The New Razer Blade with optional dedicated graphics - POLL

Discussion in 'Systems' started by PieQuest, Apr 14, 2016.


What do you think?

  1. Yes! Make Dedicated graphics an option!

  2. Nah, the new blade is fine where it's at.

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  1. PieQuest_no_id

    PieQuest_no_id New Member

    Does anyone else really want razer to release a version of the New Razer Blade without dedicated graphics? With it being compatible with the core I do not see a need, as it would have an integrated card would be fine when you are out and about. I would love for them to release this option to not have the dedicated graphics, that way we could have an amazing quad core laptop with 16gb or ram at an amazing price with awesome gaming and professional potential.

    I guess I would really like to see something like the razer blade stealth but with more power.

    What about you?
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  2. ImGummeh

    ImGummeh Active Member

    I do think this is a cool idea but (correct me if im wrong) isnt that the whole point of the blade stealth?
  3. PieQuest_no_id

    PieQuest_no_id New Member

    Not really, I mean the razer blade stealth is an ultrabook while the new razer blade is not. And because the blade is an ultrabook it has ok hardware specs...but for me and i would think a lot of people, something with more power like the new razer blade but with no dedicated gpu would actually be worth buying. To put it simply, a dual core cpu with 8gbs of ram is meh. But a quad core cpu with 16gbs of ram is a beautiful thing. (when paired with a core for gaming)
  4. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I think there is really no point in buying a gaming laptop that is only going to work with the core in the first place, because then you could just buy a gaming desktop and a normal laptop, and it would basically cost the same
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  5. shinjin

    shinjin Member

    A gpu less blade 14" would defeat the purpose. It would lose power while gaining no extra portability, the only attractive factor would be a price reduction.

    What we need is a quad core stealth. I don't care if it's slightly thicker for the cooling and increased battery but if Razer made a 6700hq powered stealth then using the core for VR would be a viable option and it would become a true replacement for a gaming rig while maintaining insane portability.
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  6. vulkan89

    vulkan89 Member

    well i could see some usage for a gpu less blade 14". For instance i prefer the bigger screen of the 14 vs the stealth. also with an Iris gpu vs the 520 you could play some better game. This allow to have a 14' blade with better thermal, battery life and it would be a little bit cheaper.
  7. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    Considering the Stealth has very bad battery efficiency compared to other laptops in its class like the XPS 13, and that laptop batteries typically lose up to 20% of it's max battery life per year, I believe that adding a quad-core CPU that consumes three times what the current dual core CPU is consuming, would be terrible for anyone intending to use it as an ultrabook—which is what its foremost purpose was intended for.
  8. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Ehhh...I tend to disagree here. Reason being if you remove the Nvidia chip from the Blade, then you need no where near as much thermal room inside the chassis, which means you have a gaping hole to fill, ie wasted space, poor design. In that case, might as well make it smaller...see where I'm going with this? That's probably what led to the Stealth in the first place. The Blade is designed around the thermal engineering for its GPU, so if they just yanked it out and put it on the market, I would feel weird about buying it.

    You know, the funny thing is right when the Stealth was announced, everyone was criticizing how it didn't have a discrete GPU. Now you're asking to remove the one in the Blade lol.
    I do recognize that the Stealth has poor battery life. Razer really needs to work on that.
    To be honest, the perfect laptop for me would be a 13" hybrid Blade with the same internals as the 14, the screen of the Stealth, charging via USB-C, and battery life. Make that and I would force myself to buy it.

    The problem with the Stealth (at least how I see it) is if you bring it with you and obviously you're going to start getting questions:

    Them: OoOoOo fancy notebook you have there. Is that a gaming machine? What can it run?

    Me: Uh...nothing. Right now it's just an ultrabook. It can only play games while I'm at home.

    Them: Oh..uh, then it must be one badass ultrabook huh? What's the battery life?

    Me: 4 hours...

    Needless to say, I would feel pretty stupid. I like to buy tech that doesn't make me feel stupid.
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  9. Tiny_Dinosaur

    Tiny_Dinosaur Member

    I really don't see the point of doing this. Is there actually any on the go type of work that has no GPU requirement but requires quad core and tons of memory? I seriously doubt that. The only thing I can think of is some complex optimization modelling, which takes computer hours or even days to finish calculating. But you probably wanna do this with your computer charged anyway or using a workstation desktop.

    If all you want is using the graphic power at your desk then you are way better off building a desktop and then buy a ultrabook for portability.
  10. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    I have put processor speed to 50%, graphics to battery saving and brightness to minimal. It easily lasts for 7 hours with such settings. Probably it can do 10 hours as well, did not have an opportunity to verify.

    If you feel uncomfortable with the laptop design you should not buy it. That is the only meaningful solution. The only thing that annoys personally me is a green logo. Otherwise the design is very consistent (provided you keep chroma off).
  11. shinjin

    shinjin Member

    If Razer dropped the display panel down to 1080p they'd save a lot of battery. Between that and a larger battery (the xps 13 has a bigger one in a smaller chassis) Razer should be able to get away with a quad core. At worst they do a little undervolting while the AC adapter is disconnected to make up for the added drain. A gpu less blade makes no sense as it won't be a more portable size and will shave off 2 ounces of weight at best.
  12. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    I do agree that there should have been a 1080p screen as an option just becaus of scaling, performance, and battery life.
  13. Brastic

    Brastic Active Member

    If you do not want the Blade to be a gaming machine, then switch to the dual-core 15W CPU also.
  14. AmazingSpanoMan

    AmazingSpanoMan Active Member

    As someone who uses Pro Apps while on the go and some light gaming when out and about I say that having the discrete graphics card is a must. It is one of the biggest reason why I didn't go with the stealth. I am curious how much more performance can be squeezed out with the use of the core. I may pick it up and wait for NVidia's next gen cards come out to stuff in it, if it is worth it and the Thunderbolt 3 doesn't bottle neck the external card too much.

    (Edit - Added clarification)

    And by "Light Gaming" I mean in no way that the 970m is a slouch. I'll surely by playing some intense games on highest settings in between video/graphics sessions and teaching for sure. :)
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2016
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  15. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    I love integrated-only version of Blade. But one thing must be a prior task: the Blade have to use Iris 580 graphics for basic graphics-need tasks such as Photoshop,
    and should have a reasonable price.
  16. koh1250

    koh1250 Active Member

    Maybe should have waited for the next release of razer ultrabook? Since most of the earliest release has quite a few flaws
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