97points

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

88points

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

36points

Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

Comparison winner
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB
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Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB vs Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

Why is Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB & Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB?

  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Thickness
    18.4mmvs23,20.8mm
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has Intel Quick Sync Video
  • Supports 4K resolution
  • Volume
    1635.65cm³vs1980.139,1709.3232cm³

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD & Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB?

  • Weight
    1.53kgvs1700,1920g
  • Has a stylus
  • Width
    343mmvs361.8,345mm
  • Has a gyroscope
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Has a flip and fold design
  • Has a detachable keyboard
  • Has dynamic frequency scaling

Why is Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB better than Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD & Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Height
    238.2mmvs245.7,251mm
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has a VGA connector

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Design

1.weight

1.7kg

1.53kg

1.92kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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

3.thickness

18.4mm

23mm

20.8mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.height

245.7mm

251mm

238.2mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

5.width

361.8mm

343mm

345mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

6.Uses a fanless design
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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.

For example

Lenovo Yoga C930 13.9" FHD Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 12GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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Display

1.resolution

3840 x 2160px

3240 x 2160px

1366 x 768px

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"

14"

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.every pixel has three subpixels
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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.

4.has an LED-backlit display
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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

5.has a anti-reflection coating
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

6.has a touch screen
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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

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Performance

1.RAM

16GB

16GB

4GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

2666MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

1600MHz

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

500GB

Best

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

4000GB

4.CPU threads

12 (Intel Core i7-8850H)

8 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

4

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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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.CPU speed

6 x 2.6GHz (Intel Core i7-8850H)

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

2 x 1.9GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

2

1

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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has Bluetooth
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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

5.Bluetooth version

5

4.1

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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

13h

17h

4h

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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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

2.has a front camera
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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

3.has GPS
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.number of microphones

1

2

1

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

5.has stereo speakers
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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

6.Has a stylus
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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.

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Miscellaneous

1.Has AES
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

2.Has integrated graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

3.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

4.Uses hyperthreading technology
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.

5.Has NX bit
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

6.Has FMA3
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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

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