44points

HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB

89points

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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Why is HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • 173.2g lighter
    1.36kgvs1534g
  • 10mm thinner
    13mmvs23mm
  • Has an external memory slot
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 42.37% less body volume
    959.39cm³vs1664.832cm³
  • 5.9mm shorter
    226.1mmvs232mm

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB?

  • 8GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs8GB
  • 2.89x higher resolution
    3000 x 2000pxvs1920 x 1080px
  • 1.62x higher pixel density
    267ppivs165ppi
  • 800MHz higher ram speed
    2400MHzvs1600MHz
  • 872GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs128GB
  • 10h longer battery life
    17hvs7h
  • 1.5% bigger screen size
    13.5"vs13.3"
  • 1.65x faster CPU speed
    4 x 1.9GHzvs2 x 2.3GHz

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Design

1.weight

1.36kg

1.53kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

13mm

23mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Weather sealed
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.volume

959.39cm³

1664.83cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 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.

Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1080px

3000 x 2000px

Best

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

3840 x 2160px

2.pixel density

165ppi

267ppi

Best

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

540ppi

3.screen size

13.3"

13.5"

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
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

5.has an LED-backlit display
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

6.every pixel has three subpixels
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

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
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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

2 x 2.3GHz

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

128GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.has an external memory slot
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

3

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 Bluetooth
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

3.Has USB Type-C
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Has WiFi
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Bluetooth version

4

4

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
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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.

Battery

1. longer battery life

7h

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.

Best

Asus NovaGo (TP370QL) 4GB / 64GB SSD

22h

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

2.Has a stylus
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.has stereo speakers
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.has a search browser
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.

3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

4.Has NX bit
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

5.Has FMA3
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

6.Has F16C
HP Envy 13t 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

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