acer aspire 7 – $900 – https://amzn.to/32h4dVz
apple macbook pro 15 – $2500 – https://amzn.to/2LLZZPH
razer blade 15 – $1500 – https://amzn.to/30qwvek
Dell XPS 15 – $1739 – https://amzn.to/30uhrfW
Asus ROG Strix Scar II – $1499 – https://amzn.to/2XAVRt7
It’s built on Intel Core HQ processors with Nvidia 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics, DDR4 RAM and dual storage, it gets a matte IPS screen and a mid-sized battery, as well as a backlit keyboard and a brushed aluminum shell, all in a properly priced bundle.
In fact, hardware wise this laptop is in many ways similar to the Predator Helios 300 15 and the Aspire VX15, but with different aesthetics and a different keyboard. But while those two are marketed as gaming machines and gaming oriented design lines, the Aspire 7 gets a simpler, more tamed down look. On top of that, the Aspire 7 should be a little more affordable than those two, especially down the line as it ages.
Apple does want mainstream users to buy into the MacBook Pro. So, if you want the most powerful MacBook to date, the new MacBook Pro should be right up your alley.
The MacBook Pro has been famous for its attractive design for years now, which fits powerful components into a slim and light MacBook Pro case, and Apple has taken an ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ approach with the 2018 model.
This means the new MacBook Pro is almost the same design as last year’s, right down to the same dimensions and weight. Anyone that adores the design of older MacBook Pro laptops will love this, and the weight and dimensions are still impressive for a laptop that’s this powerful with a 15-inch display.
Many manufacturers have tried in the past to combine a high level of performance with decent portability and a sophisticated design, and Razer was one of them.
This year’s 15.6-inch Blade is the spiritual successor to this 14-inch gaming powerhouse. Thanks to its very narrow bezels, its footprint is almost on a par with regular 14-inch notebooks. Accordingly, the manufacturer has opted to equip the Blade 15 with Intel’s latest Coffee Lake CPU with six cores, and offers two GPUs to choose from: a GTX 1060 Max-Q and a GTX 1070 Max-Q. In the display department, the available options include an FHD and a 4K panel. Unlike last year, this year’s panel choices include a 144 Hz option.
Dell’s XPS laptops are considered the gold standard when it comes to premium notebooks, and the latest XPS 15 is no exception. This is one of the most powerful laptops on the market, thanks to its Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics. It’s also drop-dead gorgeous with its slim, modern industrial design, incredibly thin bezels and lovely display. The 15-inch still suffers from the XPS line’s biggest flaw — an ill-placed webcam — but, overall, this is one of the best Windows laptops you can buy and a formidable foe to Apple’s much pricier 15-inch MacBook Pro.
The Asus ROG Strix Scar II is a glamorous piece of hardware that fits a gorgeous 144Hz, 17-inch panel in a relatively thin chassis. With its 8th Gen Core i7 and Nvidia GTX 1060 under the hood of a tactile RGB keyboard, this machine will easily let you tear through your favorite games on max settings.