I have used the Razor quite a lot lately and it works very well!
The fan starts running quite fast, but the noise is about the same level as a macbook when running hot. The mouse pad is great and I can work in Rhino with it.
I have used a macbook 2015 with bootcamp for 5 years, so hardware wise I have been spoilt so here is the pros and cons for the Razor:
- Top notch hardware, 6 core cpu and RTX on a laptop that is silent most of the time? Are you kidding me?
- Build quality. It’s built like a mac
- Great screen. I have the FullHD, don’t miss the higher res UNLESS I compare side by side. Having fewer pixels makes Raytraced view even faster. Bumping the view up with 4x pixles WILL bump time up with 4x too.
- Keyboard lighting… This is the biggest issue. It only has lit main key function. So all secondary funtions are difficult to see in dim lighting. HUGE difference from the mac. It’s like night and day. And for programming when secondary functions (&/()# are used a lot, this matters.
- I don’t like the logo on the lid (Personal, a few years ago I would have liked it, so I got a skin on it and that works great.)
- The black paint picks up fingerprints fast, so be prepared to wipe it down. It matters, because you want this machine because of looks, just admit it And compared to a gray mac this is also like night and day. The mac can look fresh after a month of use.
I love the machine, all computers has some camels that you have to swallow, and I gladly swallow these issues. BUT I wish the keys were properly lit. (That said, they look cool and minimalistic though)
Oh, and some has issues with the fan making a bit more noise and I can get that when I render for a while so all hardware is at top heat. But I mean… this little baby has ALL the power that my tower has (I have the same spec on my workstation) And this little black box has two tiny fans while the workstation has three huge fans on the GPU alone… I can not understand how they manage to cool down the hardware so well… I can easlily sit with the laptop on the lap when I type, browse and do light modelling. Rendering makes it too hot for comfort, but not burning hot, so I could do that in a pinch too.
So pros and cons. Oh, and batterylife is goood. (Rendering eats battery though, obviously)
And I reccomend FullHD, I thought that would be a tough change, but it isn’t. But that’s personal, so check for your self.