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The new Razer Blade - Powerful. Portable. Perfect.

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

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  1. KakashiSharingan

    KakashiSharingan Active Member

    The idea of a 17 inch laptop doesn't make too much sense for me, that's why even if they did update the 17 inch model I would have still chosen the Razer Blade 14. Even apple realized that when the screen is too big it becomes cumbersome and impractical.
  2. I'm going to get this when its available as long as that is not like two months from now. What I need some advice on is what screen to get. Main use is not gaming but I will game a little since I can. I do some video editing and programming. Is the HD screen the way to go here? I had serious hi-res application scaling issues with my last system that i just sold. While that is probably Windows 10's fault I really do not want to deal with that again so I am thinking the Full-HD is the way to go. I will also be watching movies on the plane from time to time.
  3. x_xiao2_bnu

    x_xiao2_bnu New Member

    They also offer student discount!
  4. Parablodia

    Parablodia New Member

    14" beats 17" on the same resolution anyways. Bigger isn't always better.
  5. .Z4x.

    .Z4x. Active Member

    Define "beats"! (^;
    I have a 4k 17" laptop on my desk at work, and I need glasses to read text...
    I can only imagine what that would be like on a 14" display.
  6. KakashiSharingan

    KakashiSharingan Active Member

    It's all about the scaling, not resolution. Sony made a phone with a 4K screen but android has perfect scaling.
  7. y.j.loh

    y.j.loh New Member

    Wow nice QHD+ display
  8. AshphashBash

    AshphashBash New Member

    Oh great. I regret buying the Blade 2016 now. ;-;
  9. .Z4x.

    .Z4x. Active Member

    Right... but one of the selling points of 4k _for me_ was that I can have
    4 full-HD views side-by-side *at the same time*. "perfect scaling" (if I correctly
    interpret what you mean) would seem to pretty much kill that...
  10. ETA Australia!
  11. This will be my first notebook
  12. does the student discount apply to this laptop

    Can I ask what model you have? I am interested in buying one
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  13. KakashiSharingan

    KakashiSharingan Active Member

    While programming on my Razer Blade 14 (2016) I sometimes snap 4 separate windows and I don't have an issue with the default scaling. If you've got perfect eyesight you could lower the default scaling magnification and view much more on your screen, but it would be tiny.
  14. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    Personally I keep my scaling at 150% and it's perfect for me. I can't even believe people use 200-250%! But that's just my eyes I guess?
  15. walfisch

    walfisch New Member

    if the worldwide launch is in Nov, will it be coming together with the kaby lake HQ-processor chips? those are slated to be in Q4
  16. KakashiSharingan

    KakashiSharingan Active Member

    Well yea wearing glasses probably helps you see better...
  17. brightcinder

    brightcinder Member

    That would be a new product, not this one. This product already exists. It's Skylake. And it's safe to say they won't do yet another update so soon. (Whenever they do, that will reset the process to US ramp up, etc. And you'll be able to read lots of comments here saying "oh nooo, how could they do this to us?")
  18. Benjibar

    Benjibar New Member

    I think you're getting scaling slightly confused. Basically imagine that you have 2 ways of displaying the same text / image - In the first way, we define that the letter A is 10 pixels high and 6 pixels across. If you get a screen in this instance with higher resolution in the same size (higher pixel density) the character itself becomes very small and doesn't 'scale'.

    If instead we define that on all displays the letter A is 1cm by 0.6cm of screen real estate, then the character will appear to be the same size but will look more crisp due to the extra pixels making edges more clear.

    Windows isn't amazing with scaling, though it's gotten much better with Windows 10. Macs have been good for a while with their 'retina' (basically QHDish) displays. Android also scales perfectly. This is why text and buttons can appear very small on a high resolution windows device.
  19. "Notify Me" is not considered pre-ordering, right? I'm ready to buy this thing as soon as it is released but I'm curious where I can do an actual pre-order.
  20. Correct, it is not a pre-order. They were available for pre-order on 9/2 for a short period of time. Just have to wait at this point unfortunately.
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