Better, Faster, Brighter | The New Razer Blade

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Mar 15, 2016.

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  1. Creambuzzthink677

    Creambuzzthink677 Active Member

    I guess I am just fussy, but I can't stand using the trackpad for any more than pointing it to start > shutdown. Even when I watch videos on a laptop, I use the space bar to pause/play and would rather hit the windows key and fiddle around with arrow keys than use the trackpad. :oops:

    I was hoping there was a laptop that had a trackpad that I could use for daily activities.

    Future creation: Razer should make an "invisible mouse" where you attach sensors to your index and middle finger and move as if you're using a mouse--pressing down to click as usual. Can be corded or cordless :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:
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  2. Looks like further delays! Yeah!!! Ok at this point these MFs are starting to wear on me. Here is the latest email. If you ordered April 18th then you are being pushed back again. If I don't receive shipping confirmation this coming week I am canceling and going back to Dell (as much as I hate to do that). Not going to give a company money that has a complete disconnect between customer service, shipping and quality control. Unbelievable!!

    Dear Blade Customer,

    Thank you for your patience and understanding concerning the timing of your new Razer Blade gaming notebook.

    The new Razer Blade is one of the most innovative laptops in the world, and we are dedicated to ensuring the best user experience possible. In order to maintain our high standards of quality, all Razer notebooks are put through a rigorous quality assurance check. Unfortunately, this diligence can sometimes slow down our ability to deliver products to our customers.

    Regretfully, your order of the new Razer Blade will now be available to ship from 5/25. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive an email notification with your tracking information. We value your patience and support as we work around the clock to deliver your Razer notebook.

    If you do not wish to wait for your order, please contact our support team at

    We hope you enjoy the latest and greatest Razer Blade, and thank you again for your patience and support.

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding your order, please contact our support team at


    Team RazerStore

    Please, most innovative? How about we leave it as the closest thing to Macbook pro in windows - aesthetically speaking. I will never refer another person to Razer. Are they that off on deadlines OR intentionally misleading people to keep sales up.
  3. d0metron

    d0metron New Member

    Not going to defend the communication going on here, but shipping on time isn't everything. I'd rather get something that works and has the build quality I expect. That's why this brand interests me over Dell/MSI/Gigabyte/ASUS.
  4. Swanka

    Swanka Active Member

    Have you seen the Gigabyte Aero 14? Looks like the Blade may have a new competitor in the ultraportable gaming market. Not to mention it has a massive 94.24 Wh battery capacity, boasting a 10 hour battery life. Very impressive, considering the fact that the Aero 14 actually weighs LESS than the Blade (1.89 kg vs. 1.93 kg)! I'd also like to point out that it has a mini-DP port and HDMI 2.0. Your move, Razer.
    Last edited: May 14, 2016
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  5. PastelGraywatchsharp937

    PastelGraywatchsharp937 Active Member

    Whoa! When did that come out?
  6. Swanka

    Swanka Active Member

    I have no idea. I can't find any more information on it.
  7. mdaly001

    mdaly001 Active Member

    Doesn't have thunderbolt.

    I had ordered on March 15th and just got my blade. I know it can be frustrating. I was so irate on every delayed email. I actually ended up getting an xps 15. It was a beautiful computer. I got my blade a few days ago. I immediatly returned the xps and have not looked back. It was the most frustrating experience I have had the pleasure of participating in. That being said this machine is phenomenal. I am not even that crazy of a gamer, I am using it for work but the keyboard, trackpad, GPU are all perfect combinations. I wouldn't go as far to say it was worth all of the headache, but I am not glad my order got cancelled (which I had sent in the ancellation but it didn't make it before shipping)
  8. SladeNoctis

    SladeNoctis Member

    How's the keyboard travel, and typing experience compared to the Dell XPS 15 or last year's model.
  9. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

  10. LetsDean

    LetsDean New Member

    Do you guys think its worth waiting for it because i live in europe
  11. mdaly001

    mdaly001 Active Member

    Key travel isn't as deep as xps 15 or last years model. That being said it feels much more tactile than the xps. I think the actuation is helping alot. One of the nicest things I have noticed is the random accidental touchpad inputs. On the dell it was horrific. In linux which has limited support for dealing with it I couldn't write any papers without constantly crtl+z. I am writing this in linux right now and am having no issues. The touchpad is fantastic and in my opinion outweighs anythign the xps brings. The colors on the xps are much nicer but there is bad ghosting so it is a tradeoff. Also the placement of the camera on this is soo much nicer.
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  12. Swanka

    Swanka Active Member

    How has the battery life been when the keyboard's backlighting completely turned off? Does it make a difference?
  13. PastelGraywatchsharp937

    PastelGraywatchsharp937 Active Member

    That's the p34Wv5. Word is that the Aero 14 has much, much better build quality- so in addition to the better build quality (which was always an issue), this one also has a 91,000 Whr battery. THAT is something to be excited about.
  14. ST2015

    ST2015 New Member

    The Razer Blade is a very nice product, speaking of hardware and appearance...but do you think guys you are also going to release a version in future (maybe end of this year or the next) with a GPU not mobile version? In order to actually support virtual reality, seeing that the min. requirement is a GTX970 desktop version...
  15. PastelGraywatchsharp937

    PastelGraywatchsharp937 Active Member

    No chance with the Blade. It can't support a card with higher TDP than the 970m. Expect a 1070 in 2017.

    If/when there's a new razer blade pro, that would be the only machine capable of a higher tdp card.
  16. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    If you're talking about desktop class graphics cards in the future Blades, I would think not. Razer has fairly specific markets that they're looking to, and yours can be considered an edge case. After all, why ruin the form factor/weight/battery life of the Blade with a desktop card when there's the Razer Core for you to purchase and use?

    If you really need a laptop with that sort of power and size, then I believe that Asus or MSI should have the solution for you.

    Also, how is that Aero 14 able to squeeze all of that in a chassis lighter than the Blade, and provide a 10 hour, 94Wh battery with it? I mean, some ultrabooks *cough Stealth cough* actually has less battery life than this!
  17. mdaly001

    mdaly001 Active Member

    I haven't really had a chance to test it sorry. Not sure I will for a while. sorry.
  18. SladeNoctis

    SladeNoctis Member

    Guess they put the blade stealth keyboard in this they pulled off a Dell with the XPS 15(putting XPS 13's keyboard in a 15inch frame with barely any improvements). This might be a deal breaker for me, I didn't enjoy typing experience on the XPS 15 much. But good to hear other parts are great, hopefully that actuation is on point, bottoming out is going to be a pain if its lower value.
  19. mdaly001

    mdaly001 Active Member

    Actuation is pretty good. I still prefer typing on the blade vs the xps
  20. SladeNoctis

    SladeNoctis Member

    That's good to hear, I guess the custom leds must have taken a lot of space so they had to reduce the travel. Wish they applied the chroma to the logo.
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