Razer Blade (2014) Owner's Lounge

Discussion in 'Razer' started by Xanterra, Mar 13, 2014.

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  1. ClydeHankJones

    ClydeHankJones Newbie

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    Sorry for the dumb question, but how did you cancel your order from the razer store?
     
  2. Derek712

    Derek712 Notebook Virtuoso

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    +1. It's weird because it would flicker randomly, before the 15 minute punt, but after disabling that feature it didn't happen again. Software bug most likely

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  3. Sole164

    Sole164 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I called their number at 855-872-5233 and told them i what to cancel my order. They asked for order number, email, and method of payment. You can also send them a message at Razer Contact Us
     
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    ClydeHankJones Newbie

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    Ok thanks. Do you still get the warranty when ordering from the microsoft store?
     
  5. michaelnesodden

    michaelnesodden Notebook Enthusiast

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    So found some info about the hdmi 1.4a and oculus:

    "Since the Rift outputs two 900x1080p images, it's not outputting full 1080p twice... It's outputting slightly less than 1080p once.

    We're fine. Nothing to worry about."

    Seems like good news?
     
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    spacemonkeydr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anybody have any tips/tricks to make the battery charge last longer? With just simple daily use I can only get like 3.5 hrs out of it...I've lowered the screen brightness and other basic stuff, but I thought somebody might have some better ideas. Thanks!
     
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    Porter Notebook Virtuoso

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    Unless you really need the most processing power available on battery, try lowering the CPU min/max % setting in the advanced power settings. For normal use I've never had any issues with going 5% on both min and max.

    If you are doing CPU intensive stuff on battery the above may not work well for you, and could also be the main reason for a lower than expected battery life.

    Also you could try lowering the time for the drive to turn off, lowering the iGPU power save setting, wireless power save setting if those don't interfere with whatever you're trying to accomplish while on battery.
     
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    spacemonkeydr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks, I just lowered the screen brightness to probably around 15% and chose the power saver setting for when I dont really need it, it definitely helped extend it a good amount. The new screen comes with a trade-off in battery life I think, but it's worth it.
     
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    mdchaser Notebook Enthusiast

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    I should mention in case there are people having wireless issues. Intel released a new version of their proset software that fixes some major issues (newer than the version on the blade from the factory). I downloaded the latest version from Station-Drivers - News but I'm sure you can get them right off intel's site. It made a pretty big difference in speed for me as well.
     
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    kraaken1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    So I've been using the blade for about a day. Here are my first impressions:

    Screen quality:
    Wow! Better than I expected. It truly is the clearest screen I've ever used. Only problem was trying to find a 3200x1800 wallpaper that I liked. Multitouch was as responsive as an iPhone.

    Keyboard / Trackpad:
    The keys are very responsive and pretty much what you'd expect from a chiclet style keyboard. Razer synapse rebinding is a nice feature to have. The trackpad is very smooth and responsive as well. People were commenting on the "clickiness" of the mouse buttons, but I actually like the way it feels. It doesn't feel cheap.

    Battery:
    Haven't run official tests yet, but it seems pretty decent so far. I'll update once I have actual numbers.

    Gaming:
    So far, the only graphically intense games I've tried on it have been Titanfall and Thief. Both performed very well with buttery frame rates at very high settings. Even on battery, Titanfall looked gorgeous and smooth. Looking forward to gaming on the go.

    Complaints so far:
    If you value frame rates over graphical fidelity, you should be running the games at 1080p instead of the native 1800p. This is what I prefer. However, the games I've tried on the blade had the issue of letter boxing. The only solution is to change the resolution of the desktop to 1080p before launching the game. Not a huge complaint, but still an inconvenience.
    Storage. I have the 256gb model, and I'm already 2/3 full with only a few games and some other daily software. Again, not a big problem, but still feels cramped.

    Enjoying it so far, and definitely a premium looking, feeling, and performing product.

    PS
    I canceled my order from the Razer store and went to the local Microsoft store. Best decision ever. I'm a college student, and they got me a student discount of 10% off AND an additional $100 off for their graduate sale (I did technically graduate high school at some point :p). Might be worth the trip if you have a store near you.


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