Product Comparison: Razer Blade Stealth vs Apple MacBook Pro


General Specifications
Brand
Razer
Apple
Model
Blade Stealth (RZ09-01962E12-R3U1)
MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook sets the new standard for ultra-mobility and extreme performance. The incredibly thin 0.52 inch CNC aluminum chassis encases an Intel Core i7 processor, and the most visually stunning 12.5 inch QHD touch display. For extreme performance, the Blade Stealth fuses seamlessly with the optional Razer Core via Thunderbolt 3, delivering external desktop graphics and expanded connectivity.
MacBook Pro elevates the notebook to a whole new level of performance and portability. Wherever your ideas take you, you’ll get there faster than ever with cutting-edge graphics, high-performance processors, whip-smart storage, and more. With seventh-generation Intel Core processors, MacBook Pro delivers amazing performance so you can move fast — even when powering through pro-level processing jobs like rendering 3D models and encoding video. At the same time, it can conserve energy when taking on lighter tasks, like browsing the web and checking email. And 10-bit HEVC hardware acceleration comes standard on MacBook Pro, which will let you take even more advantage of the boosts in 4K video compression and streaming performance coming in macOS High Sierra.
Key Specs
Screen Size
12.5 in.
15.4 in.
Operating System
Windows 10
macOS High Sierra
Processor Speed
2.7 GHz
2.9 GHz
System Memory (RAM)
16 GB
16 GB
Storage Capacity
512 GB
512 GB
Battery Life
9 hours
10 hours

Razer Blade Stealth

Apple MacBook Pro

Razer Blade Stealth

Apple MacBook Pro

Razer Blade Stealth

Apple MacBook Pro

Razer Blade Stealth

Apple MacBook Pro

Razer Blade Stealth

Apple MacBook Pro

Size & Weight
Height
0.52 in.
0.61 in.
Width
12.6 in.
13.75 in.
Depth
8.1 in.
9.48 in.
Weight
2.93 lbs.
4.02 lbs.

Razer Blade Stealth

Apple MacBook Pro

Razer Blade Stealth

Apple MacBook Pro

Razer Blade Stealth

Apple MacBook Pro

Razer Blade Stealth

Apple MacBook Pro

Processor
Processor Model
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel Core i7-7820HQ
Number of Cores
4
4
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 620
Intel® HD Graphics 630

Razer Blade Stealth

Apple MacBook Pro

What customers say about "Processor"
Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-01962E12-R3U1) QHD Touchscreen Ultrabook (7th Generation Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10)
  • Everything is quick and loads fast, even better than my desktop CPU fx series chip. I was very surprised of how this laptop is, the only words I have are "Amazing." I
  • Very fast, great display and tons of features unique to this computer I did not know it had when I got it.
  • Works wonderfully fast, bootup is crazy fast, amazing screen it is so hard to find a 1440p laptop that isn't mega expensive, great battery life, awesome individual rgb keys
  • Can get a little bit warm when doing anything intensive which in 40 degree heat in Perth can be annoying, but I wouldnt say that it runs "Hot" and therefore it really puts this in the same category as most other ultrabooks.
  • The power bottom is really shallow, but it works
Apple MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A) Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray
  • I have nothing but regret. While the processor is fast and the screen is beautiful, two things make this the worst Apple laptop I've owned in many years, going back to a dog G3 Blackbird that caught fire.
  • Relatively lightweight for the size and quality and robust enough in the processor to be a suitable desktop replacement.
  • Arrived in the typical 'white' Apple Box. Works beautifully. This is my second MacBook Pro. My former MacBook Pro is a 2009 13", and still works But it was time for a major upgrade. The i7 Quad Core processor is fast.
  • All these are packed with the latest 7th generation intel core i7 processor to make this laptop function like a well-oiled machine.
  • It comes with a i7 processor. Only downside, this is a 2016 not 2017 model. Otherwise solid computer my last one lasted 7 years. Looking forward to another great 7 year run.
Memory
Type of Memory (RAM)
LPDDR3
LPDDR3
Type of Storage
SSD
SSD
Card Reader
Yes
No
What customers say about "Memory"
Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-01962E12-R3U1) QHD Touchscreen Ultrabook (7th Generation Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10)
  • The POWER! - I'm currently writing this review, listening to a podcast, downloading Civ 5 and have 12 tabs open in Chrome with no fuss
  • I love everything about the device, read and write speeds are super fast, the 16 gb of ram helps me open all these chrome tabs.
  • Fast startup time and speedy opening of apps due to the SSD.
  • All of the drivers are up to date, CPU and RAM usage seems right, but the performance is terrible.
  • I bought the laptop hoping it can handle some engineering programs. However, it lags upon using google chrome. I bought the 4K touch with i7 500 something GB. It had 16GB ram. The Laptop would get super hot for no reason.
Apple MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A) Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray
  • With four cores I can crunch through a lot of data at a quick pace, lots of memory for quick data access. And if I run out of memory (a frequent occurrence), the new version of OS X will create virtual memory out of the super fast SSD.
  • This laptop has a SSD (solid state drive). If you think you're not a techie, that's fine...but this one thing is important. These hard-drives are lightning fast, and they have no moving parts.
  • This computer is FAST. Lightning fast. I can't believe how fast. It can't be explained away by the system specs as I have used i7 chips with 16GB of RAM before. I have used SSD drives before, and computers running Windoze are just never this fast, OS X is a FANTASTIC operating system.
  • The laptop is fast with the SSD booting macOS. All of my applications load just as fast as they do on my iMac.
  • The SSD is non-user replaceable. Absurd. If there's one part that's going to go at four or five years, that's it. It shouldn't be on the main motherboard.
Features
Display Type
IGZO 16:9 aspect ratio, with LED backlight
Retina IPS display with LED backlighting
Screen Resolution
2560x1440
2880 x 1800
Extras
Built-in stereo speakers, Array microphone, Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition, 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI), Anti-ghosting keyboard powered by Razer Chroma
Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor, Ambient light sensor, 720p FaceTime HD Camera, Impressive all-day battery life
Discrete Graphics
Radeon Pro 560
Discrete Graphics Memory
4 GB
What customers say about "Features"
Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-01962E12-R3U1) QHD Touchscreen Ultrabook (7th Generation Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10)
  • Love the trackpad (not as good as the Macbook Pro, but definitely the closest I have used)
  • The Screen - Sharp and with good touch-responsiveness I thinks its awesome if the bezels dont bother you (they dont bother me)
  • Great keyboard! responsive, fantastic feeling, and almost silent.
  • location of fan opening, i have no idea why they have a fan opening where no fan is located, both fans are next to each other and only one fan gets air, it literally looks like they used the bottoms from their other razer products
  • Battery life, roughly 5-6 hours normal usage such as web and youtube
  • Absolute fingerprint magnet, but easy fix - get a skin!
Apple MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A) Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray
  • The screen is gorgeous and an aspect ratio of 16:10 that I wish was more common.
  • Love the clarity and sharpness of the retina screen. I thought I wouldn't like the touch bar, but it is very useful and easy to adapt to.
  • Other than that this MacBook Pro is amazing the sound and Retina display wow I watch movies and do my homework great product.
  • The Retina display is amazing! Every single one of my electronics are Apple brand and I would never go back to a PC or anything else!
  • The sound is amazing and no problems yet (3 months after purchase) with the plasma screen (other comments mentioned problems with the Retina screen).
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Network
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
WI-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Up to 20 Gbps (thunderbolt)
Number of USB Ports
2
USB Type C
Yes
Yes
Other Ports
Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack, Thunderbolt 3, Multi-point touchscreen interface, HDMI 2.0a audio and video output
4x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Razer Blade Stealth (RZ09-01962E12-R3U1) QHD Touchscreen Ultrabook (7th Generation Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10)
  • HDMI Output - just so convenient if you hook up to monitors/TV's or projectors
  • Good ports, 2 USB, 1 thunderbolt 3 and 1 HDMI, I can use my all in one as a monitor!!
  • The port selection hasn't been a problem for me and I'm really glad they included the 2 USB 3 ports. I think USB type C is soon to be the standard, but many devices still use USB 3.
  • You will find one two USB 3.0 ports, one USB type C connector for the power which is thunder bolt 3 compliant and a HDMI 1.4 port
  • Only one Thunderbolt 3 port for the power and your other peripherals so basically you have to decide whether you want to keep your ultrabook charged or use anything else that requires this port.
Apple MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A) Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray
  • Make sure you know and are okay with the fact that this computer has no USB ports - at least not the kind you are probably used to using. This model has the new USB-C ports.
  • It's definitely annoying to have to switch out all my old USB devices or use a slew of adapters but Apple is really on to something with using only a universal port that exchanges data and power at the same time.
  • It also had needed ports for us pro users. I now have a Dongle Book. You need an adapter for almost everything.
  • Requires Type C adapters for non usb C accessories. I do not use many accessories, so it's not a huge deal for me.
  • The ports are a pain as it took me 3 tries and a call to Apple to figure out the adaptor I needed in order to use USB. FYI, you need a Type C to USB adaptor.
  • Things that I don't like: USB-C ports are annoying... I bought a convertor that works (USB, HDMI and SD card convertor), but is not the same as just having the ports in there. But Overall I'm pretty happy with my new Mac.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
MSRP
2799.00 $

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