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Razer Blade with Pascal GPU

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Overtask, Aug 15, 2016.

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  1. TheRedMophie

    TheRedMophie New Member

    Seems like you have lots of money burning in your pocket though. Why not keep that laptop, but instead spend an extra $1000 on selling the one you have now and buy a Razer Blade? Seems like everyone here is just testing their patience while waiting for the blade.
     
  2. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    I'm waiting for the Aorus X7 with the 1080.
     
  3. MACNA

    MACNA Member

    I hope they are going to make another blade pro with the side screen. I like there "performance in a small form factor" and they are nailing it, but don"t you want to see a new blade pro?
     
  4. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    With at least a 1070, but the Switchblade bit takes a lot of internal space and that is going to have a noticeable effect on thermals.
     
  5. MACNA

    MACNA Member

    thats right. maybe just a 15' blade without the switchblade.
     
  6. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    Probably not since the blade is 14", so either 16 or 17.
     
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  7. Kildras

    Kildras New Member

    apparently the 1060 runs pretty hot, the MSI thin system has to upgrade the chassis with the updated cooling system.
    Razer needs to update the chassis and cooling if they want to ensure the laptop not to get throttle every heavy game sessions.
     
  8. Miss Maven_no_id

    Miss Maven_no_id New Member

    I absolutely do not have "lots of money burning" in my pocket. I am in the market for a new laptop as the Alienware I bought 6 years ago finally died. As I said before, I have a friend in need of a laptop that can play WoW. Pretty much all he wants it for is to play WoW. So I bought this to use for my upcoming trip and I'm selling it to him when back and putting the proceeds toward the blade which I will preorder as soon as it is available for ordering.
     
  9. DeadOfKnight

    DeadOfKnight Member

    Given that Razer released their new ultra low profile mechanical switches with the iPad dock, I think we're looking at a bigger refresh than just a new GPU. The matte screen in the video seems to verify that this is the case. With Nvidia's new battery boost, it could be losing Optimus and gaining G-Sync as well. I'm hoping for a bigger SSD option and a minimal price increase.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2016
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  10. SladeNoctis

    SladeNoctis Member

    I hope they actually do some redesigning with the new model, it's all great they have 1060 inside the body. But its been the same damn chassis and screen for 3 years, add a damn sdcard reader already, reduce the bezels, give users refresh rate options or screen resolution options for 1440p atleast. Bring back a better quality keyboard that doesn't feel like the it only has 1.1mm of travel. I mean I love the exterior of the Razer Blade but damn they need to make some serious improvements in terms of usability. The Gigabyte Aero 14 is superior in every way besides design(matter of taste) and thunderbolt 3 support and that's a 1st gen product. If they rehash the same design and material they need to seriously drop the price, I understand the build quality is unmatched but the usability is getting stale especially compared to the competition.
     
  11. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    Hm, quite possibly. Remains to be seen how pricing will be affected however. As demonstrated by this thread demand is always going to be for the top specs you can get, as a result I wouldn't necessarily be surprised if they had sales on any leftover 2016 Razer Blades with the 970. Hopefully I'll be able to afford the Blade with the 1060!
     
  12. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Two things - are you confusing the Razer Blade and Stealth keyboards? Because the Blade has one of, if not the best keyboards out there for a thin laptop.

    Also, it's 2016. Physical storage is pretty much d-e-a-d, with the exception of the >5% of people who take photos.
     
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  13. MACNA

    MACNA Member

    They are also more power efficient
     
  14. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    It's useful for getting good photos when selling your old computer on ebay :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:
     
  15. Kildras

    Kildras New Member

    Files are getting bigger and SSD pricing especially on laptop isn't keeping up.

    Most laptop configuration is perfect: 256GB for windows and important softwares, 1TB HDD for all other apps, photos, music and movies etc.

    Each 720P movie is around 1.5GB, hi res music can get around 400MB per album.

    I am sure if razer tries, they can fit way more onto the laptop.
    Just compare it against the MSI 14 inch model that isn't much thicker than the Blade.
    It has:
    Non soldered ram
    HDD and SSD
    ethernet port
    Card reader
    Good DAC
    Mic in and out
    And most important of all, much better cooling (just compare how many heat pipes there are)

    If MSI would step up their game and stop their fancy logo on the back, they would have my money already.
     
  16. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    That MSI is almost 30% thicker. .70 to .90 inches, which makes a fairly significant difference for ethernet, etc.

    No thanks :)
     
  17. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    I feel like most use external drives for this content though, especially for movies and such. I'm starting out working in audio and so my working files get pretty big when dealing with .wavs so general practice is to keep all those on a big HDD anyway. Whilst I'd like having a nice TB inside a razer, given how powerful and thin the laptop is it's no biggy, I'm used to lugging around a HDD as it is as my current PC only has 128gb SSD inside!

    Also I think they were talking mainly about SD Card readers which are handy, although it's fairly easy to get a tool to read them if you REALLY need it, otherwise old fashion USB cables do the trick!
     
  18. Kildras

    Kildras New Member

    The blade doesn't really have that many USB ports.
    A standard homeset up would use at least:
    Mouse
    Keyboard
    that's two gone already.

    without ethernet port, you need one for that as well.
    I also have a cooling pad, that's 4 total.

    In fact I still have external amp and an external HDD dock bay that holds 3 HDDs.
    If the core actually worked, that would be great because I could actually plug some of those there.
    But seeing how many reports about the core having issue if you connect anything on it, that's gone then.

    The blade could do so much better, even if not meeting all of those.
    The ethernet port would not only save a USB slot, but also helps with cooling and maybe even fit extra components or turn those ram into non soldered.
     
  19. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    Oh the core's having issues? I uh, didn't know you could get it yet :oops: I'm new here haha. I personally have about 6 things connected by USB at a time currently, but I knew it would be an issue long ago so I got a nice little powered 3.0 USB hub to solve it. No doubt there'll be more stuff coming out which you can connect via lightning too! Honestly for on the go I'm happy to rely on a simple unifying receiver with cheap logitech stuff and then I'll only need usb for a hard drive and/or my Midi Keyboard. When home I've got my full setup with the better quality wired stuff.

    Ultimately there's only so far you can stretch the light portability that the Blade and the Stealth offer alongside their power. It'd certainly be nice if the Core worked, and if Razer were to release a bigger laptop which has more room for internal HDDs, more ports, etc. for people who need 'em :smile_:
     
  20. Kildras

    Kildras New Member

    I totally get you, why I sound upset is because I know Razer can do more if they actually push for it.
    the MSI GS63 which is a 15 inch, has TRIPLE fans design and great heat pipe, as thin as Razer blade and all of those extra features from the above like high class DAC etc.

    Now that's portability with features, just lacking in design (honestly only the back plate looks bad) and battery life sucks.
    If they remove that huge MSI badge, change the HDD into more battery, improve the build quality even further, that would be the perfect laptop for me.
     
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