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

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

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  1. Quiloren

    Quiloren Member

    I think so? Go and try and see if it offers the discount to you when you check out.
  2. Xevien

    Xevien Active Member

    I need to purchase the core for my Razer Blade stealth, but never received a promo code.
  3. DIG3X

    DIG3X New Member

    would love to buy the core, but the import % prices are to high in norway!
  4. 9l_xcelr8

    9l_xcelr8 Active Member

    That CEO golden tag looks so cool
  5. SirJayDee

    SirJayDee Active Member

    If I ever gonna play games on a laptop it will for sure be a Razer laptop. Those specs are hard to match from any competitor. Well done!
  6. Maybe they will put a water cooler for the GPU and a fan for the PSU. Or a external storage (NVMe SSD) for your games and software. No one can say for sure.
  7. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    Almost one year since I purchased my Razer Blade 2016 and still no Razer Core available in Australia. So much for the AUD150 store Core credit. Still no update from Razer either, pretty dissappointing.
  8. AntsaK2

    AntsaK2 New Member

    Is the Core still on shelves in US or are there over demand from what a regular consumers can tell? One would think that Razer should let us be more aware of their international plans. Currently importing Core to Scandinavia cost approximately 720€ which is in my opinion devastating price.

    This year must be also pretty interesting by looking at their competition and I would think that for example some these EGPUs could be notable option for Core: https://gpunerd.com/external-gpu-buyers-guide-egpu
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
  9. Kong97

    Kong97 New Member

    I have been waiting for the Core for 2 months in Japan, (600$)
    I check it everyday but still nothing available, quite dissapointed
    and even if they release the new Core, it might took another year for it to be available here. Also they still selling the old RBS here -.- really dissapointing
  10. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    Two months... I'm up to 11 months now.
  11. kylechun9

    kylechun9 New Member

    I gave up RBS + Core and instead turn to Macbook Pro + Akitio Node.
    Even if the new Core IS coming, probably it is only coming to the U.S., AND with limited quantity, so I literally don't have any expectation anymore.

    Asus XG Station 2 is also quite available.
    Even as a pioneer, Razer is definitely losing their war on eGPU due to their ridiculously poor availability.
  12. AntsaK2

    AntsaK2 New Member

    Is that box from Asus how compatible with Blade Stealth? Can you charge and use it with one Usb C cable?
  13. kylechun9

    kylechun9 New Member

    I don't know.
    Cause now my setup is Macbook Pro 15" + Akitio Node.

    Also Mantiz is rolling out their eGPU solutions which also seem promising.
    Now there are just so many alternatives. But Razer Core to me still is just like never existed. Never in Taiwan. Never in Singapore.
  14. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    Honestly, I think they just stopped caring with the introduction of Pascal cards. There is no reason to have them anymore.
  15. I have just purchased a Razer Blade (just ordered) could I add the core later down the line for £400?

    Also would a eGPU with a 1080 be pointless if you already have a dGPU 1060 with the blade?
  16. Lauski

    Lauski New Member

    They will not honor the discount unless you bundle. I did the same sort of request after the fact and got nowhere. Didn't try real hard, just asked-- but got nowhere.

    The 1080 would be great. I would say anything 1070 and up is feasible to put in it. You lose about 20% vs. a pure desktop experience by putting any card into the core. A 1070 is ~40% faster than a 1060 (Desktop to Desktop) so in the core, you'll still have a nice jump (~+20%) with a 1070. A 1080 though will certainly widen that gap more.

    The next thing not to be forgotten is that by using any external card, your entire setup becomes very quiet, even with details turned up higher-- as the cooling system which shares pipes in the laptop between CPU/GPU now have a much easier time keeping things cool as you're just using the CPU.

    And finally, the convenience factor of leaving dedicated monitor, keyboard, mouse plugged into the core, and just sitting down, and plugging in the TB3 and audio to immediately switch to "desktop mode" is nice. I can also tell you I experimented with purchasing the 2017 $100 USB-based audio device from ASUS to try to do that through TB3 as well, but found that it did not work consistently, lagged sometimes, and was no better sounding to my trained ears than the Razer headphone jack with its Dolby feature enabled. (I game on small home studio monitors for desktop mode.)

    Hope this helps!
  17. R3CKL3SS

    R3CKL3SS New Member

    its like $200 more in canada. rip my wallet
  18. Lauski

    Lauski New Member

    Thought of you guys after spotting these articles during some weekend reading. Great comparisons given with respect to the Blade 2017 w/ a GTX1060.

    TLDR: Yes the firestrike & 3dMark scores improve when adding a 1070, 1080 or 1080ti, but it doesn't hardly translate into tangible real-world FPS improvements... Especially when you consider the cost.
  19. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    Certain game will benefit more with the core and others not so much. Depends again on the CPU utilization of the game. Also unfortunately as the core stands you get a 15% or so loss in performance from TB3. I think we will see a better core in the future, or I can hope we will. We need to see bigger jumps in CPU power/performance from laptops so it translates better in games.
  20. w0ng3r

    w0ng3r Member

    Hopefully the new blades will re-design how the PCIe lanes are divided with TB3. Linus did a video comparing the Core+RB versus an Alienware15+Alienware's proprietary dock, and the alienware won hands down in terms of FPS. The conclusion was because the RB splits the pcie lanes between all your other peripherals as well. This would probably solve the problem with the faulty USB ports on the Core's that seem to be popping up.
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