The Razer Blade Stealth & Razer Core

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Jan 5, 2016.

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  1. Deathalo

    Deathalo Active Member

    I've been checking every day for more info on the Core's pricing/release date. Waiting's the hardest part =/
  2. Man I want the Blade Stealth so bad but it starts at $1,600 Canadian here :frown_:
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  3. bigbuckschucks

    bigbuckschucks New Member

    Is Australia and other territories slated for release in 'March 16' too?
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  4. scrapple

    scrapple New Member

    so is the SSD upgradeable in this model? Id rather buy the $999 one and upgrade myself.
  5. vchris7

    vchris7 New Member

    I like the design and features but I wish they made the laptop bigger and have the bezels like the XPS 13.
  6. nagato7

    nagato7 Active Member

    I like the idea of being able to hook up any graphics card to the stealth, you can buy parts at your price range and upgrade down the road. I can see alot of students with this in their dorms rooms and being able to bring it easily to a friends place or parents house to game. Definitely on my list of to buy items this year.
  7. Nikisux_no_id

    Nikisux_no_id New Member

    How feasible is gaming on the razor blade stealth without the core? I tend to use my laptop on the go mostly and am not sure if this is my best option.
  8. jpants94

    jpants94 Active Member

    The stealth probably isn't the best option for gaming on the go. The normal blade 14/17" would be the better option for you if you want something that can handle the bigger games and still be portable.
  9. I decided to keep my XPS 9550. (the return period ended on the 15th)

    The dual core CPU on the Blade is just too weak for my needs. I thought about waiting for the refresh for the 14 inch, but I know it will be much more expensive

    I hope the Core will play nicely!
  10. PastelGraywatchsharp937

    PastelGraywatchsharp937 Active Member

    I've seen the 6500U is comparable to the 4720hq in my blade 14. That cpu should be good if you can keep it on turbo.

    How's the LCD on the xps? I've read that they have horrible response times.

    Re: gaming possible without the core-- no. The 520 isn't capable of running nearly any game, even from 5 years ago, at 60fps on low.
  11. Late 2015 model, the 4K screen is fantastic, and I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't the best for gaming, but I dont intend on gaming with it. My desktop monitors will handle that.

    The dual core CPU isn't terrible for gaming, but some of the CPU intensive titles have a loss of up to 20% in framerate, and even higher for city builders/RTS games.

    The Alienware 14 with external GPU reviews are a good preview for what to expect with the Blade Stealth. (Same CPU, same link speed for external GPU)
  12. Lee Proline_no_id

    Lee Proline_no_id New Member

    Any ideas on UK release date and pricing? I'm a man in need!
  13. Cowprince

    Cowprince Member

    Has anyone seen a tear down of the stealth yet? I'd be interested if it's worth just going with a QHD and 128GB and then just buy a 512GB Samsung 950 Pro to replace the 128GB option. Also RAM is probably not removable correct?

    Just wondering what sort of upgrade options are available.
  14. GRat9717

    GRat9717 New Member

    So is the Stealth passively or actively cooled?
  15. Cowprince

    Cowprince Member

    I would assume actively, I don't think you're going to cool a U processor passively. The new M procs you can, but they are a lower performance processor. Also the stealth has vents on the bottom.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016
  16. GRat9717

    GRat9717 New Member

    Good call. Information like this definitely seals the deal for me (and probably others). Thanks!
  17. Cowprince

    Cowprince Member

    I love this ultrabook option, I was looking hard at building a new machine here soon, but this really is making me second guess doing so.

    Do I sell my late 2013 Macbook Pro Retna 13 and then just buy a razer core and a stealth and have a single machine that does it all, but I sacrifice a little power across the board?

    Or do I keep the Macbook and build a new high end machine with an i7 skylake?

    Honestly the biggest sticking point for me on the Razer Blade Stealth is I really with it has 16gig of ram... Other wise this would probably be a done deal.
  18. GRat9717

    GRat9717 New Member

    I like to keep things separated. I have a number of systems that do just one or two specific things. I have two of the exact same desktop in my office with the only difference being that one has a high end graphics card while the other does not. One is for gaming and the other is music production. I did the same for laptops - three Thinkpads that were used for either music production, all around mobile powerhouse/light gaming and even one dedicated to running car diagnostic software exclusively (Volvo VIDA).

    I feel as thought Macs and Macbooks have not been so geared to gaming and it's better to have another system dedicated for that. Keeping the MBP isn't a bad idea as it's still likely to be chugging along strongly and will for a long time. If you're stuck between building a system and getting another ultra-portable then the new desktop might be best for you. I would say this because it is possible to have too many mobile devices...I am selling all but one of mine in anticipation of the Stealth coming home. Then again, trading off your Macbook and leaving the Apple cult for this and a Core isn't a bad idea...
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  19. Siioh

    Siioh Active Member

    The expand-ability of this system with the Thunderbolt 3 port is probably going to be a huge selling factor. One thing I don't like though, is that Thunderbolt accessories are generally ridiculously expensive.
  20. Cowprince

    Cowprince Member

    Yeah for me, I have a work machine, gaming machine and then the macbook for portability. On top of that... my work phone is an iPhone 6s, my personal is a Moto X and I have an nVidia Shield as well and thats before it gets into my home NAS and VMs... So consolidation at this point would be nice, it's just like I said... the 8GB limit is kinda brutal for me, both my MBP and my home gaming rig both have 16GB...
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