The Ultimate Ultrabook - new Razer Blade Stealth

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Sep 2, 2016.

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  1. tobikodude_no_id

    tobikodude_no_id New Member

    Wonderful. I appreciate the thoughtful reply. Yeah I was also considering the Macbook Pro 13 as well. In comparison to the model before it, it is unimpressive. However, for someone who does not own a previous model, the MBP13 is a solid build. My only gripe is the lack of future-proof components. The fact that the interior is already obsolete (2015 or earlier) means that I'd be doomed to look into an upgrade sooner than later.

    Your experiences seem to line up well with what I've read and heard about the Stealth. I have heard a number of times that as far as customer support goes, the order is as follows: Apple > Dell > Razer. Then, battery goes something like Dell > Apple > Razer. And lastly, overall value (price for build): Razer > Dell > Apple.

    Nonetheless, I will find some time to physically play around with all three and do a little more research before I pull the trigger on one of them by the end of the year, because I will need one for next semester! Thanks!

    If anyone else has thoughts on their experience, I welcome it! The more information, the better!
  2. duri_sk

    duri_sk Member

    Well I don't agree with two things:

    1.Obsolete HW in Mac (Mac is performing much better than both Windows machines, I don't care if its because hw, sw or overall optimalization, it just works...).
    Those things like "shitty old processor" are really stupid. There is not that big difference between Skylake and Kaby, and there will not be huge difference between Kaby and "whateverLake" will come next year. But difference between iris 540 and HD620 is huge, the same goes for battery life.

    2.I will not call purchase price and paper specs the only condition for naming it "best value". Think also about resale value and other aspects.
    Both Win machines will be harder to sell in like 3 years. I bet on that. I consider myself pretty computer savvy, I'm taking care of my machine, but like it or not, I have to reinstall things in y win desktop time to time, but I had never issues with my Mac. Can we call it value?

    If you can live with those 6 hours battery ( if Razer guys are not total ignorants, they will respond to countless threads about battery pack and when it will be available...) & you are willing to risk possible issues (its much bigger possibility with Razer than with Apple or Dell), Stealth is wonderful machine and you will not make bad decision to buy it.
    BTW I decided to buy Stealth instead of Mac. But if there will be even small issue I will return it without hesitation in the same day and ask for new unit. Not waiting for RMA.
  3. tobikodude_no_id

    tobikodude_no_id New Member

    "If there will be even small issue..." makes it almost sound like you're LOOKING for a reason to justify your feelings on the MacBook Pro. I'm sure the MacBook Pro has its issues too, I don't think it's invulnerable. The difference is the personal labor that goes into troubleshooting.

    I am mainly interested in your experience with the Stealth thus far. How did you end up making your decision? Is the smaller 12.5" screen an issue for you? I often dual screen while I'm taking notes for my classes so screen real-estate has become a consideration for me. Also, it might be worth mentioning that if I did commit to the Stealth, I intend to get the Core along with it. I'm away from home for grad school right now but my time here is temporary so it doesn't make sense for me to commit to an entire desktop that will later pose a problem for me when I want to transport it back.
  4. duri_sk

    duri_sk Member

    Yes, i will return it even with small issue and ask for new unit, i do not hesitate to say it. Computer for 1600 euro should not have even small issue at the day of delivery.For me it doesn't matter, if its small company, small QA team and b-shits like that. I found pretty complex video on youtube, how to check your new computer for all possible issues, yes, its very detailed and apparently very very picky, and im looking for every small thing, but also, after 2 weeks, return period will pass and you will be catch in Razer RMA process .

    I had no problem to multitask on screen. Good part of my work is to compare values in JSON, or to create nested architecture, so often i have opened two documents in "side by side mode" and there is plenty space. It depends on your personal needs, but i think for note taking it will be great. With virtual desktops its possible to create very good workflow on small screen, but it surely doesn't feel small or lacking space. (it has pretty nice resolution too....).
    I cant speak for Core, i don't have it, there is lot of topics here where people are discussing it.

    I wrote mini review of Stealth/Mac here, you can check it
  5. I have same problem with "coil whine" when prepare solution?


    that not normal buy laptop ~ 1.5k usd and receive that problem with sound.
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  6. AssembIer

    AssembIer Active Member

    Welcome to the cult of Razer :rolleyes:

    No seriously, i think Razer is not entirely to blame for coil whine issues as many other Kabylake/Skylake notebooks suffer from this. More likely it is related to Intel's chipset or test platform designs that manufacturers nowadays just copy and modify to their needs.

    What's far more worse than coil whine is the rattling fan of my new RBS, that really should not be. Sadly i did an US import and i can't (or better won't) ship it back for warranty.
  7. Same situation i think send him to Dubai in service center, but what i find:

    If power plan

    min perf - 5%
    max perf - 80%
    i don't hear sound
    min perf - 100%
    max perf - 100%
    i hear sound
    min perf - 100%
    max perf - 100%
    and run some stress test (download some from Intel site) i don't hear sound (yes begin work cooler, but coil i don't hear)
  8. Rator_

    Rator_ New Member

    Many other people are saying the RBS is a hit or miss depending on how you get it or where you get it from. I like it though, Razer just needs to work on customer service.
  9. Yes tech support, work very slow...
  10. I guess one problem is that they have an overwhelming case load with all the fan and coil whine issues on the Blade 2016 and the complaints on the RBS.
  11. Masterlancer

    Masterlancer Member

    Anyone have a review on this for media editing?
  12. mitraanu

    mitraanu New Member

    Selling mine for 1200 + Shipping ( unless you can pick up in NYC region ) Sparingly used for a couple of months.

    • Sell : Razer Blade Stealth - I7 Kaby Lake : 16 GB RAM - 1200 USD [Non -Nego ]
    • Sparingly used. Goes for 1399 + Tax + Shipping.
    • 10 Months of Manufacturer warranty remains on this item
    • Specifications
    • Razer Blade Stealth QHD (2560 x 1440) 70% Adobe RGB (128GB SSD (PCIe M.2) 512 SSD(PCIe M.2))
    • 12.5" IGZO display 16:9 aspect ratio, with LED backlight, capacitive multi-touch, up to 170° wide viewing angles
    • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Dual-Core Processor with Hyper Threading 2.7GHz / 3.5GHz (Base/Turbo)
    • Intel® HD Graphics 620
    • Dual-channel onboard memory 16GB LPDDR3-1866MHz (Fixed)
    • Windows® 10 (64-Bit)
    • Wireless-AC (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)
    • Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
    • USB 3.0 port x2 (SuperSpeed)
    • Multi-point touchscreen interface
    • Built-in webcam (2.0MP)
    • HDMI 2.0a audio and video output
    • Built-in stereo speakers
    • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port
    • Array microphone
    • Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
    • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
    • Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard with individually backlit keys
    • Keyboard, Trackpad, backlighting and fan control are Razer Synapse configurable.

    Send me an email if you are interested. Price will not go down.
  13. mmai35

    mmai35 New Member

    The Stealth is such a thing of beauty...
  14. davidmthekidd

    davidmthekidd Active Member

    What Happened that you're selling it? I've been looking into a RBS, I would like to know what your opinion is on this.
  15. supernone

    supernone New Member

  16. btd5guy

    btd5guy New Member

    Does anyone know if it voids the warranty to open up a Kaby Lake Razer Blade Stealth and change the thermal paste? I saw this video: and I've seen some other information on how beneficial this can be for cooling as the laptop gets up to 90C in games or After Effects. I've got some Arctic MX-4 thermal compound which should be great in comparison to the stock paste.
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  17. supernone

    supernone New Member

    Ya, im pretty sure the Dell warranty doesn't change but, I think razer's warranty won't work if you add the paste.
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  18. c0ldm3th0d

    c0ldm3th0d New Member

    After being a mac user for years my staff have had enough of seeing the apple logo sitting in my desk, Yesterday morning i walked into my office and the whole damn thing was like a rainbow, currently rocking the following,

    Kaby Lake 4k 500gb Stealth, Ornata keyboard and the Orochi mouse. When im out on the road i need to be small and portable and the macbook air has fit the bill for a while but i scored a new contract a couple of months ago and macOS just wont work for the job.

    Not being a windows person i was very sceptical but after only this short while i can honestly say im very pleasantly suprised, the Ornata is very very ice to use the orochi is a bit small for me but the stealth is really sweet to work with, i only have a couple of small gripes however, for 1 wifi with the killer network, if i top it out at max download speeds it tends to kick me off the network so i traded it out for an intel card, and for some reason on battery the screen has flickered a couple of times and lastly damn it can get hot sometimes, but then again i do push it at times.

    All up though i thought i would never touch razer products but now that i have started with them i am very very suprised.

  19. CrunchyApples

    CrunchyApples New Member

    What are people's opinion on the Razer Blade Stealth? I am in college and I am thinking about either that, the Dell XPS 13, or some other ultrabook. Thanks!
  20. please ship this to malaysia! need!
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