78points

LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

88points

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

34points

Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Comparison winner
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB
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LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB vs Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Why is LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB & Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

  • Weight
    1.09kgvs1534,2199.9g
  • Thickness
    17.8mmvs23,23.6mm
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Height
    228.6mmvs251,259.1mm
  • Volume
    1457.14cm³vs1980.139,2323.6088000000004cm³

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD & Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB?

  • Has a stylus
  • Width
    343mmvs358.1,380mm
  • Has a gyroscope
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Has a flip and fold design
  • Has a detachable keyboard
  • Has GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions
  • Supports bookmarks sync across different devices

Why is Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB better than LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD & Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has a VGA connector

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Design

1.weight

1.09kg

1.53kg

2.2kg

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

249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

3.thickness

17.8mm

23mm

23.6mm

Best

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

6.9mm

4.height

228.6mm

251mm

259.1mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

5.Has a detachable keyboard
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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.

6.volume

1457.14cm³

1980.14cm³

2323.61cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

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Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1080px

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.every pixel has three subpixels
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 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.

3.screen size

15.6"

15"

15.6"

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"

4.has an LED-backlit display
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

5.has a touch screen
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

6.has an IPS screen
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 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

16GB

8GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

2400MHz

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.Uses flash storage
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 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.

4.CPU threads

8 (Intel Core i7-8550U)

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.internal storage

1000GB

1000GB

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU speed

4 x 1.8GHz (Intel Core i7-8550U)

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

3

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
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has Bluetooth
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 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
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

5.Bluetooth version

4.1

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
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 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

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

2.has a front camera
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

3.has GPS
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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 an optical disc drive
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to use CDs and DVDs for reading and/or writing data.

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Miscellaneous

1.Copy and paste features in web browser
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB
2.Has AES
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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

5.Has NX bit
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

6.Uses hyperthreading technology
LG Gram 15 (2018) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Toshiba Satellite L50 15.6" Intel Core i3-4025U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 1TB

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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