The Razer Blade Pro

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Oct 20, 2016.

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  1. .Z4x.

    .Z4x. Active Member

    Not true. The majority on the higher end, which is what the Pro aims for,
    uses the 6820HK. That wouldn't make much happier, mind you, because
    I need an HQ (or a Xeon M), but the 6700HQ is only "standard" for mid-tier.

    That's much closer to a valid point, although there are a few contenders
    with different tradeoffs (e.g. the EVGA SC17 1070 packs the 6820HK, but
    a 1070 instead of a 1080; arguably more balanced). I'm looking forward to
    actual benchmark numbers to see which compromise suits me best...

    Clearly, we are all different. This one-size take-it-or-leave it approach with zero
    customization (except for the size of your diSk) will not please everyone.
    As for the docks, I don't carry them. I tend to leave them in those places, where
    I actually need them (and visit frequently). In a coffeeshop, I don't need HDMI or
    SDXC, although clearly YMMV.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016
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  2. Hunterprime0

    Hunterprime0 New Member

    I can report back that the keyboard is unreal and makes me wish for it on all other laptops. Played around with Gears of war 4 on it and it was averaging around 45fps at 4k.
     
  3. .Z4x.

    .Z4x. Active Member

    I was decidedly not talking about destop parts.
    Intel has few extra notches above the 6700HQ
    even in its mobile line-up. From ark, it would
    seem that the 6820 (both HQ and HK) even have
    the same thermals (but more cache and higher clock).
    I can understand that the mobile Xeon line or the 6920HQ
    may be an overkill for a primarily _gaming_ laptop, but
    I cannot really fathom what's the benefit of going with
    the 6700HQ over the 6820HQ, except -possibly- lower
    cost (although you'll find that Intel's published MSRP is
    the same for all three options).
     
  4. VikariousOne

    VikariousOne Well-Known Member

    Whew! It's been a while since I've been here. Been really busy with school. I don't have my Blade anymore as my brother took it to use it for his job :frown_:. But I was waiting for the Blade Pro as it only made sense for them to launch it after what Nvidia brought with Pascal. Now here comes the bad news...

    I might buy the Aorus X7 v6 DT (terrible name) instead.

    For $3700 here is my config for the X7
    2560x1440 120hz G-Sync Screen
    i7 6820HK
    GTX 1080
    64 GB DDR4 RAM
    512GB nVME SSD + 1 TB 2.5" SSD

    vs.

    Razer Blade Pro (For $3700)
    4K (60hz I'm assuming) G-Sync Screen
    i7 6700HQ
    GTX 1080
    32GB DDR4 RAM
    512GB nVME SSD (RAID 0)

    Granted Razer does have the mechanical keyboard and MUCH better trackpad and Thunderbolt 3 (compatibility w/ Core) etc. I feel slightly disappointed in Razer to be 100% honest. Its a cool laptop but I really don't feel as if they went all out like they did when they first introduced the line. Profitability is important, but Razer just isn't what they used to be anymore. I still love Razer but do you think you can convince me to get the Blade Pro over the X7?
     
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  5. max.qwerty2

    max.qwerty2 New Member

    The Aorus has a better screen, is lighter and has much better storage possibilities. Both will be very well made. The thunderbolt 3 can be a big deal so it's a shame that it's omitted on the x7 DT. IMO the regular trackpad layout seems better/more natural for a laptop user.

    I might still get the Razer Blade Pro IF they release a proper IPS matte panel with fantastic viewing angles
     
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  6. VikariousOne

    VikariousOne Well-Known Member

    120Hz is huge for me since I'm an avid CS player. But I could always buy an external monitor. Also when I meant trackpad I didn't necessarily mean placement. Razer always had the best Windows trackpads due to their drivers being flawless. I'm almost 100% sure Aorus can't do what Razer can with their trackpads.
     
  7. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    To my understanding availability for the 6820 has been dodgy, perhaps that may be the reason
     
  8. I love Switchblade UI that's what I came up with something different that razer's laptop from razer Switchblade UI. Switchblade UI bring back on line the next time new razer blade pro
     
  9. Speaking of the trackpad.... is it a click style trackpad (like the Blade Stealth)? There aren't any buttons on the bottom of it like the last Pro and the current Blade 14...
     
  10. .Z4x.

    .Z4x. Active Member

    Possible... I wouldn't know.
    I haven't seen sales statistics.
    The fact of the matter us that the 6820
    at least **appears** to be readily available
    in a variety of competing models.
     
  11. YuuYuuPlay

    YuuYuuPlay New Member

    Looks gud :)
     
  12. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    People were discussing it on MacRumors and it seems anything over 6700s are hard to get
     
  13. RoastierThanToastier

    RoastierThanToastier Active Member

    If I had the money I would buy this instantly. I looks so cool and I love the placing for the trackpad
     
  14. markieg

    markieg Active Member

    Very nice for those with a disposable income but that isn't me :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: I'd have one for free please Min :D
     
  15. As someone who was also considering upgrading to the Aorus x7 DT v6 because of the 120 MHz screen (I currently have an Aorus X7 Pro w/970m SLI), I was pretty disappointed to read about a striping issue with the new screens. It seems to be neither a bug nor a rare flaw, and the Aorus response seems to amount to "that's how the screens are."

    Here's the thread in the Aorus forums about the striping issue in the released Aorus x7 v6-PC3K4D: http://forum.aorus.com/forum/gaming-laptops/39220-striping-in-screen-please-advise/page2

    I think it's fairly safe to say that it's going to be the exact same panel that they're using in the Aorus x7 DT v6, so the "better screen" thing? Not so much at this point if you go by what the Aorus rep says in that thread.

    Maybe other people can live with striping, but not me. And if I'm going to be throwing down a lot of money for a new laptop, then I'll go with the one that, overall, seems to have the better engineering, better looks, and possibly better cooling (well, I hope so, but we won't know until reviews of the Razer Blade Pro are out - could certainly run hot and be a toaster, but who knows atm).

    I actually like my current Aorus, but construction-wise and tech-wise, there are a few issues like the lid no longer closing flush (it may just be cosmetic, but it is a tad annoying) and the 970m SLI not having actually worked well for quite some time. I get by with using a single card and dedicating the second card to PhysX after having given up on SLI.

    I actually spent an ungodly amount of time just trying to get SLI to work with Shadows of Mordor last year to no avail and have had issues with SLI in other games (and I'm someone who usually updates my graphics drivers regularly and does clean installs of them). Though I've considered the possibility of the second 970m being defective, it's my work system, and I can't afford to RMA it and have it out of my hands for any length of time.

    Since it works well enough in the current setup, I decided to live with it. It did, however, cement my decision to go with a single card from now on in my laptops. I don't care how great SLI and Crossfire sound on paper (and I've had Crossfire systems too), because they've both proven to be headaches for me in my various laptops. Maybe I've just had the worst run of luck ever across many years - lol. I will say that I'd still do SLI if I had a tower system, but never again in my laptops.

    EDIT: Been keeping track of the Aorus thread for a while now. The latest posts make it sound like the 120 MHz screen might not be the problem. It's the same panel used in the new Alienware and Sagers/Clevos), and they're speculating that the striping issue might be driver-related and specific to the 1070 cards. In light of this, the Aorus x7 DT v6 is back on my list of contenders if the screen works properly with the 1080 card.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2016
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  16. dylanma98

    dylanma98 New Member

    OMG finally! I've been waiting for this type of laptop to come out. Can't wait for it to come to SG.
     
  17. YuuYuuPlay

    YuuYuuPlay New Member

    Been waiting for this laptop for ages, so happy it finally came out!
     
  18. BerlianFox

    BerlianFox Member

    After seeing that price tag, don't know if I can justify getting it.
     
  19. webpulseWisteria955

    webpulseWisteria955 New Member

    Might set some money aside incase razer decides to introduce an alternative 2k 120hz screen version. Although it's unlikely to happen, Like many others that display is the only thing holding me back from day one purchase.
     
  20. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    It is the only laptop I know where 32Gb of RAM are soldered.
     
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