Hey guys, first post so be BRUTALLY HONEST. Ive been using the Razer Stealth (early 2016) since it came out, and frankly im somewhat contempt with what i got. I initially got it for college, Office suite, prezi, blender projects, etc all worked flawlessly. Its when my friends corrupted me and got me into more pc gaming, and thus i bought a used Core and a MSI Gaming X 1060 3gb gpu. With that, gaming has been pretty decent, sure it could be better had i gotten a gaming pc and a craptop for school. Anyways, my brother is now in 10th grade, and my parents would like for me to retire my stealth to him, and id get the new stealth. Went to best buy and saw the strangest thing, an open-box Razer Blade 14' for just over 1.1K. Quite cheaper than its initial price tag, and still a bit cheaper than the current Stealth. So now im a bit confused on what i should get, and what would be best for my current setup. So these are my questions: 1. Which gpu is better? the 1060 in the Blade vs the 1060 through the Core. Theres some performance deterioration through the core, but at the same time, the laptop gpu cant be as powerful as a desktop gpu, right? 2. Who has the better specs? After comparing specs, id think they're evenly matched. the I7-7700 in the Blade is faster than the i7-8550U in the stealth, but since the 8550U is newer, it compares evenly with the older 7700HQ. Both have 16gb of ram, though the Blade has the 512gb ssd, while the Stealth has 256gb. Now, my understanding is that the ssd in the Stealth is quite faster than that of the one in the Blade, though i use a external Drive for storage anyways. Resolution isnt a concern for me, since i use a external Ultra wide at home, so 1080p is fine, though the higher res is nice from time to time when out of the house (when i dont turn it down to 1080 for battery ). Battery is battery, lets be honest, im going to need the power brick regardless. Weight and ports are what they are, if anything an extra pound wont break my back. Price, oh man the price! 1.1K for the Blade vs 1.6K for the Stealth. 3. Thermals... oh and fan noise... How does the Blade compare to the Steath. Sorta embarrassed in class sometimes, when my Stealth sounds like a jet when everyone else's laptops are quiet, and you'd think the stealth would be quiet under small loads, well it aint. Blade cant be any better imagine, and then the thermal. I do need to RMA my stealth, whenever gaming it easily hits 100 Celsius and gets quite loud in class. Im leaning towards the blade, i already have the core so thats a plus, especially if my 1060 is better. Not only that, but the ssd is an upgrade i can when i need too. Cheaper than the stealth, but offers as much. Let me know what you guys think, honestly not really considering any other laptops, but who knows?