The 2018 Razer Blade

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Luqman.Hussain, Feb 3, 2018.

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What are two Things you would like to see on the Razer Blade (2018)

  1. Slimmer Bezels

  2. Bigger Battery

  3. Better Thermals

  4. Better GPU

  5. Dolby Atmos

  6. 1440p instead of 4k

  7. New Body Design

  8. 2 year standard warranty

  9. New Gen CPU

  10. Better Trackpad

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  1. 1060 is still enough for a smaller 14 blade tho it could appeal to more people not just gamers.
     
  2. diggum

    diggum New Member

    Well xiaomi is bringing a 15 inch similar in external appearances to the razer laptop philosophy with 7700HQ and 1060 with dual disk options, more details here https://www.mi.com/migaminglaptop/specs/ if they have the razer 14 beat on price (significantly) it might be a worthwhile contender, with questionable? reliability (which is what some of the inter-web big wigs have complained about and I suffered with a similar issue in 8 days of purchasing my 2017 blade) I hope the small pic upload a few posts ago rings true, as I am in the market for a laptop that looks sedate yet has the chops for a spirited gaming session, and the power to last at least 8 hours.
     
  3. Hotshot2277

    Hotshot2277 New Member

    Can anyone tell me approximate date of launch ?
     
  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Get everything from mi in gen 2, I’ll bet it comes with thousands issues. I have their Air 13 notebook 2nd gen one and it is still hot can’t imagine poeple that complaining hot on 1st gen, by real meaning really hot!! Though yes they have killer price tag, but also note that their system performs better on original windows, the Chinese one, from battery till performance, because they have software installed on it for maximizing it, so if you understand chinese, go with it.
    No one know.
     
  5. jaseow

    jaseow Active Member

    13 April will be China only. Not sure about international release date
     
  6. RWarden

    RWarden Member

    The fans are good but very noisy!

    For the portability i agree, and for a good laptop, we can buy the Razer Blade Pro 14 FHD and the 1080 Aorus Gaming Box!:wink_:
     
  7. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Personally I wouldn’t recommend 1080 Aorus gaming box, too many unknown issues (you can see on egpu subreddit or egpu.io, I’m guessing due cooling on that tiny box), in such itx size gpu enclosure i would recommend maximum 1060 or maybe 1070ti.
     
  8. TimDogg

    TimDogg Member


    How can I not kill my labtop them? Run it on lower settings?
     
  9. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Controll the temperature, not running on lower setting but run under the specs capabilities, like not playing on 4K for gtx1060 or playing anything above 60fps on internal 60Hz screen because it’s meanless and only increasing the temperature without any FPS gain unless you’re using higher refresh rate external monitor.
     
  10. IslandSpicy

    IslandSpicy New Member

    Make it gunmetal or white and you'll sell out like mad Razer.
     
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  11. KittenonFire

    KittenonFire New Member

    Personally having a 2017 Razer Blade 14 for me was and still is an amazing experience. Although I have had many problems with my Blade, I am still very satisfied with the product and how it in itself overcomes these problems. I have had my Blade for about 8 months now and it serves and completes every purpose I throw at it. Although, other than my 2 votes (new gen CPU, and thinner bezels) I believe Razer is capable of accomplishing more than just 2 of these things. I would also really like to see the body stay the same as it has a robust and clean look to it while not being super "out there" in design. And I would have to agree with Jakooth in that the thermals on this thing suck, im not gonna lie. All customers of Razer laptops should already know this though. My problem is that my CPU fan stopped working (still isnt working and have been running my Blade like this for about 1-2 months now) and it actually affects my GPU more than my CPU which really pisses me off. I do still continue to do CAD and game on my Blade but I will occasionally reach temps of about 95-98C for GPU and about 90-93C for CPU. And also, given the temps my GPU will reach, I do get some massive frame drops but only in certain games. But, as I stated before, despite these problems, I am proud to carry a Razer Blade because I feel as though it is the future, and that also, given its size, it has an insane amount of power within the heart.
     
  12. Alyon97

    Alyon97 New Member

    The razer blade is the almost perfect laptop: powerfull, well constructed, thin and portable and so on.
    I think that they have to improve only few things like:
    • Slimmer Bezels
    • 144hz display (for me 1080p is very enough in a laptop) with decreased response time
    • Improved battery life or usb type c recharging (in that way i could use a regoular battery bank)
    • Improved thermals: this is important but not very difficult in my humble opinion. Make the blade havier.. Maybe even more thicc, it is a compromise that i would take any day of the week. I care about dimensions of the laptop but the weight it is not very important to me. If a 2.8kg blade would have really good thermals I would love it.
    • Full compatibility with unix based OS
    With those main point I would say that the blade is the ultimate laptop

    I plan to buy a new laptop in 5 months and that would be my first "pro" laptop (I study ict in a serious way and i like to play games) and i would like to buy the blade, but only if they refresh it.
     
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  13. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    You don’t have to wait, maybe despite the slimmer bezel and usb c charge (gaming laptops could or well charge with usb c, if there’s any it’ll take forever), there’s already Blade for you the Pro FHD with gtx1060, a bit heavier than 2,8kg though but it has really good thermal. About Linux i think I saw somewhere and Razer Systems seems also good with Linux (never use it).
    It’s a big problem, and no doubt you’ll get frame drop, I’d contact support if I were you and have a guarantee left, if no I’ll try undervolting the cpu or open and check it with also re paste both cpu and gpu.
     
  14. The main reason I think Razer is waiting on the Blade 14' really is because of the Intel/AMD collab. chips. They might be waiting to see if they perform close enough to the 7700HQ/1060 combo. If they are close or within reach of that then they MIGHT factory overclock the 8809G to match 1060 performance and save room for cooling and a better thermal design. Or they will use a software similar to GPU Tweak or Afterburner to "One Touch Overclock" the chip when you want to game and can disable it for regular use. This could mean better performance, noise, cooling, and battery life.
     
  15. Hotshot2277

    Hotshot2277 New Member

    I am going to buy a new laptop and eagerly waiting for Razer Blade 2018. Can anyone tell me the specs and launching date in United States >?

    Thanks
     
  16. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It’ll be like poeple who needs GPU and waiting for next gen 11/20 gen, no one know only...maybe staff who won’t anyway leak it, and only rumor from chinese excel sheet recently that told it’ll be on Q3 with bigger screen size, 8th gen cpu, 144hz screen refresh options and max q gpu that isn’t really 100% true.
     
  17. AlanUni

    AlanUni New Member

    It would be amazing if Razer could come up with a razer blade 14 or 15" screen with really slim bezels and quieter fans near the end of 2018 or early 2019. Would buy instantly and use it for college and gaming!!!
     
  18. TimDogg

    TimDogg Member

    Hmm I plan to get the 1080P (FULL HD) model would I also need to run under the specs capabilities to prolong the laptop life?

    I never had a computer die on me. I'm hoping the Blade won't but from what a lot of people say I'm a bit concerned.
     
  19. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    No I’m running on over average specs before getting the core with some uVolting and setting tweak to get the performance better than bigger gtx 1060, because I’m prefer playing my game on 1440p 60fps than 1080p 80~FPS in external monitor. My Blade 2017 runs perfectly almost a year. I had also Blade 2015 that is sold in mint condition for upgrading after 2 years nice gaming usage.
     
  20. TimDogg

    TimDogg Member


    thanks so much for the info!
     
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