The all-new Razer Blade Stealth 13

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Razer.WolfPack, Dec 4, 2018.

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  1. Diraan

    Diraan New Member

    I'm looking at picking one of these up in the next few days to replace my Blade 14. I hardly ever game on the go and my work is comprised mostly of word processing, so battery life is more important to me than power. My Blade 14 is decent for intense workloads on-the-go, but it routinely lasts between 2 and 3 hours.

    Right now I am looking at the baseline model of the Stealth (256gb/8gb/integrated) versus the next model up (256gb/16gb/mx150). I'd rather stick with the laptop that will deliver the most battery life, which is the former, but I don't want to hamstring myself with 8gb of ram. Money isn't really a factor here, so the price difference is not a concern.

    Is there anyone with experience that can comment on the realistic battery life/performance differences between these two models?
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  2. Spoonablehippo

    Spoonablehippo New Member

    Just ordered my new Stealth from Amazon!
    Will be my first Razor product, hopefully it will be ok as its my dream laptop :)

    One question I have, is will I be able to game with the same level of performance on battery as I would when its plugged in???

    My last gaming laptop throttled down when unplugged, and I could never solve the issue.

    Thanks for your help!
  3. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

    I was definetly not able to. But I have had quite a few issues with mine aswell, so you might be good to go.
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  4. Spoonablehippo

    Spoonablehippo New Member

    Ahhh that's a bummer! Do you think yours was faulty and the reason why It didn't work?

    Its almost a deal breaker for me if I cant.

    I don't have easily accessible power sockets at work, and my plan with the RBS was to be able to play for an hour on my lunch break, before coming home to plug it into a Razer core for evening gaming on a 1080 Ti.
  5. Did anyone else buy the 13" sleeve for the 2019 Stealth? Mine doesn't fit.

    Also, I've noticed WiFi drops and 50/50 performance on if the USB-C charger is actually charging.
  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Protective sleeve seemly too tight, it’s made for previous stealth cassis, 2019 one is a bit thicker.
  7. osirus35

    osirus35 New Member

    Has anyone run into an issue where it is plugged in but discharging when just sitting on the desktop? I have never seen this before but I was also messing with the new Razer miner thingy. It was stopped but it seems to still be discharging until i wiggled the usb c cable
  8. Spoonablehippo

    Spoonablehippo New Member

    Yep, alot of reviews and users mention this problem :-(
    Seems to be a fault with the USB ports. I have my stealth on order from Amazon, but if it arrives and has that problem then its going straight back :-(
  9. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I think web reviewer only notebookcheck and one normal user who posted it on YouTube also posted on my thread in notebookreview. It’s quite passiv recently maybe the issues are already addressed, early batch especially end of the year and in holiday season may come with some issues. Usually if problems continue, they will post here and there. Please keep update about yours, fingers crossed it’ll be great one:smile_:
  10. Asten__

    Asten__ Active Member


    I have an older Stealth - the Model from Nov/Dec 2017 - and I also have the issue - the usb-c port just does not always "connect" when I plug it in - i have to wiggle around until it makes "contact"...
  11. Spoonablehippo

    Spoonablehippo New Member

    Thanks! I hope so :)
    Unfortunately Amazon have lost it, courier said it was delivered on Thursday evening, but it wasn't lol
    So fingers crossed I get it Monday. Already got a V2 Core waiting for it lol
  12. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Hi @Asten__ , idk if this helps idk if usb c manufacturer standardization changes recently, just bought IPad Pro 11, and its port is quite tight if I connect some usb c cables, not all though, and it may be a potential issue in long run. Well time will answer that, but I’ve 3 years guarantee on that expensive overpowered tablet, so once it has issues like you had, it’ll directly go to Apple. So I’ll recommend you as well sending it for repair. Btw my stealth V2 late 2016 usb c is still same as day one, i believe it’s thousands time unplug and plugged mainly on with Razer Core, ac Adapter, powerbank and sd card Reader usb dongle ala MacBook.
  13. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

    I can't tell you the battery life on the base model, but I did have the mx150 with 1080p screen model. Doing light tasks I was getting 7-8 hours of use. Pretty solid. Plus being it's usb-c charged you could quickly top it off if you have the chance throughout the day.
  14. TheHindrance

    TheHindrance New Member

    Does anyone have the base model and could tell me the average battery life?

    Plus does the base model discharge when using it while charging, like the mx150 version?
  15. Shadow_Bullet

    Shadow_Bullet New Member

    Would you mind sharing how you did the battery drain driver update and as for the R2.73 Driver, that driver is from 2013, are you sure it will work for this? I love the blade stealth but the crackling speakers are driving me INSANE! This is my second blade stealth as the first one had some dead pixels on it (also had the speaker issue) it almost sounds like faint pop rocks although on this new model it is less than the previous one but still prevalent.
  16. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

    Can you tell how you did the battery update?

    Kind regards.
  17. Diraan

    Diraan New Member

    This might be a more general Razer-esque question but:

    How can I disable the game scanner service and razer central service without disabling synapse? It's really a pet peeve of mine to have processes eating up resources unnecessarily - especially those that I will never use.
  18. Diraan

    Diraan New Member

    Like the others above, I'm curious to know how you did this. I'm on my third razer blade stealth and, it I can't fix this, I will be refunding my purchase and looking elsewhere.
  19. rglasser

    rglasser New Member

    I just chatted with a support person and they told me the slow discharge when plugged in and gaming is not normal (4K graphics model). Does anyone NOT have this issue? It is very slow as in the reviews I’ve read, but it seems like this is unavoidable given the 65W charger. Is this something it should be returned for? Thanks!!
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  20. Diel87

    Diel87 Member

    I have returned mine for a refund because it had all the problems mentioned here. I hope that razer will release a new version quickly.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019
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