The all-new Razer Blade Stealth 13

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

  1. rglasser

    rglasser New Member

    I tried a 90w charger. The discharging problem slowed down (I think), but still occurs while mild gaming (overwatch on low settings). Trying a 100w charger tomorrow that someone on Reddit claimed solved this problem.

    Any words from official razer folks on this being normal? It seems like most, if not all, have this issue. If it is all/normal, I’ll happily keep the machine and hope a bios update or something happens eventually.
     
  2. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

    I Tried a 90W (well 87W tbh) aswell, and it didn't so I'm very curious about the 100W charger. Will you post an update, when you recieve the charger?
     
  3. rglasser

    rglasser New Member

    I can confirm that the 100w charger indeed solves the issue. this is the one:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074HDZ3QP?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
     
  4. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

    Ok, good to know. And does it actually charge the device aswell, under load, or is it only able to keep it at the current battery percentage.
     
  5. rglasser

    rglasser New Member

    It will actually charge it while under load.
     
  6. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

    Cool. Have you encountered any weird things? Or is it running perfect? No throttling, no nothing?
     
  7. rglasser

    rglasser New Member

    The only thing I've encountered is a little bit of what is probably coil whine, which is very quiet. It's difficult to tell, but there may also be a very slight buzzing coming from the speakers (I replaced the driver, which didn't have a noticeable effect so far). By difficult to tell I mean that it is a quiet sound that sort of blends in with what I think is the quiet coil whine, so I can't differentiate where exactly it is coming from. I will note that these sounds are VERY quiet (pretty much unnoticeable unless in a very quiet room or if you put your head right next to the laptop).

    Aside from that, which I think is to be expected (the very low coil whine) in such a small device, it is really great. I'm VERY happy that the 100w charger solved the discharging issue. No problems with throttling or anything as far as I can tell.
     
  8. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    There’s bios and EC updates on support page that you guys...and ladies may want to take a look.
     
  9. rglasser

    rglasser New Member

    Thanks. Installed both. Unsure what has changed!
     
  10. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    How about trying gaming on original AC adapter, see if it’s still discharging or not.
     
  11. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

    Aaaaaaaaand they crippled it. As soon as it detects discharge(which is pretty quick), everything slows down. I can sit in a capital - in game - with 60 fps without trouble and all of a sudden it slows down to 30 fps. But the absolute treat here, is that it still discharges. So I went from having a discharging laptop that could actually play games pretty well for a couple of hours to a discharging laptop that can't play anything in 3D for 4 hours. I had a feeling that they were going to do this and not adress the real problem, being the underpowered charger. I'm starting to lose faith here..
     
  12. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    What game is that, and how % is the cpu usage? It may be cpu bottleneck doing games with weak gpu at 60fps as video on this page shows, user limiting FPS to 30fps to loose the bottleneck.

    Jarrod‘s Tech expensive setting review:smile_:
     
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  13. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

    It's not CPU bottleneck. It was more than capable of running the game prior to the BIOS update. I'm looking at the exact same spot in game running steady at 60 FPS with no spikes or such, when it all of a sudden drops to 30-35 FPS with no change in scenery.
     
  14. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It’s not my question and how do you know it’s not bottleneck? You can as well upload video from YouTube etc to show the FPS drops on the game, FPS drops may also cause by ultrabook cpu on gaming, since it’s low tdp and can’t hold on peak frequency long like on higher cpu tdp on big gaming laptops like 7700HQ or 8750H.
     
  15. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

    I know, because It wasn’t a problem before, and I can see in GPU-Z that it goes from +/- 95% load to +/- 40% load.
     
  16. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I see, watch again the video I attached before. The reason he lock FPS to 30 is for more stable FPS. Playing on 60fps will make huge frame drops on several scenes like high rendered fighting scenes, and low tdp cpu can’t keep at peak frequency boost clock on such scenes. Higher FPS needs gpu works and more gpu works stress the cpu, stress the cpu means more wattage needed. GPU z Monitor only gpu, it’s great to achieve 90ish means it works effectively. Use afterburner on screen display to Monitor cpu usage, 90ish or capping 100% means bottleneck. Keep in mind MX150 on stealth is high 25watt tdp gpu, can perform great but you must be careful on power usage. It’s great for light gaming way better than previous stealth but don’t expect get max screen refresh rate all the time, you need egpu setting to do that like I showed on Jerrods Tech video today, with that and proper gears like monitor and a good gpu you can expect 100fps gaming.
     
  17. Razer.Caziel

    Razer.Caziel I am the Lightbringer Staff Member

    Hey @Droglez, please send me a PM with the serial number of your RBS so I can help you out.
     
  18. rglasser

    rglasser New Member

    FYI, I do not see this issue with the 100w charger. Haven’t tried with the one that came with the machine yet.
     
  19. Preystation

    Preystation Active Member

    It’s expensive and insulting. 1899$ for 4k60 sdr with unimpressive cpu and gpu?

    Im not poor but this is just not a smart purchase. 4k hdr10 maybe, but this?
     
  20. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Actually cpu is not bad at all for ultrabook, one of the best in an Ultrabook world. GPU isn’t for serious gaming but more to light gaming on the go, it’s way better intel hd or Iris graphics on MBP 13 or old xps 13. For serious gaming you’ll want Razer Core end high end gpu for extra 1K to get this (physical score beats my old 7700HQ cpu, look at my previous setting on my signature.:smile_: 3CC965BC-F320-4A08-9FA8-81A63A3E62AF.jpeg
    About hdr btw, idk if it’s worth on 13 inch, I’ve portable hdr 13 external Monitor, don’t know which Version but there’re differences between on and off on vivid and dark scenes, but without it, it’s still great, I prefer it on tv or bigger monitor like 27.
     
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