The new Razer Blade - Powerful. Portable. Perfect.

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Sep 2, 2016.

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  1. brightcinder

    brightcinder Member

    My understanding is gsync requires driving the display off the Nvidia GPU. Which means no Optimus (discrete GPU only powered up when needed). Discrete GPU on all the time would crater battery life and run hot even when just web browsing. So it's not practical at this size system. Unless you want to go for a very specialized gaming rig that's near an AC outlet most of the time.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2016
  2. KakashiSharingan

    KakashiSharingan Active Member

    It has 100% to do with what other people wrote, you're just repeating them like a parrot without reading why they couldn't put more than a GTX 1060 inside.
     
  3. bowiescompanda

    bowiescompanda Active Member

    I don't necessarily disagree with any of this. Those of us that bought Blades (or Stealths) this summer have the right to feel upset, annoyed, whatever. I'm only mildly ticked off but that's just me. And you make a good point regarding the products' pricing - a couple grand for a laptop is very different than a few hundred for a phone. But Razer didn't "dick" anyone; they released a new version of a product and then updated it accordingly. This line of thinking veers into the emotional "why are you doing this to me/us!!1!" posts, which yours isn't. Nothing about any of this is personal.

    I think a very fair question to ask is: was releasing the Blade/Stealth in mid-2016 a mistake? We can all tilt at our collective windmills with our own thoughts, but it'd be really interesting to see what the company thinks based on its own internal metrics, now or a few years down the road (though I doubt we'll ever know).
     
  4. Axisball001

    Axisball001 Member

    Really. I thought you can only return it in 14 days.
     
  5. hortiSquash

    hortiSquash New Member

    Oh ohhhhh aohhhh (sound of enjoyment)
     
  6. ETitus

    ETitus Active Member

    Damn, really starting to power house these things. Cool stuffs, though stealth >> blade
     
  7. Axisball001

    Axisball001 Member

    Interestingly, stealth is available in Canada but not the blade......

    Why?
     
  8. ShamX0

    ShamX0 Active Member

    Nice new updates on the blade.
     
  9. rparrett

    rparrett New Member

    Yes, those who purchased through Amazon or Microsoft are easily getting returns - because those companies actually care about their customers and want them to be happy with the purchases.

    Razer does not. If you purchased through Razer, you're out of luck - lesson is, always purchase through a third party middle man.
     
  10. jasonliang

    jasonliang New Member

    Does anyone know when it is gonna be out in the Canadian store
     
  11. Zwippie

    Zwippie Member

    Gd. I just bought the 2016 model
     
  12. Parillan

    Parillan New Member

    I would say cooling and cost.
     
  13. grit621

    grit621 Member

    I keep reading the thermal requirements for the 1060 are nearly identical to the 970m. Thus, the 1060 can replace the 970m without redesigning the chassis or cooling.
     
  14. BerlianFox

    BerlianFox Member

    Very tempted to get one. Wonder if it is available on the student deals soon. Maybe also will have a configuration with the 1070 or 1080 sometime if possible.
     
  15. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    A 1070 or 1080 won't happen. Unless you like your lap deep fried...
     
  16. IndieKings

    IndieKings Active Member

    The powerful almighty GTX 10 series video cards!
     
  17. Creambuzzthink677

    Creambuzzthink677 Active Member

    This. Is. Awesome. Any word on when it ships?
     
  18. Chriscaeg

    Chriscaeg New Member

    You're comparing a phone to a laptop. Apple has their processors specificity designed only for their product allowing for Apple to really have control over their products refreshes. If you look at Apple's laptops, they do the same exact thing with their laptops as Razer has done. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201300 They have released plenty of laptops mid year and then later released an updated version later on within the year. Razer has had a reason to upgrade their laptops every single time. They updated to the early 2016 Blade for the new cpu refresh and to add thunderbolt support for their core. They updated it again for the 10 series chip. And they updated their stealth for the new Intel chipset. If Razer were to wait for the newest and best next thing, they would never release a laptop. People are mad saying they shouldn't have released a skylake refresh and should have waited for the 10 series GPU. Now with Kabylake around the corner, people are saying Razer should have waited for when Kabylake comes out. If Razer would have waited like people are saying, they would have a 2015 Blade and a 2017 Blade. Nobody would want to buy a 2015 Blade in 2016 and they would lose a lot of money for not updating their products. Technology advances and for it to advance more, we should be happy they're trying to push out newer and better products so frequently. You people need to stop crying and get over it. Your laptop is still performing the same. They haven't dicked anyone. If you did a little research you would know that the 10 series GPUs were just around the corner.
     
  19. bowiescompanda

    bowiescompanda Active Member

    I think you're being a bit harsh, dude. You're right that Razer is in a "no-win" situation with regards to product updates - people complain that they're obsolete and then the rest complain that they bought systems that have become obsolete, when really neither is true. But customers of any company have the right to feel the way they feel in a situation like this. Some will express it better than others, and FWIW I didn't think @TestMusingForgetIt was being too unreasonable. I agree that folks shouldn't take this stuff personally, i.e. no one was "dicked", but regret or frustration are valid reactions from those of us who purchased Blades or Stealths not long ago.

    I'm annoyed by the research argument. I recognize that this community follows stuff like upcoming GPU releases much more closely than the average person or internet community would, but as individuals not everyone here knows this stuff, or knows where to look. And most of what you find, in my experience in May and June of this year, is speculation that is only mildly helpful when trying to plan out major purchases.
     
  20. xeronick

    xeronick Member

    I really hope this comes out in the UK soon
     
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