When it comes to computers, laptops are definitely the way to go if you’re always on the move. Finding a good laptop that will satisfy your needs is even harder when you have specific requirements that cater to a particular user category. Laptop manufacturers are looking to please all consumer types and provide laptops for everyone’s needs, thus we now have a laptop that is made for efficient gaming, the Razer Blade, and a laptop that caters to power workers and productivity oriented business consumers.
Although they might have been created for totally different purposes, they are both laptop devices created with the same type of components so let’s take a look and see which laptop comes out on top from a spec perspective.
Design and Display
The MacBook Pro 2016 brings us the classic Mac look, all grey premium casing and sleek design. The laptop also includes Touch ID tech similar to iPhones and the Touch Bard, which is a touch sensitive display bar using OLED technology, placed to replace the function key row.
The Razer Blade comes with a backlit keyboard which is often times seen on gaming laptops. The multiple lighting effects available turn this into a really cool feature, especially at night time.
The MacBook Pro 2016 comes with a beautiful 2560 x 1600 Retina display. The screen measures 13 inches and is quite pleasing to look at. On the other hand, the Razer Blade features an even more impressive display, specifically a 14 inch unit with a max resolution of 3200 x 1800. The IPS display used by the gaming laptop is unquestionably superior.
The most powerful MacBook model comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 CPU. The Skulake chip is backed up by the AMD Radeon Pro 450 graphics processor. The most stunning difference in terms of specs is what you might expect it to be coming from a gaming laptop, namely the GPU. While the MacBook Pro comes with a competent Radeon Pro, the Razer Blade offers a GeForce GTX 1060, which high end desktop grade.
If you’re thinking why would you possibly choose the MacBook in this situation, here comes the catch: The MacBook features an estimate battery life of 10 to 12 hours. If you’re looking for an endurance device that will keep up with your workload all throughout the day, that’s more than convenient. The Blade has an estimate battery life of about 5 hours, which isn’t efficient at all in a business environment.