Razer Blade 15.6" (GTX 1060/1070, 2018 edition) Owner's Lounge

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  1. sisqo_uk

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    Difference is at least you can get a refund in the first edit 14 days if it’s not for you and 30 days if faulty.
    That’s how it should be with all women too.


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    While the updates/improvements are nice, call me picky but I still have 2 main issues with this re-design.

    1) It appears to still be a fingerprint magnet (See Laptop.com Youtube's video review she has an imprint of her palm all over it)

    2) Lack of an SD Card, I mean these are mobile systems and I'd still like to use an SD card to move data to and from other devices like Camera etc. While this might be an outdated thing in may of 2018. It really wasn't too long ago where Razer themselves were 'Mocking' Apple for their removal of the SD Card, and Razer lamenting how they have it on their Razer Blade Pro. Now when Razer designs a same sized (15 Inch System) they too have removed. I can definitely appreciate the irony here, but damnit I still want my SD Card slot. I hope I'm not the only one who wants it.
     
  3. RampantGorilla

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    I disagree. Razer laptops seem to suffer from a multitude of issues from multiple generations. The Skylake and Kaby Lake models of the Razer Blade all suffer from the same problems - Razer did not bother to fix these in the refresh. The Blade seems to suffer from multiple PCB design flaws - check out this Youtube channel for more information. The channel owner is also on NBR - perhaps @pbhenry3 can confirm these design flaws?

    The Razer Blade Pro also suffers from many of issues that plague the Blade, have a look at the videos below:


     
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    As others have said, this slams on the looks front. But with the hardware failures and shoddy design people are reporting, it looks like portability and power is still a dream for people who want to hold onto a laptop for more than a year.

    I understand the appeal of thin and light, but if I were to go that route, the best way is probably with a powerful Windows desktop and an Ultrabook/Macbook for work.
     
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    Not true - take a look at any one of the MSI GS65, the Clevo P950ER or the Gigabyte Aero 15X. The XMG Neo 15 also worth a mention, but it only comes with a gtx 1060.
     
  6. sisqo_uk

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    The reason why I’m so optimistic is because if you look at these two heatsinks. The one below is the 14. How inadequate does it look to the 15 one above. The 14 is pretty much been like that since the 700 series.
    The 15 is a significant change. I can’t speak for the 17. It’s too big a notebook for me to have taken any interest in. But didn’t they have a last gen model? If that’s so then thats likely to had nothing changed internally except the gpu and cpu.
    On this 15 they are actually trying to have sufficient cooling for its 6 core cpu and next generation.
    Look at it kind of like a trial. Once people buy it. If they get bad temps. They’ll make some small changes to help further improve but it should be much better than the 14.


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    The Razer Blade Pro also had a vapour chamber and that machine ran very hot. I'll need to see results before I can make any sort of judgement on the performance of the cooling solution. The biggest issue is if they fix the motherboard PCB design flaws and the other problems that past Razer laptops have experienced. If Razer's track record is anything to go by, then the answer to that is probably no.

    It's also worth mentioning that reviews on Youtube will tell you nothing about whether the laptop is reliable or not. Most of the issues that Razer owners encounter with their laptops tend to occur a month or two after purchase; this is not the sort of thing that will be covered in a review. It's also worth pointing out that manufacturers cherry pick the best units to send to reviewers, so the final review tends to be somewhat inaccurate.
     
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    The Razer Blade Pro vapor chamber barely covered the GPU, and still relied heavily on heatpipes to actually move heat around. It basically served as a GPU-->heatpipe interface. The Blade 15.6 vapor chamber replaces all of that with a massive, unitary vapor chamber.

    That being said, it's still Razer. I, too, am adopting a 'wait and see' attitude. Razer has never deserved any early excitement. They have to deliver, first. Even then, I'll wait for this entire generation to be replaced by a second generation (plus a few more months). Only then, will I even consider a Razer Blade 15.6 (second gen). I've been burned already for being too excited about products that ultimately couldn't deliver. The Bushism is more correct than the original phrase in this case. "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me.... well I can't get fooled again."
     
  9. X33nbat

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    This is the first complete redesign of the Blade by a new team in Taiwan, where the previous version was designed by a tiny team in San Francisco.
    However, for whatever it's worth, the Head of this new team in Taiwan was formerly the VP of Quality and Customer Service covering all previous models of the Blade: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gohcheehoe/
     
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    I’ve also been wanting one since 700 series I’ve always bought something else cheaper.
    But in between they’ve always had heating issues. I hope it improves it. I’m not expecting liquid metal results but it does seem that that’s what everyone expects from a laptop with this profile. No thin laptop will keep the temps under 80c.
    Mid 80s is acceptable to me and complete extreme loads.
    My aw13 has got around 78c on firestrike. And some games mid 80s.
    Looking at what everything is getting on the thin side that’s where I want to be (without any undervolting).
    And anyway we need something to buy otherwise we’d up with nothing and just browsing comments for leisure lol. Non of us obviously want a desktop otherwise we wouldn’t be here.
    I’ve got a choice of 8 laptops to pick from next gen. I’m looking at a 1170 hopefully full fat. The smaller the profile the better. I used to be a 13-14” man but I’ll have the msi gs65 or razer 15 ONLY because it doesn’t have a numpad. I currently own the aw15. To game on is more convenient but it’s too big generally. Largest laptop I’ve owned. Miss the feeling of my aw13 but I wanted a try the 1070 instead after having the 1060 for a year.

    These are my choices for next gen:
    Msi gs65
    Msi gs63 (what ever it’ll be named)
    Razer 14
    Razer 15
    Aorus x3
    Aero 14
    Aw14 (it’s not going to be a 13 and doubt it’ll be 12 and it’ll need to be small to fill the small screen gap but big enough to have adequate cooling for 6 core and hopefully a 1170/max q)
    Aw15 (only if it’s the only one that has a 1170 and is significantly stronger than a 1170 max q unless that is better than a 1080)

    The aw14 would be my first choice since their prices are better all except the msi gs63. The rest...I’ll see what happens.


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