55points

HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB

92points

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

HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Comparison winner
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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92
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Why is HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • 313.8g lighter
    1.22kgvs1534g
  • 9.8mm thinner
    13.2mmvs23mm
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 58.2% less body volume
    827.64cm³vs1980.139cm³
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 42mm shorter
    209mmvs251mm
  • 43mm narrower
    300mmvs343mm

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB?

  • 12GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs4GB
  • 2.85x higher resolution
    3240 x 2160pxvs1920 x 1280px
  • 534MHz higher ram speed
    2400MHzvs1866MHz
  • 7h longer battery life
    17hvs10h
  • 872GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs128GB
  • 25% bigger screen size
    15"vs12"
  • 4.22x faster CPU speed
    4 x 1.9GHzvs2 x 0.9GHz
  • 2 more USB 3.0 ports
    2vs0

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.22kg

1.53kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

13.2mm

23mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.

4.Weather sealed
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" 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

827.64cm³

1980.14cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.

Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1280px

3240 x 2160px

Best

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

3840 x 2160px

2.screen size

12"

15"

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"

3.has a touch screen
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.has an LED-backlit display
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.every pixel has three subpixels
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.

6.has an IPS screen
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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.

Performance

1.RAM

4GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

1866MHz

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 Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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 speed

2 x 0.9GHz

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.CPU threads

4

8 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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

0

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 Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.

3.Has USB Type-C
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Has WiFi
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

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 Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.

Battery

1. longer battery life

10h

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 Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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 stylus
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" 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 Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.

4.has stereo speakers
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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 GPS
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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

6.front camera megapixels

5MP

5MP

Best

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

8MP

Miscellaneous

1.Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.has a CMOS sensor
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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.

3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.

4.Has NX bit
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

5.Has FMA3
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.

6.Has F16C
HP Spectre x2 12" Intel Core M3-6Y30 0.9GHz / 4GB / 128GB
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.

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