Sep 11., 2017 / Technology
2 Best Alternatives for MacBook Pro
Apple’s very own MacBook Pro might be the best selling laptop in the world. However, not everyone affords it and certainly, there are alternatives that are just as good as the MacBook.
Laptops that high-end components aren’t unique to Apple alone, thanks to other company that offers WIndows 10 laptop. If you want a cheaper system than Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup, you could find good Windows 10 laptops that are very affordable for just under $300.
Depending on your needs, you could definitely find many more suitable options than the Apple product. In fact, there are many other options on the market nowadays with comparable features with the MacBook Pro. These alternatives include the Microsoft’s Surface Book and Razer’s Blade.
Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft’s Surface Book is running underpowered ARM chips and has the awkward Windows 8 tablet/desktop hybrid interface. But despite this, Surface Book has evolved to become a very strong indicator of computer excellence, quality, and a no-compromise design. Just the right character to compete with MacBook Pro.
The Surface Pro 4 is a solid ultra-portable laptop that comes with good versatility. Its design showcases a distinctive style with touchscreen features and bundled Surface Pen. The screen can be detached into a tablet and its Windows 10 interface works well in a tablet-style.
There are a variety of Microsoft Surface Pro models, starting from an entry-level machine that comes with an i5 or i7 Skylake processor for just $1499. Other specs include SSD sizes from 128 GB up to 1TB and choices of 8GB or 16GB of RAM.
Razer Blade is originally designed as a high-end, fast, and efficient gaming laptop. This California-based tech company was founded in 1998 and has been specializing in gaming products, especially laptops, since the start. Razer produces three categories of laptops, which are (1) workhorse 14-inch Razer Blade, (2) ultrabook styled Blade Stealth, and so far the best 17 inch Laptop (3) high-end 17-inch Blade Pro.
With a 14-inch screen, the Razer Blade is slightly larger than the newest Apple laptop. It is available in either a regular 1920 × 1080 IPS screen or touch enabled 3200 × 1800 screen. Razer’s Blade does not stand out just because of its good screen quality but also in its keyboard.
Razer is using Chroma backlighting technology for its keyboard so that it will give more light when it is opened specially at night. Every key can light up in a different color. You can also animate the color effects dance under your fingers.
When it comes to connectivity, the laptop offers a single HDMI 2.0 port for video and audio output, a single USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port as well as 3 USB 3.0 ports for a wide range of peripherals. The 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 is partnered with 16GB of RAM, and its battery life can comfortably surpass six hours of work.