The gaming Laptops have undergone several changes over the last years and now, they have become thinner, lighter, and less flashy in their design. There are several gaming laptops available in the market and you can choose the best one according to your preferences.
Some recent 2-in-1 models aren’t built for gaming, but it sure seems like that’s one of their intended purposes. In this article, we are going to see in detail about Razer Blade Vs Microsoft Surface Book Pros and Cons
Razer Blade Vs Microsoft Surface Book Features
Razer Blade: The new Razer Blade is entirely upgraded from its previous version and it is much thinner than its 2019 model. The Razer Blade is available in two colors namely black finish and silver finish. The silver model does not have the green snake logo in the front of the device while the black one has green snakes in its logo.
Microsoft Surface Book: The Microsoft surface book looks similar in appearance as their earlier models and the outer magnesium body is well finished. The surface of the laptop is very smooth, soft and when you touch it, it feels solid.
2. Keyboard & Touchpad
Razer Blade: The keyboard is completely upgraded from its previous model because, in the earlier one, the Razer chroma Lighting works for the secondary function keys like brightness control, volume control, hence you cannot see that key while gaming in the darkroom. But now those function keys with lights are added in the new model keyboard. The shift button and the trackpad remain the same as the earlier one but the right shift key is placed nearer to the arrow keys and question mark key.
Microsoft Surface Book: In this laptop, the keyboard gives a better typing experience than the original surface book and it is better than the previous model.
Razer Blade: The display of the Razer Blade is excellent with 600 nit's peak brightness, HDR 400 certification, and 100?I-P3 coverage. The colors of the display are super satisfying with an incredible contrast ratio that just makes all the text and icons, and it is the most satisfying display that can be found on a laptop.
Microsoft Surface Book: The 13 and a half-inch pixel sense display is getting attention now with a 3000×2000 resolution which results in a taller display. The display is perfect for browsing the internet and creating documents, and it also features multi-touch and is more comfortable with the surface pen and surface dial.
Razer Blade: The 2019 Blade has been now updated with new RTX hardware and some other incredible features. The older generations of Razer Blades have faced issues with thermals because the company makes the laptop very thin, and it is very excellent in appearance. This new RTX GPUs will make the system much hotter but it can be resolved when it arrives and the performance of the GPU is great.
Microsoft Surface Book: The performance of the laptop is entirely good and it has a quad-core Kaby Lake-R which makes the CPU faster. Multi-core performance is strong and it is faster than its earlier models so that you do not need specific apps that can handle multi-core processing. But it is not the fastest laptop in the world because it is just a 15-watt U processor.
5. Weight & Dimensions
Razer Blade: The width, depth, and height of the laptop is 35.5 cm, 23.5 cm, 1.8 cm with a weight of 2.1 kg.
Surface Book: The width, depth, and height of the laptop is 31.2 cm, 23.2 cm, 2.3 cm with a weight of 1.6 kg.
6. Port choice
Razer Blade: The laptop has 1x Thunderbolt 3, 3x USB 3.1, Mini Display Port 1.4, and HDMI 2.0 with a 3.5mm audio jack.
Surface Book: This surface book laptop has 2 x USB 3.1, Type-C USB 3.1, SD card reader, 2x Surface Connect with a 3.5mm audio jack.
Both Razer Blade and surface Book are on the heavier side and it is as thin, though Microsoft’s notebook has a thicker rear end at the hinge. They are equally weighted heavily when placed in the backpack, but they’re easy to carry compared to high-end notebooks and gaming machines. That makes it relatively easy to carry around given how much power is packed inside.
Razer blades can last up to 5 hours and 35 minutes but the Microsoft Claims the computer will get 17 hours of battery while playing a video.
Microsoft Surface Book Pros
- It has a beautiful and responsive touch screen
- It has a hybrid form factor
- This laptop is best for writing notes and playing games
- It has decent specs for running multiple VMs
- It has excellent battery life with a keyboard attached
Microsoft Surface Book Cons
- It has only dual-core options available in the laptop
- It has only limited I/O ports
- It is more expensive than other company models with the same configuration
- We cannot upgrade this laptop easily
Razer Blade Pros
- It has a high-powered quad-core processor and a high-quality graphics card.
- The display is QHD with a touch screen.
- It has decent battery life and you can upgrade your model.
- It has excellent I/O (including Thunderbolt 3)
Razer Blade Cons
- You cannot use this laptop for drawing and graphics work
- If you overuse your laptop, then it possibly leads to overheating
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