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Razer Blade | Base Model and Mercury Edition

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Razer.WolfPack, Oct 10, 2018.

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  1. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    I think that ethernet port alone made the base model thicker :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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  2. iDATUS

    iDATUS Active Member

    It wreaks more like, this was a blade box we were going to use but it was scrapped but hey we have an excuse to bring it out.
    Think for me (hate to be negative) both the blade announcements are not for me and it just doesn't seem to fit with the ideology.
    You compare these with the original blade 15 release and the Razer phone 2.
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  3. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Make also stealth base model again in 999 price range and also mercury edition, then the things left to update is only Pro model.
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  4. .Z4x.

    .Z4x. Active Member

    I hope that's coming, 'cause I find this re-run of the Blade pretty underwhelming..
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  5. Lolman12358

    Lolman12358 New Member

    OMG, i dreamed of this Laptop, but now i dream the whole day, it's really a good laptop where iam for searching.
    Too bad about the price because otherwise I would have bought it!
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  6. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    My wallet is crying so much.
    You propose endlessly new products that are more awesome that the previous.
    It's hard to make a choice on wich one i'll get.

    Anyway, thanks Razer for making me dream all year along.
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  7. Undefin3dLaptop

    Undefin3dLaptop New Member

    Mercury White is looking slick! I really wish the "base" model had 144hz screen, but glad to see it is decently loaded for the price point (from Razer).
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  8. Lenox.J.Low

    Lenox.J.Low Well-Known Member

    looks awesome
  9. FrozenFireVR

    FrozenFireVR Well-Known Member

    That screen :heart_eyes:
  10. Ganym3de

    Ganym3de Active Member

    I wonder if the decision not to use the slim line or origami Ethernet ports is for durability.

    Standard slimline with flap

    Origami port

    Having used the slimlines with the flap, a lot of Ethernet terminations do get stuck in them so I can see people ripping them out and claiming warranty.

    I really think another Thunderbolt controller and ports are the answer here. More dongles yes but allows people to have the ports they need rather than the ones on the laptop only.
  11. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    Isn't this origami port a bit fragile ? It seems at first sight.
  12. SylvanasMage

    SylvanasMage Well-Known Member

    Black all the way for me!
  13. freddie.b

    freddie.b New Member

    Same! Really hope they surprise us and release a machine like that!
  14. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

    Curious, what do you think the ideology is?
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  15. iDATUS

    iDATUS Active Member

    super slim, industry leading, 1st's and great looks.
    Not base (basic), same as, chunky *** (donkey word) and lets do same colour scheme as the others.

    He should have said, look guys we have an old development design model which didn't cut it and call it Razer 45 for business desktop 45 being short for RJ45.

    He should have also been a 1st for sorting out ethernet port standard, that would be a wow statement, something like RJ11. The device needs a dedicated standard ethernet controller chip for business but that requirement is getting less these days.
  16. Zekkee

    Zekkee Well-Known Member

    where do i signup for the cheer brigade as I can't afford 1
  17. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    chunky? you realize that at 0.78" x 13.98" x 9.25" / 4.48 lbs , the Blade 15 "base model" is still smaller and lighter than most?

    For me they are "thin and light GAMING laptops", but what do you call these?
    GIGABYTE Aero 15W w/1060 (with Ethernet): 14.00" x 9.80" x 0.78" / 4.62 lbs
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M w/1060 (no Ethernet) : 15.07" x 10.31" x 0.78" / 4.85 lbs
    MSI GS63 w/1060 (with Ethernet) : 14.96"x 9.8"x 0.69" / 4.38 lbs

    Razer just did a slightly different model, lower price, with an Ethernet port, to please more people. Nothing wrong with that.
    It's not like if the 9th gen Intel CPU / Nvidia 20 series were already available for laptops and they had not updated the Blade 15.
  18. sirludo

    sirludo Member

    Team black for me.
  19. iDATUS

    iDATUS Active Member

    Think your confirming my point, same as everyone else.
    Its just a backward step in an otherwise forward presentation.
    Don't believe the spiel CEO's spin, at least not all the time.
    Isn't there a new alien15 thin version on its way
  20. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    (I'm guessing you were replying to me)

    How am I, or everyone else, confirming your point?

    The main topic of the presentation was the Razer phone 2. The rest were goodies for people who were asking for it (warranty, RJ45 on the Blade...). How is offering what customers want a step backwards? Is Razer not allowed to release anything but "ground breaking, industry leading, 1st's" stuff?

    Like I said, it's not like they could offer a new Blade 15 with Intel 9th and NVidia 20XX "RIGHT NOW". So they came out with a "budget" version and a more "professional looking" version. Again, nothing wrong with that.

    And calling the base model "chunky" is pretty much calling every thin and light gaming laptop "chunky". Maybe your expectations were just too high VS currently available technologies.
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