The Razer Blade Stealth & Razer Core

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

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  1. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    Of course. Again, I am all for more information on the Core. I just thought you didn't need the Stealth as an ultrabook, and just bought into the combo. Good to see that's not true.

    Recent interview at Polygon doesn't reveal more new updates, just that Min-Liang "is committed to shipping the add-on core, which doesn’t include a graphics card, in the first half of the year, 'but it will probably be much sooner.'"

    So, maybe by end of April-May? As long as it's a worldwide release and not the US-only nonsense that we've had with the Stealth =/
  2. byteFlirtinteractive386

    byteFlirtinteractive386 Active Member

    That looks like an update to me:) , good find.
  3. NomadRT

    NomadRT Active Member

    How are you liking it just as a laptop solution to carry around for work and stuff? (non-gaming)
  4. byteFlirtinteractive386

    byteFlirtinteractive386 Active Member

    I work in IT and I've been Mac based the last 3 years. Tried and returned xps 13 as well as surface book 4. I will be keeping the stealth and sold my macs. It's the first windows laptop in years that (imo) matches or surpasses the Macbook line.
  5. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    What about the Stealth do you like so much more than the XPS or Surface Book?
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  6. byteFlirtinteractive386

    byteFlirtinteractive386 Active Member

    Build quality, trackpad is just as good as the mac (cant say the same for any other windows laptop), it's stable, still as fast as the day I got it. Battery life seems to get better over time. QHD screen, all for a very nice price.
  7. TometoTom

    TometoTom Active Member

    This is amazing, great job. Although the price is too high for me, I feel that the price is still perfect and extremely reasonable.

    I also like the fact that Razer has kept the storage space low to prevent the SSD price from just raising the price that too much for people to buy.

    This will smash the the Macbook. Seriously.
  8. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    Wow! Really? You're the first person to say that about the trackpad that I've seen on both Insider as well as outside of it. Most people say it's kind of okay, but nothing compared to Macbooks' and still below the XPS'.
  9. NomadRT

    NomadRT Active Member

    Great to know! Thanks! It's funny that after going 100% into the iPad/tablet direction for a few years, I'm totally missing bringing a high quality/performance laptop with me to work. It's so much easier to type and communicate with. I know there are keyboards for tablets but then you wind up lugging all of that around when you could just slip this beauty into a sleeve and bring it instead.
  10. Alastor08

    Alastor08 New Member

    Apple called, they're closing their business down because of this. :|
  11. Gladiatorbunny

    Gladiatorbunny New Member

    The RBS has a blinking white standby light when it's closed. It can get pretty bright in a dark room. Anybody know if there's a setting where I can turn it off? I looked but couldn't find it...
  12. NomadRT

    NomadRT Active Member

    Black electrical tape.
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  13. Gladiatorbunny

    Gladiatorbunny New Member

    Trust me, I considered that! It's a pretty bright light... I wonder if having an option to turn it off would improve it's standby battery as well, not that that's a problem with this laptop. If I turn the laptop off before bed, that fixes the issue, but I wish there was a setting (maybe in Razer Synapse) where we can turn it off.
  14. zoneDeepPuceleet957

    zoneDeepPuceleet957 New Member

    This laptop is gorgeous and could fix a major problem with gaming for me.
    How's that CPU holding up for everyone using it so far?
  15. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    Ya I'm also surprised you had that opinion about the trackpad, pleasantly surprised. When I played around with one at a Microsoft Store I thought the trackpad was great, but others still say it's inferior. Thanks for the input!
  16. NomadRT

    NomadRT Active Member

    I generally hate track pads no matter how good they are.
  17. BigFanOfRazer

    BigFanOfRazer New Member

    When you are too poor to afford the new Razer Blade Stealth :c it still looks really cool though guys. Good job Razer!
  18. futureNyanzahit156

    futureNyanzahit156 New Member

    Dunno if i should buy it
  19. skygunner27

    skygunner27 Active Member

    What difference does it make if some one wants both the RBS and Core?....the "Combo" lol.

    They do show both side by side on the product page and at even created a thread asking how much will the Core cost.
  20. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    There's this odd notion here that I am against asking for information. Perhaps I should make this clear again. I believe that there's no harm in asking for information. I am for it, and like you said, I even tried volunteering information to Razer with a thread I made about the Core's pricing.

    To answer your question, I would say that it depends. At the time of the Razer Blade Stealth's release, if that someone who would like both products, specifically buys the Razer Blade Stealth for use as an ultrabook at first, and has accepted that the Razer Core at that point of time has no real ETA other than "Coming Soon," and understands that he may not be able to purchase it for quite awhile, then really, it's clear that he's thought things out before making the purchase.

    On the other hand, there is a pretty big difference if that person wants to use both the Razer Blade Stealth and the Core as a package, but goes ahead and buys the Razer Blade Stealth (and its other peripherals)—when 1) it is the only part of the set-up that is available at that time, 2) there is absolutely zero sales information regarding the Razer Core at the time—and then claims he purchased an incomplete system when Razer does not release the core within a month or two of its announcement. Obviously, something does not tally here.

    The rational choice for someone who desires both the Razer Blade Stealth and the Razer Core at the same time—and 1) is unwilling to settle for just the ultrabook in the meantime or 2) has no need for it as an ultrabook—I believe, seems to be quite clear to me: buy the Razer Blade Stealth and the Razer Core when both are available for purchase. That way, the system will not be 'incomplete', and both buyer and seller will be perfectly happy.

    Basically, Razer's current sales/distribution strategy should be approached in this way:

    The people who can use the RBS, and only needs to use it first as an ultrabook (for example, computer-less students who are starting the school year) gets to purchase it first, and are happy with it.

    The people who needs the RBS as an ultrabook but is also interested in utilizing the power of the Razer Core later (students, working adults who travel for longer periods), can also be happy with their ultrabooks first, and in meantime wait and ask for updates on the Core until it is released, at which point they will or will not choose to buy it, depending on their circumstance.

    The people who need or want the Razer Blade Stealth and the Razer Core at the same time, and have no need or want for the Razer Blade Stealth as a standalone device, can wait and ask for updates on the Razer Core until it is released, at which point they can buy both products, and be happy with their purchase.

    ...Well, at least until the eventual bugs or hardware problems come into play. Then there'll be quite a bit of unhappiness, but hey, at least everyone will have what they wanted.
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