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Do you guys think the razer blade series is expensive

Discussion in 'Systems' started by franaotai, Mar 12, 2019.

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  1. franaotai

    franaotai New Member

    I like the razer blade series but i think it is a little over priced. This is what i think though
     
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  2. InsoMia

    InsoMia New Member

    Unfortunately, it is expensive due to the Razer brand tax, but having used mine for 1st month, that tax is worth it imo. The build quality is solid compared to my brother's MSI GS65 and when you are using your Razer Blade outside and other serious gamers see your Blade, their reaction is priceless.
     
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  3. jaseow

    jaseow Active Member

    I hit YES but like the above poster said you are paying a premium for the build quality and aesthetics.

    Even though I think its expensive ive bought 4 Razer Blades and plan to keep buying them whenever a new one with substantial upgrades come out.

    The only other laptop that comes close to that premium finish and feel you get when using a Razer Blade is the Dell XPS series (which is arguably better built even) but unfortunately they dont put better gpus in them. Think they cap out at 1050 or 1050Ti. Not even considering Macs in this discussion for obvious reasons.

    So end of the day if you want a premium quality laptop with the best aesthetics theres only one clear choice.
     
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  4. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    What Razer tax? If I look at the direct competition (Gigabyte Aorus, Asus Zephyrus, ... I'm excluding cheap laptops made of plastic with poor cooling), they are pretty much priced the same and Razer is sometimes cheaper for the same config.

    But my wallet still thinks they are all a bit pricey ;)
     
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  5. franaotai

    franaotai New Member

    I know All of razer’s products are hi quality but don’t you think they could make it a little cheaper
     
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  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    On pheriperals there’s essential that are cheaper than elite, on Blade 15 there’s base model that is cheaper than advanced model, on Blade Pro there’s FHD options which is also a lot cheaper. On Systems you get Blade build quality with down specs like gpu, cooling solution, screen refresh rate/resolution etc in that lower price tag. Back on n 2016 there was only two options expensive Blade 14 or way more expensive Blade Pro:smile_:. Though personally I miss Blade stealth under €1K, I have that 2016 model which is great as works laptop and can occasionally pairing with Razer core to play real games.
     
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  7. nondidjos

    nondidjos Member

    people overestimate how much of an actual razer tax there is on most of their products, especially in their laptops. look at the competition, performance and features overall, its about worth as much as they make you pay, and thats not even mentioning the brand and build quality. when you look at some of their other products such as some peripherals and accessories I will have to agree that it exists.
    but honestly keeping in mind the rnd they are doing and how they are not profitable yet, i can see the reasoning behind their pricing.
     
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  8. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    You should be blind or retarted to think that Razer Blade is cheap, not counting if you're a bilionaire.
     
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  9. nondidjos

    nondidjos Member

    I never once said it was cheap, just a logical price to fall under I guess? I had more of the blade 13 and the 15 base model in mind when i wrote that previous reply, but I feel like it applies to the later models of the 15 as well.
     
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  10. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    There’re a lot laptops categories out there, netbook, ultrabook, Multimedia Laptop, gaming laptop, 2 in 1, thin and light, desktop replacement etc. User can choose which one they need depending their usage and budget. Gaming laptops is more expensive than other categories because the portability and the power that’s packed inside. I find Razer Blade 15 has the best balance between two of it, powerful performance in small package, plus its aesthetic factor, it makes the price higher than other brand.
    Agree Razer Blade is not cheap, about this it’s subjective. For you there’s two categories budget laptop and expensive laptop:wink_:
    Billionaires don’t buy laptops btw, there’s two possibilities, they pick it from their friend Apple store or their employees buy it for them as a gift, and again most probably Apple laptops:smile_:
     
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  11. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Laptops temperature won’t go 200 degrees on around 100 the system will shut it down. What game were you playing? 5fps means you play on intel iGPU or your nvidia gpu is dead because that “200” degrees.
     
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  12. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    I stopped reading right there
     
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  13. lgm1991

    lgm1991 New Member


    100 degrees Celsius is 212 degrees farenheit. It was the division when i first noticed it but it happens on any game I play
     
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  14. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I see. I just actually played the game today on 10 months old Blade 15, even on gaming mode it shouldn’t get that high max temperature was on maybe 94 on long session, turning it to balance mode it’ll never hit high 80ish mostly on mid, it’s the cpu gpu won’t hit 80ish usually. On ultra 1080p I saw around 80ish more and less FPS with 1070mq. Probably you got bad repasting job or defective gpu and RMA is the best way imo, having it like that on the country without support is suck. I saw most reviews on notebookcheck shows thermal throttling on this 6 cores cpu, especially on thin light for having minimal cooling room, Alienware, MSI, Gigabyte etc is suffering by this. Unfortunately users can’t use it on its max capability out of box without sacrificing performance or thermal, they have to tweak it them self to get the best performance and temperature, I’m not talking about Razer Blade, Alienware M15 hits also over “200” out of box, MSI gs65 has better cpu performance because they use less powerful gpu type, same as Gigabyte Aero 15x. So if you can manage cpu behavior (for example undervolting, limiting tdp, repasting or bios tweaking if needed) on Blade 15 you’ll get a decent portable machine.
     
  15. lgm1991

    lgm1991 New Member

    And I understand no computer is perfect but the customer service here has been just abysmal. If I new how to do those things I would try to do them here in Afghanistan.
     
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  16. lgm1991

    lgm1991 New Member

    I know when I ran XTU just to see what was going on I just immediately started thermal throttling.
     
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  17. JR0nin

    JR0nin Well-Known Member

    Razer blade series is indeed expensive but so is all the major gaming machines with high end specs like the Razer blade series. Even though they are pricey but when we look at the quality of the hardware and the software specs injected in it, it does justify its price and there are other factors like the manufacturing/assembling/making charges which contribute it to making the $$$$ go higher.

    Again, as the saying goes " you want quality, you gotta pay for it".

    Personally its expensive for me but i am already piggybanking to get one myself :smile_: and hopefully it will fill up soon to get my hands on one of the Razer blade's :cool_:
     
  18. JR0nin

    JR0nin Well-Known Member

    Hey @Joikansai the peripherals/specs which is mentioned at the bottom of your posts/replies, is it like you manually paste it everytime after a post or its already set by default to come in all your postings?
    Let me know, thanks in advance. Cheers!
     
  19. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It’s my signature, you can add it from my account setting. I’m too lazy writing all that or copy pasting in every my post lol:smile_:
    You can put your gears, pc specs or some benchmarks from your setting like me. I put benchmarks from Blade and core setting, hope it’ll be useful for users who want to know Blade performance. I used to put max OC result on Blade 14 but on Blade 15 I put also balanced (cpu performance limited), gaming (default gpu and cpu max performance) and my personal overclocking profil. Egpu setting mostly I overclocking the gpu since it’s how most people use desktop gpu.
     
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  20. doctorfaust

    doctorfaust New Member

    Quality?!
    First one I got had a dead pixel and did not stand straight on the desk, second one again a dead pixel and some scratches they tried to paint over.
    The keys are crooked on every unit that I see!
     
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