Razer Blade 15 RTX update

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  1. Joikansai

    Joikansai Notebook Deity

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    Still rocking 1070maxq it’s still powerful enough for 1080p, more than that resolution I cheated with Razer Core and rtx2080. I’d hold the update see if the new keyboard comes with no issues, it’s nice though having that clicky mechanical keystrokes since current keyboard is too shallow to me, though I cheat also with black widow X on that department too:)
    FYI btw that optical keyboard atm only available on 2070maxq Blade 15 mid 2019.
     
  2. GR8-Ride

    GR8-Ride Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was playing with the new optical keyboard in the Razer store in Las Vegas last week....it felt...."unique" when compared with the standard chiclet keyboard on a similar Blade 15 right beside it. I'm not actually sure I like the new optical / mechanical keyboard in the Blade 15....would need a longer test to really determine it.

    I was very tempted to walk out the door with one of the 2080 Max-Q versions of the Blade 15....but I really haven't had much need for additional horsepower above my 2018 / 1070 Max-Q model.



    Patrick
     
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    Entionz Notebook Consultant

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    Got my Blade Advanced w/ the optical keyboard in today. The base Blade Advanced already has a rigid chiclet low-profile keyboard, but the optical is a new high in that regard. The resistance, click, and key feel are spectacular. The key click does sound like a lighter, slightly less loud blue switch.

    The mechanical sound may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you really can't go wrong on either model in terms of quality. I'm stoked.
     
  4. darkloki

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    I've upgraded alot in my hiatus lol... I've since moved to the Razer Blade 15 OLED, I went with this model over the 17 inch model after seeing the 17 inch model at the Microsoft Store I was less then impressed for some reason. Oh and I also upgraded to the Supra MKV the part German One lol...
     
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    GR8-Ride Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've actually gone the other way....I was in the Microsoft store the other day, and was thinking of upgrading my 2018 Blade 15 / 1070 MQ to a 2070 MQ / i7-9750H version, but then I noticed the Blade Pro 17 with 2080 MQ in stock. So naturally, I walked out of the store with the Blade Pro 17.

    So far, I have to say that I'm fairly impressed. While it's over 1 lb heavier, I don't notice that in my bag at all. It uses the same 230W power supply as my Blade 15, so the spare power supplies that I have in the office and home office are all still usable. Temperatures are really good....Throttlestop was a requirement when playing games on my Blade 15, and with my Blade Pro 17, it rarely cracks over 90C unless I select the Custom high power CPU configuration in Synapse.

    Screen is good (240 Hz), and while I was a little worried about pixel density (or lack thereof), I haven't noticed anything at all, and as I get older (50+), the larger screen with a Full HD display actually works pretty well for me. I also appreciate the fact that I have 2 x M.2 slots, so for the moment, I'm rocking 2.5 TB of storage in my laptop, though I'll likely pickup a second 2TB Samsung 970 Evo and run a full 4 TB in the machine. The extra M.2 slot, SD card reader, and extra USB-C port were big features in favour of the Blade Pro 17 for me, in addition to the 2080 Max-Q.

    Battery life is likely to be poor, even compared to the Blade 15, which was surprisingly good. I haven't tested battery life overall yet, but I suspect 3 hours will be the best I'll see, compared to 4-5 out of my Blade 15.



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  6. gnwjd12

    gnwjd12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    mind sharing your speed on the 970 evo drive for crystaldiskmark? i have 970 evo plus on my rb15 240hz model and read and right speed is not the advertise speed of 3500 / 3200. Im getting around 3100/3000 or so
     
  7. GR8-Ride

    GR8-Ride Notebook Enthusiast

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    So, I just ran CrystalDiskMark 7 on the system, on both my 970 Evo 2TB, and on the Samsung PM981 stock drive in the second M.2 slot.

    On the 970 Evo, I'm getting 3125 Read and 2580 writes in the sequential tests. On the PM981, I'm getting 3200 Read and 1960 write on the sequential test.

    On one hand, the performance may not be quite what a person is expecting according to what the laptop / SSD can push, but on the other hand, performance in the laptop is blisteringly fast, so does it really matter?

    I've run the test in both Balanced Mode and Custom (full CPU performance) mode on the laptop, and no difference in CDM benchmarks for either drive as a result.

    Given that you're getting 3200/3000 on your Evo Plus, I'd say those aren't bad numbers at all.



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  8. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    a huge plus is that the PM981 doesnt run as hot, a goo dthing since it is directly next to the battery.
     
  9. GR8-Ride

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    So, another thing to note, is that my Samsung 970 Evo is the original 970 Evo, and not the Evo Plus version. So my SSD is rated to 3500 Seq Read / 2500 Seq Write, and in looking at my numbers above, I'm close enough for horseshoes (3200:R 2500:W).

    I'm actually seriously considering picking up one of the new Sabrent Rocket PCI Gen4 devices, though I'm pretty sure the Blade 15/17 (or for that matter, the Intel 9750H in general) doesn't support PCI Gen4, so at best it would run at PCI Gen3 speeds.



    Patrick
     
  10. ColinMacLaren

    ColinMacLaren Notebook Geek

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    Hi I am debating between a Triton 500 and a Blade 15 (early 2019), both with 8750h and 2080-Max-Q and 144Hz FullHD.

    Is the screen on the Early Blade 2015 the same as the 2018 model?

    If so, I am leaning heavily towards the Triton.

    Triton has
    + much faster screen (8ms GtG bs 16ms GtG on Razer) according to notebookcheck
    + two NVME slots
    + Gsync

    Razer has
    + smaller build
    + better build quality
    + 90W GPU
    + bigger PSU

    Triton is 400 EURs cheaper.
     
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