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Razer Blade Owner's Lounge

Discussion in 'Razer' started by johnnobts, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Wask

    Wask Notebook Consultant

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    Cool seems to be the way fwd it is a simple upgrade... Yeah very informative Thread i have read from when r2 appeared. Nice to know that you can get 16 Gb of Memory in there as well as i use some very heavy memory apps. Love the lil screen being able to have facebook etc in game is a big selling point for me. I work away a lot so for me this is the perfect solution. i have pondered over the mx17 the styling on them are defo aimed at the younger punter and say the sensible option the lenova is brick like, dont fancy lugging 10 pound around anytime. The razer is dripping style and class that is worth the extra money even with the less performance for me. i started gaming with TFC so these days i,m not looking for ultra settings and frames as long as i can use BF3 L4D2 it will do...
     
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    There was one, he had a DoA graphics card, other than that no one has had to RMA the laptop
     
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    Hey everyone. went to install my new hard drive in my Blade and the hard drive was too thick so it wouldn't fit inside properly without leaving a large gap on the outside of the computer. Does anyone know a hard drive that will fit properly without leaving this gap?
     
  4. Wask

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    Never tried it but reading back i believe any that are 7mm thick will fit..
     
  5. Sdot

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    Can you show me a link to the drive you tried to insert? If you are talking about a solid state drive then yes, I read for clearance you need to have a 7mm drive. Which is why I had my eyes on the samsung 840.
     
  6. Hemotherapy

    Hemotherapy Notebook Evangelist

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    Just got done tossing together my wifes new desktop, finally sold my G73! If you guys remember me saying the way I got the thumbs up for the blade was for me to sell the G73 and use the money made to upgrade her new desktop - She's got one of those Samsung 840's now, was hard for me to stick it in her desktop and not just crack open the blade and install it in mine! :(

    I get a nice bonus check for our union ratifying a contract this year without striking, so I think I'll be getting me a 500Gb 840 Pro next pay period :) :) :) -- Sorry to hear about your problems pyro, I honestly didn't think we'd have issues with ANY SSD, my wifes first gen OCZ wasn't much thicker than the 840 I put in, I mean it was a little thicker, but not by much...then again when you're running such a thin profile laptop 1-2mm can make the difference I s'pose.

    Definitely looking forward to the power I'll save while on battery over the HDD
     
  7. Sdot

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    What do you do Hemo? and what are you going to do with the msata slot?
     
  8. PyroDonkey

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    This is the hard drive
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    When I got it installed it was too thick for the case to properly close up so there was a separation on the outside of the case. It happened because the screw locations were lifted up so there wasn't enough room close the case fully.


    Does anyone have any ideas on what might properly fit in the case?
     
  9. Hemotherapy

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    I do Sales in the Small Business Division of AT&T's Regional and Local Business Markets Department. Basically anyone that opens up a business and needs Phone lines, Internet, Website, Cell phones, etc talks to me and I set everything up for them. It's a lot of fun and slow paced as far as incoming calls go so I get to kind of browse the internet (not supposed to) as I please. On breaks/lunch (sometimes during work) I hop on the blade to check D3 auctions, play a quick game or there, but sense it's on my phones mobile hotspot and not a dedicated wireline it's frustrating unless it's a kick back game like Nexus Wars in SC2.


    With the mSATA idk, I've been wondering that myself. I'm leaning more towards just using it as my boot drive. It's not going to be as fast as it would if the partition was on the samsung ssd but w/e - it's not going to be THAT much faster and I've got no other purpose for such a small drive. I may eventually end up upgrading it to a 256 SSD as well but before I get around that that I'm sure the R3 will be out so I will probably not get to do it since I plan on upgrading as soon as I can :D - That's the reason I chose to do the SSD over mSATA SSD this way I can definitely swap it into my next machine, wether it be a desktop or laptop, and with the mSATA I'm kinda limited.
     
  10. Hemotherapy

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    Samsung 840 Pro's fit :)
     
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    This took me to the main page of their website lol.

    Oh okay, interesting. My job is pretty laid back as well, I am probably going to be playing on the clock though because when I am in my office nobody really bothers me lol. I just purchased a R2 from ebay. I am waiting on it now.

    /Agree /True
     
  12. Hemotherapy

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    Jealous! If I do anything on company time I have to be very sneaky about it because otherwise I could get in trouble and slapped with a customer mistreatment. When will people understand that just because the mass can't multitask doesn't mean those that can should be held back! :(
     
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    So true man. I clean artificial kidneys so my office is usually locked off and the nurses only come in to place the kidneys in my refrigerator. Blood is usually squirting out of them so people just stay away. Sometimes I get lonely but soon my blade will keep me company lulz.

    Are there any plans that provide good speeds and unlimited data from my phone that I can tether the blade with and play BF3 and stuff from wherever I am without lag?
     
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    What are people expecting with R3? Razer have left enough room within the current form, to count say a 256msata 1 tb hardrive 16 gb and say a 670mx (oc'ed 660) as a legitimate upgrade or do you think it will be major upgrade say right side usb port and in out audio?
     
  15. johnnobts

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    won't be any upgrade until haswell comes out, and that will be the most significant upgrade (battery life and integrated gfx power). an ssd or msata would be nice. wondering what the razer edge will be like with a haswell processor as i'm pretty sure the 640m is powerful.
     
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    Even though having a SSD would be nice, I'm trying to get larger internal storage and it would be extremely expensive to get a SSD with over 500gb of space. Right now, I'm looking for a HDD that would work with my Blade.
     
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    Just got a R2 Blade, I was having problems with synapse turning off the trackpad screen after the laptop had been sleeping, so I ended up reinstalling synapse. Now my trackpad (the synaptics driver) takes a while to activate when booting.

    Essentially, has anyone had problems using the generic Synaptics driver on their blade? Any conflicts with the Switchblade ui?
     
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    True that, I have a OCZ Vector 500 GB SSD in mine's and replaced the msata with a 256 GB and set it as the main drive and the 500 GB as a storage device. Wiped Win 8 for Win 7 pro, interface is a nightmare. Tried running linux but couldn't get the Switchblade UI to run under wine :(.
     
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    So what will you do with all that extra storage from the msata?
     
  20. Wask

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    Did you do any comparison benchmarks Geedub?
     

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