Comparisons of various laptops and PCs

Updated for 2022

Random PCs and laptops I have used in the past for work and play:

Lenovo Compact 12.5″ X230 ThinkPad Laptop (new for 2022)

Lenovo ThinkPad X230

16GB RAM (upgraded from 8GB)

4TB SSD (upgraded from 1TB SSD)

Gateway 14.1″ Laptop

Overall PassMark Rating: 2340.7

Passmark CPU Mark (multithreaded): 5825.2 (actual result 2020_11)
Passmark CPU Single Thread: 2085 (actual result 2020_11)

AMD Ryzen 3300U (ordered a 3200U and they shipped me a 3300U!!!)

UPGRADE! 4GB 20GB DDR4 RAM (4GB soldered, 16GB added)

128GB M.2 SATA SSD (not NVMe)


Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED laptop

9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H 6 core processor (12 threads)

Passmark Rating: 11374
Passmark Single Thread Rating: 2519

Style: 4K OLED | GeForce GTX 1660 Ti | Color: 15.6″ | AERO 15 OLED |2019 | Capacity: i7-9750H | 16GB | 512GB SSD

PC information from Windows 10
Task manager showing 6 cores, 12 logical processors
  • 15.6″ 3 millimeter ultra-thin bezel | Samsung UHD 3840×2160 Amoled display | 100%DCI-P3 Color Gamut, more colors than sRGB
  • Best color accuracy: Individually calibrated and certified with X-Rite Pantone
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H 6 core processor w/ 2.6 GHz/4.5 GHz (base/max turbo)
  • Powerful graphic performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti GDDR6 6GB Supports NVIDIA Optimus technology to increase gaming experience
  • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Samsung DRAM module | M. 2 NVMe PCIe 512GB Intel 760P SSD | Windows 10 Home
  • Microsoft Azure AI | All Intel Inside | Killer Ethernet E2600/ Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (powered by Intel)
  • Various I/O ports: UHS-II Full-sized SD Card Reader | HDMI 2. 0 | mini-DP 1. 4 | Intel Thunderbolt 3

HP Pavilion TP01-0066 Desktop PC

Passmark Rating: 22827
Single Thread Rating: 2690

Specs screenshot:


  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz (up to 4.4GHz with Boost) 8-Core, 16-Thread
    • L2 4MB cache
    • L3 32MB cache

RAM: 32GB DDR4 RAM (upgraded from 8GB DDR4 RAM)


Video card: AMD Radeon RX 550/2GB


ASUS Laptop

Passmark Rating: 8412
Passmark Single Thread Rating: 2140

Asus – FX705DT 17.3″ Gaming Laptop – AMD Ryzen 7 – 8GB Memory – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 – 512GB Solid State Drive – Black

2nd Gen Ryzen 7, 3750H 4-Core, 8-Thread

Quad Core


Samsung Slim 15″ Notebook

Passmark Rating: 5990
Passmark: Single Thread Rating: 2100

SAMSUNG 15.0″ 16GB Memory 256 GB SSD Laptop Notebook 9 Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8550U 1.80 GHz NVIDIA GeForce MX150 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Model NP900X5T-X01US

Intel i7 8550U

1MB L2 Cache

8MB L3 Cache

Quad Core – Eight Thread


Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

Passmark Rating: 2534
Passmark Single Thread Rating: 1559

Intel® Core™ i7-4500U Processor 4M Cache, @ 1.80GHz with turbo up to 3.00 GHz, 2 cores, 4 Threads, 512KB L2 cache, 4MB L3 cache. Haswell architecture. Released Q3 2013.

Intel® HD Graphics 4400


Lenovo Compact 12.5″ X230 ThinkPad Laptop (old, now dead from bad motherboard/CPU heat)

Passmark Rating: 2874
Passmark Single Thread Rating: 1721

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 [2325JQ8] 12.5″ 2.90GHZ CORE i7 [3520M] 8GB 320GB WEBCAM

Intel i7-3520M 2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.9 GHz, Ivy Bridge, 2 x 256KB L2 cache, 4MB L3 cache. Released Q2 2012.

i5-2500K Desktop PC (nickname XWING)

Passmark Rating: 4084

Passmark Single Thread Rating: 1696


Q6600 Desktop PC

Passmark Rating: 1757
Passmark Single Thread Rating: 955

First PC Build ~1997

Pentium II 233MHz


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