It is time... For a new Razer Edge or Razer Mini Blade!

Discussion in 'Systems' started by reloader-1, Jan 5, 2015.

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  1. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

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    I posted this a while back and received some great responses, with Intel officially releasing Broadwell today I'm hoping to see the following either at CES or in the next few months from Razer:

    Screen Size: 10.1" or 11.6"
    CPU: Intel Broadwell i7
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 960/970m
    SSD: 64/128/256GB Samsung
    Touchscreen

    Ideally, the form factor would be a pure laptop (the Razer Mini Blade) or a tablet convertible (The Razer Edge 2015).

    Thoughts?

    #razerminiblade #razeredge2015 #newrazerblade
     
  2. Kayy1337

    Kayy1337 Member

    It is cool but not really good.
    10 inches sizes are so similar to Galaxy Tab 10.1.
    I mean, it is not good to be laptop, better be tablets.
    Named with a cool name. Will be better.

    So, I mean, 10 or 11 is not prefer to laptop. Better be as tablets..

    (Sorry for bad English)

    -Viper, Korean Razer Collecter
     
  3. mschloz1

    mschloz1 New Member

    I would prefer it as a successor to the edge not the blade. I love my surface pro 2, and a razer equivalent and I would jump ship immediately! Broadwell makes sense, but I am not sure about the dedicated GPU, they need to keep it thin and heat will be a problem. Although they did work magic on the razer blade(s) in terms of heat issues.
     
  4. xan326

    xan326 Member

    Razer equivalent of a surface would be great. Large storage, good amounts of ram, can game, plus all the touch screen functionality. But I'd want a 15 inch variant, I know that's large for a tab but it would be great for cad or photoshop or watching movies. Docking station would be a plus also. NFC could also be a benefit for quick connecting bluetooth devices. I'd also like a sleek design, nice black brushed aluminum look with a good sized razer logo (maybe with glow functions?) with the Windows logo on the front with maybe the functionality of being a home button. Has to be at least 1080p or 2k, at least 1tb of storage, separate hard drive for OS and drivers.
    Give me something that can literally replace my laptop, something with actual power behind it.
     
  5. S_Corfitsen

    S_Corfitsen Member

    Why do anyone want touchscreen for a laptop, I just don't get it... can anyone enlighten me?
     
  6. xan326

    xan326 Member

    For an actual laptop laptop, touch screen isn't needed. But when you get into tablets that can 'replace' your laptop, such as the surface, you need the touch screen when you don't have the keyboard with you. Also more programs are starting to support touch, and being in graphic design and cad, touch is so much more useful at times.
     
  7. lifeautoCrimson336

    lifeautoCrimson336 Active Member

    It should be 14" or 15.6" like RazerViper said, and a 4k display.
     
  8. xan326

    xan326 Member

    15.6 would have better full keyboard capabilities with the numpad and such. 4k on a display that small though, I'm not sure. 15.6 at 4k is retina at a distance of a foot away from the screen. Good quality, yes, but how much would this hinder the gaming aspect of it?
     
  9. Ownin

    Ownin New Member

    I almost bought a surface pro 3 but decided to wait for a bit and maybe Razer will update their Edge. I do have a razer blade pro but with all the recent travels I would like something as small as a tablet to play with.
     
  10. FrostyGunman

    FrostyGunman Active Member

    I never liked this kind of hybrid devices. Either I need to do some work and I want to use a laptop, or I'd like to browse, check twitter etc. and I want a tablet. Devices like the Surface in my opinion don't feel quite right in both scenarios. For doing my work (development) they are lacking and just to check my twitter timeline, the whole device with keyboard is quite bulky again. I hope that Razer keeps their distinction between the Edge and Blade like this as well.
     
  11. DROIDOMEGA

    DROIDOMEGA New Member

    What about a new Razer blade refresh? Its a great machine, what haven't they announced it yet?
     
  12. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    An ideal solution is to offer something like the new "Chi" devices from Asus - a seamless transition from tablet to mini-laptop.

    I think something in the 10.1"/11.6" range would fit perfectly in the Razer 14" and 17" ecosystem.
     
  13. Veje_

    Veje_ Member

    Haha it would be cool, but it would probably be pretty damn expensive.
     
  14. They would have to solve the battery life and size issues of the original edge. It was an incredibly fun device, but compared to competing tablets it wasn't as portable due to those major shortcomings.

    If they fixed both those things, I am sure that I would buy one.
     
  15. domokunrawr

    domokunrawr New Member

    I think a minimum size should be 128 GB because 64 GB is simply too small because OS takes up space and most games nowadays are pretty large. If you also want to do other work then you'll need more space over time.
     
  16. xan326

    xan326 Member

    128 gigs? You're not serious, right? For a gaming platform, that's maybe 6ish full games outside of indies or mmos. Unless you're talking about an android tab, but mobile os tabs are becoming useless now that we have a line of tablets running full Windows.
    I could see 128 gigs being used more for the common person who doesn't game, or do cad. Especially with more and more 1tb ssd options, 1tb should be the way to go considering its already the standard in laptops that have a hdd. 64/128g drives would be good as an os/driver/startup/frequntly used apps drive. 1tb is a ton of space to fill up, but I'd rather have empty space than to mess around with it whenever my 128 gigs is all used up.
     
  17. Touchscreen? No way, I'd rather have a tablet for that. I don't see the point of a Touchscreen on a laptop when you've got a mouse plugged into it. So Haswell is old tech now too? Damn, technology really has no mercy on us (PC gamers/users).
     
  18. xan326

    xan326 Member

    Hybrid devices need touch input, since their design isn't to be one or the other all the time. Do you have to use it? Of course not. If you want a full laptop, get a laptop; if you want a full tablet, get a tablet. The idea of a hybrid is so you can have both devices in one, and it's useful for college and travel. What we haven't seen yet is a gaming Surface based hybrid, it should be what comes next from Razer. The concept isn't that hard since the Blade is so thin, drop out the keyboard and put the touch screen in place of it, since the New Blade has a touch screen. It wouldn't even need a ton of design changes other than a docking port for the keyboard/docking station addon, and the fan holes could be moved to another area like the bottom of the tab. It's a concept that wouldn't take much work to make a product.
    And Haswell is going on two years old now, of course we're seeing new tech now.
     
  19. I'm all for it, as long as I can actually afford it and the accessories and upgrades don't cost $200+ each.
     
  20. xan326

    xan326 Member

    I don't think there would be too many accessories for it. A 14/15 inch Surface based hybrid would be too big for any accessories outside of keybard, which should be included in the first place, and a docking station. Upgrades on the other hand should be normal laptop upgrades; get the new part, pop the old one out, put the new one in. But we don't need upgrades if Razer produces a good base system.
     
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