The all-new Razer Blade Stealth 13

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

  1. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I think he meant the update progress not charging %.
    I had also ultrabook with mx150 before and used it for gaming yeah it wasn’t enough deliver the power on gaming usage, good that I play on that ultrabook not long maybe not 3 hours, it was too hot too touch anyway after long session and throttle a lot. I saw around 10% an hour from around 97% to high 80ish.
     
  2. Quikie

    Quikie New Member

    So I figured a fix for the stealth with the mx150. I use an egpu with the mx150 and i was getting tons of stuttering. Just dropping 10 frames every few seconds. I found that disabling the mx150 in the device manger stops the stuttering, I know its not ideal, but it works for a smoother game play.
     
  3. ahendarman

    ahendarman New Member

    hi, what video card is inside your egpu? AMD or Nvidia?
     
  4. Quikie

    Quikie New Member

    I have a 2070 in there.
     
  5. ahendarman

    ahendarman New Member

    I am using Radeon RX580 on mine and it works flawlessly without disabling the internal MX150.
    I heard it is actually a more stable scenario with an AMD egpu.
     
  6. gambiting

    gambiting New Member

    Yeah I can't install it either. I opened a support case wit razer, they said I need to restore my entire system to factory settings and then retry the update - uhmmmmm no thanks Razer, I'm not reinstalling my entire system just to apply a bios update. Especially with the reports that 1.02 actually lowers the CPU performance. The coil whine disappears entirely for me with turbo disabled, and that's how I run the system, using Throttlestop to disable turbo - then enable it again when I'm gaming, but for day-to-day use I just have it off.


    Also, I don't know how many of you have noticed - the speakers crackling issue never fully goes away. Yes, with the latest drivers it's not there.......except when you have some very quiet sound playing - then the speakers are very clearly crackling again. I suspect what razer did is they just kill the speakers entirely when there is no sound playing(hence there is no crackling with the laptop just sitting there doing nothing), but as soon as there is *anything* on the audio bus, the problem re-appears again. It's at a point where I don't care anymore, but yeah, the issue is definitely not gone, it's just very cleverly masked.
     
  7. R7412

    R7412 New Member

    Hello everyone!
    I'm interested in this device.
    I do play games, but not ones that require heavy specs : I only play StarCraft II and Hearthstone, and I don't intend on playing anything else.
    Do you recommand the Stealth with MX150 for this, or is the device still too weak in your opinion?
     
  8. gambiting

    gambiting New Member

    It's absolutely fine for those games ;-)

    I've been playing Division 2 on mine(in 1080p and low/medium details) and it can maintain locked 30fps without any issues. Apex Legends works fine and runs at 40-50fps at medium settings in 1080p. Forza Horizon 4 runs at locked 30fps with everything set to High.

    I can try Starcraft 2 if you want me to, but I think it should be absolutely fine.
     
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  9. ahendarman

    ahendarman New Member

    I second the above poster. I am playing Startcraft II just fine. I would imagine Hearthstone is fine as well.
     
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  10. R7412

    R7412 New Member

    You guys were fast to reply! Thank you very much. :smile_:

    Do you play with decent graphics, or do you lower them? Does the laptop heat fast?
     
  11. ahendarman

    ahendarman New Member

    It can play StarCraft II at 1080p some blend of High and Ultra settings (as sets by Nvidia GeForce Experience) at 60fps using Creator Mode. The GPU Temp hovers around high 70s C
     
  12. gambiting

    gambiting New Member

    So I've made a video so you can actually see how Starcraft 2 runs and how loud the laptop gets while you play:

     
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  13. uncle_farkus

    uncle_farkus New Member

    any updates on this new Stealth with the 10th gen CPU?
    What can we expect from that device?

    i'm on the fence about getting one of these machines + an egpu instead of something with higher specs.
     
  14. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Intel make comparison between iris pro 64eu in this icelake cpu and ryzen 3 3700 Vega 10, result is better than after. It has configurable tdp (cTDP) to increase tdp to 25 watt and increase performance as well but with higher temperature as trade off, I think stealth which has not bad cooling system for ultrabook is key for this feature, with bad cooling it’ll be useless. Other new intel graphics software features, adaptive since on ultrabook cpu are also introduced, and it’s 3 times more powerful than predecessor which make it playable playing games on 1080p, but probably light titles like Overwatch. No ETA yet but I think i saw on roadmap it’s 2020.
    Source: https://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/event/1187314.html#004_l.jpg
     
  15. R7412

    R7412 New Member

    Wow. That's some real dedication to help the community. I'm genuinely impressed! Thank you a lot, that's amazing. You're incredible.
     
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  16. Hi Skeith, just wondering if you ever found a fix for this? I'm having the same issue, having just received my new laptop...

    Many Thanks
     
  17. gambiting

    gambiting New Member

    I mean, I found that installing the driver from the Razer support page fixed that issue for me entirely. I know they say "oh just download it from windows update" but that's nonsense, I had to go and download it manually from the support website.
     
  18. Please could you link the download. I did have a look on their site for a audio driver but couldnt seem to find the latest one.

    Thanks!
     
  19. gambiting

    gambiting New Member

  20. R7412

    R7412 New Member

    So, I got my Stealth. It has coil whine.
    I've read a lot of people have it too, and getting a new unit doesn't change that. It seems to be a permanent defect of the Stealth itself. Should I try to get a new unit or is it better to just get used to it? Is there anyone in here that does NOT have any coil whine at all?
     
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