Critique of the new old Razer Blade Release

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Krio, Sep 2, 2016.


Would you mind waiting a month or two for the same laptop with kabylake instead of just the 1060?

  1. Yes Obviously

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  2. Yeah I Guess

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  3. Meh Doesn't Matter

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  4. No Gimmi Dat Razer NAOW

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  1. geobayWarmBlack136

    geobayWarmBlack136 New Member

    I totally understand the 1060 updated GPU Razer Blade BUT with the new Kabylake processors that literally just got announced I would have rather waited a month or two and got a Razer Blade with that instead. I'm already waiting for the next surfaces and the MBPs and because of that it seems like the razer blades are already behind in the race. Think about it, aside all the gimmicky things the Razer Blade has, when it comes down to raw specs and similar price point I'd much rather be buying a Surface book or a MBP if they both have 1060s + 7th gen Intel processors.

    This is just my two cents but I'd love to hear what you guys have to say about this.

  2. rparrett

    rparrett New Member

    Couldn't agree more. I just lost so much value on my NEW blade purchase that is now half the power.
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  3. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    The new Kaby Lake quad cores arent coming out till the Q1 of next year most likely, so gonna be a bit more time of waiting. But I think I will probably wait it out, ive waited long enough already haha
  4. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    No, because your entire premise is incorrect. All that was announced is the Kaby Lake low power or "U" processors.

    The real high power ones are coming in "Q1 2017". Do you really want Razer to wait until March of next year for what will, most probably, be a minor spec bump?

    Huh? Are you planning on selling it? Because computers depreciate like mad... try buying a 2011 MacBook, the thing is practically free.

    Your computer still does everything it did, exactly the same way and at the same fps it did when you bought it.
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  5. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    No you didn't. That mind set makes no sense. The Blade you have didn't get less powerful it's just as good and viable for your needs as when you bought it. Technology is always going to progress there is zero point in getting annoyed at a company because you bought the last version of a thing.
  6. rparrett

    rparrett New Member

    I'm not planning on selling this, and I expected my laptop to be outdated within 6 months, if not sooner. I'm only upset that I received the top of the line razer laptop a little over 2 weeks ago, for $2,200. It is now on ebay for about $1,600, as brand new buy it now. Had I received it one week later (they already missed over 1.5 months of shipping dates, without explanation), I could return it and get a machine that is literally twice as powerful and will likely not need to be upgraded nearly as soon.

    It's not that my laptop is performing as expected, it's the fact that Razer was marketing a backordered product as blazing fast top of the line, while they were also well aware and prepping to remove that laptop from their website and production entirely (yes I realize its the same product, just vastly upgraded). They shouldn't have been selling them backordered so close to the release of such a vastly superior product. Had I purchased from Amazon or Microsoft this would be a non-issue, as I would be able to refund this and replace it with the new one without issue.

    It's only because I trusted that purchasing direct from Razer and removing the middlemen would be a good idea - and I was sorely, sorely, mistaken. I'll still use some razer products, but I'll trust in Amazon or Microsoft who actually want to make their customers happy and repeat business.

    The fact that I waited months without explanation, when they could have simply said - Hey, we're making a kick ass better product, let's make sure you get the best experience possible, and just wait 4 more days... then everything would have been fine.
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  7. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    Every company sells their stock before upgrading, it's basic business. If they just threw away the rest of their stock every time they planned a new release they would be bankrupt. It isnt their fault that you purchased the device the way you did, and it isn't my fault it wasn't available in Europe until the 1060 variant or I would probably already own one. Thems the breaks, as they say, just be happy with what you have because if they hadn't announced this new one you would still think it was the bees knees.
  8. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    I see where you're coming from. My first laptop ever was an Apple Powerbook G4 Titanium. I had ordered and paid for the top of the line G3 at the time, and then a week later they announced the G4s. I actually got an e-mail saying that they wouldn't be able to make the custom laptop that I had ordered, but they could give me a deal on the new G4. Apple is (or at least was) great like that.

    However, there could have been a lot of things going on with Razer as to why they didn't say anything like what you would have been hoping for, but I think that the biggest one is that companies aren't going to be announcing products until EVERYTHING is in place: quality control (including full testing of the product), marketing, price points, legal, the works. For Razer to tell you, "Hey, don't get a laptop now because we're working on something better" (which, really, is a given - tech companies are ALWAYS working on something better; even when they're announcing their new stuff they already have bigger and better in development), and then make you wait months and months to have a Razer product that you're dying to get your hands on anyway ... and possibly have you wait even longer while they work out all of the kinks, plus all of the things I mentioned earlier ... you (maybe not you personally, but Joe "Razer Fan" Public) would be complaining that you could have had an awesome machine that would do exactly what you wanted months before without wasting all of that time.

    Another thing that could have happened, is that you could have cancelled your order as soon as the 1080 and 1070 and 1060 graphics cards were announced by NVidia — the announcement was most likely well before you received notification that your product was shipped. You could have foreseen that it would have been a small matter for Razer to update their machines in the near future, even though they hadn't announced anything like that yet, and waited patiently for the announcement.

    The only prediction about technology that any of us can make, Razer included, is that there will always be something better in a few months, and as more time goes on, and technology gets better and better, the time between upgrades will be less and less.
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  9. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    Plus another month or two because Intel.
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  10. I thought that Kaby Lake will offer significantly improved battery life compared to Skylake. Also 4K rendering is supposed to be a much lighter task on Kaby Lake sooo.... personally I don't mind the Pascal Blade coming out with Skylake because I will wait for the Kaby Lake Blade to come out before I will upgrade. Plus I literally just got a 2016 Maxwell Blade that I can be happy with for a year.
  11. AJ_AllTheWay

    AJ_AllTheWay Member

    Only for a year? You can be happy with this thing for 4 years!
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