Apple vs. Razer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Parthluthra, Sep 16, 2016.

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  1. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    Ok, what wrong with a Zune for two months at a time?
  2. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

  3. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    LOL. Well it also had clunky hardware. It was bigger than the iPod and simply not as cool. The 'scroll wheel' was a straight up gimmick - it looked like Apple's but didn't function like it. You couldn't just glide your fingertip around the wheel, you actually had to press the wheel down, making a wheel shape kind of pointless. When you have both in hand you can clearly tell one is an imitation, or 'inspiration' if we're being nice, of the other.
  4. doodoogary

    doodoogary New Member

    i think apple and razer products are on a different level in terms of things they specialize in. It really depends on what you need for the laptop.
  5. Shadcast

    Shadcast Member

    I would go with the razer blade for gaming.
  6. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Member

    Generally,it would be better to get a Razer one as Apple's a very overpriced
  7. Vueeyle244

    Vueeyle244 New Member

    I was a Apple Mac user for about 5 years, after Switching over to Razer product lines - I couldn't be any happier.

    Their customer services I had from Razer is amazing. My Razer Blade Pro 2015 had battery issues, they sent me a RMA and a courier to pick it up - 1 week later, it was back to me with a new battery and a full internal clean.

    Somewhat wished I save my money I spent on Macs on Razer laptops instead. Performance you pay for is so much better, product quality is pretty much on par with Apple's and of course the weight of the devices are on par / better than Apple.

    So yes I would highly recommend moving over to Razer's computer line up over a MBA / 13" MBP - UNLESS you really need Apple's software such as FCPX, Aperture, Page and etc.
  8. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    True, but also true for most PCs in general relative to MacBooks.
    I'd have to disagree. Don't think we're there yet. Product quality is Apple's specialty.
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  9. wesdalelio

    wesdalelio Member

    Yeah, Apple is the simplest option for work and efficiency, but Razer laptops can be more powerful and capable of handling applications for tech related jobs, like modeling softwares or video editing. Apple does have better video editing software though...
    Also, anyone ready this, don't treat that statement like an opinion, it isn't one. :)
  10. Hadesgatee

    Hadesgatee Active Member

    Wow you are indeed in a dilemma, i think i would be too.
    I am a huge fan of Razer products, but personally i think i would go for Apple and not Razer. Especially with a price premium.

    Apple is worldwide and you will always find a store close by to go to if something breaks.
    Apple , for me, is very stable. i did not have any issues at all and i have a macbook air from 2009, runs like a Charm!!

    Razer is more focussed on gaming and i think if that is your thing you could go for Razer.
    Razer fan? well choice might be easy.
    Razer is a small company, will they help you out more than a well established company like Apple?
  11. dagoystersauce

    dagoystersauce New Member

    I am also in a dilemma but for a different matter. I have been hearing a lot about the Razer Blade 2016 for the last couple of months and a lot of reviews are popping up on my social news feeds which are very tempting. I admit that I am not an avid gamer and I never really owned a high-end gaming PC/console. I used to casually play games a lot before but ever since I started working (about 2 years ago), I only had the time to play on weekends which I mostly spend in sleeping nowadays. When I saw the Razer Blade reviews, I thought that why don't I get back to gaming again and get myself that beautiful machine. But in the back of my mind, I also thought that maybe in a few months time an upgrade of the Razer Blade 2016 will be coming. I am just finding it hard to commit to getting one since it is expensive (PHP 100,000+), it may get obsolete in a year or maybe in a few months, it is difficult to get post-sales support if something unfortunate happens, and I may not use the most out of it (I will try).

    What do you guys think? Is it a good investment? Should I get one? Should I wait for a better version? I'm pretty sure there are a number of people out there like me who are not as hardcore as most of Razer's fans are and hoping that you guys can help us!
  12. I am onto my second Blade (2016 1060 model) and still have my Blade 2014 (QHD 870m).

    I also have a fully decked MacBook Pro 2015 model.

    My MacBook I used maybe 20 times. I use my Blade (2014) daily as a Kali Linux only laptop now and my 2016 model as the Windows 10 device. Because of my work, I carry both laptops when travelling to ensure that I have a backup device.

    Would I buy another MacBook for work purposes (office 2016 etc) - No.

    Would I buy another Blade for work purposes - of course.

    The 2014 model is better in ALL user scenarios than the MacBook Pro, and the 2016 is better than the 2014.

    Price should never be an issue for quality.
  13. Hadesgatee

    Hadesgatee Active Member

    What i understand is that you do not game often and only in weekends.
    For what you do i think it is a waste of money to buy a laptop of 2400+.

    Instead why dont you buy a PC for 1/3 of the price and play some games at home?
    Perhaps you can buy a Razer PC case and put the pc together yourself . Buy some Razer peripherals while you are add it, if you so wish. But a simple mouse and keyboard would be good enough too.
  14. Id say Razer for gaming. Though its expensive probably one of the best choices
  15. aab010799

    aab010799 Active Member

    Spec for spec I would go with the Razer regardless of whether I'm gaming or not. It will last much longer performance wise and is just an insanely better value. I mean really dual core i5 vs quad i7. 8gb ram vs 16gb ram. GTX 1060 vs integrated graphics. I understand that some people prefer MacOS but it still wouldn't really make sense to me. Even if nothing you are doing takes power, why go with the Mac still?
  16. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Because specs don't tell the whole story. MacBooks do have advantages. They always have much more battery life. As you said, some people prefer OS X because of the thorough hardware/software integration. Some enjoy the simplicity. Some like the design. People love buying from Apple because they have very good customer service. It's also hipster.

    But due to thermals, a MacBook will likely last longer than a Blade that is gaming all the time (unless if you're using a Core). All that heat in such a thin chassis is not good for the components. The higher end MacBooks have dedicated graphics, but not as powerful as the one in the Blade.

    With that said...I'd never buy a MacBook.
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  17. FE4R3D

    FE4R3D New Member

    Depends, if you want gaming and more OS freedom get Razer, but if you want to do very light gaming, pay more, and use a mac that doesn't really let you do much then by all means get an apple. It's all personal preference, but imo Apple has always been overpriced and for simplistic people which I guess is okay if that's what people like.
  18. Chaksquieto

    Chaksquieto New Member

    I still can't justify spending that much money on a "work" laptop. Buying a Razer Blade will do everything the Macbook does but it will do it better along with 1000 other stuff.
  19. Chaksquieto

    Chaksquieto New Member

    I am one of those people who will never understand why anyone would buy most Apple products. They're just way too overpriced for what they give you.
    There is a small laptop that is actually better than the Blade but I can't remember what it's called or where I saw it. Otherwise the Blade is the thinnest and best laptop for the size.
    If size isn't an issue you could always go with ASUS RoG which is amazing, but if you just want a cheap work laptop Dell is quite reliable.
  20. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Haha...except last an entire workday.
    This is a common criticism about Apple but it only focuses on specs. Specs don't tell the whole story. Hardware/software integration. Simplicity in design. Durability and dependability. Battery life. Customer service. The ecosystem. Dual-boot. Apple shines in these areas when compared to Windows/Android devices.

    Yes, for the components, Apple products are expensive. I've never purchased Apple and don't plan to in the future. But to a lot of people, they still make the better product, regardless of specs.

    You have to give them credit. Apple is America's most valuable tech company and they basically defined the categories of thin/light metal laptops and capacitive touchscreen candybar phones. Everybody in the industry just followed their example.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
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