The New Razer Blade (7th Gen Intel i7)

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Feb 13, 2017.

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  1. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    its actual noise problem .. left fan is always around 40% without any reason to be .. mine is running idle at 25-35 .. and left fan is screaming into my ears while working .. and as it seems razer dont care .. we are several month now with the roblem and a thread with around 33k views and 300 replies .. no answer or statement from razer yet .. ( right fan is on normal 10% on idle .. )[/QUOTE]

    Setting it to silent mode for me fixes any loud fans. I can work for hours. A non issue for me. Unless my ears are bad it's totally tolerable and if I have music playing even at a super low volume I can't even hear fans.
  2. WaschBaer

    WaschBaer Active Member

    Setting it to silent mode for me fixes any loud fans. I can work for hours. A non issue for me. Unless my ears are bad it's totally tolerable and if I have music playing even at a super low volume I can't even hear fans.[/QUOTE]
    Not really .. Look up the thread about that .. All that is happening on silent Mode .. Ec4.0 Firmware completly bugged the Fan control
  3. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    Not really .. Look up the thread about that .. All that is happening on silent Mode .. Ec4.0 Firmware completly bugged the Fan control[/QUOTE]
    Hmmm must only have effected certain machines then. I'm on 4.0 with no issues. That's a shame I hope they fix it. Also I hope my new Kaby Blade doesn't have that issue.
  4. jmollen_no_id

    jmollen_no_id New Member

    Hi all! I was wondering if any of you use your Razer Blade as a portable workstation for graphics? If so, can you share your thoughts on using it for this in addition to some gaming. I work in motion graphics/vfx and I need a light portable workstation to do After Effects (a lot of Element 3D) and some photoshop, illustrator & C4D.

    There are of course tons of other options out there but I keep coming back to the Razer Blade as it has the best design & portability along with great specs. One thing I'm a bit worried about the 16gb RAM as it is not up-gradable, any of you design people have the problem with not enough RAM?

    Right now I'm looking at this new Kaby Lake Blade, full HD with 512gb SSD.

    PS: Does anyone know when it will be available on the microsoft store?

    Would really appreciate some input, thanks a lot!
  5. realsmurf

    realsmurf Member

    the naming is really horrible
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  6. Lauski

    Lauski New Member

    Their press release stated Feb 20th to "Select Partners" here:

    And even though it says "exclusive" on right now, you can already see it as available for pre-order on the 20th on They have warranties you can buy that even include drop protection, but reviews are hit/miss on the company.

    Calling Microsoft, the rep got info from a supervisor who I could tell knew the system I was talking about and said they had no info yet. He pointed out that on a prior release, they trailed by several months until they had them in stock... He said to me, "maybe by summer".

    But hey, keep refreshing on microsoftstore... it wouldn't surprise me to see them pop up on the 20th once they get their new webpage in order. They've been just as established of a retail partner, like Amazon.
  7. TRStandley

    TRStandley New Member

    Would really like to see what Razer is doing to address quality control. I saw the February 3 Louis Rossman video on mosfet issues and came away concerned.
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  8. davidmthekidd

    davidmthekidd Active Member

    I had the 2015-gtx 970m version and used it for vfx work and it worked like a charm. Foundry's NUKE ran like a champ, also Adobe apps worked flawless, 16GB of ram should be the bare minimum these days for creative work, should be fine. alt-tho, I might recommend the 4k version instead due to the color accuracy.

    Yeah, I saw it as well, very concerned.......
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  9. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    My Kaby Blade arrived today! I had it shipped to my business so I wil be able to fire it up when I get home from work. Looking forward to testing it out tonight and on my day off tomorrow.

    I don't believe there is any confirmation that 2016 models had this issue.
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  10. davidmthekidd

    davidmthekidd Active Member

    Dude please Write about asap. Play with it first, fire it up, stress it, check the fan noise, the screen quality ect...... which one did you get?
  11. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    I got the 1tb FHD... the only model worth getting ;).... I will let you guys know how it goes.
  12. davidmthekidd

    davidmthekidd Active Member

    What will you use this for? only gaming and personal computing? any creative work?
  13. top-eagle

    top-eagle New Member

    Hope mine (same as firebat; Business-NB) will arrive tomorrow :) what a twist that only the 1tb-version is available in germany :D :D
    let's test it then :)
  14. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    Gaming and personal. Some business but not much of the business side will be creative work. I know people eat up 4K for content creation but I did not like my 4K blade screen very much.

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  15. JLP209

    JLP209 Active Member

    @Firebat246 : Very interested to read about your impressions vs the 2016 1060 Blade. I might be tempted to side-grade from my 6700HQ/1060/FHD to the 2017 model, haha.

    I was in court today with my Blade and the judge asked me what the logo is and "are those green feet? I saw that logo in Europe before." I laughed and said no they are snakes you idiot, now approve my client's case and hit the bricks junior.

    Not embarrassed to rock the glowing snake logo in court! Speaking of the glowing logo, please post if you are able to turn the logo / LED off on the new FHD Blade or if it is the same as the 2016 FHD?
  16. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    The judge was right, you know. The triskelion is an ancient symbol in Europe, traditionally shown as three feet (for example, in Sicily or Malta).

  17. JLP209

    JLP209 Active Member

    @reloader-1 : LOL. Touche. :frown_:

    That's actually pretty awesome that he knew that.
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  18. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Props for taking it well! I edited my post :)
  19. JLP209

    JLP209 Active Member

    Nah your original post was great, I'm the idiot, LOL. Now that I really think about it I did hear this / the origin of it somewhere way back when I first heard about the Razer logo.
  20. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    I will be up late tonight so I can definitely give you guys a good idea of performance and thermals, as well as answer questions. I booted up the Kaby Blade next to my Sky Blade for a few minutes while on break. First glance two things I noticed was the Kaby Blade is much quieter than my Sky. It's like silent with no load compared to my Sky Blade which even though quiet you can still hear fans spinning.( For anyone not sure going forward, Sky Blade is late 2016 model and Kaby blade is early 2017 Blade).

    Next was the screen. There is a small gap you can fit your finger nail in between bezel and screen at the bottom right. My Sky Blade was perfectly sealed all the way around. Not a fan of having a gap but I would definitely not RMA over it. Also the Kaby Blade FHD screen has some LCD light bleed at the bottom where as my Sky did not. When it comes to LCD screens there is always a chance of light bleed and unless it's totally black you can't even notice. Otherwise the quality of the screen is just as good as my Sky. Don't see any dead or stuck pixels. That's all I have for now as I literally had 15 mins to mess with it. Part two later!
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