Razer Core - $399 for Blade users/$499 standalone

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Min-Liang Tan, Mar 16, 2016.

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  1. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    I had a gaming desktop + my Razer Blade, which means I had to keep my huge library of games (+ the OS and all) up to date on both computers

    I switched to the Razer Blade + Core and I'm happy I did. Now I only have to keep 1 computer up to date, I can grab the Blade to game on the go (or for any reason since it's ultra-portable) and I have the Razer Core as a docking station when I'm home. Best of both worlds if you ask me (and if you have the budget)

    I went ahead and grabbed it from the Apple Store a few minutes ago (exact same part #) for 59$ CDN (and I had a 35$ gift card from the Black Friday deal). I hope it works for me too! :)

    It's a special "launch" price of some sort, if anyone wants to grab one now ...
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  2. fixxey

    fixxey Active Member

    Still not available in APAC Store :/
  3. SaddMemories

    SaddMemories New Member

    when will this be available at singapore??
  4. sudds65

    sudds65 New Member

    I wonder if the Core will continue working for newer devices. I hope so, though admittedly I don't own one.
  5. a115123

    a115123 New Member

    I have the similar question, when will "razer core" be available at Taiwan??????
  6. labotsirc

    labotsirc Active Member

    +1. The razer core is a long term investment. I would expect at least 5 years of support but i am not sure if razer guarantees that.

    What will happen when thunderbolt 4 is introduced ?
  7. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    Well TB3 just got here (it still has to get here actually, since most of computers still don't have it) ... I guess your computer and graphics card will be greatly outdated, maybe you'll have replaced them twice already. As far as the *actual* Razer Core goes: just like any tech, it will be irrevelant in less than 10 years.

    Long term investment in computers, for a gamer, means something like 3 years, may 4. For me it's 12 months, I like to keep my tech up to date.
  8. labotsirc

    labotsirc Active Member

    Thats the point, they will be really outdated, and the purpose of the core is to allow putting at that time a GTX 3080 (just to put a name) GPU and still run games decently. We all know that the CPUs in the last 5 years have been scaling performance very poorly, and the reason why PC games outdate laptops so fast is mainly because of the GPU. The Razer core comes as the solution to that problem, to not upgrade laptops every year or every 2 years because of a new GPU launch.
  9. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    The purpose of the Core is to give a boost to a computer with no dedicated GPU but with a TB3 port and it should last several years doing so. It also gives you the opportunity to have a smaller laptop (ultrabook) on the go and using the Core as a Gaming-Docking station when you get home.

    I only replied to your TB4 comment because that could be in something like 10 years from now. No one will even remember the Core in 2027 ;)

    See the Core as a motherboard in a desktop. You might buy it now thinking you are future proof, but in 2-3 years you'll have to replace it if you want to upgrade your CPU. You might even have to replace it in order to gain full access to your GPU (then) if the PCIe x16 standard changes. Heck, you'll have to replace it in a few months if you want built-in Thunderbolt 3, because most boards don't even have it yet.

    So, I'm pretty your laptop and your Core will die before TB4 gets here.
  10. labotsirc

    labotsirc Active Member

    I plan on buying the kaby lake 14 inch blade and a core for the future years. The idea is to buy in the next 3 years high end Volta and Einstein GPUs. If the core allows that, then for me its price is payed.
  11. EsaElias

    EsaElias New Member

    yh it broke after like 6 months
  12. SCHUFU

    SCHUFU New Member

    Does the latest Razer Blade Pro support the core currently?
  13. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    I guess it would work, but I don't see the use for it.

    The internal 1080 will be faster then any card you could currently use externally
  14. Zorn_

    Zorn_ Active Member

    Up until now, with the 1080 Ti. I bet that the Core would currently work with the Blade Pro if someone tried it, just has been completely pointless to do so. Pretty much doubt that Razer has somehow deliberately broken the compatibility since it's just Thunderbolt 3.
  15. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that the internal 1080 would be on par if not faster than an external 1080ti in the Razer Core. Right now, from reports/benchmark I've seen here in Insider and around the web, it looks like the more powerful the card in the Razer Core, the higher the bottleneck is.

    With my 1070, I was losing between 15-20%
    Reports for the Titan X is 35-45%, so I guess it would be the same for the 1080ti
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  16. There are two things I want to see changed in the Razer Core -

    Adding two RAID 0 slots for SSD (optional, for rich gamers !)
    Lower price (essential, for average gamers)
  17. Chris_Chong

    Chris_Chong Active Member

    it has been a year, and unfortunately these things are scarce
  18. That sorta feels like they are going for a new version of the Core. If you see any product out of stock in Razer, a new version of that product releases sometime later. This happened in case of the kaby lake version of Blade (2017)
  19. PenguinArmy

    PenguinArmy New Member

    If I bought the Razer Blade Stealth in the past, before the core was released, am I eligible for the $100 off?
  20. Chris_Chong

    Chris_Chong Active Member

    you might be right, but what's going to be better about it?
    i don't see much they can change other than making it bigger or cheaper
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