89points

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

37points

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

Comparison winner
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB vs Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB
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37
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Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB?

  • 386g lighter
    1.53kgvs1920g
  • Uses flash storage
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a stylus
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Has an IPS screen

Why is Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • 3.7% bigger screen size
    14"vs13.5"
  • 2.2mm thinner
    20.8mmvs23mm
  • Has an external memory slot
  • Has an optical disc drive
  • Has a HDMI output
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
  • Has a VGA connector

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.53kg

1.92kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

23mm

20.8mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

4.Weather sealed
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i7 8650U 1.9GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

5.Uses a fanless design
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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

6.volume

1664.83cm³

1709.32cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

Display

1.resolution

3000 x 2000px

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.pixel density

267ppi

112ppi

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

3.screen size

13.5"

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"

4.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

5.has an LED-backlit display
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

Performance

1.RAM

16GB

4GB

Best

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

64GB

2.RAM speed

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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

4.CPU speed

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

5.internal storage

1000GB

500GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU threads

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

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.

Best

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

6

2.Has Bluetooth
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

3.Has USB Type-C
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

4.Has WiFi
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Bluetooth version

4

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
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

Battery

1. longer battery life

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 a MagSafe power adapter
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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 stylus
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

3.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

4.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

5.has GPS
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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

6.Has an optical disc drive
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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

Miscellaneous

1.Has customizable notifications
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

You can easily manage notifications by adjusting your preferences, and you can also turn them off completely for specific apps.

2.has a CMOS sensor
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

3.Has NX bit
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

4.Has FMA3
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

5.Has integrated graphics
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" 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.

6.Supports ECC memory
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Sony Vaio T14 14" Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz / 4GB / 500GB

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.

For example

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

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