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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB

62points

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB vs Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Why is Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB better than Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD?

  • 17.9g lighter
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    1.27kgvs1288g
  • Has anti-reflection coating
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  • 3.7% bigger screen size
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    14"vs13.5"
  • Has an HDMI output
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  • 2 more USB 3.0 ports
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    3vs1
  • Stylus included
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  • Has a fingerprint scanner
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  • 1 more mini-DisplayPort outputs
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    1vs0

Why is Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD better than Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB?

  • 1.64x higher resolution
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    2256 x 1504pxvs1920 x 1080px
  • 1867MHz higher ram speed
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    3733MHzvs1866MHz
  • 28.03% higher pixel density
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    201ppivs157ppi
  • 3.5h longer battery life
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    11.5hvs8h
  • 4.35% faster CPU speed
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    4 x 1.2GHzvs2 x 2.3GHz
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • 2.3mm thinner
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    14.5mmvs16.8mm
  • Supports 64-bit
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Design

1.weight

1.27kg

1.29kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a backlit keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
3.thickness

16.8mm

14.5mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.width

333mm

308mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.Has a flip and fold design
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1080px

2256 x 1504px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

157ppi

201ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.has anti-reflection coating
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has a touch screen
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an LED-backlit display
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

8GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
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.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.CPU speed

2 x 2.3GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
6.has an external memory slot
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.has an HDMI output
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
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.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Battery

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.
2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
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 X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
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.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
4.Stylus included
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
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.
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Miscellaneous

1.Has integrated graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (Intel Core i5-1035G7)
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
2.Has FMA4
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (Intel Core i5-1035G7)
FMA4 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
3.uses multithreading
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (Intel Core i5-1035G7)
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
4.Supports ECC memory
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (Intel Core i5-1035G7)
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.
5.Has AVX
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (Intel Core i5-1035G7)
AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial apps, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
6.Has AES
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 14" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (Intel Core i5-1035G7)
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

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