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14" Razer Blade vs 15" Macbook Pro with Retina Display (Haswell)

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June 25, 2013 9:33:28 PM

I need a laptop to run the latest AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe suite.

Both of these laptops as mentioned above are similar in specifications and price.
I would like to be spending most of my time on Mac, however I would have to run a Virtual Machine just to run Revit (Windows only).
If I purchased a PC, I would have to downgrade it back to Windows 7.

What would be more beneficial, a better GPU (GTX 765M vs. GT 750M-Likely update) or a higher resolution screen (1600x900 vs. 1920x1200-scaled)?
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June 25, 2013 9:40:50 PM

...The macbook pro's screen will give you more room, and if all you're doing is those things, then it's a better option. I might install windows on it for the ease, but that's up to you.

That being said, you're looking at luxury items there. (Read: wasting a whole bunch of money.)
You can get comparable specs (well... not the blade's dual graphics) for cheaper; it just won't be as thin and sexy, or have an apple logo.
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June 25, 2013 11:23:43 PM

I you are not gaming, no reason to get a Blade. The Pro have a huge screen display output which suits for things like CAD and Adobe, plus it is travel friendly(Both are travel friendly actually). A VMWare isn't that hard to do anyway.
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June 27, 2013 7:28:47 PM

DarkSable said:
...The macbook pro's screen will give you more room, and if all you're doing is those things, then it's a better option. I might install windows on it for the ease, but that's up to you.

That being said, you're looking at luxury items there. (Read: wasting a whole bunch of money.)
You can get comparable specs (well... not the blade's dual graphics) for cheaper; it just won't be as thin and sexy, or have an apple logo.


Are there any other laptops that come to mind with similar specifications?
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June 27, 2013 7:32:42 PM

vinhn said:
I you are not gaming, no reason to get a Blade. The Pro have a huge screen display output which suits for things like CAD and Adobe, plus it is travel friendly(Both are travel friendly actually). A VMWare isn't that hard to do anyway.


Thanks for reminding me of the maximum video output of the Macbook, I did not even notice that the Razer only had a hdmi port.
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