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Built-in microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in speakers
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
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
5.0
5.0
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Max Ethernet speed
1 Gbit/s
Mobile broadband (WWAN)
No
No
No
No
No
No
NFC
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), 802.11ax (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), 802.11ax (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
802.11a, 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)
Adaptive-Sync Technology
Platform
PC
Mac
PC
PC
Mac
Mac
PC
Mac
PC
Mac
PC
DisplayPort
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Type of DisplayPort connector
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
HDMI
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
HDMI version
Other connectors
Headphone output, VGA
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Thunderbolt
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Thunderbolt version
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 4
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 C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (total)
3 ​
2 ​
4 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
3 ​
3 ​
2 ​
3 ​
USB version
USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
USB 4.0
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
Colour
Black
Silver, Grey, Gold
Black
Silver, Grey
Silver, Grey
Silver, Grey, Gold
Grey
Silver, Grey
Silver
Silver, Grey
Blue
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
256 mm
212.4 mm
252 mm
206 mm
212.4 mm
212.4 mm
259 mm
221.2 mm
219 mm
212.4 mm
208 mm
Height
29.2 mm
16.1 mm
19.9 mm
16 mm
15.6 mm
16.1 mm
25.9 mm
15.5 mm
17.9 mm
15.6 mm
13.9 mm
Width
381.6 mm
304.1 mm
360 mm
278 mm
304.1 mm
304.1 mm
354 mm
312.6 mm
323 mm
304.1 mm
319 mm
Product weight
2.4 kg
1.29 kg
1.1 kg
1.4 kg
1.29 kg
2.1 kg
1.6 kg
1.2 kg
1.4 kg
1.17 kg
Aspect ratio
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
3:2
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
Display technology
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
Backlight
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
Panel type
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
Refresh rate
60Hz
144Hz
60Hz
60Hz
144Hz
120Hz
60Hz
Screen resolution
1366x768
2560x1600
1920x1080
1536x1024
2560x1600
2560x1600
1920x1080
3024x1964
1920x1080
2560x1600
1920x1080
Screen size
15.6 inches
13.3 inches
15.6 inches
12.45 inches
13.3 inches
13.3 inches
15.6 inches
14.2 inches
14 inches
13.3 inches
14 inches
Screen surface
Matte
Matte
Glossy
Matte
Glossy
Glossy
Matte
Swivel screen
No
No
No
No
No
No
Touchscreen
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Touchscreen features
Multi touch
Eco labels
EnergyStar
EnergyStar, EPEAT
EnergyStar
EnergyStar, EPEAT
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
Built-in camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Features
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Numeric keyboard
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Security
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Type
Laptop 10-13, MacBook
Gaming Laptop
Laptop 10-13, Windows Laptop
Laptop 10-13, MacBook
Laptop 10-13, MacBook
Gaming Laptop
Laptop 14-16, MacBook
Laptop 10-13, MacBook
Dedicated graphics memory
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Graphics memory
6 GB
4 GB
Type of graphics memory
Graphics processor
Intel HD Graphics 5500
Apple M1
GeForce RTX 3060
Intel UHD Graphics G1
Apple M1
Apple M1
GeForce GTX 1650
Apple M1 Pro
Radeon RX Vega 7
Apple M1
Brightness
400 cd/m²
500 cd/m²
400 cd/m²
500 cd/m²
Material (body/chassis)
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Free memory slots
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Maximum amount of memory
16 GB
8 GB
40 GB
8 GB
8 GB
32 GB
16 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Memory slot
SO-DIMM
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Number of memory slots
2 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
2 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
RAM size
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
16 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Type of memory
DDR3
DDR4X
DDR4X
DDR4X
DDR5
DDR4X
Release year
2015
2020
2021
2020
2020
2020
2021
2021
2021
2020
2021
Pointing stick
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Max battery life
15 h
13 h
17 h
15 h
17 h
17 h
Number of battery cells
4 ​
Processor core type
2 (Dual) Core
8 (Octa) Core
4 (Quad) Core
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
Processor model
Intel Core i3 5015U
Apple M1
Intel Core i5 1035G1
Apple M1
Apple M1
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
Apple M1 Pro
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Apple M1
Intel Core i5 1135G7
Processor speed
2.1 GHz
1 GHz
3.2 GHz
3.2 GHz
32/64-bit OS
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
Operating system
Windows 7 Professional
Mac OS
Windows 10 Home
Mac OS
Mac OS
Mac OS
Mac OS
Flash/SSD
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flash/SSD size
256 GB
512 GB
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
512 GB
512 GB
512 GB
512 GB
512 GB
Protocol
NVMe
NVMe
NVMe
NVMe
Type
SSD
SSD
eMMC
SSD
SSD
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
500 GB
Memory card reader
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Type of memory card
Secure Digital, SDHC
SDXC
Optical drive
No
No
No
No
No
No