooth
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

5.Has WiFi
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

6.RJ45 ports

0

0

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.

Best

Dell Latitude 7285 12.3" Intel Core i5-7Y57 1.20GHz / 16GB / 256GB SSD

2

Battery

1.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 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 ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 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 ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

2.Has a stylus
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 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.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

3.has a front camera
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.has stereo speakers
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 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 ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 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 ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to use CDs and DVDs for reading and/or writing data.

Miscellaneous

1.Supports 4K resolution
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

2.Supports ECC memory
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

For example

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD

3.Has MMX
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Has integrated graphics
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

5.Has Intel Quick Sync Video
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

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

6.Has NX bit
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GT70 DominatorPro-889 17.3" Intel Core i7-4800MQ 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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