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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. kr4zyy

    kr4zyy Member

    I love black colors on white colors! It just looks really minimal and clean
  2. ajoburegad

    ajoburegad New Member

  3. HooliganZ

    HooliganZ New Member

    Well my Razer Blade 15 arrived yesterday ahead of schedule, which I was very happy about. However, that happiness dropped a notch when I booted up the laptop, and then later tested it on some games.

    Firstly, Windows 10 setup hung for like an hour, until I hard shutdown, disconnected the mouse and WiFi, then it managed to proceed. I think that was more of a Windows problem than Razer’s.

    Then I tested it on Witcher 3 and Destiny 2 and that’s where the main concern comes in. The cutscenes stutter and choke, as if I am running on an old machine made in 1990s, to the point of being unwatchable. I had to skip the cutscenes and lost most of the plot to get on with the game.

    Thankfully, the stuttering stopped once I got into the actual gameplay, and it was smooth as butter on Destiny 2. Witcher 3 required more juice and the heat started to build up over the keys and the area where the palm is. I used Balanced mode and somehow the fans did not seem to kick in, so I manually switched the fans on to around 4700. Beyond 5000 the fans sound a bit scary to me.

    So all in all, I am happy with the laptop, but I will need more time to resolve the stuttering issues. Have yet to test it on HD movies. I am crossing my fingers that updating the drivers will help. I am also thinking of undervolting the CPU to help with the heat.

    Anyone with suggestions? Will be much appreciated. Thanks!

    [Update] Subsequent to this post, I found a post on the Bungie’s forum regarding Destiny 2, that the issue is with the frame rate for FMV used for cutscenes. The resolution is to set the frame rate of Destiny 2 to be adaptive or OFF for V-Sync via the nVidia game profile. This seems to work!
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2018
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  4. xpsykongroo

    xpsykongroo New Member

    love the midle one's color very nice choice!!!
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  5. Diel87

    Diel87 Member

    Hi everyone !

    Is there a release date for the model mercury white in France or Europe ?

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  6. EarLChieL

    EarLChieL Active Member

    looks so GREAT . OMG
  7. bayTangoPinkgeo881

    bayTangoPinkgeo881 New Member

    nice not bad
  8. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    No atm, It’s limited edition in North America and China regions only. Hope they’ll bring it to more region and adding 3 colors options in the future for Blade system, Dark Black, Mercury and Gunmetal.
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  9. Shi_No_Kyofu

    Shi_No_Kyofu New Member

    truth be told it is nice indeed, but the price it's WAY outta my league.
    do please enyoit whoever buy it
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  10. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    The Base model :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:
  11. RobotDoctor

    RobotDoctor New Member

    I put my RB15 base model to the business test last week and I am happy to report that the performance of the RB15 went as well as I could have hoped. The primary reason to upgrade to a mobile platform was to replace the ultrabook laptop I was using with a small footprint laptop with a good GPU. When running the offline robot programming software I use the ultrabook would be fine but simulations of robot programs proved to run too slow and stuttered due to integrated graphics limitations. I did a side by side comparison and the RB15 was much better in performance due to the GPU. Ethernet connection was tested on the RB15 base and no issues there. I suppose comparing the ultrabook (Dell XPS 13 2015 model) to the RB15 base model is like comparing apples to oranges. A straight across the board comparison is simply not realistic. In some areas the XPS shines (sitting on an airplane due to cramped seating conditions). Both handled general tasks acceptably. The XPS has one m.2 ssd slot where the RB15 base model has one m.2 ssd slot as well as a 2.5" hdd/ssd bay. My XPS has a 1tb m.2 ssd card in it so I could have upgraded that to a 2tb. It has 8gb of non-upgradeable RAM. My RB15 base has a 2tb m.2 ssd, 4tb 2.5" ssd and 32gb RAM. Storage and performance isn't going to be an issue with the RB15 base.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2018
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  12. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Wait 32 or 36gb Ram, isn’t the mobo only up to 32gb upgradable?
  13. RobotDoctor

    RobotDoctor New Member

    Oops, 32gb. Incorrect input. I will edit my original post.
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