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[Status update] Blade 2016 shipment

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Apr 19, 2016.

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  1. DeepLemontechnofever002

    DeepLemontechnofever002 Active Member

    I wonder how much the Pascal will cost. Does anyone know if it will be core compatible? I heard some rumors that it was a game changer for hardware too.
    If it is core compatible, I think that solves all the world's problems.
     
  2. DeepLemontechnofever002

    DeepLemontechnofever002 Active Member

    Heck, I don't even know if I would need the pascal. I don't have any other technology like a VR to connect to it. I'm not a millionaire yet. Anyways in a couple years the Vrs will be cheap enough and there will be a graphic card that is even better.
     
  3. VeryCrushed

    VeryCrushed Active Member

    If you are gonna get a laptop get one now. Doesn't matter if it's the new Blade or some other brands laptop. There's no point in waiting for the next big component. Stay in the now, not the future.
     
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  4. I mean which company hasn't put out a skylake laptop this year? Are they waiting for pascal? Because most have and they're not going to refresh in 5 months unless next Intel chip is far away or they haven't released one yet
     
  5. Technometry

    Technometry Active Member

    Has anyone gotten an email about May 3rd other than the one with the game code?
     
  6. Nightmyth

    Nightmyth Active Member

    Honestly I am still quite torn between waiting for Pascal or getting the Blade and Core. I need one for college, but the next semester won't begin until late August. If Pascal equipped laptops come out by the back to school season, I will be all over that.
     
  7. Technometry

    Technometry Active Member

    How many external monitors do you need to connect at a time?
     
  8. VeryCrushed

    VeryCrushed Active Member

    2 for my setup, 3 if you include the blades screen
     
  9. marziv

    marziv Member

    http://wccftech.com/geforce-gtx-1080-gtx-1070-launching-6th-may-market-june/

    this article says pascal hits the market in June 2016. I agree with most people that whatever I do may not need pascal. However, I'm curious to find out how fast razer can pump out a compatible blade with pascal after that release day in June... by the end of summer doesn't seem reasonable especially with other projects they may have.

    Would love to hear someone's professional opinion on this who knows about tech turnaround after a new upgrade hits the shelves.
     
  10. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    That article refers to the dektop class gpu, not the mobile gpu. The mobile gpu is often several months behind the desktop one.
     
  11. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    That's the desktop variants, not the mobile ones.

    As for razer, out of loyalty to their customers, they will not update their gpu so soon after a new release. Another way they emulate Apple, which I appreciate.
     
  12. Nightmyth

    Nightmyth Active Member

    Actually the 980 came out Sep 18, 2014, 980m came out Oct 7, 2014. This is quite close together.
     
  13. byteFlirtinteractive386

    byteFlirtinteractive386 Active Member

    Apple isnt a gaming company. Razer is banking on the core, only problem is many other companies are creating egpu solutions and razers head start window is shrinking day by day. 970m will be good..enough but it likely won't hold a candle to the smaller more efficient chips that are coming very soon.
     
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  14. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    What I meant by that was they won't screw their customers over by releasing something and then updating it 2 months later. They typically refresh on a predictable annual schedule, just like Apple.
     
  15. byteFlirtinteractive386

    byteFlirtinteractive386 Active Member

    True true,question is how long can they afford to be a generation behind. Really dont see the 2016 having longer than a 7 month cycle. Just a prediction though of course.
     
  16. 9377519279

    9377519279 Active Member

    They have never been on the bleeding edge, and they have done fine.
     
  17. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    I don't think they care. Judging by the feedback on this thread, I don't think many fans do either. This will be a very similar situation to the 2014 launch where the 870M was out of date within 5 months. They didn't release the 970m version until much later. People still bought it even though there were more powerful options out there. Heck, people actually bought the RB Pro and it had a 960m and a crap screen.

    Fact is, there's no other gaming laptop that even holds a candle to the RB in terms of form factor. There are many pros and cons to all gaming laptops but having something this portable and in a solid unibody construction is something only Razer is doing. MSI and Gigabyte will surely come out with 1070m and 1080m laptops right at the Nvidia launch but fat chance if you think they'll be as good in those categories.

    I've used the Aorus x3+, MSI GS60, and the Gigabyte P35X and they all had some issues with build quality. The GS60, in my opinion, was the closest thing to matching the Razer Blade and I used it for well over a year. I would have kept my 2014 870m RB over the 970m GS60 if it weren't so hard to pass it as professional(green keyboard+weird font). Not that the GS60 was professional either but the keyboard color wasn't green and the lid logos are easy to cover up on both laptops. Cost also had a little to do with it, with the GS60 being $400 cheaper.

    So now that the RB has a better keyboard(and it's also $400 cheaper), I'm happy to give it another try as my daily driver. Really the only thing I'm a little skeptical about is the screen... Even with a 970m that might get outdated soon, there's no other options out there though. Unless a new model comes out - but odds are the other manufacturers are just going to refresh their current models and the issues I saw with them will probably still be there.
     
  18. byteFlirtinteractive386

    byteFlirtinteractive386 Active Member

    Not sure how you think they aren't a bleeding edge company. If it came out today it would be top of the line, so was the 2015. Can't put a 980m in that chassis. Point is with the delays it is going to have a very short time of "bleeding edge" because of the two month delay. If a gamer see's computer A with a 1070m for 2 grand and computer B with a 970m for 2 grand its not hard to guess which one gets the sale. This laptop is made for gamers.
     
  19. byteFlirtinteractive386

    byteFlirtinteractive386 Active Member

    What didn't you like about the gs60? Never played with one.
     
  20. Derek712

    Derek712 Active Member

    I really liked it. Stay away from the 4k version though. That screen is garbage. I had the 970m/3k. The 3k screen is discontinued which is unfortunate because it was a pretty nice screen. The keyboard was really nice on that thing too. Battery life was pathetic. I wrote a couple reviews on the Haswell and Broadwell versions on ultrabookreview.com. My opinions on the two are pretty much still the same. I never touched the Skylake version unfortunately but I'm told most of the stuff is the same except for TB3 capability and different key caps(and obviously Skylake).

    Advantages of the GS60 over RB:
    -more hard drive options
    -better keyboard(over the 2014 and 2015 versions)
    -matte screen option
    -3k glossy screen was better than QHD+ RB screen
    -more connectivity options(USB, Displayport, etc.)

    Advantages of RB over GS60:
    -more portable
    -better build quality
    -MUCH better battery life
    -touch capable
    -MUCH better trackpad
    -Bezels look better
    -2016 keyboard "looks" superior. If it types the same as the previous versions, it will be.

    Disadvantages to both: ugly lid logos with no ability to turn the light off...
     
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