Razer Blade w/ GTX 1060: Is this the reason for lack of European release?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by qyuburt, Aug 17, 2016.

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  1. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    As the title suggests, is the unveiling of the Razer Blade with the 970m swapped out for a shiny new 1060 the reason there has been no word of a European Blade release?

    It is hard to tell, what with Razers naming scheme and the severe lack of any communication, if this Blade is a direct upgrade of the 970m Blade and will be the next release in Europe, or if it is next years model and Europe will be an entire year and generation of GPUs behind.

    There is just far too little communication from Razer on if it is worth holding off.
     
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  2. Georgewb13

    Georgewb13 New Member

    I know what you mean. This is stupid really that they are being this silent. If there is nothing by the time I start university next month, I'm probably just going to get a Dell XPS 15.
     
  3. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    You won't be able to do a lot of gaming on that 960M sadly =/
     
  4. Georgewb13

    Georgewb13 New Member

    Unfortunately true but I can't just wait indefinitely for Razer maybe to make an announcement and tell us what's happening.
     
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  5. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    Well from what I've researched, the last European release was in Q4 of 2015, and a commentor in another thread has said Razer said that the Blade will release in Oceania in Q4 of 2016. Perhaps the release schedule will match up with last years, with a November/December release in Europe, hopefully with the 1060. I can afford to wait that long personally, but past then I'll be taking it as a bit of an insult to the region that they don't seem to take Europe seriously, despite being a pretty lucrative place to sell.
     
  6. Eason85_no_id

    Eason85_no_id Member

    It's fine, you can just add an eGPU to the XPS 15 if you need to. Overwatch and DOTA 2 run fine on the 960m anyway.

     
  7. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    Does the XPS15 have the Thunderbolt 3 capability as well?
     
  8. RosewoodleetOPAL680

    RosewoodleetOPAL680 New Member

    Why can't you buy it in US and send to Europe?
     
  9. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    Because different countries need different keyboards. I mean you COULD import, but you would need to get used to having your keyboard be different to your system input. Germany has Qwertz, France has Azerty, we Nordic countries have ÅÖÄ etc.

    I would prefer having a keyboard that matches up, is all.
     
  10. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    But this way you restrict yourself to your local market. Why not learning your national layout by heart? That does not take a lot of time and it definitely worked for me though I do not type much with my mother's tongue.
     
  11. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    I do touch type, its just a personal preference. The problem is I shouldn't NEED to have to make that choice, the option should be there for me to have a keyboard in my chosen region.

    Also I am a programmer, if you look at where the brackets and colons are on a UK layout keyboard and a Nordic layout keyboard, you'll notice it takes some getting used to =P
     
  12. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    Well, if you program in Nordic layout, yes, it is a problem. I do have a laptop with a nordic layout but I got used to it as well, to some extension.

    Now, sooner or later these laptops will be available outside US. I do not know what you think you should or shouldn't do but the main points are: they will be much more expensive and outdated. This motivates to stick to US standards and US layout in particular.

    As a programmer, I find absence of home/end buttons much more annoying than anything. So I would not say that Razer laptops are particularly comfortable for typing code on the go anyway.
     
  13. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    I reckon the release in Europe will be the same as last years; Nov/Dec time. I also don't see them releasing with the 970M here, I think they will skip straight to the 1060 since it seems to be their priority to use those GPUS. But if worst comes to worst, I could buy the Blade from US and just use a separate keyboard for programming.
     
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  14. Georgewb13

    Georgewb13 New Member

    Yes. I don't know how well it'd work with the Razer Core though. I assume it should be plug and play but I wouldn't surprised if you have to mess around with drivers.

    I currently use an 840m which isn't great so a 960m would be a good upgrade. Also, most of my gaming is Football Manager and ETS2. So not really the most graphically intensive games. ETS2 runs fine on medium on my 840m. Occasionally I will play a AAA title but not much really so I don't see myself needing the 970m it's just nice for future proofing and "just in case".
     
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  15. plaugexl

    plaugexl New Member

    not sure how much they need to change on the insides of the machine to fit the new card. the fact that they had a test machine was a good think... kinda sucks cause the euro launch could go either way
     
  16. Georgewb13

    Georgewb13 New Member

    The machine they had at the Nvidia launch looked like a production Razer Blade so even if they did need to change the insides somewhat it looks like they've already done the hard part.
     
  17. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    The fact that we have zero information angers me concerning Europe -_-
     
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  18. plaugexl

    plaugexl New Member

    this no communication from razer is infuriating
     
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  19. Surragard

    Surragard Member

    Hopefully there will be more information announced soon but many companies are selective with what information they release on the product roadmap. If you knew the whole roadmap you would wait to buy until a future version you wanted was released. By withholding information, you're more likely to buy what's available now.
     
  20. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    Yeah it's understandable that they'd want to keep future products a secret, but we all know this laptop exists and there's been zero word on its release in Europe. Although I read in another thread that a reporter was told they couldn't hold the May release due to demand in the US, and that they plan to release the Stealth at the end of Q3, with the Blade staying as close as possible to that release date.
     
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