Razer Blade Stealth or The New Razer Blade?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by zaz123, Oct 25, 2016.

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  1. Hi guys,

    I'm torn between the razer blade stealth and the razer blade!!

    I will be getting the razer core (despite which laptop I buy), I don't really game on the go but I may edit videos. However I would probably only render videos when I'm home.

    Will the stealth be better suited as I can hook it up to the core to help with rendering or does video editing work better with the 1060 Blade?

    Also, which one has the longest battery life?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. skarrambo

    skarrambo New Member

    I'd say, so long as you're using a GPU based renderer, and you're not running anything relying on CPU processing power too much, go for the Stealth. The Blade really is for 'gaming on the go', more of a portable desktop substitute, with it's limitations. For the record, the Stealth has a longer battery life - and what's more, it can be charged using a USB type C connected portable power bank, whether it be the Razer one coming out in future, or any other e.g. Anker.

    It sounds like you don't need the CPU futureproofing to the extent that you need the Blade. The Stealth is perfectly capable of editing videos - QHD+ or 4K is really down to you. You go from a 70% to 100% Adobe RGB colour space between the two, but you also lose some battery life to the screen.

    Hope this helps!
  3. Thanks for reply dude!

    How do I know what sort of rendering I'm carrying out? I normally just use Sony vegas rendering if that's shed ls any light on it.

    Just to calrify, the stealth should be fine with Sony vegas video editing on the go? It'll probably only be 1080p and as above would only render when hooked up to core :)

    Awesome; I'll probably pick up a power bank for an extra charge! And the core charging via USB c means I haven't got to get my charger out the bag constantly! I'll probably go for the 256gb one as it comes with 16gb ram
  4. skarrambo

    skarrambo New Member

    No problem :)

    Sony Vegas predominantly uses CPU based rendering, but Vegas isn't actually that intensive compared to other editing software, so you should be fine provided you optimise render settings.

    I'm not sure what you'll be looking at for render times - it may be worth looking up some sort of review or benchmark where any editing software, be it Vegas or Premiere, is tried and tested for a better idea as to times. However, the actual editing will work just fine, for sure.

    As for SSD size, it is a m.2 SSD, so you could get the 256GB and upgrade somewhere down the line, for more space and a NVMe drive. But bear in mind, considering you're going to be using it for editing, read and write speeds are pretty important. And the biggest jump in R/W speeds for the SSDs is from the 256GB to the 512GB version. Definitely worth considering if you can afford it. Plus, more space is always good.

    Lastly, if you're buying in Europe, make sure you make the purchase before Friday the 27th of October, so you get the bonus Orochi and Kabuto to either use or sell!
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  5. For what it sounds like you're doing, go with a stealth. You want better battery life...stealth. You're getting a core so you can game at home on a dedicated desktop GPU....stealth. The stealth is lighter, less costly, and has better battery life. Go with the stealth. Light video editing on the go should be fine on the stealth. Also, like he said above, I'd go with at least the 512gb one.
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  6. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    I've been in a similar position for some time, tossing up between the two. Ultimately I've decided that the Stealth will probably do me just fine and I'll be able to use the money I save on it to get a core or some other stuff like monitors etc. to make up for the screen size.

    The CPU was a big concern for me, whilst it's slightly more powerful in single core tests it has about half the power in multicore (makes sense...it has half the cores), but in terms of editing you should be alright it will just take a bit longer to render etc. but nothing too dramatic.

    The Stealth is more than capable of handling what you throw at it, and when you get decent graphics behind it it becomes very powerful indeed. If you're not planning on using it for CPU intensive games I think you'll be happy with either, so you should definitely go for the more portable, battery lasting and cheaper stealth unless you REALLY want maximum power!
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  7. Thanks for the advice guys! I think I'm going to go for the 512gb qhd stealth! I was leaning more towards the stealth and it seems the best option! Thanks again chums!
  8. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    Do let us know what you think of it when you get it!

    Oh and one last thing, why QHD? You could get 4K with 100% Adobe RGB Colour Accuracy if you have the budget for it! I'd think that'd be quite useful for film :)
  9. I've just placed my order!

    Hopefully won't be waiting too long.

    Reason for QHD was for increased battery life. Less pixel mean less power usage :) also QHD is fantastic anyway and 4K on a screen that small makes small difference in my opinion :)
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  10. skarrambo

    skarrambo New Member

    Glad to hear it, let us know how it is when you get it :) I just ordered a 1TB FHD Razer Blade, something which I've been saving for a year and a half for, as well as waiting for the official UK release - it was scary clicking 'confirm order', but I'm so excited now :D
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  11. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    Oh yup fair enough! I'm not 100% sure on the difference in battery but that's something I totally want to look up now for myself! You're right that when the screen is that small one probably doesn't need 4k resolution haha, although I have read some reviews where people who compared the screens said that the qhd is really good and they thought it was as good as it could get, and then they saw the 4k and its colours etc. knocked it out of the park. Either way it sounds like you get a great display :)

    Good luck with your work and order and feel free to share your impressions and photos of set up! Eternally jealous you can order one right now...come on Razer Australia :'(
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  12. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    Nice! I'm sure it'll be worth it, getting a quality product for that price haha
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  13. Deffo will! I'll post a reply on here as well as a YouTube unboxing/review :)

    I felt exactly the same! I was hovering over the button for a second or two! Done now! Although no email confirmation yet which is worrying!
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  14. I read a few reviews that commented on the lower battery on the 4K model. I agree, the colour spectrum on the 4K wit be superior, hopefully not too much that I get jealous over it! Haha!

    Really, no news on a Aussie release? Thought you guys already had it!? I've been waiting since the stealth v1..they've really dragged it out but with the wait considering the stealth v2 specs :D
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  15. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    Hmm yeah, I'll have to dwell on that further. I'm sure either one I get I'll be happy :) I'm hoping to be able to go to Pax AU and that they'll be there with the New Stealth so I can see for myself!

    We got the First Blade which is currently reduced in the store, but hasn't got enough RAM or enough punch in processor, battery or integrated graphics to be persuasive enough. We also has the new 970m Blade for all of two days a couple of months back before it ran out and you haven't been able to buy one before that or since due to them making a newer one which, like the new stealth, has yet to even be recognised by our store...

    Really hoping they've got them ready to go for PAX, if so I'll buy one then and there if I end up going :) been looking into getting one for a while now and I can finally afford pretty much whichever I want...core isn't here yet though either :/
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