MacBook pro 2016: Alternatives

If you are here chances are you are looking to buy yourself a new laptop, but cannot decide what could be a better choice than an overly pricy Apple flagship. Let’s take a look at a handful of laptops that deliver same or better performance than the Apple MacBook pro but still save your pocket from completely burning out.

I believe it is safe to say the by the end of this list you will be able to make a decision and chose a laptop that doesn’t necessarily has to come from Apple.

All of the following options are selected from the Microsoft store  apart from the number 2 and are all signature editions so expect them all without bloatware.

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Number 5:

Hp Specter x360

MacBook pro 2016: Alternatives

MacBook pro 2016: Alternatives

Slim sleek and a beautiful design that to rival the beauty of MacBook Pro itself, and obviously, a convertible.



  • 13.3-inch WQHD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i7-6500U
  • 16GB memory/512GB SSD
  • Up to 11 hours battery life


Number 4:

MSI GE72VR 6RF Apache Pro

MacBook pro 2016: Alternatives

A little bulky but the most powerful laptop in this list the Apache Pro, with VR ready and Nvidia GTX 10 series graphics it main strength


  • 17.3-inch Full HD display
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • 16GB memory/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics


Number 3:

Razer Blade Signature Edition Gaming Laptop

MacBook pro 2016: Alternatives

One of my personal favorites, Razer Blade is almost as slim as a MacBook Pro and double as powerful. QHD screen and up to 6GB of Graphic Card memory is enough to blow any task away.


  • 14-inch QHD+ display
  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ
  • 16GB memory/256GB SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics

 $ 1699

Number 2 :

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)

MacBook pro 2016: Alternatives

Obviously, Apple outdid itself here, the 2014 version of the MacBook pro is still one of the top choices and with the new version available you can grab this with extra bit of savings.


 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

  • 5GHz
    2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz) with 6MB shared cache
  • 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
  • 5GHz – 512GB PCIe-based flash storage
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching

Around $2000

Number 1 :

Dell XPS 15


MacBook pro 2016: Alternatives

Dell XPS hands down beats all the others in style and specs. Bezel less screen, QHD quality and touch support, it is sufficing to say this is the perfect replacement for the latest MacBook.


  • 15.6-inch 4K UHD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • 16GB memory/512GB SSD
  • Up to 10 hours battery life

( 32GB memory and 1tb ssd option available)



Clearly all are good choices, if you want portability go for Hp Specter X360, for power the Apache pro by MSI is the undisputed champion, for and absolutely amazing balance between portability and power The Dell XPS 15 and Razer Blade are the best choices. Finally, if you are a Macintosh user and are looking for an upgrade but aren’t sure If it’s worth it, believe me, it isn’t. Keep the old MacBook Pro close to heart and wait till Apple boosts performance next year.