Wait or not wait?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by EnjoyDeath, Jan 11, 2016.

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  1. EnjoyDeath

    EnjoyDeath New Member

    My current laptop has a dead battery, i can only use it plugged in. I really want to make use of the razer blade core however I have not found of any release dates, does anybody know what I should do? I don't mind spending money, I wanted to try a blade but none have come out this year compatible with the core other than the stealth but that is too small for me, Does anybody know if the core is compatible with everything and if I should wait for the next model of the blade?
  2. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

    I'd say wait until the Blade gets refreshed. It's bound to happen soon.
    I'm not entirely sure of Razer's plans to push the Core to other devices, especially since Razer has it's Blade and Blade Pros to cater to the gamers who want to game on the go.

    The Core is currently only compatible with the Stealth.

    If the Blade Stealth is too small, you can always get an external monitor to hook it up to!
  3. EnjoyDeath

    EnjoyDeath New Member

    Thanks for
  4. EnjoyDeath

    EnjoyDeath New Member

    Thanks for the advice, I think I will wait as you suggested things can only improve anyway.
  5. ShamX0

    ShamX0 Active Member

    Its a new year man, don't settle for last years tech. Suffer abit, save a little more, get the best when it releases. Razer blades with chroma inbound. If a blade with core support, will be a beast!
  6. iamthefong

    iamthefong Active Member

    Yeah, I'd say it's better to wait a bit, and get what it is you really want, than just settling for second best now. Beats buyers remorse in a few months time
  7. BenjaminVien95

    BenjaminVien95 Active Member

    Wait for the 2016 blade refresh! Razer will be announcing it very soon.
  8. RazerRanix

    RazerRanix Active Member

    I don t think so... except if they update it keeping the same 970m...
    I am started ti be afraid that nvidia is not planning to release a new mgpu soon.
    at ces we could see couple of new laptop coming in june with a 980 desktop gpu inside.
    looks like nothing on nvidia side will come before june.
  9. Saisho

    Saisho Member

    Razer is planning to release offers to drool over for the Blade soon ... confirmed by Technokat in another thread less than an hour ago , standby for it , coming pretty soon , I estimate it to be within a week
  10. milkbottlec

    milkbottlec Active Member

    Is the blade powerful enough for Oculus VR?
    I am thinking should I get it with the promo or wait next update now.
  11. RazerRanix

    RazerRanix Active Member

    offer are now up.
    Question is, are they doing a discount to align their price with the competitors, or is it to sell the blade 2015 stock before announcing the 2016? ;)
  12. GameGH0ST

    GameGH0ST Active Member

    If you absolutely need a laptop just get a refurb cheap. Then wait for the new blade if you absolutely have to have a Razer. I wasn't impressed with the stealth so I'm waiting for the updated 2016 Blade/Pro.
  13. Wonginator88

    Wonginator88 Member

    +1 to wait
  14. GameGH0ST

    GameGH0ST Active Member

    Obviously its to get rid of stock before the newest releases. Razer has never seemed concerned with pricing compared to competitors. The reason: they offer amazing warranties and support. They also have superior products. Razer lappies are an investment. They're just as useful for work as they are play which adds value.

    Dropping prices to match competitors would result in average-at-best products. They would have to sacrifice in production costs, raw materials, software support, warranties... something would have to give. The reason the price doesn't come down is the same reason they are always a tier better.

    For this reason I don't think you'll ever see Razer going toe-to-toe in pricing with any competitor.

    Although I am not impressed with the Stealth, keep in mind that they are using aircraft-grade aluminum and have a complete solid state form factor. Sure theres no gigabit ethernet but it has darn-near the portability of a tablet.

    And for every thing its lacking in graphics (because you can't get a hot-running graphics card into a form-factor that small and keep it cool or thin) the core makes up for. The core even accounts for the lack of Gigabit ethernet.

    What I wasn't impressed with was the lack of integrated gaming-grade graphics. Sorry for the confusion. If the 2016 blade isn't all that impressive, then I will get a cheap refurb with a nice swappable graphics card and get a Blade Stealth. But it is worth the wait to see if the 2016 Blade/Pro is a dramatic improvement. I still want to see some usefulness out of the Switchblade UI.
  15. vchris7

    vchris7 New Member

    Whenever nvidia pascal is released that is when I believe razer will refresh their blades.
  16. KakashiSharingan

    KakashiSharingan Active Member

    And when will Nvidia pascal be released for mobile GPUs?
  17. vchris7

    vchris7 New Member

    I'm not sure you're going to have to do some research on that. I looked into it a while ago but some people are saying Q2 of 2016 or even Q3.
  18. KakashiSharingan

    KakashiSharingan Active Member

    So you really think Razer is going to wait half a year to release the updated Razer blade? Have they previously updated their razer blade 14 only when Nvidia updated their GPU?
  19. RazerRanix

    RazerRanix Active Member

    yes, always updated with a new mgpu...
  20. I definitely agree with much of what you've said, but no laptop can truly be considered an investment. You don't really invest in something that will be sure to depreciate each year... It's really just getting the perceived value out of it. If you see the form factor and the quality is worth more than that of its competitors, you buy it. (Or in Apple's case... You make decent accessible software for the masses and do minor upgrades for them to throw their money at each year).

    Remember that Razer said they won't be selling the Stealth anywhere else, which is why they can afford to sell the stealth at such a reasonable price. It is literally just going direct to consumer and cutting out the middle man. This obviously only becomes more effective after you get your brand out there (they seem to be growing quite fast though).
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