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New to Razer. What can I expect?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Icesick06, Jan 25, 2016.

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  1. Icesick06

    Icesick06 Member

    Hey everyone. Obviously, like the thread title says, I'm new to Razer. I have just purchased the new Razer Blade Stealth. Specs wise, I pretty much know what I'm getting in to, but had a few questions regarding other aspects. Do their systems come with a lot of bloatware? Do they have a backup partition if you have to reinstall windows or do you just reinstall from a disk with provided license key?. I like a minimalist install without having to delete a bunch of stuff. How are the trackpads? Heard a lot of great stuff about the Dell XPS trackpads and was hoping for something close to that. Also, I will most likely be purchasing the core as well, as long as price isn't crazy. With that in mind, Id like to probably pick up a new mouse and keyboard for play when im docked to the core. Whats your favorite keyboard and why? The mouse I currently have is a Logitech MX518 which feels comfortable and is made for right handed use.Which razer mouse would be closest to that? Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    I don't own a Razer system yet, but I don't expect that they'd have a lot of bloatware. You'll probably have Synapse installed by default, this is Razer's software for setting up and managing profiles for their hardware in games. But that's not really bloat, you're going to want it, especially with that Chroma keyboard on the Stealth.

    As far as additional hardware Razer makes a handful of excellent keyboards and mice.

    I'd definitely recommend the BlackWidow Chroma keyboard. The tournament edition costs less, but you lose a handful of helpful keys, which can be a plus if you've got a limit amount of desk space. Each model also comes in a regular (Clicky) or silent (Stealth) model. I have the Clicky version, and it's loud and the tactile response is very satisfying.

    I don't have a Razer mouse as of yet, but I'm looking at the Mamba TE. It's got great reviews and a reasonable price tag.
  3. technokat

    technokat Director, Social Marketing Staff Member

    No - other than Synapse for your drivers, we pretty much guarantee a clean system.

    We're having a huge demand for those Blade Stealths so pretty awesome to hear of your new purchase - do come back and tell us how it is working for you.
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  4. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    You can expect quality : I never had a bad piece of hardware from Razer

    On the software side, Razer Synapse can be frustrating sometimes (mouse DPI not changing, hardware not recognise and you have to reboot), but overall it works pretty good

    Don't forget to register your free Razer Surround Pro if it comes with your Blade Stealth
  5. Drag-On

    Drag-On Member

    Welcome to the Razer family. I am a big fan of the BlackWidow Chroma keyboards. In fact, I own the regular BlackWidow and BlackWidow Stealth keyboards for my home PC's. Not only is the Chroma feature nice on the eyes but the design is also not flashy and does not come with unnecessary "bling." Combined with my Razer keyboards are a pair of Razer Epic Naga mice which features nine assignable buttons and wireless capability. I find Razer products perfect for my casual and gaming needs. For my work setup, I use a Logitech G710+ and a Logitech G700 which caters to my productivity needs.
  6. PakQiiin

    PakQiiin Member

    well i been using my Blackwidow Ultimate for almost 4 years. still can use for my gaming. :) no worries
  7. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    Absolutely zero bloatware, and since this is Razer Insider, you don't have to use ''their''. ;)
  8. Icesick06

    Icesick06 Member

    Thanks everyone for the replies so far. I will check out some of your suggestions. @Razer|Technokat I'll make sure to post my impressions of the computer when I receive it.
  9. GoneDrinkin

    GoneDrinkin Active Member

    Nice! Love to hear the good news that Razer Blade Steaths are pretty good. I remember CEO Min-Liang mentioned that it is sold without the middle-man, direct to customers therefore it is cheaper. And if this is successful, Razer would extend this sales method to other products, selling to customers directly without the middle-men, at a lower cost. That would be great!

    Welcome to Razer! Do let us know how it is, i am pretty curious myself!
  10. AnimeDTA

    AnimeDTA Member

    The mx518 was a classic. It was followed up with G5, G500, G500s, and the current model in its line is the G502. I haven't found anything quite like it since it is one of the biggest mice around
  11. Welcome to the cult
  12. jak3_B

    jak3_B Member

    I have a Black Widow chroma TE which is awesome and i love the chroma because it is nice for the eyes and fun to show off, And for the mouse I think the Taipan or Deathadder would be good for you.
  13. richy877

    richy877 Active Member

    I have the logitech mx518 too 10 years and still works great. Bought a naga a few years back for mmos and I have to say the extra buttons are useful. Bought a Razer blackwidow chroma keyboard just recently and its really great, the tactile clicky feed back is satisfying. Congrats on picking up a stealth laptop I was able to demo it at CES and liked it. Small portable system for on the go and plugged into the core it becomes a gaming beast. I remember reading somewhere about razer laptops in general are free from 3rd party companies trying to advertise their software which is awesome. I remember back in the day buying a HP laptop and having all sorts of weird games and software pre-installed so understand wanting a laptop free of all the useless apps.
  14. scrubzz9

    scrubzz9 New Member

    for keyboards i would go with the stealth over the regular if you do not live alone. The regular widow does feel a little bit nicer but its not worth the extra noise, quite an annoyance to people around you
  15. Chuemmer

    Chuemmer Active Member

    @Icesick06 From the reviews I have read the trackpad is not as nice as the Dell XPS and will feel sluggish when compared to it. That being said, I did order myself a stealth and will be receiving it in 3 more days. As for keyboards and mice, there are a lot of options - if you like to play FPS the Mamba and/or deathadder is a good choice. For MMO there is the Naga - it all depends on your flavor. As for the keyboards, I LOVE my blackwidow chroma - clicky - of course.
  16. MochaRaf

    MochaRaf Active Member

    It really is dependent on where exactly his computer would be, if it's out in an open and "shared" area where it may be bothersome for others then I would agree with going for the stealth edition. However, if you live with other people but have your own space like an office or man-cave, then I would recommend sticking to the regular version.
  17. Shin094

    Shin094 Member

    Razer Insider Classroom ;)
  18. Ratmut

    Ratmut New Member

    No matter what you pick up that is made by Razer, you will be very happy with it
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