Bye Bye Razer Blade Pro

Discussion in 'Razer' started by SVOShark, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. SVOShark

    SVOShark Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not trying to **** on Razer - I love Razer - I really do. All of my peripherals are Razer and I'll continue to buy them even now, but the systems, no way.

    I tried everything, cooling pad, repaste, undervolt, underclock, dimmed the screen - it still stuttered, overheated and shut down. The cooling issue probably wouldn't have been an issue if the fan curve was more aggressive or adjustable, but the 250w PSU wasn't enough.

    I really hope Razer can get it together - I left Asus and Alienware (and spent a lot more money) to step into a Razer laptop and in the end I was let down in a big way.

    I know people want thinner and lighter, but I would be just fine with a little bit thicker, a little bit louder fans and a bigger PSU to not have to deal with these issues - I'd even still pay the same price.

    Sorry Razer, but having these issues at less than a month and not even offering an extended warranty is a risk that I'm not willing to take with my money.

    So I returned it for a full refund and went back to what I know.
     
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  2. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Real sorry for your experience but I can't exactly say I'm surprised. Razer's laptops have a very poor 5-year track record of horrible designs, constant problems and piss poor support. Hence why we usually don't recommend them.
     
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  3. SVOShark

    SVOShark Notebook Consultant

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    I wasn't planning on getting one. The only reason I took a chance on it was because a friend has 2 of the 2017 pros. He kept telling me how perfect they were - I'm really doubting that now.
     
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  4. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    For all intents and purposes, the Blade Pro is my dream computer, and if it weren't for the piss-poor QC, I would happily pay the $5k asking price.

    It's a shame that you had problems, and even more so that it's not surprising you did.
     
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  5. Lunatics

    Lunatics Notebook Evangelist

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    People who don't have a lot of experience or knowledge of computers or what they are doing will think the machine is "perfect" because it is "thin and light and powerful" and they do not realize the lack of performance they are getting out of the machine or the cooling issues it has, or the other various issues people who have knowledge and experience are aware of and know to check.
    To reiterate @saturnotaku post, for all intents and purposes, the Blade Pro or even the Blade would be most peoples ideal/dream computer. It was mine as well and I went into it thinking the problems and negative reviews can't be as bad as people really say they are, with my knowledge and experience with computers I can troubleshoot any minor issues I may have and resolve them and make the machine a good usable machine. Unfortunately it just isn't the case. Razer has their own significant QC issues and one machine can vary and differ so much from the next. Then you are trying to pack as much power into such a small and thin device it just cannot cool it properly, with the thinness of the device you have small thin fans that have to spin extremely fast to try to cool anything down and in turn make the laptop (At least the 14) far louder than other laptops, even if they are bigger and more powerful. In addition because of the fans used they are super high pitched, you cannot ignore them or not hear them. Reminded me of when you turn a server on and the fans spin up at full speed at extreme RPMs, that's how the Razer computers are except 24/7 when you are gaming. My fan was even audible at idle just sitting on my desktop. It just isn't possible to do what these laptops set out to do in a practical way, at least not yet which is unfortunate because everyone would want a thinner lighter laptop that is as powerful as possible and can cool itself. Then to make the device able to stay "cool" at a functioning temperature, they have to gimp the components inside of the computer so you are paying exaggerated prices for hardware that is being held back from the factory, and still runs with issues even after what they do to it. As much as I loved the look of my laptop and the idea of having a computer like that, it just isn't practical sadly.
     
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  6. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 thwink

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    my ideal car is the one that has f1 engine but doesn't make any noise and has a 120mm radiator

    possible, kind of
     
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