Razer blade 2016 ideas suggestions improvements that need to be made

Discussion in 'Systems' started by DJSilentninja, Feb 17, 2015.

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  1. talktechSunny888

    talktechSunny888 New Member

    Nice! You are right there! Plastic usb plugs, I haven't thought about that! And I hope it is the way you say about how hard is it to scratch, because I'll be getting the new Chroma Blade as soon as it get released!
  2. codyjenson541

    codyjenson541 New Member

    Put a 980 ti no m just desktop grade.
  3. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I've owned two Blades (and a few Edges) and the finish on them is pretty scratch resistant in normal use.

    Of course, if you drag keys over them or do something stupid, you'll have a scratch.
  4. JRod0711

    JRod0711 New Member

    As far as graphics go, I think that the 970m is great. Obviously if a 1070m comes out, that should be upgraded. People that are asking for sli or desktop graphics cards should probably just get a desktop or get one of those MSI bricks. I like the portability of the blade.

    The processor should be upgraded to the latest gen, which will increase power and battery life, not so much with gaming, but I'd imagine that a lot of people that spend this much money on a laptop use if for more than gaming. I certainly do.

    I'd like also like to see something like an the infinity display design that Dell uses in the XPS line. The bezels on this thing are pretty fat, even when compared to something like a MBP. Cramming a 15" screen into the current blade form factor would be fantastic.

    A USB-C would be nice future proofing. If not, then at least thunderbolt.

    MagSafe charger would be great. My power adapter fits VERY snug, so if it ever gets yanked, my laptop is going flying with it.

    Lastly, I'd like to see an extra slot for another SSD.

    I don't think that the design needs an overhaul. It's a very efficient and effective design. Minor aesthetic changes might be good though.
  5. DennyW

    DennyW Active Member

    Also adding unto my previous suggestions, I would like to see the addition of a full sized sd card slot and anti-reflective coating on the screen like that on the MacBook. The glossy screen can get hard to see when it is bright outside.
  6. Nomis_III

    Nomis_III New Member

    1)Slimmer bezels (15.6 inch screen in current chassis)
    2)Newer gpu and cpu
    3)Real sense camera (for windows hello support)
    4)Thunderbolt 3 with usb c for e-gpu
    5)8 hours of battery life (light - medium usage)
    7)Better heat management
    8)2nd m.2 sata ssd for raid 0
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  7. hjilp

    hjilp Member

    I think the biggest thing is cooling, but a lot of improvements would mean a huge price increase
  8. _ramsey_

    _ramsey_ Active Member

    I expect a Razer to run hot. If it's cooler, it means Razer didn't deliver the best GPU possible.

    That said, Razer could improve temperatures and lower the price at the same time by dropping down to something like a GTX 940.

    A lot of people keep asking for this. Perhaps Razer should consider a third laptop in their lineup. Something around 12" and 2lbs. Something to compete with a Zenbook and friends... except, with Razer black/green of course.

    Would you buy such a thing though?

    13" QHD in a 12" form factor (Like Dell XPS 13)
    256 GB SSD
    940m GPU w/2GB VRAM
    8GB RAM
    0.65" thick
    2 USB-C
    1 USB-A
    SDCard slot
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  9. hjilp

    hjilp Member

    I think knocking it down from i7 to i5 would be really good too
  10. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    I would be all over that smaller Razer Blade in a heartbeat. I've been begging them to make that for a while.
  11. Fantas84

    Fantas84 Member

    1. and the most important is - Make them available in Europe!

    The rest is whatever comes in the future specs (better graphics, chipset, USB C, better battery, Portuguese layout keyboard, bigger screen and the same form factor...

    And of course better price, because that usually the Razer products get way overpriced in Europe...
  12. wintercappuccinoo

    wintercappuccinoo Active Member

    carbon fiber please XD

    KISHOREKIS45 Member

    i am sure they can't make mechanical keyboard cause it'll spoil the design and ergonomics of the blade but i agree with the sli cause auras most probably the same size can do it then why cant razer...And important of all the 4k display and a chroma keyboard
  14. coastRoseGoldhit902

    coastRoseGoldhit902 New Member

    I own a Razer 2014 QHD BLADE.

    I intend to buy the 2016 version if following upgrades are decided:
    - At least a 2nd M.2 slot and it should be PCIE this time. It would enable us to use >512 gb M.2 getting release soon.
    - Mini Display Port. The blade cannot output 4k 60hz at current moment. Competitors can. I own a 40" inch Philipps 4k monitor and i need Razer Blade to fully use it. hdmi 2.0 ports are rare.. So DP is better.

    Now the Bonus:
    - Next gen Nvidia GPU.
    - Skylake CPU.
    - Thunderbold 3 and USB-C (e-gpu capable)
    - Chroma Keyboard.

    I think the current form factor is phenomenal.
    It keeps me from competition which has more storage, 4k output capability and less weight (aorus x3 v4).

    Increasing screen size would be great but i don t want to lose this IGZO panel from Sharp.

    Maybe Razer can come with a 15inch Blade?
    16:10 screen with same res as MBP 15 would be perfect. One can dream..
  15. im loving my 2015 blade. only a few improvements
    1. the obvious, update cpu and gpu, maybe go to ddr4 only 16gb tho cause 8 is too few and 32 is waaayyyy overkill
    2. CHROMA, iv dreamed about this for a while now, per key lighting with all the effects and support for all the sdk stuff would be nice, also chroma on the logo and a way to dim it or turn it off.
    3. upgraded storage, SSD prices are falling every day, im about to upgrade my blades 128gb ssd to a Samsung 950 pro 512 gb when it comes out, razer could easily include a decent ssd in the 500gb to 1 tb range, i realize with m.2 512 may be the biggest you can get but if they changed it to a m sata or even 2.5 in drive it could still be small, slim and have a great amount of storage because for gamers like me with massive steam libraries 128gb dosnt cut it, and 500 is still a bit small but will work.
    4. g sync, would be worth it, and bad ass
    5. display port. i have an ROG swift 144hz g sync 1440p monitor i would love to hook my laptop up to sometimes.
    6. more fingerprint resistant coating on screen and outside, also glare resistant coating on screen, not saying make it matte because gloss is alright with me but sometimes the glare can get a little annoying.
  16. coastRoseGoldhit902

    coastRoseGoldhit902 New Member

    To the poster above. Current blade m.2 is sata not pcie.. You cannot get the shiny new samsung m.2 pcie. I learned this the hard way..
  17. maisey

    maisey Member

    I think it i mostly good ideas but in particular the cooling issue should be resolved soon.
  18. DragonQuan

    DragonQuan Member

    How about a full on desktop based CPU and GPU?
  19. nanias

    nanias Active Member

    Well my list hasn't changed since my 2014 Blade. Latest gen cpu and Nvidia high-end gpu, 120hz gsync full HD (if touch is compatible include it), a gen 3 x4 pcie SSD (maybe two for raid0 if the cpu supports this many lanes), 16gb of ram (now ddr4), Chroma (with controllable Razer logo lightning), ethernet port, usb 3.1 type c (1 or 2) type a (2 or 3). I will absolutely buy it if it comes with those.

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  20. M0tionBlur

    M0tionBlur New Member

    A week of use with the 2014 Blade, really the only things I've noticed I missed from other devices (I have a 2014 HP Elitebook, Surface 3 Pro and HP Spectre X2):

    -PCIe 3.0 x4 based SSD instead of SATA III

    -Mini DisplayPort over the HDMI connector (as others have said this is crucial for software development - I use my HP Elitebook for dev still since it can drive a 4k monitor from it's display port at 60hz)

    -USB plug in the charger (HP has been doing this for a while and it's a great feature when you're traveling)

    -Make the screen's bezel smaller by making the actual screen a bit bigger (thinking the new Dell XPS 13)

    -16gb of ram default (One Visual Studio 2015, Outlook and a browser or two and I'm already at 80% usage with the 8gb I have on my Blade)

    Of course the expected update to Skylake and latest gen NVidia or AMD GPU.
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