Q1 Blade Stealth now a Q4 Blade Stealth?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by XPlastikX, Sep 2, 2016.

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  1. xPlastikx

    xPlastikx Member

    So I was an early adopter of the Razer Blade Stealth at the start of the year Q1 and already they have a new Razer Blade Stealth for Q4? Tripled the battery life, added new processor (which I don't care so much but the battery life is some BS). I would like to know why the company is coming out with this version in the same year, because it tells me I was swindled.....


    Any thoughts from the community?
     
  2. kylechun9

    kylechun9 New Member

    I bought RBS in July, the month it just started to sell in Taiwan.
    And now here comes the New Stealth.
    What's more, its price in Taiwan Store drop about US$100 for the model I bought in no more than one month...

    I felt myself like an idiot.
    Maybe this is how this company treat its early adopter?
     
  3. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Why do you feel bad?

    I'm in the same boat as both of you, but I completely disagree with your sentiments. "Swindled"? Seriously? By releasing a new model, Razer did not go into our computers and make them worse, they are the same as they were on the date we bought them!

    I don't get this mentality of "there is a new model so what I bought sucks". Whatever you bought is still IDENTICAL to what it was when you bought it.

    Let's take this to absurdity and say that Razer release a new model on a daily basis. Would you still be upset? Tech is ALWAYS changing, whatever you buy is immediately obsolete. No one is using floppy disks or zip drives, are they?

    I'd much rather Razer update as soon as new tech comes out, which is exactly what they are doing...
     
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  4. xPlastikx

    xPlastikx Member

    I stated above what my real issue is with this. The battery life being almost tripled in life per charge. I could care less about more ram or the better proc cause this is going to happen always but the battery swap in only 6 months says to me they rushed it to get to the market knowing a new battery was coming, but since they already had so many made with the inferior battery they held off releasing the new battery model. Better screen, better proc, better ram, better battery life and all of this within 6 months of one another????
     
  5. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    I agree. Technology always advances at this rate. When you buy something, you have to buy it knowing there WILL be something better in a couple months. Thats just how it works with tech products. Razer keeping up with the new hardware is awesome. They are always making sure they have the best of the best available in their hardware. This is the same for any tech product. If you buy a new computer, its guarenteed there will be a better one in a couple months. Oh you just bought the best phone? most likely gonna be a faster one in a few months. Oh sweet you bought a new 4k TV? well theres gonna be a better one in a couple months. Its just how tech works. What you bought isnt any worse like @reloader-1 said. You got what you paid for, nothing more, nothing less.

    The better battery life also has a lot to do with it has a gen 7 processor now. So battery always gets a bit better with new gen processors. Intel even said that these processors are WAYYYY better at processing 4k content then gen 6. The gen 7 processors take about 10% cpu power to process 4k stuff, while gen 6 took about 70 or 80% cpu power. Thats a huge difference, so of course battery is going to be a lot better. They just make the battery a tiny bit better, and put the new processor in there. So it seems like the battery is a lot better, but the processor and advancements of the other hardware helps battery a ton as well
     
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  6. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member


    Again, that's totally irrelevant. YOU made the decision to buy that model, with that battery life, as it fit your needs. It still does, the presence of a newer, better model doesn't change that one bit.
     
  7. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    Exactly. If you didnt think the battery was good enough for you, why did you buy it in the first place? Buy a laptop whos battery is better if you need that longer battery life. Your laptop isnt any worse then when you bought it. Its the same computer, with the same power, the same battery life, the same features.
     
  8. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    Well the upgarde is not THAT significant. Same bezel, same RAM for the cheapest model. And the good thing is that someone will be able to picture internals such that it will be possible to upgrade older models to 16 Gb RAM for those who want it. Same goes for the battery.
     
  9. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    the ram is most likely attached to the motherboard, so i highly doubt you will ever be able to upgrade the ram for any of the models. all the blades before the ram has been part of the motherboard. i dont think thats gonna change any time soon with how thin the blades need to be.
     
  10. peuroca

    peuroca New Member

    Maybe this is a bug?!
     
  11. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    Whats a bug?
     
  12. AngelSoryu

    AngelSoryu New Member

    I know that technology moves quickly, and "swindled" is an overreaction to a new device announcement. However, people should be allowed to vent here and there. Especially the blade 16' owners that get to watch their brand new device get replaced by a 45%+ performance boosted device very soon after lol.

    The logic is all there. The rumors were there for pascal, and the new processors were coming any day now. It still sucks though! Let people whine a bit lol. I know I'm sure as heck whining to my wife each day about how I should have waited a month for the new blade after I begged her to sign off on the purchase very recently. It still does the job, but man... It would've done is so much better if I had waited a bit!
     
  13. EliteEFive

    EliteEFive New Member

    People saying that we should of expected a new release because of "rumors". It was rumored that Fallout 4 was going to be announced every year and I never got my hopes up. I don't see how this is any different. A Q1 "pretty much Q3" release and now a Q4 release is crazy! This is upsetting when the Razer Blade Stealth still has soooooooo many bugs, crashes, and other issues that are still unsolved.
     
  14. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    Maybe thats one of the reasons they wanted to push out a new stealth so fast is because they addressed these issues in the new one. There was probably a number of reasons they pushed out new ones so fast, this might be one of those reasons, and it would make sense to do so, since a lot of customers were having problems
     
  15. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    I actually meant re-soldering RAM.
     
  16. EliteEFive

    EliteEFive New Member

    I 100% agree with that, but this is absolutely screwing over the early adopters as someone else has said. The value of our Razer Blade Stealths go extremely down and not viable for re sell when many of us didn't even receive our product till 1 or 2 months ago. It's not like we can trade in or return our stealths for the newer version.
     
  17. EliteEFive

    EliteEFive New Member

    I imagined just replacing the whole motherboard
     
  18. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    Oh shoot that sounds kinda scary haha. I would be way too afraid to do that in fear that i would ruin something. but hey, if you can do that, more power to you!
     
  19. xPlastikx

    xPlastikx Member

    This right here is damn near the top of my list. My Razer Blade Stealth has a whine on the fan, and the keyboard freezes on the chroma so many times now that I've turned it off completely. I'm sorry the argument that "I bought it at the time cause it fit my needs" was in hopes that what I was buying would work as intended, which based on my experience and casually browsing these forums from time to time shows is not the case.

    "Well this is why they came out with a newer version because the original had so many issues" Well what the actual F**K do I do about it besides Razer replacing it over and over, bent frame on the Stealth on first one, freezes and crashes after boot on second one, and this one has the sound of a dying cat coming from the fan(not actually but it's annoying).
     
  20. qwertzy

    qwertzy Active Member

    Didn't they say 9 hrs over the previous 8hrs? Most likely 3-4 hrs instead of 2-3 hrs on the 4k screen with full brightness and wave spectrum on the keyboard. I don't see a huge improvement yet, maybe until revision 3.
     
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