44points

Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

66points

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD vs Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Why is Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD better than Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD?

  • 1.98x higher resolution
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    2560 x 1600pxvs1920 x 1080px
  • 150g lighter
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    1.25kgvs1.4kg
  • 44.59% higher pixel density
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    227ppivs157ppi
  • 500GB more internal storage
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    1500GBvs1000GB
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • 1.45mm thinner
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    15.6mmvs17.05mm
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    3vs2
  • 2 more DisplayPort outputs
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    2vs0

Why is Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD better than Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD?

  • Has a touch screen
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  • Has an HDMI output
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  • 2.37x faster CPU speed
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    4 x 1.9GHzvs2 x 1.6GHz
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • 4 more USB 3.0 ports
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    4vs0
  • 2 more USB ports
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    4vs2
  • Supports 64-bit
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  • 0.6GHz higher turbo clock speed
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    4.2GHzvs3.6GHz

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Design

1.weight

1.25kg

1.4kg

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.thickness

15.6mm

17.05mm

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.
3.Uses a fanless design
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.
4.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
5.Has a flip and fold design
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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.
6.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
8.maximum operating temperature

35°C

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The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
9.lowest potential operating temperature

10°C

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The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

1.resolution

2560 x 1600px

1920 x 1080px

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

227ppi

157ppi

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 a touch screen
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.has anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
5.brightness

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A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
7.refresh rate

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The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
8.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
9.has an IPS screen
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

1.RAM

16GB

16GB

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.
2.RAM speed

2133MHz

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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.
4.internal storage

1500GB

1000GB

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 1.6GHz

4 x 1.9GHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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.CPU threads

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More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
7.VRAM

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VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of a graphics card. More VRAM generally allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.
8.GPU clock speed

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The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
9.uses multithreading
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD (Intel Core i7-8650U)
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.

Benchmarks

1.Geekbench 5 result (multi)

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Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
2.Geekbench 5 result (single)

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Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
3.PassMark result

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This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
4.PassMark result (single)

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This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
5.Cinebench R20 (multi) result

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Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's multi-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
6.Cinebench R20 (single) result

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Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's single-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.

Connectivity

1.has an HDMI output
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.has an external memory slot
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
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.
7.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
8.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Battery

1.Battery life

12h

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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.charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
3.battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
4.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
5.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.megapixels (front camera)

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The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
4.Stylus included
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB 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.
7.Uses 3D facial recognition
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
3D facial recognition systems, like Apple's Face ID, provide secure biometric authentication for unlocking devices and authorizing mobile payments.
8.video recording (main camera)

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The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
9.has voice commands
Apple MacBook Air Retina (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.clock multiplier

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The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.
2.DirectX version

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DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
3.GPU execution units

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A graphics processing unit (GPU) with a greater number of execution units can deliver better graphics.
4.render output units (ROPs)

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The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.
5.texture mapping units (TMUs)

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TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.
6.shading units

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Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.
7.Blender (bmw27) result

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702.11seconds (Intel Core i7-8650U)

The Blender (bmw27) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.
8.Blender (classroom) result

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1469.99seconds (Intel Core i7-8650U)

The Blender (classroom) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.
9.L1 cache

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A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

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