Razor Blade Stealth - 12.5", i7-6500U, $999

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  1. maven1975

    maven1975 Notebook Evangelist

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    I modded two Sony Vaio SVZ's. One with a dual core and the other with a quad core.

    It's more like a 30% increase with most modern games with my eGPU testing.

    Razor cheaped out!

    They should have used a Quad Core. Especially when you can squeeze 6 hours out of one.
     
  2. Derek712

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    Was the vaio .5 inches thin?
     
  3. maven1975

    maven1975 Notebook Evangelist

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    Nope.

    I'm was/is .65 inches / Carbon Fibre and uses processors that require more power and emit more heat than the replacements out today.

    Soooo... What's your point again?
     
  4. Derek712

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    Was just curious. Lots of people think they made a bad decision not to use a quad core. I just don't see how they could fit one in a laptop .5" thin. I haven't seen one in a laptop that thin ever.

    Solution would be to make it thicker but if they did that, you might as well just buy the Razer Blade 14 right?
     
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    I don't want a laptop with a dGPU. Heat, battery life, weight just name a few reasons.

    I would rather have a Quad Core ultra book when it's available.

    eGPU's do not work/play nice with laptops with dGPUs installed.

    Maybe next year.


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  6. Derek712

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    Yeah, I get what you mean. The problem with quad cores is heat and battery life though and Intel has yet to make an efficient quad core. Until they do that, the manufacturer's of the thinnest ultrabooks will not even touch one.
     
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    eGPUs with a dGPU-installed laptop is something that I expect razor has solved, since the next Blade iteration is definitely going to be core-compatible and have a dGPU.
     
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    I used to get 5.5hr reliably out of the current one and 1080P screen. With a more power efficient CPU, SSD, new battery technology and DDR4 I can see getting 6hrs out of it or more.
     
  9. Charles P. Jefferies

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    I have a Blade Stealth (4K, 256GB) for review. After using it for a few hours, I'm finding it pretty impressive for an Ultrabook.

    And by "using it", I mean playing with the Chroma Configurator. It's very slick.

    The keyboard feedback is limited, and the fan is rather noisy when it kicks in. Otherwise, this notebook seems well rounded. I'll be testing the battery life soon.

    I don't have the Core to go with it, so it'll just be a review of it as an Ultrabook for now.

    Charles
     
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    They at least could have optimized it for a proper battery life. I was in the market for one as a secondary laptop. But the battery life is abysmal for a laptop in this class. Will get an XPS 13 instead probably. But I love the Razer color scheme.
     
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