Razer Blade Stealth (2017) Help.

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Invalidated, Dec 26, 2017.

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  1. Invalidated

    Invalidated New Member

    Before I start, let me give you a little backstory. I've always been a huge fan of gaming but could never afford anything to run something above a low-end game. This year I decided I wanted a nice laptop for Christmas, I would even pitch in some of my own money for it too. About a month or so before Christmas, I had done research, and since there was a sale, I had bought the Razer Blade Stealth. Now around this time, I only bought the laptop to run one game, Fortnite. I had gotten really into the game (Played it non-stop on my PS4) and the game itself is not a very heavy game, it's mid-spec with settings slightly lowered.

    I was very excited for my new laptop, I would finally be able to game with good results, right? Well that's what I thought, almost all of the reviews I read and watched all said that it was a good gaming laptop, and Razer does make very quality items. Christmas Eve comes (Tradition in family to open presents this day), and I open my Razer Blade Stealth. The laptop itself blew me away, it was thin, ultra light, and looked great. I had fun messing with the chroma keyboard while waiting for fortnite to download. When it was finally done, I couldn't contain myself, I could finally play a good game on a computer. I launched it and let it do its thing, fortnite automatically sets video settings based on your laptops performance. Fortnite did this and my really ready and confident expression was immediately expelled when it set everything to the lowest settings. "Well, it can't be that bad right?" I thought, so I took it for a test game and well, it was "that bad". I was running around 20 FPS and all I could see was a blob of moving pixels. Next thing I did was optimize literally everything I could for gaming (I got cortex too), and since it is a laptop, I couldn't do a lot, but I managed to bring the frames up to 30, but it was still on an unplayable-y blurry resolution, and bringing it up would decrease FPS drastically. I was sad to see that my new (deemed by reviewers) "gaming" laptop had the ability to run games just as good as my 5 year old run-down laptop.

    Don't get me wrong, the laptop itself is amazing and runs smooth as hell, I just feel as if I was a little fooled by the fact that it was a supposed gaming laptop. I am extremely disappointed, and my Christmas is kind of ruined for me. I am not blaming razer, I am putting the blame on myself, but I am still putting some blame on people who said the laptop was great for gaming. Now, what I am looking for is a solution to all of this, don't go tell me to buy a Razer eGPU, because I just spent 1,249$ on a laptop and don't have anything to spend. Don't tell me to return it because I ordered it during a sale over a month ago and it arrived at my house more than 14 days, so no returning. I have absolutely no clue what to do next, I have reached out to support, but I don't think I will get much out of that, because apparently razer support is awful. If I can, I plan on buying a razer blade 14', but some people say that it has major issues. There probably is nothing I could do, but I would like to know if there is some sort of dying hope for me, because I'm really disappointed, thank you for understanding my situation.

    I'm sorry if this is the incorrect place to post this.

    Edit: I have 300$ to spend if I can do anything with that.
     
  2. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Razer Blade Stealth isn’t gaming laptop, it’s an ultrabook like other ultrabook with intel HD iGPU, couldn’t run Fortnite well, maybe Overwatch on all low setting on 720p. I’ve both and tested also the game on stealth, it’s also laggy like your experience on lowest setting 720p. You would want Blade 14 to play the game, or if you still want lighter laptop, look at ultrabook with mx150 dGPU. If you want still to get Blade i think Amazon has great deal now for $1600 512gb FHD Blade 14 and get refund from your stealth. I’ve also same model 2017 Kabylake 14 512gb, i saw There’s Issue Reported but I don’t have any of it for almost 10 months using it mostly for gaming and Entertainment.
     
  3. Brastic

    Brastic Active Member

    I agree with the post above. The Stealth is a great ultrabook, and can be a gaming computer if you use the Core with a desktop GPU. For me, the definition of a gaming computer is purely based on having a GPU. No GPU, then it is just not a gaming computer.
     
  4. Invalidated

    Invalidated New Member

    Yea, that's exactaly what I said, luckily razer was compliant and I will be recieving a refund, and probably getting a Razer Blade 14', but it apparently has a lot of problems, I just want to make sure I'm completely safe before I make the purchase. So how good is the Blade 14' for gaming, (if there is a way to tell) how many fps would you say I could get on high settings (for fortnite)?
    Thanks for your understanding.
     
  5. Brastic

    Brastic Active Member

    We have a Stealth, Blade 14" and the Pro at my house. For all around gaming and productivity, I really like the Blade. I love my Pro, but it is stupid expensive and heavy. The current Blade with the 1060 is a fantastic laptop that can game. My only complaint is with the screen. I really wish it had a 15.7" or so screen.
     
  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Just played it on my stealth, 480p lowest setting, somehow still could kill enemies;) On Blade 14 epic 1080p I can get over 60 FPS for sure but as you know FPS could drop in certain scenes... high setting, I think you can use 144 hz monitor, mine will come this week replacing my two weeks 75 hz overclocked monitor. As i said i don’t have issues with mine, and because some games limited only till 60FPS, i bought monitor to get more FPS, 1060 on it still a Beast nowaday imo. There’s always risk buying a gaming laptop especially compacts form one, you have to know how to maintenance it, like monitoring temp, undervolting, etc. My last Blade (2015) still works well after several years in gaming usage and now being used by a photographer.
     
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