I ordered the GS70, though I think I am going to cancel the order because Newegg has a total non-refund policy for opened laptops, and I don't want to pay a 25% restocking fee if I don't like it. Razer has a 14 day full refund policy according to their website, so all things aside a Razer Blade is lower risk. This is most unfortunate. A 3.5-4 hour battery life is disappointing, but not unexpected. Someone on Anandtech's forums claimed they got this same number while gaming as well. Colton you should PM me your paypal address if you want that $5 tip I promised.
#2 I had no idea that the gpu Would work at 1/4 the power when it wasn't plugged in (the Razor blade14 Doesn't do this)
#3 I kind of don't like how it looks, I know it's not all about how it looks but as a guy coming from a MacBook air to a PC I kindly want it to look slick like the razor blade 14 (Really liked the black that the razor blade 14 uses)
Hey I just got this laptop and am loving it so far, I wanted to see if any other owners had suggestions for extending the battery life. I already have the back light to the keyboard off, the power saving mode on, and the screen at 50% brightness. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Hey just got the GS70 and am loving it so far. I was wondering though if any other owners had suggestions for extending battery life. I already have the done the obvious like lowering the screen brightness to 50%, turning off the backlight for the keyboard, and turning on power saving mode. A reply would be awesome, thanks!
This is probably my last go around with a 17" as well. I really like this laptop, and I do video editing on trips with it so I love the 17" screen, but its just too cumbersome overall. This is the lightest and slimmest that form factor can get, but its still just a little too big for easy packing.
If the Gigabyte P34g or P35k were available at the time I might have gone that route instead. It's a give and take, I love the 17" screen but its just too cumbersome to pack up, despite this being very much lighter and sleeker than other 17".
I do love everything else about the machine though, in my experience all powerful 17" laptops have fairly short battery lives, and require AC power to go at full speed so I expect that regardless. I bet the Razer Blade Pro is no different but perhaps it is. Regardless the lack of memory in that model ruled it out for me, Premiere Pro performs poorly in 8GB
Thought I post what I knew about battery life.
Wh stands for Watt-Hours, an accurate measurement of battery capacity
The Razer Blade Pro and the MSI GS70 shared the same processor and graphics card, so they will similar in battery consumption
However the Blade Pro has a 74 Wh battery, while the GS70 features only a 60 Wh (benchmarked) battery.
The difference is only 19%, which will be a difference of a half hour (based on average of 2-3 hours), which is not much considering the high drain on any processor intensive programs.
So, in conclusion, the battery life of the GS70 should not be a deal breaker in reference to the Blade Pro.
Hope this helps!
Does anyone know if I could use a Razer Blade Pro power supply with the MSI GS70? If I could I would get this laptop in a heartbeat and just order a power supply from Razer.