The Ultimate Ultrabook - new Razer Blade Stealth

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

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  1. JustaRandom

    JustaRandom New Member

    Looks great! but please correct some factual statements in the specification section the purchase page. Mentioning which models get 16gb and that there is a bigger battery (and charger?) would go a long way in preventing a headache in customer support.
  2. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

    . . .Darn. Need to see if I can sell my current laptop so I can pick one of these up. . .need something alot smaller and more portable for school and work.
  3. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    Haha. I just watched that this morning, off Min's tweet. I'm sure he was allowed to do that. There's no way that they would let him get into the case otherwise.
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  4. Garruun

    Garruun New Member

    At this point, it seems like there is very little competition for Razer in the ultrabook space. For decent power and ultra-portability, my opinion is that the only true contenders are the Blade Stealth, MacBook Pro, and XPS 13. To me, all other similar-spec systems lack connectivity, lap-ability (looking at you, SP4), or quality user input (keyboard/touchpad).

    I can't stand the offset webcam on the Dell and Apple refuses to make a timely release of a new MacBook Pro, so with the memory, disk, and battery upgrades to the Stealth (which covers all of my prior concerns), there is very little reason to wait any longer. I'll place an order in the next couple days.

    Does anyone disagree with me? I'd be curious to hear your take.
  5. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    No disagreement here. I owned a 128gb Razer Blade Stealth (which I just sold) and it was a great little laptop.

    My reason for selling is that I just preordered the Blade 14" and don't need an ultrabook at the moment.
  6. HissingSiren72

    HissingSiren72 New Member

    Just bought a last gen blade last month , Didn't even see this coming. A little info about the new gen laptops would've been really helpful.
  7. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    No company on earth will discuss upcoming products before release.

    First off, they would be breaking non-disclosure agreements with Intel, and you never want to make your key supplier mad.

    Second, they open themselves up to criticism and poor perception if they announce an upcoming product and then it is delayed (see: Nvidia, Intel last few product releases). In the meantime, they've sold nearly NO laptops as everyone is waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the delayed Next Great Thing.

    Sorry for the logic.
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  8. crimsonpsych

    crimsonpsych New Member

    the 7500-u is still not enough for CPU-hungry games though, I thought they could go for 7600 or 7700, but still, if my assumptions is correct, they don't want to compromise battery life for additional performance so I think this one is still for mid-high gaming and not the best gaming rig yet, would still opt out for razer blade 14"
  9. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Well-Known Member

    It's hard to find any solid benchmarks on the CPU currently since it's offically not out yet.
    Though I did find this:

    I also found that the Kaby Lake 7500U is really just a refresh on the Sky Lake 6500U. But, it does run faster at the same TDP. So that's pretty impressive, but you are correct that it's not a game changer in the slightest. Though I would love to see a side by side comparison with the first gen Stealth with the new one plus the razer blade core.

    I'm really curious how well the 620 HD compares to the 520 HD. Main reason for me is not how well it plays games, but how well it would help with Auto Desk applications that I use for work.
  10. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    15W man. While existing RBS has a number of recurrent manufacturing flaws you cannot really blame Razer for not using a more powerfull CPU. 6500U performs awesomely in RBS compared to other laptops with the same CPU. Hopefully it will be the same for 7500U.
  11. welrence

    welrence New Member

    Out of curiosity, will there be any 7th gen refresh for the 6700HQ? Is it only meant for ultrabooks or probably will be released on Q1 2017 alongside the desktop 7th gen?
  12. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    The 7th Gen/Kaby Lake higher TDP chips will be available 1Q 2017, along with the desktop versions.

    It's an incremental upgrade, but be prepared for pages of posts about how Razer ruined their previous purchase because Kaby Lake is now available and it's 12% faster than Skylake...

  13. welrence

    welrence New Member

    Well, its their fault they didnt do research in the first place, the moment u decide to purchase it, means you are ok with the specs regardless of their future upgrades. In the past if I'm not mistaken, there was always GPU and CPU refresh in the same time so its easier to justify the purchase.

    You guys are very lucky having the chances to get the blade. In Malaysia, they still selling imported Blade 2015 and RBS with price tag of average 970M laptops.

    Im still using the MSI GS70 with 4720HQ 970M which i bought in Q1 2015, even though its thin and light, the 17 inch form factor makes it unease to carry around for travelling so I'm leaning my options on Blade but unfortunately the market is dominated by other manufacturers so i doubt they will bring it here...
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  14. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    Well, it is in ideal world where you receive what you expect EXACTLY: i.e. small awesome system which does not make strange sounds and is able to charge from the supplied AC adapter. However, often it is not the case and it is hard to blame people who are not satisfied.
  15. welrence

    welrence New Member

    Well, my apologies i have very less knowledge about the Blade since i never tried it myself. As for the strange sounds do u meant by the fan gets too loud during gaming or intensive task? If that's the case, i cant really blame on Razer, that's what the current technology has to offer,and probably in 5 years thing might change who knows.

    And for the charging issue, is it the one with the early batch of stealth model? If that's really the case then it sucks.
  16. Jason97

    Jason97 New Member

    nice razer
  17. greatking0527

    greatking0527 Active Member

    Like the refinement, better processor and battery life
  18. HissingSiren72

    HissingSiren72 New Member

    Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk

    Are you for real ? Most of them announce a newer model a couple of months before they launch it. Which parallel world do you live in ?

    Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk
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  19. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    That is the release... I was talking about a tech company doing the following:

    "we are working on this laptop - release date TBD, but sometime in the future"

    What Razer just did (announce a laptop a couple of months before launch) is known as a "release". I'm talking about the above.
  20. Tugdwal

    Tugdwal New Member

    It looks perfect, except for one thing : Can't get a FHD Matte Screen (non-touch obvisouly)

    Glossy is horrible, and less pixel implies more battery life ! :)

    (And will it be available in France, with an Azerty keyboard ?)

    This is just an update to my previous post.

    Please, let us get a non-touch and non glossy/matte display ! It would be perfect (to my point of view).
    QHD and UHD aren't a real issue, but not everyone wants a touch screen :c
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