95points

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

66points

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB

90points

Porsche Design Book One

Comparison winner
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB vs MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB vs Porsche Design Book One

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One
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Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB & Porsche Design Book One?

  • Weight
    1.53kgvs1796.2,2000g
  • Supports widgets
  • The browser has word wrap
  • Has MMX
  • Has AES
  • Has dynamic frequency scaling
  • Has NX bit
  • Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

Why is MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB & Porsche Design Book One?

  • Thickness
    17.5mmvs23,17.7mm
  • Height
    248.9mmvs251,250.9mm

Why is Porsche Design Book One better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB & MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB?

  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Uses a fanless design
  • Volume
    1579.19cm³vs1980.139,1655.185cm³

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.53kg

1.8kg

2kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

23mm

17.5mm

17.7mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

4.Has a flip and fold design
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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.

5.volume

1980.14cm³

1655.18cm³

1579.19cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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.

Display

1.resolution

3240 x 2160px

3840 x 2160px

3840 x 2160px

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52S 15.6” UHD Intel Core i5-8350U 1.7GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

2.screen size

15"

15.6"

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"

3.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

5.has an LED-backlit display
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

6.has a anti-reflection coating
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

Performance

1.RAM

16GB

16GB

16GB

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 64GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

2.RAM speed

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

2400MHz

2133MHz

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 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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)

4 x 2.6GHz

2 x 2.7GHz

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

1000GB

512GB

512GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.has an external memory slot
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

2.USB 3.0 ports

2

3

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

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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.

4.Has WiFi
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

4

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5

6.Has Bluetooth
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

Battery

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

2.Has a stylus
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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 stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

4.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

5.Has an optical disc drive
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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 GPS
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Miscellaneous

1.Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One
2.Supports widgets
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.

3.Has MMX
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

4.Has AES
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

5.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

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

6.Has NX bit
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-021 15.6" Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
Porsche Design Book One

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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