MacBook Pro 13 vs Dell XPS 13 vs Razer Blade Stealth: Which Should I Buy?

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MacBook Pro 13 vs Dell XPS 13 vs Razer Blade Stealth: Which Should I Buy?

Hey, In this article, I’m going to talk about the best laptops of 2016. But the question is “Which laptop should I buy?” So, I’m giving you the comparison between MacBook Pro 13-inch, Dell XPS 13 & Razer Blade Stealth. The 1st thing you should know that you can’t find all the specs with awesome battery life and best-built quality in all ultrabooks. Some have the best-built quality but its battery life is poor or some have Intel Core i7 with GTX 960M but its built quality is worst. So, you have to make some compromises to choose one of them to make your purchase decision.

The most important thing before choosing a laptop is your purpose of purchasing the laptop, it means for which purpose you are purchasing this laptop? So, it totally depends on you like if you are a content creator or video editor or gamer then you should choose a powerful CPU and GPU with a bright display on which you can do color accurate work. So, if you are purchasing the laptop for this purpose then you should take care of these things and ignore the other things.

If you are a student and want to purchase any laptop then you should choose longer battery life with the best-built quality laptop. You don’t thing about powerful CPU and GPU because you don’t need those things & you can’t even use it properly. So, before purchasing a laptop you should take care of the user purpose.

You can read the detailed review of the individual ultrabook here;
MacBook Pro 13-inch Click Here.
Dell XPS 13 Click here.
Razer Blade Stealth Click here.

Model Specs:

Specs MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
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Resolution 1280 × 1800 2880 × 1800 1920 × 1080 3200 × 1800 2650 × 1440 2650 × 1440
CPU I5-3210M I5-6360U I3-7100U I5-7200U I5-7200U I7-7500U
GPU HD 4000 Iris 540 HD 620 HD 620 HD 620 HD 620
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4GB/500GB (HDD) 8GB/256GB 4GB/128GB 8GB/128GB 8GB/128GB 16GB/256GB
Weight 4.5lbs 3lbs 2.9lbs 2.9lbs 2.8lbs 2.8lbs
My Opinion CPU, RAM is downgraded & heavy This is the best price configuration. CPU & RAM is downgraded. This is the best price configuration. CPU is downgraded. This is the best price configuration.

In this comparison, I’m using upgraded model of all 3 ultrabooks. So, let’s get started.

Pricing:

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$1500 $1500 $800 $1300 $1000 $1250
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My Opinion The winner is Upgraded model of Razer Blade Stealth because they gives excellent configurations at this price rate.

Built Quality:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
MacBook Pro has the best-built quality. Full aluminum body, no plastics. Structure is solid. Carbon-fiber chassis with aluminum panel. Well built! The black anodized aluminum. I don’t like anodized material because it when it gets older then it shows fingerprints on it. You should purchase skins to protect it.
These all have best built quality but I like MacBook structure because it’s full aluminum, no plastic. The hinges are strong and perfectly tuned. So, the winner is Apple MacBook Pro, 2nd is Dell XPS 13 & last is Razer Blade stealth.

Display:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
It has large bezels but display is good. It is very bright & Color accuracy is good compare to Dell XPS 13. It has the best screen ever. Thin bezels & infinity display. The bezels are large but overall display is good.
The winner is Dell XPS 13, 2nd is MacBook Pro & last is Razer Blade Stealth.

Ports Selection:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
It has worst ports selection. Only 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports. It has the best ports selection. Thunderbolt 3, 2 USB 3 and SD card slot. It has SD card slot and HDMI slot.
The winner is Dell XPS 13, 2nd is Razer blade Stealth & last is MacBook Pro.

Keyboard:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
The layout is good but the key travel is very short. But the overall typing experience is good. The keyboard is good but it’s not as good as other two. It has RGB lighting on it & it’s very comfortable for typing.
The winner is MacBook Pro, 2nd is Razer blade Stealth & last is Dell XPS 13.

Trackpad:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
It has the best trackpad ever. The tracking is good and very accurate. The buttons nice and you can click anywhere. I like Dell XPS trackpad compare to Razer blade. The tracking is good but buttons are good but you have to press at proper place. It skips sometime while tracking.
The winner is Apple MacBook Pro, 2nd is Dell XPS 13 & last is Razer Blade stealth.

RAM:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
It has 8GB of RAM. It has 8GB of RAM, which is faster. It has 16GB of RAM, which is faster, and it allows video editing.
If you are using these laptops for random work like MS Office, internet surfing & emails then these all are good & works perfectly but Razer Blade Stealth also allows video editing at 1080p. So, the winner is Razer blade Stealth, 2nd is Dell XPS 13 & last is MacBook Pro.

Drive Speed:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
It has very fast drives & it is upgradable.

256GB- R: 2500

W: 1400

It has the upgradable drives.

128GB- R: 1600

W: 300

It has the upgradable drives.

256GB- R: 1000

W: 280

The winner is Apple MacBook Pro, 2nd is Dell XPS 13 & last is Razer Blade stealth.

Processor:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
It has Intel i5-6360U, which is slower, then other two. It has Intel i5-7200U, which is slower then Razer Blade Stealth. It has Intel i7-7500U, which is faster then both.
The winner is Razer blade Stealth, 2nd is Dell XPS 13 & last is MacBook Pro.

Gaming:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
It has the best-integrated graphics compare to others. So, the gaming is good on Iris 540. It has HD 640 which is newer but slow for gaming. You can’t play modern demanding games on it. You should low down graphics and resolution for better frame rates. It has also HD 640 graphics.
The winner is Apple MacBook Pro, 2nd is Razer blade Stealth & last is Dell XPS 13.

Razer Core Compatibility:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
It is not compatible with Razer Core. It wroks with Razer Core. You can connect Razer Core with it.
The winner is Razer blade Stealth, 2nd is Dell XPS 13 & last is MacBook Pro.

Cooling Fans:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
The fans are quite under load. The fans are quite but audible under load. The fans are quite but audible under load.
Because of Dual Core CPUs fans are quite under load conditions. So, the winner is Apple MacBook Pro, 2nd is Dell XPS 13 & last is Razer Blade stealth.

Temperature:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
The temperature under load is 49.2 Degree Celsius. It gets slightly warmer compare to others. 50.1 Degree Celsius The temperature under load is 48.5 Degree Celsius.
These all are very thermal comfortable under load. But the winner is Razer blade Stealth, 2nd is MacBook Pro & last is Dell XPS 13.

Speakers:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
It has the best speakers. The audio quality is awesome, very loud and decent bass. The sound is loud but bass is bad. The speakers are not loud and bass is bad.
The winner is Apple MacBook Pro, 2nd is Dell XPS 13 & last is Razer Blade stealth.

Battery Life:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
It has the bigger battery compare to others and it provides over 9 hours of usage. It has smaller battery then MacBook Pro but it gives 8 hours of battery life. It also has the smaller battery and it also provide 8 hours of usage.
The winner is Apple MacBook Pro, 2nd is Dell XPS 13 & last is Razer Blade stealth.

Customer Services:

My Opinion MacBook Pro 13-inch Dell XPS 13 Razer blade Stealth
Apple has the best customer services compare to these two companies. Almost in all cities they have their service stations. Dell has very less numbers of retail stores and service stations compare to Apple. Razer is small company compare to Apple & Dell. So, it’s not possible to have service stations in every city.
The winner is Apple MacBook Pro, 2nd is Dell XPS 13 & last is Razer Blade stealth.

Conclusion:

I like all these ultrabooks but my personal favorite is Razer Blade Stealth. I like the laptop, which is super thin, best, built, Excellent battery life & decent gaming performance that’s why I like Razer blade Stealth most. It has best built quality with good display, keyboard and decent trackpad. It provides decent gaming on Intel HD 620 graphics & if you want to play demanding games then you should go for Razer Core & it also provides video editing at 1080p. The best thing is it provides almost 8 hours of battery life so you don’t have to take charger every time with you. At $1250, you will get Intel Core i7-7500U with Intel HD 620 graphics. 16GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD. You can also play games on it and it is compatible with Razer Core. I know, some components are not so good but you should take care of the things you need. Right?

That’s it for this article. I hope you like it. Thumbs if you did and share if you love. Leave your thoughts below and tell do you like it or not and which is your favorite from these 3 ultrabooks. If you want other laptops, notebooks, ultrabooks comparisons then let me know in comments.

See you in the next one.

Thank You.

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In this article, I’m going to talk about the best laptops of 2016. But the question is which should I buy? So, I’m giving you a comparison between MacBook Pro 13-inch, Dell XPS 13 & Razer Blade Stealth. The 1st thing you should know that you can’t find all the specs with awesome battery life and best-built quality in all ultrabooks.
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