87points

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

89points

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 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 i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 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 i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 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 i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
89
points
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Why is Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • 18.52% higher resolution
    ?

    3840 x 2160pxvs3240 x 2160px
  • 8.46% higher pixel density
    282ppivs260ppi
  • 4% bigger screen size
    ?

    15.6"vs15"
  • 2.29x faster CPU speed
    6 x 2.9GHzvs4 x 1.9GHz
  • 4.1mm thinner
    18.9mmvs23mm
  • 2 more USB 3.0 ports
    ?

    4vs2
  • Has a HDMI output
    ?
  • 32GB larger maximum memory size
    ?

    64GBvs32GB

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • 346g lighter
    1.53kgvs1880g
  • 7.5h longer battery life
    ?

    17hvs9.5h
  • 488GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs512GB
  • Has a stylus
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?
  • Supports widgets
    ?
  • 30W lower TDP
    ?

    15Wvs45W

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Design

1.weight
?

Best

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

249.5g

1.88kg

1.53kg

2.Has a backlit keyboard
?

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.thickness
?

Best

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

6.9mm

18.9mm

23mm

4.Uses a fanless design
?

By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.

For example

Google Pixelbook Go 13.3" Intel Core m3-7Y30 1GHz / 8GB RAM / 64GB SSD

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.Has a flip and fold design
?

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.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

For example

Lenovo Yoga S940 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Display

1.resolution
?

The resolution indicates the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen, expressed as the number of pixels on the horizontal axis and the number on the vertical axis. Show more

Best

Lenovo Yoga S940 14" Intel Core i7-1065G7 1.3GHz / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD

3840 x 2160px

3840 x 2160px

3240 x 2160px

2.pixel density
?

Best

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

540ppi

282ppi

260ppi

3.screen size
?

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

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

15.6"

15"

4.has a touch screen
?

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.has an LED-backlit display
?

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image. Show more

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Performance

1.RAM speed
?

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

Best

Lenovo Yoga S940 14" Intel Core i7-1065G7 1.3GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD

3733MHz

2400MHz

2.CPU speed
?

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

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

3.Uses flash storage
?

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.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
4.RAM
?

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

64GB

16GB

16GB

5.internal storage
?

Best

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

4000GB

512GB

1000GB

6.Supports 64-bit
?

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD (Intel Core i9-8950HK)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB (Intel Core i7-8650U)

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports
?

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

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

6

4

2

2.Has USB Type-C
?

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.USB ports
?

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

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

6

4

4

4.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

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.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Battery

1.Battery life
?

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

Lenovo Yoga C630 13.3" Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD

25h

9.5h

17h

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
?

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
?

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Features

1.has stereo speakers
?

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Huawei MateBook X Pro 13.9" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD

4

2

2

4.has a front camera
?

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.Has a stylus
?

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.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.Has a fingerprint scanner
?

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user. Show more

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Miscellaneous

1.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.has a CMOS sensor
?

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce. Show more

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
4.Can create panoramas in-camera
?

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB (Windows 10 Pro)
5. newer Turbo Boost version
?

Intel's Turbo Boost technology allows CPUs to operate even faster than their maximum clock speed, increasing performance for demanding tasks.

Best

Lenovo Yoga S940 14" Intel Core i7-1065G7 1.3GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD

2

6.Has MMX
?

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD (Intel Core i9-8950HK)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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