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Who is still gonna order a Razer Core?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Praxis123, Mar 16, 2016.


Are you still going to order a Core?

  1. Yes absolutely right away, why can't I order it now?

  2. Nope not going to, price is to high or some other reason.

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  1. If price wasn't an option at all, I probably wouldn't take either of them. I'd build a quad-Titan X-sli monster to play games at home and I'd keep my GS70. Honestly, I don't really care about looks. Both are essentially the same laptop, one's just a bit cleaner/thinner. If I had an absolute guarantee that the GS40 would work with the Core, I would've bought it as soon as the Core was announced. Why spend ~$2500 on the new Blade+Core when I can spend the same amount of money for a GS40+Core+980Ti?
  2. Alexatlanta

    Alexatlanta New Member

    I am on the fence. I ordered the new Razer Blade this week to replace my first generation one. My only problem with the Core is that my existing desktop card is a GTX680. I plan to upgrade it when the new generation NVidia cards come out later in the year. That means I would free my 680 for Core use. The issue is that it is barely faster than the Blade's 970. So... kind of pointless other than getting to use more USB ports and plug in my multi-monitors (other options exist that are more cost effective). Given my desktop is faster than the mobile CPU, I see little benefit.

    Still... part of me says... save the $100 or wait until after the new year when Razer puts pretty much everything on sale and I might be able to use it. Buy now in anticipation with a savings or later in need with potential no savings.
  3. Candybar121

    Candybar121 Member

    Sorry razer, but you wont be getting my money. I was hoping to get my first razer laptop as the stealth, but if I'm paying $1200 +$400 + $330 for a GTX 970, thats $1930. I can get an Acer Predator for $1400, with a GTX 970m, 16gb ddr4, 1tb + an ssd? And I save $550? Seems the much better way to go.
  4. What CPU do you have in your desktop? Honestly, the 6700HQ (and proper mobile quad-core's in general) are very powerful. Unless you have a ridiculous six/eight core CPU in your desktop, the 6700HQ may not be that much less powerful. You may benefit from ditching your desktop all together, getting a Core, and putting your 680 in there (or just using the 970m) until the next generation of desktop GPUs come out and then using one of those in the Core.
  5. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    How does it look like? How heavy is this Acer Predator? How large is it? What is the battery life on that thing? Is the gfx on that upgradable/has Acer released an upgrade-capable eGPU solution for it that is assured to work 100%?

    If anything, you should be comparing the Razer Blade 2016 with this Acer Predator: 1999 USD vs 1400 USD.

    They seem to have nearly the same specs except for storage capacity, though that 1TB HDD makes me highly suspect it may not even in the same size and weight class, which then makes it slightly difficult to compare as well.

    But hey, if you were fine with a bulky, large laptop with inbuilt and stagnant power in the first place, then why in the world were you even looking at the Stealth?

    Always with the apples to oranges comparison.
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  6. MV1776

    MV1776 New Member

    My guess from the start was the core was going to cost $500. So I will buy it eventually but its probably going to cost around $1000 just to get the core and a 980 ti. Hopefully I'll have that money next month.

    On another note, my blade stealth was bought from the Microsoft store. Will I still receive the $100 discount?
  7. Honestly I'd say I will, probably as the next big splurge after the new Razer Blade 14. It'll make life easier as a games dev student, rather than constantly hogging the high end desktops in the University Computer Labs
  8. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    The price is quite a bit higher than I've expected but I have no choice. I already bought blade stealth, big 48" monitor but there is no other eGPU solution for blade stealth.
  9. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    I have bought the Razer stealth and was hoping for lower price but now I can't but order the Core
    It wouldn't be reasonable to try other options it would cost me more
    but the Core is nice I think
  10. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    I will definitely order it.

    #1 there aren't any other viable options available

    #2 Razer has a nasty habit of doing limited runs of items (Razer Edge Keyboard dock, anyone?)

    #3 it basically future proofs my Blade for 3-4 years.
  11. shinjin

    shinjin Member

    I was gonna order the core but it sold it before I got my code. Thinking about it I'm actually glad that it sold out before I got my code. It gives me time, with the new 16nm gpu' coming from AMD and Nvidia we should see a huge performance increase. Asus said that thunderbolt 3 interface with a 780ti eGPU performed at 99% capacity of the performance of a pcie x16 slot (1% is well within the margins of error) but the new gpu' might be putting out enough processing power to become bottlenecked by the thunderbolt 3 interface. Since I'm considering getting a core/skull canyon combo to replace my old gaming rig I'll want to wait to see if the limitations of the TB3 will affect performance.
  12. GaugePrower

    GaugePrower Member

    I'm gonna have to sit this one out for now. This price is going to drop as the technology gets cheaper to produce. I paid over 300ish for my 290X so $800 for a gpu setup is a little too up there right now. If I can also use it with my Macbook Pro and other systems that would have the proper port, then the temptation could rise a bit, as it would give it some flexibility. For now, I'll wait for the kinks to be ironed out, and for the hype price to drop, then I'm in for sure. It's beautiful though.
  13. GaugePrower

    GaugePrower Member

    I'm thinking that the line you're speaking of is our V Nitro line. The predator name is currently associated with Desktops and Our Schmexy 34" Curved monitors. While the V Nitro series is a great bang for the buck, the smallest sized one we offer is a 15.6" and it isn't as portable or as thin as the Blade Stealth. A closer representation to the Stealth is something like a Macbook Air, ultra portable. Not saying that our V Nitro isn't impressively portable for it's internal specs. (The battery life is actually pretty impressive too) But I'll chime in for sure that this isn't exactly a close comparison.

    However, for a dedicated gaming laptop that is portable enough, yea the Nitro is an amazing value (I use one at the office sometimes) Btw, you might like this, but our 15.6", 2.6ghz i7, 8gb ram, 1TBHDD + SSD, 960m dropped to $780 at A.R. I won't link here because it's not only against the rules, but disrespectful to Razer. It's easy enough to find.

    I'll be honest though... don't game seriously on a laptop. just don't. That's the reason the Core exists in the first place. Laptops are too small to contain the heat produced by the GPU, and itty bitty GPU's burn out quick. If you're not using a desktop, and only can have a laptop, the Core will be a necessity. (When the price drops anyway)

    For light gaming on the other hand, yea the Blade Stealth or the V Nitro will be perfect for that. Just remember though, you cant use the Core with the V Nitro should you decide to get the Core later on. The Core has room to grow as the next generations of GPU's come out, which extends its longevity, but you're gonna pay the price for that. Meanwhile when the 960m/970m's become obsolete, the Nitro needs to be replaced. To each their own.
  14. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Our? You work for Asus?
  15. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    Dude, it's in his signature. Guy's an Acer technician. The competition has come among us :wink_:

    Quick, hide the plans for the Razer Toaster! I'm sure that's what he's here for! :big_grin_:
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  16. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    On mobile, signatures are hidden.
  17. technokat

    technokat Director, Social Marketing Staff Member

    I wouldn't call it a proper comparison - the Blade Stealth is an ultrabook with unparalleled mobility. If you're looking for a Razer Blade with dedicated graphics, there's the New Razer Blade. Want a bigger screen? Go for the Razer Blade Pro.

    We're never here to sell value, nor do we design products just to meet the bottom line. If you want a cheap laptop, we believe there are many in the market who will be more than willing to sell you something like that.

    At Razer, we take our time to design the best we can, we started out with the 17" Razer Blade in 2011 and were met with similar comparisons, but thanks to our adopters and our fan feedback we were able to grow the range over the years and now there's a Razer Blade for everyone, without compromise on the Razer quality you've known us for.
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  18. YuenX

    YuenX Member

    Still waiting for EU release ... We are in march :slightly_sad: and no news
  19. qwertzy

    qwertzy Active Member

    I prefer the ultrabook over a desktop setup, as its more convenient like a smartphone. You can take it everywhere(well not as much as a smartphone in the pocket), its light, compact, and has a beautiful display to come with it.

    And I like the simplicity of the core; its small enough to make it easier to setup anywhere than a pc tower. If I want to take it downstairs to the living room, that would be no problem with the core.
  20. GaugePrower

    GaugePrower Member

    Oh no! You caught me! The ACER toast-R project has been discovered! lmao just kidding
    Seriously though, in my free time, I'm a gamer first. Razer is my company of choice, and has been for a long time for their superb quality peripherals and accessories, and the Blade is a beautiful thing. I've been a loyal fan since stumbling upon the Diamondback 3G way back when they were released. While ACER pays my bills, I still always will have an unbiased opinion, they make some great stuff too (like the Predator X34 monitor) but they mostly cover a different niche than Razer does. They're not too big on the gaming and peripheral market. It seems they're more concentrated on the consumer computer market instead..

    Now back to the Core... I read one of your tweets that says ANY thunderbolt 3 will benefit from the Core. Does this mean Macbook + Bootcamp + Core? If so, my consideration about buying the core will definitely be different as I now would have a compatible machine. That RGB keyboard is really tempting, but I just bought this thing and it would be unwise of me to get the Blade Stealth just yet.
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