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Is the Razer Blade 15 Decent?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by w9jds, May 31, 2020.

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  1. w9jds

    w9jds Active Member

    After having the absolute WORST experience ever with Razer and the Razer Blade Pro a couple years ago, I distanced myself from the company and all of it's products. (Took 2 years of fighting with support, multiple complaints to the BBB, and never actually got a fully working machine. Even had to sell it "new" for a couple thousand dollar loss because I was just done. You can check my past posts if you really want to see.)

    Anyway, I am on the market for another machine, and as an engineer I want something that can handle any kind of load (probably upgrade to 32 Gb of RAM if not more) and be able to be used for any kind of ML as well as some hard core gaming. Can the machine handle it? I'm honestly on the fence between this, the top of the line Surface Book 3 (which has the 32Gb of RAM), and the Alienware m15 with the i9 and 32Gb of RAM for the same price and the top Razer Blade 15 (with 16Gb).
     
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  2. Ragnarblade

    Ragnarblade New Member

    My personal opinions are if it was 2 months ago, I would have recommended you Intel based laptop. However since the launch of the AMD ryzen 4800 chip, the 7nm chip had overtook Intel 14nm chip by miles. It s not just a bit faster and cooler.. it is by far , A HUGE margin . Check out the reviews (example Asus g14) and their benchmark. You now have various options to buy amd laptop ultrathin with incredible performance on lightweight Ultrabook with amazing battery life.
     
  3. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Don't get i9 on thin light category it's wasting money since Intel CPU is too hot on this cassis can't maintain the full performance of it, and m15 is already known hot unless you disable or limiting turbo boost or repasting it at day one it will run on 90ish on intensive use, like gaming. Blade 15 2020 can handle thermal better. Just use extended guarantee or buy from some reseller with good service and refund policy like Amazon etc and I think you're good.
    OP want to upgrade 32gb RAM and with g14 half soldered ram it can only maxed 16 dual channel, and 2060maxq is mid range GPU, maybe not suitable for some hardcore gamers and you'll stuck forever with that.
     
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  4. Ragnarblade

    Ragnarblade New Member

    If he can wait, within 3 months , we will way more powerful gtx2080 full performance models fitted with amd GPU. Intel has released the latest i7 10875 CPU which is 8 core and 16 thread but looking at the benchmark , the amd chips consume way lesser power and delivering the same performance output. Year 2020 will be a amd comeback year. So many amd laptops are completely sold out in Amazon and it's 2 months waiting period.
     
  5. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Please bring your source that mentioned 2080 comes with amd CPUs, 2020 still intel age for gaming laptops unfortunately, Frank Azor from AMD himself told that.
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel...r-RTX-2080-laptops-anytime-soon.462278.0.html
     
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  6. w9jds

    w9jds Active Member

    That is interesting, I hadn't actually thought about that. Thanks for that, I'll try to avoid the i9 in laptops for now, and maybe see if I can find something with an AMD. I love the form factor of the Razer, but I also want to make sure I can rely on it and use it for all of my development.

    Plus the 4k is amazing when you are looking at text all day.
     
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  7. Ragnarblade

    Ragnarblade New Member

    Buddy , you're right. It seems Intel and Nvidia are still "married" and AMD is only getting the rtx2060 for now. AMD seems to be trying hard to use their Radeon 5600 and 5700M chip to compete to Nvidia offerings at a much lower cost. The 1st model from Dell G5 that features both AMD 4800 CPU and Radeon 5600 / 5700m might be interesting. The early reviews seems promising just looking at the GPU benchmark scores - especially when the Dell G5 is only 879 bucks USD. Imagine a machine of that price that has 8 cores + 16 threads CPU and GPU performance close to a Nvidia 2070 maxQ. Its a shocker ! https://hothardware.com/reviews/dell-g5-15-se-review?page=3
     
  8. w9jds

    w9jds Active Member

    Yeah, all I saw with the new Ryzen were four laptops available and none of them have the top of the line RTX cards. From what it sounds like they are pretty stubborn and want to be bundled with their own video cards, and if they do go with a Nvidia it just never gets the high end because the machines tend to be more about budget, which is fair as that is the market AMD tended to go for historically.
     
  9. DarthVader0

    DarthVader0 Active Member

    I have the 2019 Advanced Razer (i7), and its been a great machine. I have no complaints the RTX 2070 does an amazing job and the the vapor chamber keeps temps low enough to prevent throttling
     
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