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The all-new Razer Blade Stealth 13

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

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  1. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Yes it’ll.
  2. The_Mythbuster

    The_Mythbuster New Member

    could somebody please be so kind to post the download link for the sounddriver to stop the crackling sound from the speakers?

    Thanks a lot!
  3. Just go to Device Manager -> Sound, video and game controllers

    and then update all the drivers for the devices there. It's just one specific device but I can't remember exactly what it was so just update whatever is there and reboot. That's what worked for me.
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    The_Mythbuster New Member

  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

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  8. Clabby94

    Clabby94 New Member

    Thinking about trying the RBS again. Whats the verdict on the plugged in/discharging issue? A design flaw that every unit has or only defective units?
  9. No charging issue with mine, suspect it might be an early production issue.
  10. Maybe not related, but I changed the SSD in my stealth to a 970 EVO 1TB. Wasn't patient enough to wait for the external enclosure to arrive to clone my current one so I swapped SSD and installed windows on a fresh HD from scratch.

    Ran updates, razer drivers ext, and surprisingly there is no crackle any more. No idea why, but a fresh install on a new SSD seems to have solved the problem.
  11. CoCoHimself

    CoCoHimself New Member

    Looking for some confirmation on an issue I had. No matter what setting changes I made in power management, nvida console or synapse when on battery my CPU would drop to about 1ghz. Playing a game I could see it's up higher and when unplugged it dropped and my fps would eat sh!t. Is this normal with the RBS 2019? Anyone else notice this?
  12. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Yap that’s how Razer Blade with nvidia dgpu (not quite sure about pro model but I think it’s same) and a lot other brands gaming laptops act like this. Internal battery can’t provide full performance on max load unlike on power adapter performance. Blade stealth 2019 with MX150, on load cpu eats up to 15 watt and gpu 25 watt plus other parts, without downclocking and other limitation on battery mode the it will run out really fast, for full performance and better experience you need ac adapter. You can check on nvidia experience though battery mode, and switch it to max performance 60fps (if there’s any), on Blade 15 it’s a bit better than max battery 30fps, but still way better with ac Adapter plugged.
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  13. CoCoHimself

    CoCoHimself New Member

    Hey thanks for the info! That's to bad I'm playing an older game and all I need is maybe 2-2.5ghz. I ended up returning the RSB, sucks that thing was beautiful! So sleek and clean looking. Guess it's back to my Gpd win 2.
  14. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    GDP is made for on battery usage, so probably it’ll use max cpu performance both on battery or ac Adapter on Bios/ac Firmware but laptops mostly on battery is for longer usage, so there’s setting like on nvidia experience to set it. You’re comparing Apple to Orange with gdp win btw. Stealth 2019 cpu will boost way better actually than your gdp win 2, you don’t need nvidia dgpu to play old games that could be played on gdp.
  15. awilson3342

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  16. ahendarman

    ahendarman New Member

    update 1 : I confirm that the Wacom 100W USB-C charger is working without battery draining while gaming. Link to the exact model from Amazon.

    update 2 : I managed to have eGPU setup working. I am using Mantiz Venus with RX580. The system automatically use the RX580 instead of the internal MX150. I am actually surprise that Nvidia driver can get a long with AMD driver in the same system. I also heard that the eGPU with AMD card is working better with the internal MX150 compared to a eGPU with another Nvidia card in it.

    update 3 : I decided to keep the system. I still think it's the best system you can get for a 13" with some kind of discrete GPU. I managed to work around most of its weaknesses. Besides, it simply looks good.


    I just received the 2019 Stealth MX150 1080p model two days ago and I would like to share my initial impression, good and bad, after spending most of my weekend with it.

    I will start with the goods
    - Absolutely beautiful build, the fit, the color, the finish, the hinge, all of them are perfect. I even like the keyboard.
    - The 1080p screen is gorgeous, it's matte and bright, color are nice to my eyes
    - I thought I don't care about the chroma, but it's great
    - The power brick is tiny and the usb-c cable is high quality and braided.
    - The MX150 is decent, I play Battletech and XCOM2, I can get 40fps with the Creator Mode enabled

    The bads, unfortunately all the reported problems are still there
    - Coil whine, it's pretty bad in my copy, somewhat mitigated after BIOS update, it''s acceptable now, but it's there
    - Speaker crackles, it's very bad with the stock drivers, went away after installing alternate driver as described in post #335 above
    - Discharging while gaming with the stock charger plugged in, My need is modest, while playing Battletech it discharges about 1% every few min.
    - Fingerprint, the finish is susceptible to finger oils, so it looks very filthy after only a few days, can be wiped by damp cloth easily though.

    - I think it's a fairly acceptable compromises given there is nothing else in the market that look like this
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
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  17. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    Does your battery discharge below 95% while it's plugged in?

    When I first got mine I thought that the battery was discharging, but this is normal behavior unless it goes below 95% (allowing itself to discharge a little bit prolongs the life of the battery).
  18. ahendarman

    ahendarman New Member

    Unfortunately it does. It just went to 92% after about 1h of gaming.
    I just bought the Wacom 100W USB-C charger which was reported to solve this issue. I will report back once I get it.
  19. Quikie

    Quikie New Member

    Has anyone successfully updated their 2019 Stealth to the 1.02 bios? Just got mine today, no whine, no light bleed. It just hangs at 99%. I have installed every update besides that.
  20. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    That's really frustrating. You shouldn't have to purchase an aftermarket AC adapter. Eager to hear how it works out for you though.

    I think lots of folks have applied the BIOS update with success but, again, unless your battery is going below 95% while plugged in, it's probably normal behavior.
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