Razer Blade 2018 Wishlist

Discussion in 'Systems' started by fritzasuro, Nov 21, 2017.


Do you agree with me with my wishlist for the new Razer Blade?

  1. Yes.

  2. No.

  3. Some of it.

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  1. fritzasuro

    fritzasuro Active Member

    So far, there has been no other laptop in the market that has swayed me from Razer Blade. I hate saying this, but it's the MacBook Pro of Windows users! (Just way better though). My first one was the 2014 with GTX870M, it had some issues but it was repaired (and sold it away!). Second Blade I got is the 2015 with GTX970M, never regretted buying it. But as technology gets better and innovative, my Razer Blade is starting to look dated.

    Recently, Razer released a 13.3" Blade Stealth and I was hoping they would do the same with the Razer Blade 14" - thinner bezels, but they didn't. Released a 4K with 7th gen CPU but others are same old stuff.
    Fingers crossed, I hope Razer steps up their game (and quality control?) with their new Blade!

    Razer Blade 2018 Mockup.jpg

    Introducing my Razer Blade 2018 Mockup
    I hope it'll get these specs, or some of it:

    8th Gen Intel i7 CPU
    - Because why not?

    16GB RAM (or optional 32GB)
    - 16GB should be enough for gamers, but 32GB option will suit the creative needs.

    GTX 1060 or GTX 1080 MAX Q
    - GTX1060, is again alright. But if they can go for GTX1080 MAX Q, the Razer Blade's noisy days will be a bit quieter.

    4K IGZO 15.3" Display with thin bezels (and an optional FHD with 120hz)
    - My biggest complain about it is the display, A lot of laptops (even cheap ones) have started using thinner bezels. The 1080 panel will suit more gamers.

    Dolby Atmos certified speakers
    - Again, why not?

    Razer low-profile mechanical keys
    - I have used it once from a friend's Blade Pro, I want it now for the smaller one as well!

    Touch pad with Windows precision drivers
    - It's 2018, Synaptics are terrible!

    1080p 60FPS Webcam with dual led lights on each corner of the screen
    - Since Razer is focusing on streamers, it might be something that can be improved, right?

    3x USB 3 ports
    - Because the world hasn't fully shifted to USB Type C yet.

    2x USB Type-C Thunderbolt ports
    - Because the world is starting to shift to USB Type C. And also, Who doesn't want dual Thunderbolt ports?

    That's it. Let's see what Razer has to offer to us for their upcoming Blade revisions.
  2. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Nice sketch, but the bezels is too thin for me;) I’m afraid it will have bad screen durability, because it should be a mobile ultraportable laptop. And I think you can put dual led light webcam on top of it, maybe would be at bottom, which I don’t like personally. MacBook Pro and Surface Book has balanced bezels which I like and could put webcam properly.
  3. fritzasuro

    fritzasuro Active Member

    I prefer the webcam on top. Though, in this photo, I accidentally removed it. XD
    About the bezels, if Razer is sticking to their display design when it comes to their IGZO panels, the screen should be sturdy enough due to the big glass. Razer designs it like an iPad turned into a laptop display (that's how I'll describe it). And seeing Dell's XPS 15, it doesn't have too much screen flex.
  4. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    Yeah, those are all solid suggestions that you made. Who can really argue with what you listed? I know I can't and I don't even usually like technical threads. It's a good thing you made your list though. I don't do stuff like that and if you hadn't talked then Razer couldn't have taken your suggestions into consideration. That's why Insiders is here, to bounce ideas off of Razer. And if enough people start bouncing over the same idea the more likely Razer is able to move on it. People just have to wrestle their trembles and talk. It's that simple.
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  5. labotsirc

    labotsirc Active Member

    Beautiful Render. Man I wish they just got rid of the webcam (think of it, you could use you cellphone's cam instead) so the lower bezel can be as thin as the side ones.
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  6. r1r_my_JJ

    r1r_my_JJ Guest

    if it had 120hz FHD and mechanical keyboard just like Blade Pro, I will satisfied for this
  7. freakydoctor

    freakydoctor New Member

    I agree with most of your idea, except I think for the VGA, the 1070 Max-Q should be the best choice.
    And the magsafe charge will be the good idea, but if it cant happen, 2 usb-c ports are better than 1. We use 1 for connection and another for charge, and remove the charge port in older version
  8. hasimo14

    hasimo14 Well-Known Member

    - so you choose to make it bigger then 14"? it will lose the current market, cause 15.3" is quite big and it will make the laptop more heavy...
    - how much you using the touch pad??? all the time or just occasionally??? probably occasionally, so for me if we really upgrade the touch pad that we rarely use, it can make the cost higher then usual.... so i rather have bad touch pad to reduce the price....
    - for me better be just remove the webcam.... no use at all... for steamers, they prefer using external webcam.... for no steamers, they probably never use the web cam, maybe for skype, but now can do it at phone.... so yeah, for me better get rid of it, and use the space to improve the display....

    I agree with others.... maybe it's lame opinion, but that what I feel when I'm using my laptop even though it's not razer blade...
  9. arc2029

    arc2029 New Member

    I don't mind the bezels that so many seem to hate, but I would definitely like a larger screen, even if that means a larger system.
  10. fritzasuro

    fritzasuro Active Member

    Well, increasing the diagonal size of the screen doesn't necessarily means the frame will increase as well. Remember there's a bezel to cut down. Perfect example, the old Blade Stealth to the new 13.3".

    It's a software thing. It's not like we're asking Razer to build a new one. And it doesn't mean that you don't use it that much, it'll suit for everyone. Let's not forget that the touch pad is an essential part of the laptop.

    I agree a bit, I myself rarely use one, but it's gonna be similar to the headphone jack removal on smartphones issue.

    It's not really HATING on it like the world will end if it still exist. But a larger screen real estate would always be better. Plus, the physical size of the laptop won't really increase as it can cater bigger than a 14" screen.
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  11. arc2029

    arc2029 New Member

    True, but having used 15.6" inch systems ever since I started buying laptops, my Blade feels tiny. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but I honestly would be pumped to see an entirely new Blade 15, bezels or not. Plus, a larger case might translate to a cooler/quieter system or allow for inclusion of a better GPU.
  12. hasimo14

    hasimo14 Well-Known Member

    but it doesn't change the fact that the body size also get bigger.... the problem on changing screen size no matter with bazel or not, it effect the whole physical size of the laptop..... it's impossible to have 15.3" screen size with 14" body size.... right??

    i think it's not just a software... the hardware also have a thing in this.... for example old galaxy note 3 can't have android oreo update, or even they can, it will not function as they were at newer phone... it comes together the software and hardware.... but if they can improve the software, it will be better.....

    yeah.... for they who get use with it will mostly give same respond with the headphone jack removal....
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2017
  13. DAnaeto

    DAnaeto New Member

    Another minor thing is that the special characters (@ $ & etc) are not included in the keyboards backlighting. Also I would like to see the implementation of a finger print scanner in the 2018 model to make login faster.
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  14. ChiefNieth

    ChiefNieth Active Member

    The Standard Razer Blade is made to be high quality while not breaking the bank (Cough Cough $4000 RBP)
    I highly doubt they will add all of these as it will most likely significantly drive up the price. We can always hope though!
  15. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    On current chassis, 15,6 won’t fit, they have to order special size which would make more cost to fit on it unless they redesign the form factor. I prefer they keep 14 Display and squeeze the size for more portability like MacBook Pro Retina to 2016 model design changes.
    No precision trackpad not only software things it’s also hardware related, even now we have hybrid precision driver for synaptic trackpad, precision trackpad still better choice for manufactures and users to avoid trackpads driver issues. Having good trackpad will be very useful when you use it a lot on go and have no time to pack out your mobile mouse.
    I prefer to have a proper webcam that not shooting your nose;) In fact I hope they make more features like windows hallo etc.
    Personally fingers print for me personally kind old fashion, Face recognition like windows hallo or maybe infrareds scanning that features Animoji would be cool;)
  16. chris.pen

    chris.pen New Member

    You've missed the most important thing, LIT UP THE FN KEYS!
  17. RocketSkates93

    RocketSkates93 Well-Known Member

    Also add in a Gunmetal and Mercury option. Would love to see a Gunmetal option with Chroma but no backlit logo.
  18. fritzasuro

    fritzasuro Active Member

    LOL, forgot that. I have the 2015 Blade which still has the original Razer font (I prefer it), and the FN and special character keys are still illuminated.

    That would be awesome, but I guess if there would be color options it'll be similar to the Blade Stealth (Black and Gunmetal). The Gunmetal color was made for professional use that doesn't shout out "I'M A GAMING MACHINE".
    Speaking of Chroma, it would be awesome if Razer can make the triple head snake logo on the lid change colors too.
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  19. RocketSkates93

    RocketSkates93 Well-Known Member

    For the Gunmetal option, that would be true for the glowing snake logo in the back of the screen. However, Chroma can be switched off and changed into a standard white keyboard back lighting. The laptop can still be professional by defaulting it into white keyboard back lighting and only turning Chroma on when gaming. There was no reason to get rid of Chroma unless they gave the Gunmetal option secondary key lighting because Chroma was the reason they removed it. Basically, they were cutting costs and charging for the same high price.
    I would definitely buy a 14" or 15" Gunmetal Razer Blade with Chroma keys and etched snake logo, unless Mercury looks even better of course.
  20. fritzasuro

    fritzasuro Active Member

    Oh Razer, please come up with a new (and better) Blade please! I wanna upgrade but kinda holding back.
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