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Razer Blade Stealth... QHD or UHD?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by bmoconno, Jan 19, 2016.


Is UHD worth the extra money on a laptop that doesn't have a discrete GPU?

  1. Yes!

  2. Nope.

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  1. grafcraft

    grafcraft New Member

    so nice computer and thin!
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  2. Theurgie

    Theurgie Member

    Very nicely done, thin but I wouldn't game @ 4k with a weak GPU.
  3. worthymatt

    worthymatt Member

    FWIW, I'm at the end of my two week return period so I just RMA'd my UHD model and exchanging it for a QHD. When I ordered I thought the 100% gamut would be key, but it doesn't really matter if I can't even read the text on some apps that don't scale (ie., Diabo 3 launcher... have to literally put my eyes right up to the screen to barely be able to read). That, plus the overall better battery life others are reporting on the QHD made the [difficult] decision for me, because otherwise I really love this thing, have no bugs, and don't want to go through the RMA process and wait 3 weeks to get a replacement with the chance that it may have other bugs. Se la vi.
  4. vulkan89

    vulkan89 Member

    Sames as above i got a stealth from the windows store and they only carry the UHD, i feel it is not that worth the extra money to have a shorter battery life and wonky scaling, so i will probably return it and get a QHD unless i can find a good way to deal with the scaling issue.
  5. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    That stinks, @spasmatticus & @Vulkan , I ended up ordering the QHD because of the points laid out in this thread... FedEx is being a withholding jerk about getting it to me though.
  6. wookie9699

    wookie9699 Member

    I feel like a 4K display would consume a lot of power for an ultra book
  7. Blade stealth seems like a good buy, but I would wait for the core to come out and read some reviews on that though.
  8. potartopie

    potartopie Active Member

    QHD for the battery life :thumbsup:
  9. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    At least, for photographers, this is huge leapover since the category 'laptop' have made.
  10. mbernert

    mbernert New Member

    Personally I wouldn't consider the uhd version even if it was cheaper than the 1440p. I have owned 2 notebooks with 4k displays and let me tell you, scaling is a major issue. Running anything at less than the native resolution looks blurry, even 1080p which some say should look fine. No single gpu can push 4k with newer graphically intense titles. I used to play dying light on my alienware 17 with a 4.1ghz cpu and an overclocked 980ti in the graphics amplifier at 4k. At best I would get around 35 fps.

    On a 12.5" screen I believe the 4k panel is just to sell to those wanting the 4k hype.
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  11. byteFlirtinteractive386

    byteFlirtinteractive386 Active Member

    qhd all the way.
  12. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    Once you've received your Razer Blade Stealth (QHD), I'd love to hear your thoughts on it! :)
  13. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    FedEx is still being mean to me, they want to wait another week... 3 weeks past when it was shipped.
  14. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    Looks like FedEx isn't on your side! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:

    I was quite worried when my package was scheduled to be delivered by last week from FedEx.

    To be fair, I had my reasons... :big_grin_:


    Best of luck with yours!
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