Notebook manufacturers are trying hard to fill their models with modern technologies: devices have touch screens that can transform into tablets, and battery life to almost a day. In the autumn of last year, Apple presented the new generation top-end MacBook Pro with Touch panel Bar. Than can respond to manufacturers of devices running Windows? The selection Zoom from the top of the most productive, energy efficient and compact laptops designed to compete with the MacBook Pro.
15-inch MacBook Pro together with his “younger brother” with 13.3 inch screen revealed to the world in October last year. Now this is the most productive Apple laptop: it is based on Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with a clock frequency of 2.6 or 2.7 GHz and acceleration to 3.5/3.6 GHz and is equipped with SSD capacity from 512 GB to 2 TB depending on configuration and 16GB of RAM.
Losing about 2.5 mm in thickness, the MacBook Pro is 15.5 mm case was also the thinnest among all 15-inch laptops. To throw extra device failed due to the loss of almost all interfaces MacBook Pro equipped with only four USB ports-C with Thunderbolt 3. They allow you to transfer data at speeds up to 40 Gbps, and it is 4 times higher bandwidth of the faster USB 3.1 Gen 2.
Screen Retina resolution of 2880×1800 pixels on a 67% brighter and more contrast than the 2015 model. On a Mac appeared first scanner Touch ID. The touch triggered the search, the fingerprint database, and opens the corresponding user profile. The main highlight was the latest development Apple — touch bar Touch Bar new keys F1-F12. The tools you can use vary depending on the type of activity: adjusting the sound, emoticon, switching between tabs in the browser, predictive text input and so on. Laptop can work offline for about 10 hours with an average load.
Microsoft Surface Book
Updated the laptop from Microsoft, created almost in defiance of the MacBook (at least, it was the brainchild of Apple it was compared to presentations) can work with iTunes, iCloud and iPhone — user indicators that the transition from “Apple” products will be held for him almost painless. Unlike the MacBook, the Surface Book detachable touch screen, allowing it to run in tablet mode, presentation, or console — great for those who need a laptop for work, especially artists and designers. Resolution 3000×2000 pixels. and pixel density of 267 PPI makes the display even more attractive place to work.
The laptop comes with a stylus Surface Pen, the screen also supports control by the controller Surface Dial (price on the website $ 100 or approximately 5 650 rubles). This manipulator in the form of a washer helps to turn the page in the browser, change the brightness of the screen to undo the last action, etc. the Login is using Windows the Hello, recognizing the face of the wearer.
The top configuration, designed for designers, has an on Board processor Intel Core i7 6-th generation, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 2 GB graphics memory, 1 TB SSD and 16 GB RAM. This is enough to work with severe graphics and resource intensive games. Offline this laptop will last up to 16 hours. Configuration is easier: with 128/256/512 GB of storage and an Intel Core i5 processor, and the battery in these models is designed for 12 hours of work.
Microsoft all laptops include two USB 3.0 ports, two connectors Connect Surface intended for connection of additional monitors or projectors, and Mini Display Port.
Asus ZenBook Flip UX360
Ultrabook convertible Asus ZenBook Flip UX360 in monolithic aluminum casing got a great touch screen with a diagonal of 13.3”, which can be rotated 360° to use the device as a tablet. The display resolution of the top-end configuration is 3200×1800 pixels. (pixel density is high, 276 PPI), also available models with screen Full-HD. The manufacturer is particularly proud of the display brightness and juiciness of reproducible shades. Also, the Flip screen ZenBook uses a precision touchpad: contact sensors are located every 6 mm, and not every 9 mm, as in most laptops, so the response to touch are clear and immediate.
Moreover, the device is 13.9 mm thick has a mass of only 1.3 kg. the Body is made of aluminium and available in two colors — Icicle Gold and Mineral Grey. The market offers several modifications of ultrabook: Intel Core m3, m5 or m7 6th-generation RAM from 4 to 8GB, SSD — from 128 to 512 GB, running professional or home version of Windows 10. For the schedule meets the Intel HD Graphics 515. Running the laptop is absolutely noiseless passive cooling system copes with its task.
The ultrabook lovers to work without being tied to a wall outlet after the battery is full, the promised 12 hours. On the body enough ports: micro-HDMI, USB Type-C ports and two USB 3.0. The package includes two adapter, them micro-HDMI will be full HDMI and USB port — RJ-45 interface.
HP Envy x360
Updated last year, a 15.6-inch convertible by HP is made in all-metal casing: this phone is thinner than its predecessors (the thickness is 18.8 mm), to ensure it is able to open 360° — thus the manufacturer continues to support the fashion for laptops 2-in-1.
The model has Intel Core i5/i7 with a graphics accelerator Intel Iris Pro Graphics 540, hard drive 2 TB and up to 16 GB of RAM that allows you to run lightweight games without problems videos, and movies. There is a modification with OCTA core processor AMD FX 9800P and graphics Radeon R7.
The laptop is equipped with touch Full-HD screen (there is a version with a display resolution of 3840×2160 pixels), covered with tempered glass — off, it looks like a long black mirror that looks very nice. As for interfaces, here there are two USB 3.0 ports, USB-C and HDMI connector and a combo headphone slot and microphone. The battery allows you to work without charging for almost 10 hours autonomy at a good level, moreover, supported by rapid charging, the device can “score” of 90% for a half hour.
DELL XPS 13
Ultrabook from Dell included in laptop with the best screen ratio and the housing due to its narrow okolicsanyi framework. DELL XPS 13 onboard Intel Core processors of the latest generation and more long-lasting compared to the previous model, built-in battery with a capacity of 60 W•h. Also, a new fashionable case color – Rose Gold. Case thickness varies from 9 to 15 mm, and the maximum weight is only 1,29 kg device turned out to be one of the thinnest and lightest on the market in its category.
In such a design that hides a powerful iron. You can choose between processors i3-7100U, i5-7200U or i7-7500U. For the schedule meets the Intel HD Graphics 620. The maximum amount of DDR3 RAM -16 GB SSD — 1 TB.
13.3-inch screen with minimal bezel now fits into the housing 11-inch model. Junior model comes with an optional touch screen Full HD resolution, high — touch display UltraSharp Quad HD.
Lenovo Yoga 910
Laptop-transformer, multi-touch screen which easily swivels 360° and rigidly fixed at a right angle — as practice shows the latter is possible not all hybrid laptops. Last year his fans were pleased with the new version, and the device came out clearly better than presents with him on IFA-2016 Yoga Book with the touch keyboard, which is almost impossible to print a blind method or even just a fast typing.
Aluminium casing, the Lenovo Yoga 910 “lost”, now its thickness is 14.3 mm (14.9 mm instead of the previous model). For login and confirmation of online payments, the system uses the fingerprint scanner.
The manufacturer picked up the trend of “bermocoll”: 13.3-inch screen placed in the same frame, which had a 13.9-inch screen Yoga 900. Resolution can choose according to your taste: Full HD or Ultra HD. As for the processor, then the device 910 series depending on the configuration of the installed Intel Core i5 or i7 Kaby Lake. Drive you can select up to 1 TB. Time of continuous operation of the notebook — 15 hours.
Although overall, the new Lenovo Yoga is good, there is not too pleasant updates — housing has become more compact due to the fact that it disappeared SD card slot and video input. In order for one of the two USB ports-C turned into HDMI or DisplayPort, you need to buy an adapter.