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How Much to spend for a Macbook or any other laptop?

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2 minutes ago, neonfirefox said:

I need a well built, good battery, 13-15inch laptop, how much should  I spend and what are some options?

I think about $1000 is a good price point. You can get a pretty awesome base razer blade stealth. If you want a Macbook, or want to upgrade the razer blade stealth with the better screen and storage, youll be looking around $1300-1400. Both MacBooks and Razer Notebooks have great battery.


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How about no Razer and go XPS 13. Other than that, as @anthonyjc2010 said u need to tell us what u will do with ur laptop. 


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17 minutes ago, anthonyjc2010 said:

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Razer has some of the word QC on the market. The laptops look nice and feel nice but aren't on par with the XPS13. I feel perfectly comfortable buying XPS refurbs off eBay backed by dell's premium warranty, if u have any issues u can get a new one from dell itself. Razer is more like gg customer service good luck have fun. 


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2 hours ago, anthonyjc2010 said:

XPS 13 is an amazing choice also. Since the MacBook line of computers were mentioned I defaulted to Razer due to their laptop's (Blade Stealth) superior build quality (in my opinion from hands on experience). Also with the Blade Stealth you get a faster Intel seventh gen (kabby lake) dual core (not that it really matters), as well as double the ram, for around the same price.

[screen "quality" (horrible term, makes me cringe) not included in the above since of no mention of screen technology from the asker]

 

http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/xps-13-9360-laptop/dncwt6002hv2

http://www.razerzone.com/store/razer-blade-stealth

A razer blade stealth is utter trash, it thermal throttles, has so many fucking QC issues, build quality is a joke, sure it feels nice, but that doesn't equal to build quality.

A 6th and 7th gen ULV is pretty much the same.


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7 hours ago, anthonyjc2010 said:

Quality control

You could literally pick the top thread on Razer Insider and it'll be about issues. 


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(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

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1 hour ago, anthonyjc2010 said:

well reviewed as the Razer Blade 14 would not have serious QC issues

okay. then. that's your prerogative to believe. 


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(Retired) T560: i7-6600U, HD520, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1620p

(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

(Retired) MBP 2012 Retina: i7-3820QM, GT650M, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1800p

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Macbook pro might suits your need. However this years model the ones with touchbar is not that reliable. 

You can look into last years model. 


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8 hours ago, mrchow19910319 said:

Macbook pro might suits your need. However this years model the ones with touchbar is not that reliable. 

You can look into last years model. 

This honestly just isn't true.   The issues reported have for the most part been debunked or shown to be greatly exaggerated.  

 

As for the options.  XPS13 would be a good choice.  As is the 13 inch MBP.  I really want to like the Razer laptops but I haven't laid hands on any and there seem to be a lot of reports of QC issues.  


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