77points

HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB

100points

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

87points

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

HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Comparison winner
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB vs Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Why is HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB better than Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD & Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Thickness
    17.7mmvs18.4,23mm
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
  • Uses a fanless design

Why is Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD better than HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB & Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Height
    245.7mmvs250.9,251mm
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has Intel Quick Sync Video
  • Supports ECC memory
  • Supports 4K resolution

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD?

  • longer battery life
    17hvs12,13h
  • Weight
    1.53kgvs2000,1700g
  • Number of microphones
    2vs1,1
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Width
    343mmvs355.6,361.8mm
  • Has a gyroscope
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Has a detachable keyboard

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Design

1.Has a backlit keyboard
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.

2.weight

2kg

1.7kg

1.53kg

Best

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

249.5g

3.thickness

17.7mm

18.4mm

23mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.height

250.9mm

245.7mm

251mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

5.width

355.6mm

361.8mm

343mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

6.Uses a fanless design
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 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.

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Display

1.resolution

3840 x 2160px

3840 x 2160px

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

15.6"

15.6"

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 an LED-backlit display
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.

4.every pixel has three subpixels
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.

5.has a anti-reflection coating
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

6.has an IPS screen
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.

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Performance

1.RAM

16GB

32GB

16GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

2133MHz

2666MHz

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.internal storage

512GB

1000GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

4.CPU threads

4

12 (Intel Xeon E-2176M)

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

5.Uses flash storage
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.

6.maximum memory size

16GB

64GB

32GB (Intel Core i7-8650U)

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

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

64GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

1

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

6

2.Has WiFi
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has Bluetooth
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.

4.Has USB Type-C
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

5.USB ports

2

4

4

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

Best

Asus ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD + 1TB SSHD

5

6.Bluetooth version

4

5

4.1

Best

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

5

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Battery

1. longer battery life

12h

13h

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 sleep-and-charge USB ports
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.

3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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

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Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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 Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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 Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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 Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.number of microphones

1

1

2

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

6.Has a fingerprint scanner
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

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Miscellaneous

1.has a rechargeable battery
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.Has FMA3
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.

3.Has F16C
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.

4.Has NX bit
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

5.Has AES
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

6.Has AVX
HP Spectre x360 (2017) 15.6" Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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.

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