The all-new Razer Blade Stealth 13

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

  1. JakeCode11

    JakeCode11 New Member

    this is very true
     
  2. rb6freak

    rb6freak New Member

    I had #2 "Audible coil whine or electronic noise when in a silent room or when placing an ear near the keyboard keys", however mine was worse than described here and warranted a return. I can confirm #1 and #4 were not an issue, but #3 I did not observe playing casual games. I did not play extremely taxing games.
     
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  3. JakeCode11

    JakeCode11 New Member

    Definitely weird that these issues are coming up in the new Blade Stealth. I remember hearing about the coil wind issue but that was back when the blade stealth had the i7-7500u. But, it also important to keep in mind that the unit that this article is talking about is a test unit. So, maybe some of the issues mentioned in the article have been resolved. Definitely going to be a case-by-case analysis for whoever bought the new blade stealth.
     
  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    There’s always issue on early batch, and now even holidays season, I can understand, I’m also doing QC in my work but this week at work my head is already on holiday mood:big_grin_:
    I’ve that 7500U stealth v2 bought refurbished, in this 1,5 years never heard single coil whine, it’s silent and doing overwatch or cs go on 720p with Intel hd620 it’s not loud unlike its big brother, even pairing with that crazy expensive 2080ti on core setting.
     
  5. Teneul

    Teneul New Member

    The only issue I have from the list making its way around the internet is the hard to hear coil whine and also the static coming from the speakers when not muted. Both of these are faint and really just stand out when putting your ears down near the keyboard. I do think it's funny that an SSD does sound similar to a spinning disk drive but for a different reason. Otherwise, my CPU acts appropriately when plugged in (671 in cinebench) and the USB C plug is nice and tight. The only other complaint I have is that the trackpad could use some driver updates. It is not perfect when it comes to palm detection although it is one of the best I have tried on PC. Also, if laying the thumb down on the bottom and then trying to two finger scroll, it often picks it up as a three finger down motion. Overall it seems to work best when trackpad sensitivity is turned down to low with no negative effect on registering when I actually am using it properly.
     
  6. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

    Yes I have the electrical noise. Its something that has been on my old razer blade 14 also. It's one of the fans. The machine is quiet and has no fan spin during normal use. I am debating returning it unfortunately. It actually seems like it's getting louder.
     
  7. MondoSilviu

    MondoSilviu New Member

    Looks awesome!
     
  8. Looks very cool~~~
     
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  9. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I don’t get about electrical noise, do you mean high pitch sound? Some people get it wrong with coil whine. My old Blade 14 and current Blade 15 has it too sometimes on max fans RPM, old Blade 14 i figured it by undervolting and limiting Turbo boost to keep cool cpu that effect Fans behavior (no users option on Synapse 2 adjusting Fans speed), and Blade 15 by not using max 5000rpm. This is due thin cassis that make the sound and happen as well in other thin light gaming laptops brands. Using core and let the cpu not bound with dgpu even made it gone.
     
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  10. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

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    No it's not high pitched. Have you ever heard a buzzing noise coming from a power outlet or something? It might be coil whine. But, I've never been able to watch a video and hear it as there is too much background noise.
     
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  11. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I see that’s probably similar coil whine, the buzzing sound on Blade 15 ac adapter on early batch, can’t confirm that though since fortunately mine comes with none that issue, but heard some users cat or dog, forgot which one, is pretty frightened of it;)
     
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  12. Diel87

    Diel87 Member

    I ordered mine this morning for France.
    I hope I do not have that kind of problem.
     
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  13. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Hope EU costumers first batch will be fine, like my Blade 15, Finger crossed! I usually order from Razer directly but nowadays there’s already local big store here in Germany offers the Blade laptops even new stealth, though it comes with a year guarantee according staff there when I asked at my local store, but they offer €250 hardware protection for extra 3 years, means 4 years guarantee which is great, Razer needs to bring Razer Care here soon imo like extended guarantee that retailers offer.
     
  14. rb6freak

    rb6freak New Member

    Mine sounded like pop rocks when CPU would reach about 20-40% utilization with or without the power plugged in, that's the best way I could describe my sound. I confirmed it was not the fans. It was unbearable as I could hear it over 30% volume watching movies. It was my first Blade that I've ever had a problem with that warranted a return, and I've owned ~10 or so going back to Intel 3rd gen.
     
  15. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Yeah I saw you mentioned that here or on notebookreview, me too never heard that pop rocks sound from any Blade I had, not so many as yours though, that’s why I was curious, didn’t have buzzing ac adapter issue as well on Blade 15. Yeah it’s definitely annoying, it’ll bother me even if Fans kicking randomly on idle, which is sometimes but rarely happens on Blade 15.
     
  16. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

    I have had issues with with thermal throttling at 50C. I talked to support and they said it was perfectly normal. Can that really be true..?
     
  17. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    Can you provide pictures with what's going on? I would like to monitor your thermals....power limit etc. XTU would be helpful for this.
     
  18. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    How is cpu usage? If it’s like 80 above, maybe demand too high than the supply can deliver. It may also the culprit from battery draining on charge, just my theory, I like talking theories:wink_:
     
  19. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

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    Running a stress test in XTU now, and it's power limit throttling and max core frequency is hovering between 2,3 GHz to 2,9 GHz. It's so low that the fans are almost off..
     
  20. Droglez

    Droglez New Member

    CPU usage is around 100%, so no worries there, but the frequency is a bit low imo. I was playing around with turbo boot max and short power max and at one specific setting I got it to run really good at those settings over and over and then all of a sudden it just stopped again. TDP was at 15 and then with those settings it went to 25 and ran like a dream. Over and over. No problem. Closed down XTU tried again and then I'm back to a TDP of 15. Any thoughts.
     
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