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Built-in microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in speakers
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
Multi channel
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
Multi channel
2-channel (Stereo)
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
4.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Max Ethernet speed
1 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
Mobile broadband (WWAN)
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Mobile network
3G (UMTS)
NFC
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless networking standard (IEEE 802.11)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Adaptiv synk-teknik
Platform
PC
Mac
Mac
PC
PC
PC
PC
Mac
PC
PC
PC
DisplayPort
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Type of DisplayPort connector
Mini
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
HDMI
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Other connectors
Headphone output, VGA
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Thunderbolt
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Thunderbolt version
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of USB connector
USB (Type A)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (total)
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
3 ​
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
4 ​
USB version
USB 2.0, USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps), USB 3 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 2.0, USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps), USB 3 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 2.0, USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps), USB 3 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 2.0, USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gbps), USB 3 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
Colour
Black
Silver, Grey, Gold
Silver, Grey
Silver, Blue, Grey
Black, Grey
Grey
Blue
Silver, Grey
Black, Silver, Blue, Grey
Black, Grey
Black, Red
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
248.1 mm
212.4 mm
212.4 mm
223 mm
222 mm
226.5 mm
223 mm
212.4 mm
223 mm
222 mm
255 mm
Height
29.5 mm
16.1 mm
14.9 mm
14.51 mm
17.9 mm
17.6 mm
19.9 mm
14.9 mm
14.51 mm
17.9 mm
25.9 mm
Width
376.6 mm
304.1 mm
304.1 mm
308 mm
324 mm
326.4 mm
323 mm
304.1 mm
308 mm
324 mm
363.4 mm
Product weight
2.63 kg
1.29 kg
1.37 kg
1.25 kg
1.6 kg
1.3 kg
1.5 kg
1.37 kg
1.25 kg
2 kg
2.5 kg
Aspect ratio
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
3:2
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
3:2
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
Display technology
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
Backlight
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
Panel type
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
TN
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
Refresh rate
60Hz
60Hz
120Hz
60Hz
60Hz
120Hz
60Hz
Screen resolution
1920x1080
2560x1600
2560x1600
2256x1504
1920x1080
1366x768
1920x1080
2560x1600
2256x1504
1920x1080
1920x1080
Screen size
15.6 inches
13.3 inches
13.3 inches
13.5 inches
14 inches
14 inches
14 inches
13.3 inches
13.5 inches
14 inches
15.6 inches
Screen surface
Matte
Glossy
Glossy
Matte
Matte
Glossy
Glossy
Matte
Matte
Swivel screen
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Touchscreen
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Touchscreen features
Multi touch, Active Digitizer (support for stylus pen)
Multi touch, Active Digitizer (support for stylus pen)
Eco labels
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
Built-in camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Features
Dockable, Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Fanless design
Backlit keyboard, Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard
Numeric keyboard
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Security
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Face scanner
Fingerprint reader
Face scanner
Fingerprint reader
Face scanner
Face scanner
Suitable for gaming
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Dedicated graphics memory
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Graphics memory
1 GB
4 GB
2 GB
4 GB
4 GB
Type of graphics memory
GDDR6
GDDR5
GDDR6
GDDR5
Graphics processor
GeForce GT 730M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
GeForce GTX 1650
Intel UHD Graphics 600
GeForce MX250
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
GeForce GTX 1650
Switchable graphics
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Material (body/chassis)
Plastic, Carbon fiber, Glass fiber
Aluminium
Aluminium
Aluminium
Aluminium, Plastic, Magnesium
Aluminium
Aluminium
Aluminium, Plastic, Magnesium
Aluminium
Free memory slots
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Maximum amount of memory
16 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
24 GB
4 GB
16 GB
16 GB
8 GB
32 GB
32 GB
Memory slot
SO-DIMM
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard & SO-DIMM
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
SO-DIMM
SO-DIMM
Number of memory slots
2 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
2 ​
2 ​
RAM size
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
4 GB
16 GB
16 GB
8 GB
16 GB
8 GB
Type of memory
DDR3
DDR4X
DDR3
DDR4
DDR4
DDR3
DDR3
DDR4X
DDR4
DDR4
DDR4
Release year
2014
2020
2020
2019
2020
2018
2019
2020
2019
2020
2019
Pointing stick
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Max battery life
11 h
12 h
10 h
11.5 h
10.7 h
14 h
22 h
10 h
11.5 h
8 h
Number of battery cells
9 ​
4 ​
4 ​
3 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
Processor core type
4 (Quad) Core
2 (Dual) Core
4 (Quad) Core
4 (Quad) Core
8 (Octa) Core
2 (Dual) Core
4 (Quad) Core
4 (Quad) Core
4 (Quad) Core
8 (Octa) Core
4 (Quad) Core
Processor model
Intel Core i7 4710MQ
Intel Core i3 1000NG4
Intel Core i5 8257U
Intel Core i5 1035G7
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
Intel Celeron N4000
Intel Core i7 10510U
Intel Core i5 1038NG7
Intel Core i5 1035G7
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
Intel Core i5 9300H
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
1.1 GHz
1.4 GHz
1.2 GHz
2.9 GHz
1.1 GHz
1.8 GHz
2 GHz
1.2 GHz
2.9 GHz
2.4 GHz
32/64-bit OS
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
Operating system
Windows 7 Professional
Mac OS
Mac OS
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 S
Windows 10 Pro
Mac OS
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home
Flash/SSD
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flash/SSD size
256 GB
256 GB
128 GB
512 GB
64 GB
512 GB
512 GB
256 GB
512 GB
256 GB
Type
SSD
SSD
SSD
SSD
eMMC
SSD
SSD
SSD
SSD
SSD
Number of SSDs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Hard drive (mechanical/hybrid)
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Hard drive size
1000 GB
Memory card reader
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Type of memory card
Multi Media Card, Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC
microSDHC, microSD, microSDXC
microSDHC, microSD, microSDXC
Optical drive
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Type of optical drive
DVD burner