63points

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD

50points

Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD vs Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Why is Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD better than Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB?

  • 8GB more RAM memory
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    16GBvs8GB
  • 2133MHz higher ram speed
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    3733MHzvs1600MHz
  • 10.66% bigger screen size
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    13.5"vs12.2"
  • 744GB more internal storage
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    1000GBvs256GB
  • 3.25x faster CPU speed
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    4 x 1.3GHzvs2 x 0.8GHz
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • Has a touch screen
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  • 56GB larger maximum memory size
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    64GBvs8GB

Why is Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB better than Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD?

  • 20.72% higher resolution
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    2560 x 1600pxvs2256 x 1504px
  • 380.8g lighter
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    907.2gvs1288g
  • Has a backlit keyboard
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  • 1h longer battery life
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    12.5hvs11.5h
  • 22.89% higher pixel density
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    247ppivs201ppi
  • Has anti-reflection coating
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  • Has an HDMI output
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  • 1 more USB 3.0 ports
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    2vs1

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Design

1.weight

1.29kg

907.2g

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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
3.thickness

14.5mm

11.7mm

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)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.width

308mm

284.5mm

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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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

2256 x 1504px

2560 x 1600px

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

201ppi

247ppi

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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
4.screen size

13.5"

12.2"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an LED-backlit display
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Performance

1.RAM

16GB

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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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 0.8GHz

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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.has an HDMI output
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
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)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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

1.Battery life

11.5h

12.5h

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.
2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
4.Stylus included
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD (Intel Core i7-1065G7)
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
2.Has MMX
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD (Intel Core i7-1065G7)
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
3.Has NX bit
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD (Intel Core i7-1065G7)
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
4.Has FMA3
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD (Intel Core i7-1065G7)
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
FMA3 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
5.uses multithreading
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD (Intel Core i7-1065G7)
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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.
6.Has AES
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i7-1065G7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD (Intel Core i7-1065G7)
Samsung ATIV Book 9 12.2" Intel Core M 5Y10c 0.8GHz / 8GB / 256GB
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

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