100points

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

57points

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB
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Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD vs Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

Why is Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD better than Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB?

  • Has an LED-backlit display
  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has an external memory slot
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has F16C
  • Has a HDMI output
  • Supports 4K resolution

Why is Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB better than Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD?

  • 1.5h longer battery life
    14.5hvs13h
  • 450g lighter
    1.25kgvs1700g
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    2vs1
  • 4mm thinner
    14.4mmvs18.4mm
  • 1 more mini-DisplayPort outputs
    1vs0
  • Has an accelerometer
  • 39.48% less body volume
    989.94cm³vs1635.654384cm³
  • 22.5mm shorter
    223.2mmvs245.7mm

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Design

1.weight

1.7kg

1.25kg

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

3.thickness

18.4mm

14.4mm

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4.Has a detachable keyboard
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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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5.volume

1635.65cm³

989.94cm³

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6.height

245.7mm

223.2mm

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Display

1.pixel density

282ppi

201ppi

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540ppi

2.resolution

3840 x 2160px

2256 x 1504px

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3.screen size

15.6"

13.5"

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

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4.has an LED-backlit display
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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 a anti-reflection coating
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

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Performance

1.RAM

32GB

16GB

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64GB

2.Uses flash storage
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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.

3.CPU speed

6 x 2.7GHz (Intel Xeon E-2176M)

2 x 2.5GHz

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4.internal storage

1000GB

512GB

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5.has an external memory slot
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.Supports 64-bit
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

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.

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2.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

3.USB ports

4

1

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

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4.Has USB Type-C
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

5.Has Bluetooth
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

6.Bluetooth version

5

4

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Battery

1. longer battery life

13h

14.5h

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.

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2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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.

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3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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 Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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 Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

3.Has a stylus
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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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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4.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

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5.number of microphones

1

2

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

Best

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6.has stereo speakers
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

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Miscellaneous

1.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

2.Has F16C
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

3.Supports ECC memory
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

4.Has integrated graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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

5.Has Intel Quick Sync Video
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

This allows very fast video transcoding times, for example when ripping a DVD or Blu-ray to your computer.

6.Uses hyperthreading technology
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i7-7660U / 16GB / 512GB

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.

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