[Request]Razer Blade 14 and Stealth Comparison Pictures and Opinions

Discussion in 'Systems' started by TheXFactor2011, Nov 16, 2016.

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  1. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Hey thanks for getting back to us about your new Stealth. Super glad you like it. The first time I saw a Blade in person I just knew I needed one. It really is a beauty.

    I've been contemplating getting a Stealth. It's not the perfect machine for me, but it's the closest anyone has come. I'm going to wait to see what Razer has in store for CES 2017.

    Anyways, I'm excited for you. Keep us updated!
     
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  2. ChoklatStu

    ChoklatStu New Member

    Here is an imgur album containing a few pictures of the Stealth. So far still pleased.

    http://imgur.com/a/4d2BA

    other updates:
    -How some rough patches with the screen turning off and not coming back on. Seems to have been due to windows updates. Just had to let it run for a bit, hold power and restart.

    -Battery life seems to be about 6 -7 hours of normal usage. Windows battery meter jumps all over the place.

    -The non glowing Function keys/ secondary keys sucks.

    More to come!
     
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  3. KillStealzzz

    KillStealzzz Active Member

    That's just one sexy laptop :heart:
    And yeah, the non glowing Function/Secondary keys is really irritating stimes.
    Have you have time to play some games with it yet ? and how's the experience ?
     
  4. ChoklatStu

    ChoklatStu New Member

    I haven't had a chance to play games yet. Still setting up development environments. Overall the computer has been handling everything I throw at it without issues when it comes to performance.

    However, I am having one concerning issue that might require me to replace the machine. Randomly the screen will just go black and be stuck that way. The only way to bring it back is to hold down power until it is off and then turn it back on. System is completely frozen at this point. Clicking, typing, function keys, etc, cause no sound though the speakers. no mouse pointer on the screen. Keyboard lighting keeps working. Checking the windows event viewer doesn't return anything of value. Seems to happen when plugged in, but I need to dig deeper to see if that is really the only time. Also seems related to the graphics since my desktop icons are all over the place once the computer reboots.
     
  5. KillStealzzz

    KillStealzzz Active Member

    Weird problem hmm. Hopefully you can fix it, but if not, I guess you just have to send back for RMA.
    I love Razer but srsly they need to improve the product's quality control ...
     
  6. ChoklatStu

    ChoklatStu New Member

    Looks to only happen when plugged in.

    I found this: https://insider.razerzone.com/index.php?threads/qhd-razer-blade-stealth-freezing.11989/

    But i'm a bit concerned that the unit has to be RMA'ed to have the EC update applied and general practice is to just send out a new unit that may or may not have the fix making the whole process kind of a joke. I agree that they need to get quality control together and at least publish these kinds of updates for power users to apply.
     
  7. ChoklatStu

    ChoklatStu New Member

    Battery:
    I used the Stealth off and on while at work, It's not my main computer but I was using it off and on for browsing, email, and installing steam games. It lasted the entire day. I was around 30% brightness, GPU max battery, and custom power plan for max battery, cpu limited to 75%.


    Gaming:
    Age of Empires 2 HD : 1440p was 30FPS but terrible UI Scaling
    Age of Mythology: 1920x1080 20FPS on High 30FPS on medium
    Banished: 1920x1080 30FPS on High
    Skyrim: 1920x1080 Low : crashed game
    Minecraft (Windows store) 1440p with fancy graphics ran fine
    Minecraft (Java) 1440p wouldn't scale to full screen but got 30fps


    Concerns:
    After running a few game tests, I did have a concern about CPU Temps, Core 0 was at 95C and core 1 was at 97C. Laptop was sitting on a wooden desk, plugged in, fans were running. This led to throttling. Shortly after stopping the games, temps dropped to around 45C
     

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