What do you think of the Razer Blade as an alternative?

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  1. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    It's got a beast of a GPU and a 3K display. Plus its pretty much the same thickness and weight as a rMBP.
     
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    The poor battery life is a big deal to me, but otherwise it looks like a nice computer.
     
  3. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thats very true. If they can fix the battery and Microsoft fixes W8 with W9 like they fixed Windows Vista with 7, We will have a very tempting laptop on our hands IMO.

    But of course I would miss OS X too much.
     
  4. dovahkiin691 macrumors newbie

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    I remember watching a review of a razer gaming laptop, i dont remember if it was this one. Do you know if this model has been updated recently?
     
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    Yes that is indeed what I am talking about. Yes it was updated with a 3K display.
     
  6. dovahkiin691 macrumors newbie

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    I should have looked it up, they compare this razer blade to the older one. Honestly thats one good looking computer, but i never got around to buying anything razer
     
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    The warranty is lacking too much for my taste. Max of two years from day of purchase and you have to send it in for depot repair? No on-site option, like with Lenovo, Dell, or HP, or no local store (like with Apple) to which to bring it ... That's a show stopper for me.

    If it weren't for that, it would be very tempting. Decent warranty and coverage is important to me.
     
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    Razer is nice, but without Mac OSX I cannot think of it as an alternative. Even with my "old" MBP Late 2011, I'd prefer it to a new Razer.
     
  9. digitardy macrumors newbie

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    I debated between both when my side job offered either for me to cut our game trailers on.
    Ultimitaly I went with the MBP. I love the UI / experience, and it seemed to have the better balance.

    The RAZER is a beast for mobile gaming but it definitely has its drawbacks from that too.
     
  10. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The only one I could think of was decreased battery.

    I could even live with Windows if needed.
     
  11. wuush macrumors member

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    does it have the fans on the bottom? like most of the windows laptops, so you actually cant use it as laptop?

    otherwise battery is a deal breaker and i havent seen a windows laptop that gets better than 8h, which were ultrabooks. and since the razer one has a gpu it probably wont get more than 6h.

    then you buy a macbook and you suddenly experience 10h - 12h of battery life, which was my personal apple experience cause the battery graphs on the website arent ********.

    since its 3k you should look if windows has still scaling problems.
     
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    It has a 3 hour battery.
     

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