The Razer Blade Stealth & Razer Core

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

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  1. Butla98

    Butla98 Member

    The XPS 15 cant match with the basic specs the Stealth comes with. The processor, the RAM and the screen resolution. If he's not one to game on the go, he will be fine with getting the Stealth, provided he has enough bucks to get that Core and a Desktop GPU.

    Personally, I'm getting the Stealth for when I'm leaving to Uni :D
  2. Gladiatorbunny

    Gladiatorbunny New Member

    Got my Blade Stealth on Wednesday and I love it! One newbie question, though. I work on a PC at work (with a mouse) and have had Macbooks for my previous laptops. The switch from a MacBook trackpad to the Windows trackpad was jarring, to say the least, and I'm still figuring it out (for example, I've got a section in the bottom right of the trackpad that doesn't do anything at all). I've messed with the settings a little bit (turned off that bottom right corner since it was originally functioning as a right click), but I'm still trying to figure it out. I Google'd some stuff, which is how I knew to do some of my settings, like the EdgeMotion and stuff, but it's still not the same as my MacBook. Is this just the sacrifice of owning a Windows laptop, or are there any programs/settings that I need to try?

    Other than that, the laptop is great! Going to put it through it's paces this weekend!
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  3. Any idea on the price of the Core?
  4. Stalkyre

    Stalkyre Member

    The XPS 15 in 4k and 16GB Ram is awesome. I just find the drivers buggy and might very well return it for that reason. Still in my 30 day window. I am not sure what the Stealth offers above the 15 candidly but I would love to hear about that.
  5. NomadRT

    NomadRT Active Member

    That's really what I want to know. I'm trying to plan either Desktop upgrade or this combination depending on cost.
  6. combo is the only way...
  7. ffnc1020

    ffnc1020 Member

    I am switching from MacBooks as well, and I was worrying about the usability of the trackpad. A fellow on Reddit says the trackpad isn't all that back comparing to MacBooks, I guess different feel differently. He also mentioned that two fingers tap is right click just like on a MacBook.
  8. skygunner27

    skygunner27 Active Member

    I looked really hard. I can't find ANY imperfections.

    I haven't used a Mac since 2014. For myself it was a forgettable experience. My daughter has a 2015 MacBook Pro and said she loved the Stealth. What I can say for myself is, it(trackpad) was just like any other Windows ultrabook experience. The one thing I really like about the Stealth, is that it always feels cold to the touch. More so than any other device I have owned.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
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  9. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Thanks for checking. Yeah, I used to love that about my Blade 14. Nothing like a nice icy chassis :snowflake:
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  10. soulreaver99

    soulreaver99 Member

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  11. Just got me new Blade stealth and I like it overall. A few things that bugged me however are:

    -The USB-C Powercord falls out so easily. No satisfying "snap" in and then all it takes is a bit of movement to work it out. Falls out sooo easily. Not very happy about that.

    -Also, trying to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro was a pain. Had to use a generic code to upgrade before it would allow me to activate with a MSDN code.

    -For like 3 or 4 seconds the fan in the system started making a weird whirrling noise outside of what it normally sounds like. (not good with a new system). Went away but still made me nervous.

    Still working on setting it up. I'll chime in again if I come across anything else.

    EDIT: OK so this charger cable falling out is becoming a major issue with me. Very annoying. Anyone else have this issue?
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
  12. skygunner27

    skygunner27 Active Member

    I really want to bring it to work...but I don't want to risk any damage.
    You should RMA your Stealth. My USB C cable is very tight. It seats in place with a nice click, and requires a considerable amount of pull to unseat and remove with the same satisfying click. The only time I really hear my fan is when I do a cold boot. It's only for a second. Just like any other PC with fans....and when I play a graphic heavy Windows game app or Steam game.
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  13. DragonFire353

    DragonFire353 New Member

    Why do you say that? Put it in a bag.

    Posting from less active thread:
    Might be a stupid question but would keeping the uhd at 1080 while unplugged increase battery life a noticeable amount? (for light stuff like browsing, no casual games)
  14. skygunner27

    skygunner27 Active Member

    I know it probably sounds silly.....but unless I have a sweet Razer branded carrying case it will not leave the house.

    1080P might help. I'm getting good battery life as it is. My daughter's Stealth arrived today. She says she has no complaints so far.....she wants a Razer branded case too.
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  15. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Without testing, there's no absolute answer, but in theory the answer should be no. Even though you aren't using each pixel to render a unique color, instead each 4 pixels now render a color. They are still being illuminated every frame, which uses battery life.
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  16. DragonFire353

    DragonFire353 New Member

    Ha-ha, no worries. It's good you want to take care of it.

    I went ahead and got the 256gb uhd. Couldn't wait any longer and I got a small raise a couple days ago. Woot!

    And I figured if the battery life really isn't what I'm expecting after a week, then I'll just send it back and get the qhd.
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  17. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Did the exact same thing, DragonFire.

    However, once I see that glorious screen, I doubt I'll return it. Even airplanes have power outlets now, so battery life isn't as big a deal as it was in the past for me.
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  18. portalAshGreygeo487

    portalAshGreygeo487 New Member

    I would definitely prefer a stronger cpu..
  19. xGRaCe

    xGRaCe Member

    looks awesome.... :0
  20. DeathWish01

    DeathWish01 New Member

    Guys i am wondering something

    This is so cool playing fallout 4 with gtx980 in a 0.52 laptop. The thing i am wondering is the laptop will use the gpu from the razer core but what about the cpu ? If it uses the cpu from the laptop it self it should be so hard to cool it right ? I have an razer blade and i am running the games at least 80° in cpu. So it's hard to cool a cpu in 0.70 laptop what about an 0.52 ? I am just wondering about this except that this type of laptop is my dream laptop :big_grin_:
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