You’re probably not in the mood to think about a $4,000 (£4,000 or about AU$7,900) laptop right now, but if you’re attempting to edit video, work with 3D models or perform other pro-level graphics tasks at home, now’s the time to start considering one. And if you’re going to go for it, Razer‘s sleek Blade 15 Studio Edition ($4,000 at Best Buy) delivers a nicely balanced combination of design, speed and features for folks who need workstation-class graphics and Windows. It’ll serve you well when you can finally head back to the office, too.
- Slim, attractive design
- Easy-on-the-eyes OLED screen
- OLED is suboptimal for some professional uses
If you’re only editing photos, however, this may not be right for you. Why not? Because its expensive Nvidia graphics card, which differentiates it from a Razer Blade 15 Advanced ($2,600 at Best Buy), may not be worth paying for. A lot of photo work demands more processing power, and you might be better off opting for a system with a more high-powered processor instead.
Because of the design, the Razer Blades inevitably get compared to Apple MacBook