Hit or Miss?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vortek3, Jan 19, 2016.


Hit or Miss?

  1. The Razer Nabu Watch: Hit

  2. The Razer Nabu Watch: Miss

  3. The Razer Blade Stealth: Hit

  4. The Razer Blade Stealth: Miss

  5. The Razer Core: Hit

  6. The Razer Core: Miss

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  1. Vortek3

    Vortek3 Member

    This will thread will be a community post on if Razer Hit or Missed on their new products at CES 2016. Also please comment your thoughts on why the product hit or missed.
  2. Chuemmer

    Chuemmer Active Member

    As far as I know the cortex is still kind of under wraps - so I don't think it is a hit or miss just yet
  3. Vortek3

    Vortek3 Member

    wow, we put the exact same answers
  4. Cuttershy

    Cuttershy Active Member

    Voting on the Nabu Watch was hard, its a awesome product but costs way more then i would ever be willing to pay.
  5. GameGH0ST

    GameGH0ST Active Member

    Nabu Watch is a hit as long as it doesn't have any difficult-to-cope with technical difficulties. I like the idea of a rugged forged edition.

    Blade Stealth is a hit because of its portability and screen. It also has USB-C which is going to make it relatively future-proof short-term. The graphics are lacking but then again you have the CORE.

    Core is a hit because of the hopeless optimism we have about it. As long it is executed properly from the support end we will have something to look forward to for years to come. I'm hoping for SLI/Crossfire with either multiple cores or integration with a desktop. Hoping for GHashing ability with a graphics card. Hoping for liquid cooling support. Hoping for support with future Razer laptops that still have the graphics built in.
  6. Ur2eZ_4_Me

    Ur2eZ_4_Me Active Member

    Too early to call Hit or Miss on the Core. For me, that will be dependent upon what price Razer sets on the product. I fear that it will be 300$ or more, since Alienware's Graphics Amp sales for ~300$. I think 300$ should definitely be the highest it sales for, but hopefully it will be cheaper. If Razer can offer the Core for that amount of less, I'm sold on the Stealth/Core combo. (p.s. Razer should partner up with nvidia to offer core + gfx combos at discounted prices)
  7. Chuemmer

    Chuemmer Active Member

    If it sells for even close to 300 imho it will be a MASSIVE failure. A 1k ultrabook (which is a good pricepoint for what it is) needing a 300 external graphics card holder + up to a $700 graphics card? That is now a 2k gaming machine with a 12"(?) screen... to me that makes it overpriced to compete in the gaming niche - even if it is not intended to be a gamers laptop.
  8. Ur2eZ_4_Me

    Ur2eZ_4_Me Active Member

    I doubt we will see it for less than 250$. I'm guessing 300-350$.
  9. robinsad

    robinsad Active Member

    For me the watch is a miss due to reports of the time being difficult to read due to terrible brightness and also because its not styled to be an everyday watch. Its supposed to track your sleep but how could you sleep in that?
  10. Ur2eZ_4_Me

    Ur2eZ_4_Me Active Member

    Completely agree. I love the idea of having a "watch-first" smart watch for increased battery life, but the design is a total miss. I love my eccentric gaming styled peripherals that stay at home, but I prefer a more modest look out in public, especially at work. For an everyday product like a watch, they should have went with a more elegant design.
  11. I'm not too sold on the "massive failure" aspect of this, but I agree that it would be pretty expensive. I think that Razer is really going after a model that sounds like "ultrabook when on the go", and gaming laptop when you have a rig (which assumes that you have an external monitor, mouse, keyboard set-up). It would be a failure as a gaming laptop, but if you were looking to combine two worlds, it would still be a viable option.

    Also, if you are looking at slim/portable options, 2k doesn't seem to buy you as much as it used to unless you're into MSI aesthetics. Don't get me wrong.. MSI makes great products... hideous in terms of bezels and potential professional use, but great in terms of specs and the primary purpose of gaming.

    Plus, if the core works with the blade 14 (which I'd be shocked if it didn't), that would still make the core a worthwhile purchase for future-proofing while still having enough power on the go. That reason however, is why I'll wait for the updated blade rather than the stealth.
  12. Chuemmer

    Chuemmer Active Member

    They said they are unsure if they can make it compatible but will try to. And an MSI ghost pro-006 17.3" costs $1600 and has a 970M with pretty much all around better specs - and is still good as far portability.

    And some laptops you can completely swap out their GPU anyways, without the need of that additional item (CORE) to carry around.
  13. GameGH0ST

    GameGH0ST Active Member

    I would actually wear the Nabu 2015 to sleep and to the gym and wear the Forged Edition to work and to business meetings.

    I think the point is so that you can have multiple devices linked to the same account.

    I never planned on sleeping with it. Sleeping with the Nabu 2015 is a breeze after you allow it to be broken-in (about 2 days). The only problem with the 2015 was connectivity issues really. That should be fixed soon... also depends on the device its connected to.

  14. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Core isn't just what I need right now. However, the Razer Nabu Watch (Forged Edition) seems promising so I'll probably pick it up one day (if it even goes on sale).
  15. spiritranger7

    spiritranger7 Member

    The Razer stealth sounds like an awesome idea to me. Something light and portable to carry around for school work!
  16. Drag-On

    Drag-On Member

    The Razer Blade Stealth is on my wishlist. I look forward to seeing reviews of the laptop.
  17. Poker72

    Poker72 Active Member

    While the watch does not compete well with the other smartwatches out there, it is definitely a piece for those who are sworn to Razer. I myself would probably get something else, but it will still be a hit FOR RAZER as it will sell well to those that love the company. Definitely a cool piece of tech, and probably competitive when it comes to price.
  18. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I think the Nabu watch would be more of a hit if the price was set 25% lower, because it does is a cool piece of tech, but just too expenisve for what it can do
    If it´s on sale someday i will probably get it
  19. iamthefong

    iamthefong Active Member

    The watch just looks unnecessarily bulky, and ugly. I couldn't ever seeing myself being able to wear it whilst working, even the forged edition would look a tad childish. It really just looks like an old G-Shock with some Nabu software jammed into it
  20. robinsad

    robinsad Active Member

    I think my dream would be for them to team with Storm watches for a less sporty Nabu watch.
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