July 14, 2012 @ 06:37 AM


It's claimed to be the first real gaming laptop. Other than its 10 extra keys the new macbook pro is better than the blade and 400$ cheaper.

Specs on blade
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Dual Core w/ Hyper-Threading – 64Bit
CPU: 2.8GHz (Base) / 3.5GHz (Turbo)

Intel® HM65 Express Chipset

8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz

17.3” Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920x1080 LED Backlit

Graphics and Video
Integrated Intel® GMA HD – Mobile Mode
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M 2GB DDR5 VRAM Using NVIDIA Optimus™ Technology

256GB SATA III SSD w/ TRIM Support

Additional Features
Razer™ Switchblade User Interface
Razer™ Anti-Ghosting Keyboard
Razer™ Synapse 2.0 Enabled
Built-in HD Webcam (2.0MP)
Built-in Speakers
Integrated Digital 7.1 Surround Audio Support (via HDMI 1.4) Dolby® Home Theater® v4 Audio
1x HDMI 1.4 Audio and Video Output (Supports NVIDIA 3DTV) 1x USB 3.0 2x USB 2.0
1x 3.5mm Audio Microphone/Headphone Combo Jack
1x Kensington Lock

Integrated 60Wh Battery
Compact AC Adapter (120Watt)

1x Gigabit Ethernet Port
1x Integrated Intel Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G/N
1x Integrated Bluetooth® 3.0

Size and Weight
Width: 16.81 inches (42.7cm)
Depth: 10.90 inches (27.7cm)
Height: 0.88 inches (2.24cm)
Weight: 6.4 pounds (2.92kg)

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Specs on macbook pro retina


Retina display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
Supported resolutions: 2880 by 1800 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640 pixels

2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache

2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
Configurable to 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz).
8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
Configurable to 16GB.
Configurable to 768GB flash storage.

Size and Weight

Height: 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)
Width: 14.13 inches (35.89 cm)
Depth: 9.73 inches (24.71 cm)
Weight: 4.46 pounds (2.02 kg)2
Graphics and Video Support

Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on up to two external displays, at millions of colors
Thunderbolt digital video output
Native Mini DisplayPort output
DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)

720p FaceTime HD camera
Connections and Expansion

MagSafe 2 power port
Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10 Gbps)
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
HDMI port
Headphone port
SDXC card slot
Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (sold separately, available July)

802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
Headphone port
Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
Support for audio line out (digital/analog)
Keyboard and Trackpad
Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor
Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
Battery and Power4

Up to 7 hours wireless web
Up to 30 days standby time
Built-in 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port
Electrical and Operating Requirements
Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: –13° to 113° F (–24° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
Included Software

OS X Lion
Includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more.

OS X Mountain Lion. Coming soon. Buy a new Mac now and get a free upgrade to the next release of OS X when it arrives this summer. Learn more

Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. Learn more about iLife

Limited Warranty and Service
Your MacBook Pro with Retina display comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple Support or call 800-823-2775.
In the Box

MacBook Pro with Retina display
85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
Printed and electronic documentation
Configure to Order
Configure your MacBook Pro to order with these options, only at the Apple Online Store:
2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz)
16GB memory upgrade
768GB of flash storage

You decide ?
July 14, 2012 @ 10:14 PM

Post: 1525

Join Date: May 2012

Location: purgatory

lol who honestly uses Macs for gaming, save that stuff if you wanna impress hipsters at your local starbucks.

and a thing about the razer blade: commercially built computers do not give you the best for your money.
$2799 for the blade, not including tax, shipping, etc.

go on newegg and build a rig with that type of money ($2.5k+ for computers) ; most likely you will build a rig with components equal to or even better than the Blade, with money left over. use this leftover money to buy yourself a gaming keyboard, mouse, monitor, it'll still cost you less than the Blade.

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July 15, 2012 @ 04:25 AM

Post: 33

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Yass

just build a desktop. You can build a good set up for about 1000 dollars, let alone 2800.
July 15, 2012 @ 08:52 PM


^ I prefer laptops portability is required lol.
July 15, 2012 @ 09:05 PM

Post: 1525

Join Date: May 2012

Location: purgatory

^ I prefer laptops portability is required lol.

Portable gaming rigs are unrealistic, no hate but what good is a portable gaming rig without the net available? You gonna run crysis 3 single player on the way to work or something?

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July 15, 2012 @ 09:27 PM


LOL , I always carry an aircard . Trying to upgrade so I can run D3 in class without lag.
July 16, 2012 @ 02:27 PM

Post: 3497

Join Date: Oct 2009

Location: Ontario

I'd still take the new ZenBook over this. 1/2 the price.


July 23, 2012 @ 12:45 AM

Post: 568

Join Date: Jan 2009

Location: United States

get an asus

While there's life there is hope, only the dead have none.

July 25, 2012 @ 02:15 AM

Post: 3497

Join Date: Oct 2009

Location: Ontario

OP has 'preme avi and screen name, they'd never get an ASUS. Only Apple logos can be covered with eBay'd box logo stickers.


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