Laptop Magazine just did a comparison with a MacBook Pro:
I’ve watched the Blade get new features and upgrades over the last couple years. Considering I’m so mobile right now, it’s hard to really set up a solid PC gaming rig. Maybe it’s time for me to enter the gaming laptop market?
In terms of gaming laptops, the only brand I’ve ever owned was an MSI a several years ago. The thing was a beast (both in size and power) and served me well for a few years. I don’t know much about the Razer Blade other than what I just read, but as long as you don’t buy an Alienware laptop (I have yet to meet someone who hasn’t had an issue with them) I won’t judge you
I guess that depends on your definition. Most laptops don’t have anything approaching a decent GPU since it takes a lot of power and heat. To that extent, a gaming laptop simply sacrifices a bit of that in order to run games better. Obviously it’s not a desktop with full size SLI cards but rather a “good enough” for certain situations.
The thing that changed my mind was the pivot to making them look nice. These days you can get a decent GPU’d out i7 laptop that actually looks and weighs similar to a MacBook Pro. Not long ago you were limited to a huge clunky plastic piece of garbage with full size fans coming out the back of it.
I have an ASUS ROG Series laptop, it fits me well since I travel often for work.
I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is thinking about a gaming laptop.
I think the specs on mine are (and I’m going from memory here so I might be off)
Intel Core i7 2.7 GHz
16 GB Memory
Nvidia GTX 970M (3 GB)
The only real drawback I can see in the ROG Series would be the weight and the size of the thing.
Mine weighs roughly 8 lbs. which isn’t much by my standards but some people want a really light laptop. As for the size it’s got a 17" display but will not fit into any backpack or laptop bag that is made to fit 17" laptops. The reason is a protrusion of about 2" behind the display, this is where the 2 fans are housed and THIS is what makes me love this laptop. Never gets hot, hardly even gets warm, I can game for hours with no problems because those fans kick out like a champ.