Top 5 MacBook Pro Alternatives (Windows) for 2020
In the last few years, there has been a new trend to ridicule the latest Macbook Pro’s awful keyboard, touch bar and overreliance on USB-C connections though no Windows based laptop has been able to match the balance of screen quality, battery life, weight and performance of the Macbook Pro. As new OLED displays started surfacing in the market, that balance has shifted from the elite Macbook Pro. OLED displays deliver a high contrast and high dynamic range of colours which can outperform the effectiveness of Apple’s Retina Display.
The new 16-inch Macbook Pro has brought some changes, ditched the butterfly switch keyboard for a much better scissor switch based keyboard. However, experts say it is still the same and has no 4K options yet. When compared to a Windows system, an entry level Macbook is still much more expensive. There is one thing that we absolutely love about Windows laptop is the variety. Let us check out the top 5 Macbook Pro alternatives for 2020:
HP Spectre x360
The Spectre is the best 13 inch 2-in-1 laptop available in the market currently. If you compare it with the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Spectre has a better battery life and responsive features. The HP Spectre x360 comes with a Windows 10 Home 64, a 10th gen intel core i5 processor and 256 GB SSD storage. Spectre users are excited with the backlit island keyboard and its trackpad. It is modestly priced at $1,030 on HP website and various online retailers like Best Buy.
Dell XPS 17 9700
If you’re not big on OLED screens for using editing softwares then your best bet is to go for a laptop with a great IPS display. This is where Dell XPS 17 9700 steps with its remarkable 4K screen and not half as reflective as an OLED screen laptop. It is a tad bit heavier than the Macbook Pro but manageable as it has a larger 17-inch screen. Dell can try to improve on the battery life, however the performance is terrific compared to other Windows laptops. Dell XPS 17 9700 can be quite heavy on your pocket, considering it is available for $2940. It has certainly got good features to compare with the Macbook along with its price. The Razer Blade Pro 17 comes next after Dell XPS if you are looking for a similar design for a much bigger model.
Lenovo Yoga C940
Lenovo Yoga series has always been a favourite amongst people big on design. A slightly bigger body than a 13-inch MacBook Pro, the Lenovo Yoga C940 is unbelievably fast, elegant and feature-rich laptop. Additionally, it can give you a 360 degree screen which enables you to use the laptop like a tablet, which is not possible in a MacBook. The Yoga C940 is available for $1,300 on Best Buy and $1,330 in Walmart. It is one of the best premium midsize laptops available in the market today.
Razer Blade Stealth
Razer Blade Stealth is the best MacBook pro lookalike in terms of its design. If you are attracted to a MacBook Pro for its aesthetic, Razer is your Windows equivalent at a cheaper price. If you are looking for a laptop that matches a 13-inch MacBook Pro, Stealth is your go to option in terms of design, size and weight. The Stealth has a colour calibrated 4K UHD display and discrete graphics, however this will be a disadvantage for the battery life. It is priced at $1,999 on Amazon and $1,250 in Walmart for a limited period only.
Asus Chromebook Flip C436
If you are looking for a budget friendly alternative to the MacBook Pro, you should start your search with the modest Asus Flip C436. The Asus Chromebook is way cheaper than the MacBook Air and is much lighter too. This 14-inch Chromebook can be used as a 2-in-1 laptop if your primary focus is working on cloud. The Chromebook comes in a sleek design and is priced at $800 on Amazon.
Buying your next laptop can be intimidating due to the present scenario of COVID and people opting to go for a budget friendly option. Have you purchased one of these laptops recently? How do you think your laptop fares compared to the MacBook Pro in terms of design, performance and price? Do let us know in the comments below.
Keval Padia is the founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing mobile app development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.