Razer stealth or macbook

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Guywhowantsarazer, Sep 13, 2017.

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  1. Guywhowantsarazer

    Guywhowantsarazer New Member

    I wanted a laptop for school that I can also use for some light gaming. There both about the same price so I was wondering which would be better. (And don't suggest any other laptops)
  2. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Did did you post also in Mac forum? Here I bet the answer would be Stealth;) Anyway, I'll try to answer as not Fan, if you are getting used to Mac OS doing some editing there i would go with MacBook, I'm guessing we're talking about pro 13 2016/2016 right? And with bootcamp you still get slightly better gaming experience with Iris graphic on it. But from design, port , display technology for ultrabook and rgb keyboard Stealth is way better in my opinion. Battery life, i think would around same in windows environment but in OSX it would take more advantage.
    I was also looking for an ultrabook, for light gaming and work, considering Stealth 13,3 but lacks of iris graphics make me ended up with buying Blade stealth late 2016, and a cheaper Chinese brands Laptop with mx150 for light gaming, in EU it costs both at the end around the same price with Stealth 13,3 256gb, but i have to wait for around 2 weeks until get the Chinese one and Blade stealth still stuck at processing since it's a refurbished one.
  3. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    What subject(s) are you studying in particular? I ask because you might find better compatibility with software you need on one OS or the other.
  4. Guywhowantsarazer

    Guywhowantsarazer New Member

    I'm in English 9, health, earth science, geometry, and a programming class.
  5. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    There is absolutely NOTHING in that list that would scream "you need a Mac", but if you're in a programming class, I think you'll have a better experience with a Windows laptop (unless you're programming for Mac or Linux). You'll also have a better gaming experience with the Blade Stealth over any Mac laptop (coming from a Mac user here), even if it's "light gaming". At least with the Stealth, you have an option of getting past light gaming without having to boot into a new OS every time you want to game. - it get's old, believe me.

    I know it's a Razer forum, but go with the Stealth. If you were doing video/music production or graphics, I'd say Mac, but since not, totally go with the Stealth. More bang for your buck.
  6. Guywhowantsarazer

    Guywhowantsarazer New Member

    Thank you everyone
  7. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

    Technically speaking, Macs may be (trying not to start a flame war here) better than Windows based systems for programming.

    Literally every tech convention I go to. Macs. Macs everywhere.

    The UNIX based system is quite nice to work with.

    Don't forget... you can't (well.. you CAN....) develop iOS applications on a non-Mac OS system.

    But if you're in middle school (or underclassman in high school), I wouldn't worry about a thing I just said.
  8. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    I guess I was more thinking about programming in C+ or something else that the Chroma SDK would use. :) Possible on a Mac, but so much easier on Windows.
  9. Brastic

    Brastic Active Member

    For gaming, no question Windows wins hands down. For a programming tools, I also agree that Mac OS works. I really like the UNIX side of OSX. I find my self using the terminal window to do work faster than mouse clicks. I can also say that programming on both work. In this modern world, the OS you use means less and less. If it was not for gaming, I have to admit that I would most likely have a $250 Chromebook.

    For a college carry around machine, you also need to figure out how much battery life you need. Will 4-6 hrs be enough or do you need 10+. The Macs can have really good battery life at the expense of processing power.

    For the classes you are taking, just about any modern laptop (including $250 Chromebooks) will work. Just do not go in debt for a depreciating asset.
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  10. dedreiix

    dedreiix Member

    For more mobility I would take the macbook. For more performance I would take the razer.
    (I just switched to the razer as mobility is not that much important for me anymore).
  11. w9jds

    w9jds Active Member

    I'm a software engineer, and I can say I enjoy coding WAY more on a windows machine. You will definitely see the Mac all over in this field, but with Windows now having bash, it isn't that big an issue anymore. Most people prefer Macs for two reasons, one is because you have bash, and the second is there are a lot of nice Developer tools only on mac. That being said, now that bash is on windows, the only reason to use Mac is because Apple can technically sue you for compiling code for mac os or ios on anything but an apple computer due to their ToS. Otherwise the most powerful IDE is windows only and the systems are way more powerful and flexable. I would hands down recommend a stealth over a macbook anyday. I use my Razer Blade Pro as my daily driver for both gaming and development.
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  12. Kcwww

    Kcwww Active Member

    Razer Stealth wouldn’t able to run game without the core with just Intel graphic card inside. I would go for 3rd option.
  13. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

    Well... You can still play games like League of Legends just fine.
  14. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    And I do play Overwatch (at low settings of course) with the Intel 5100 on my MacBook Pro. In fact, I'm able to play a lot of games at low settings - my lack of disk space is the killer for me. The GPU on the Stealth is better than on my 2014 MBP.
  15. burpy681

    burpy681 New Member

    I really want to see a razer blade stealth with a 12.5 screen however with only 256GB as i do not need so much storage.And i really cant afford the current 512GB razer blade stealth.
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