28points

HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB

88points

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

HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Why is HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • 13mm shorter
    238mmvs251mm
  • Has a VGA connector
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
  • 3mm narrower
    340mmvs343mm

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB?

  • 8GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs8GB
  • 6.67x higher resolution
    3240 x 2160pxvs1366 x 768px
  • 1067MHz higher ram speed
    2400MHzvs1333MHz
  • 500GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs500GB
  • 4 more CPU threads
    8vs4
  • Uses flash storage
  • 686g lighter
    1.53kgvs2220g
  • Has a backlit keyboard

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Design

1.weight

2.22kg

1.53kg

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2.Has a backlit keyboard
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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

28.1mm

23mm

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4.height

238mm

251mm

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17mm

5.volume

2273.85cm³

1980.14cm³

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6.Has a detachable keyboard
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" 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.

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Display

1.resolution

1366 x 768px

3240 x 2160px

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3840 x 2160px

2.every pixel has three subpixels
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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.

3.screen size

14"

15"

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

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4.has an LED-backlit display
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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.

5.has a anti-reflection coating
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T480 14" Intel Core i5-8350U 1.7GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

6.has a touch screen
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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

8GB

16GB

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64GB

2.RAM speed

1333MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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

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2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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.

4.CPU threads

4

8 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

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5.internal storage

500GB

1000GB

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4000GB

6.maximum memory size

8GB

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

2

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

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2.Has WiFi
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has USB Type-C
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Has Bluetooth
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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.

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" 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.

6.has a VGA connector
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

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Battery

1.Has a MagSafe power adapter
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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.

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Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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.

6.front camera megapixels

0.9MP

5MP

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8MP

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Miscellaneous

1.Copy and paste features in web browser
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.Has dynamic frequency scaling
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" 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.

3.Has FMA3
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Has F16C
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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.

5.Has AVX
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

6.Has MMX
HP Pavilion dm4 14" Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz / 8GB / 500GB
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.

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