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Should I buy the razer blade?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Lefsler, Jun 28, 2017.

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  1. Lefsler

    Lefsler New Member


    It may seem weird to ask it here. But I am looking for a nice notebook with good gaming capabilities.
    I love the razer blade design, specially because I already had 2 macbooks. But I also want a gaming notebook and here is the issue. I saw several complains about temperature, I can understand that the notebook is super small and this can create issues.
    So now I am thinking about the GS74VR 7RF or the razer blade.
    I am just scared that I will need to do several configurations for the notebook to perform properly.
    Is the new razer blade stable or will I need to change the CPU voltage and tweek the GPU to have good temperature/performance?
    How do you guys feel about the notebook after those updates?
    I just wanted something that works out of the box and for the amount of money that they ask for the notebook that seems reasonable to ask.

    Should I get the Razer Blade or get the MSI notebook?
    For me those have the same price (256 ssd model).

    What are your comments on that?,

  2. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    I would totally go for the razer blade. I run stock configs right now, and temps are fine. I've never had any temp problems. I've tried undervolting a bit, but it only lowered my temps like 5 degrees so I just decided to keep it stock since 5 degrees wasnt very much.

    During gaming, at stock configs, mine usually runs around upper 70s to lower 80s. Laptops will always run a bit hot since the components are inside such a small chassis

    The build of the razer blade is awesome though. I love it. Only bad part I dont like is that its a fingerprint magnet. But other than that, I havnt had any problems with it at all at stock settings
  3. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    The Razer Blade has been the leading ultra-mobile gaming notebook for a while now.

    You also have to consider that displeased costumers are louder that pleased ones.
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  4. twalls

    twalls New Member

    Just got a Razer Blade yesterday. So far, it is a wonderful laptop. I still want to put in a solid night or even weekend of gaming before I vouch for performance/stability. I'm also dealing with an issue where the Killer wireless NIC randomly is disconnecting from my network. Still, as someone who'd otherwise buy a nice MacBook, this has been a great laptop so far (once my network issue is resolved).
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  5. Lefsler

    Lefsler New Member

    Yes, my concert was getting a bad unit, as so many posts says that, at least in europe, it is hard to return a defective device. I endeed getting a MSI GS63VR 7RF. Hope it ends well :). Has almost the same hardware, besides an extra 2TB HDD. I am waiting it to be delivered. Maybe I will get a Razer in the future.
  6. Naughtsilk

    Naughtsilk New Member

    I got my Razer Blade 2017 in April (Kaby lake) and it's just amazing! Great performance, great aesthetics! 1060 is capable enough to run almost any game I play at max settings with no setback. I'm not super hard-core, so 1070 or 1080 are not as necessary.

    Mine came with a minor indent on the base plate though, And Razer support got it replaced without charge (Singapore). Wonderful support, wonderful computer. LOVE IT:) Hope to see you join the cult of Razer!
  7. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    recently a lot of new laptop with max-q designs are getting released, they all seem pretty thin while also being powerful
    maybe razer will release something like this very soon so I'd wait
  8. StormLance

    StormLance New Member

    I guess one of the best gaming laptops in terms of ultra portability, very good performance, a good looking system, being extremely lightweight and it doesn't hog up your desk space too much! Personally been using one for months now and I can say you will not regret buying it! :smile_:
  9. Lefsler

    Lefsler New Member

    So, I got the Razer Blade 2017 and after 1 weeks with it I had some stuff to say about it. So I will be fair.
    I love the machine, but even using it for daily tasks the fan will run, even if for only a few seconds, if you constantly use the machine on your lap expect it to happen constantly. For me, changing the profile to low helped a lot.
    Also, one thing that I DID, ONLY DO IF YOU WANT, was to undervolt the CPU by 0.100 volts, which dropped the max temperature by 5 degrees.
    But while playing games you can easily hear the fans running like crazy.
    As for the screen, I love it, especially coming from a way worse screen.
    The battery last for a good amount of time, but I would say that 7 hours is optimistic.
    The machine is blazing fast, it boots really fast it is just ridiculous (THE SIZE OF THE SSD MATTERS FOR THE SPEED, MINE IS 512 GB)
    For games I benchmarked the last gears of war and the average was 60 fps (attaching it).
    I love the keyboard, but the key travel is shorter than most of the keyboards and as a developer it took some time for me to get used to it.
    The trackpad is good, at least for me, it is way better than my previous notebook and as someone that, a while ago, had a macbook. I just love the trackpad.

    I was really scared of getting a bad unit or that the computed would BSOD, but so far so good and I can say that I tried to stress the machine as much as I could and the CPU temperature never got higher than 80 degrees and the GPU never got higher than 80 degrees and that is below the max temperatura. CPU should be 100 and GPU around 84 to throttle and 90 +/- to force to shut down.

    I hope that helps you if you want to get a new machine

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  10. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Didn't you order MSI laptops;) The Fan is loud yes in gaming, but I think Aero 14/15, MSI 13 ghost? which has similar thickness and weight are also same loud, in similar form factor only MacBook Pro 13 has quite Fan;) Oh yes forget mentioning Asus Zephyrus with opened back lid is around 10 dB quiter than my Blade, but MacBook still way quiter:)
  11. Lefsler

    Lefsler New Member

    Yes I did, but amazon said that they had no expected date for it to be delivered. So I canceled it and got the razer bade.
  12. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It's one with max q 1070 right? Yes i think poeple have to wait for max q laptops to be available on market, the 1070 max q seems more reasonable to get than 1080 one in terms performance gaps from desktop version, but both will sacrifice the battery, it states around 2 hours for MSI gs63 with max q 1070, and $400 more expensive than previous 1060 one.
  13. BlueSoapxr

    BlueSoapxr New Member

    I've used a MacBook Pro, Surface Pro 4, and a few other powerhouses. (Even alienware 17")
    But after getting my Razer Blade a few weeks ago, I can tell you that it's by far the best in terms of performance.

    In terms of design I would still say Apple does a better job, but performance wise, Razer hands down.
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