What do You Think About Gamer Aesthetic?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by PumpkinMage, Jan 24, 2017.

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  1. PumpkinMage

    PumpkinMage Active Member

    I want a laptop that is fast and works well with good components and a metal construction - that isn't apple. One of the reasons why I am so drawn to Razer's laptops is because they don't have that stereotypical overly red theme with sharp edges and highlighted WASD keys. I know there are other brands of laptops like this but they usually aren't as high quality. "Gaming" looks usually aren't practical in the real world - most people won't take you seriously if you were to pull out one in a professional scene, but, what are your thoughts? I know some people love it and others hate it. What type of design do you prefer?
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  2. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    I think the word you're looking for is Aesthetic. You can always edit the title.
    I'm totally with you on this PumpkinMage! Origin PC, BenQ, Acer, ASUS - all their gaming stuff is red in color...and believe it or not, that's enough to be a deal breaker for me. I believe you need to be more neutral when you use color or else you may put some people off.
    Then that's their loss. I am of the opinion that your aesthetic choices belong to you. No one should be able to tell you how you should dress or do your hair - or what laptop to buy. Those choices have nothing to do with your competence or job performance.

    If anyone calls your Razer Blade childish, please enlighten them that it is likely stronger than any computer they own, desktops included. Who looks like the child now?
  3. PumpkinMage

    PumpkinMage Active Member

    @Raijin I'm not saying that a Razer Blade doesn't look professional, I'm saying it does and it's one of the few gaming laptops I would be comfortable pulling out anywhere. I was saying that most of the others (the ones that you listed) usually don't. Sorry for the unclear speech :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  4. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Haha there's no need to apologize. I wasn't attacking you or anything, just adding my 2¢ because you were asking for opinions. I think it's a good discussion topic!

    It's just something that bothers me...that people judge others based on how they look, rather than their actual worth/ability/contribution to society.

    With that kind of discriminatory logic, these companies might as well hire Hollywood actors to fill all their open positions.
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  5. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    This statement - it really depends on what profession you're in. If you pull out a gaming laptop in an office meeting, it would just show what you most likely do in your spare time. If you pull one out in an industry with graphics-heavy requirements, nobody would bat an eye, except to probably ask about specs. Actually, I can't think of an industry where somebody would really care if you pull out a gaming laptop . . . unless you work at Apple.
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  6. PumpkinMage

    PumpkinMage Active Member

    Yeah, I agree. There's a pretty bad stereotype that goes along with gamers. Usually when someone pulls out a gaming laptop its either "whoah, what model? What games do you play?" or "ew. Gamer. Go back to eating Doritos and living in your mom's basement." It's pretty stupid.
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  7. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    I think Razer is a quite good example but not an ideal one. (Apple probably is). I am fine with green accents on USB ports and matte black as a main color. I am not fine with scratches which are way, way more visible on Razer black coated aluminum. I am not fine with any kind of branding either. The green logo actually sucks. If you want it Stealth - make it stealth. All gamers are introvert nerds (except professional teams probably) and they do not want their environment to make stupid questions about the laptop in particular. By the way, a barely visible label 'Blade' at the bottom of the screen is actually one of the nicest designer solutions.

    Finally, the recent MBPros w/o touchbar look extremely nice inside the laptop. This is also something Razer cannot be proud about. Just look at it:
  8. AppleAlex

    AppleAlex Active Member

    Agreed, as an avid gamer and developer I have both a gaming PC and a Mac (iMac/MacBook Pro), Apple has built a brand that is associated with digital media and technology. On the other hand, boy oh boy would I still love a Razer Blade Pro...
  9. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    I'd have to disagree with this one.
    Looks about inside the laptop? Well sorry, but do you know that Blades offer insane performance per volume, therefore their insides are filled with performance technology, not some crappy stuff just to look good (inside of the laptop? really?).
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  10. PlatinumC

    PlatinumC Active Member

    I agree about the introvert comment @Predator5 , I personally like when people would ask questions, comments, etc (unless it's blatant diss of course).

    And also I cannot think of any situation where your choice of laptop would be frowned upon. Probably indeed only in an Apple meeting, or Razer (if you bring the red laptop to green team, made by some other company).
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  11. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    I do not want to discuss performance per volume because you did not specify what 'performance' actually is for you. It is not the point anyway. Just to give you an example of how internals management is important: when I was replacing my SSD inside the blade I had to detach a sticky tape which, eventually, came off together with the SSD label. I am not even sure that the stock SSD still works. Then, I also managed to disassemble the fan and I am sorry to say that it is also covered by a plenty of sticky tapes. The glue is pretty much everywhere. I just hope that it is a 'proper' one which does not melt at 100C and is not conductive. However, looking back to several RMAs I did, I cannot be sure about that.

    So the take-home message is yes, it is important. It is more important than the color of your USB ports.
  12. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Well that's an opinion. I happen to like the logo, and apparently other people do too if they're getting tattoos of it!

    "All gamers are introvert nerds" well that's simply not true. I would love to explain what a Blade is to random people who approach me about it. If you don't like doing that, that's completely understandable. But it definitely depends on the person. In cases like these, offering choice is probably the best thing a company can do to please both worlds.
    Yes okay, I'll admit that. You're right. The MBP does look nicer inside. But now you have to consider that Apple is worth over $500 billion, while Razer is valued at $1.5B. Apple is a publicly owned company, Razer is private. Big difference there. Clearly apple has way more resources and manpower.

    So I think you should take a step back and look at the big picture:
    The fact that you are even comparing a product from Razer with one that belongs to a company worth hundreds of times more is a huge compliment - for Razer.

    Maybe one day the Blade's interior will look like this: interior.jpg
  13. PlatinumC

    PlatinumC Active Member

    Considering how new the company is, I think Razer has done a mighty whitey job :).

    Also to mention further about introverts - I do agree that more "gamers/coders/etc" are introverts, or well I think.
    But main point was to say, that I'm lucky - I am almost 50-50, so an ambivert, with a bit on the introvert side. Best of both worlds :heart:3.

    And about the Razer logo - I like it, but I am not a fan of green color, so that would put me off. And if I did not like the idea of a logo being there, I would not like any other company either.
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  14. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Same here. Ambivert all the way! I can socialize fine, but sometimes I prefer to stay home because I don't have much fun doing the same things my friends do (clubbin, drinkin, etc). Would rather spend that time with people who have similar interests.
  15. PlatinumC

    PlatinumC Active Member

    You can stop liking me already lol, I think we were even a long time ago :D:D.

    I know, that I am a special nutcase, but I think due to my little bit over average IQ (130ish), is why I am an ambivert and also left handed (but I use my right hand for the mouse, cannot really do anything else with the right hand or use the mouse on left).

    I think, that I am more of an impulsive and outgoing person like extroverts, but my IQ keeps me introverted, so Malcolm-in-the-Middle it is for me.
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