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Is there going to be an upgrade to Razer Blade Stealth Kaby Lake this year?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Katniverse, Feb 15, 2017.

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  1. Katniverse

    Katniverse New Member

    1. I was wondering if is should wait longer for an upgraded version of the Blade Stealth Kaby Lake this year..or do I just get the late 2016 Kaby Lake stealth laptop?

    2. Is 4K worthit? is it going to make the laptop run slower?
  2. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Hi Katniverse, welcome to Insider!

    1. The Blade Stealth has been upgraded like 2-3 times in the span of a year. It got its Kaby Lake upgrade before the Blade 14" (which just happened a day ago). I'm really not sure when the next update will be. Coffee/Cannon lake perhaps?

    2. Well whether it's worth it completely depends. Honestly the only person who can answer that question is you yourself. 4K doesn't make the laptop run "slower" per se, but it will be harder to achieve higher in-game frame rates (which could be considered 'slower'). It really depends on your needs though. Would you rather have a much higher pixel density or more battery life?

    For competitive fast paced gaming, the QHD configuration makes more sense because you can achieve higher frame rates with less powerful components. This configuration really optimizes for gaming and battery life.

    4K is better for people who do art, graphic design, make videos, etc. The screen looks crisper and has a wider gamut. Good for people use their laptop for much more than gaming. It's more future-proof and will come in handy as 4K becomes more widespread. Watching youtube vids in 4k is crazy.
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  3. Katniverse

    Katniverse New Member

    alright this helped alot :) since im not getting one fore gaming at all, as im doing more of graphics design 4k would be handy. Thanks heaps. :)
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  4. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Hey don't mention it! Glad I could help out 032.gif

    I think that's a good choice for you. You can always downscale the 4K resolution to QHD, 1080p or whatever you want if desired, but you can't go the other way around and upscale from QHD to 4K.

    As for the next update, I think the last one was 5 months ago in September. Just randomly guessing here, but if they decide to start doing annual refreshes, I would expect the next one to be at least half a year later.
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  5. Katniverse

    Katniverse New Member

    Alright makes sense! thanks once again :) any idea when the restock would be? as it is out of stock in Australia.
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  6. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Sorry! Wish I could help. Your guess is as good as mine when it comes to international stock. We get people asking about that all the time here on Insider. The 4K models are in stock here :confused:

    Maybe others will drop by and offer more insight later. It's still super early here 045.gif
  7. RED____

    RED____ New Member

    I was waiting for the stock to come back here in the US and it is probably a bit different over there but it took an upwards of 4-5 days to come back in stock and as of writing this I'm not sure if it has shipped yet, but I wouldn't worry the stealth is a very popular item and will probably be restocked very soon! I wish you the best of luck acquiring your New Razer Blade Stealth, Hope this helps.
  8. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    I had to go back and look for your signature "Welcome to Insider". I thought I missed it, but only because you put it at the beginning of your post instead of the end. Just trying to confuse us now, or what?
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  9. webSangriafirst315

    webSangriafirst315 New Member

    me either, and i think i can wait for the 'new new razer blade steath ' coming out until Nov 11th
    gs63 1050ti-msi maybe another choice :pensive::pensive::pensive:
  10. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Hahahahaha. I have no idea what you're talking about 033.gif
  11. davidmthekidd

    davidmthekidd Active Member

    Doubt that we will see a Refresh this year, Coffee/Cannon lake is due q4 of this year, so at the very earliest, we're talking end of year, but most certainly Feb/march 2018.
  12. webSangriafirst315

    webSangriafirst315 New Member

    ........ well .... my terrible english :sweat_smile: somtimes I get to razer insider by VPN AND NOV 11th in China is "kuang huan-happy festival " just like "BLACK FRIDAY " in the USo_O
  13. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Haha I know about Chinese New Years, of course! My post was for PTStinger, not you. Sorry if that was confusing!
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