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

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MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB
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Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD vs MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

Why is Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD better than MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB?

  • 295.8g lighter
    1.7kgvs1995.8g
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Has a backlit keyboard
  • Has an LED-backlit display
  • 3.7mm thinner
    18.4mmvs22.1mm
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has an IPS screen

Why is MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB better than Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • 6.4mm shorter
    239.3mmvs245.7mm
  • Has a VGA connector
  • 1 more USB 2.0 ports
    1vs0
  • 22.7mm narrower
    339.1mmvs361.8mm

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Design

1.weight

1.7kg

2kg

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249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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

3.thickness

18.4mm

22.1mm

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6.9mm

4.height

245.7mm

239.3mm

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17mm

5.Has a detachable keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

6.volume

1635.65cm³

1793.34cm³

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Display

1.pixel density

282ppi

157ppi

Best

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540ppi

2.resolution

3840 x 2160px

1920 x 1080px

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3840 x 2160px

3.every pixel has three subpixels
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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.screen size

15.6"

14"

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

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5.has an LED-backlit display
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

16GB

12GB

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64GB

2.RAM speed

2666MHz

1600MHz

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

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2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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

12 (Intel Core i7-8850H)

8

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

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12

5.internal storage

512GB

128GB

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4000GB

6.CPU speed

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

4 x 2.2GHz

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12 x 2GHz

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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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.HDMI ports

1

1

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

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2

4.Has Bluetooth
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.Has USB Type-C
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.has stereo speakers
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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

6.Has a stylus
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

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Miscellaneous

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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.

2.Has F16C
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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

3.Has AVX
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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

4.Has AES
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

5.Has integrated graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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

6.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
MSI GE40 14" Intel i7-4702MQ 2.2GHz / 12GB / 128GB

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

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