Should I Buy a Razer?

Discussion in 'Razer' started by palmtop_taiga, Sep 22, 2014.

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  1. Lendari

    Lendari Notebook Guru

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    Yeah, that makes no sense to wait over 6 months to release a 970m version. They should have been all over this. By then it will be obsolete and there will be some other thing up and coming to wait for.
     
  2. mrjeffy2341

    mrjeffy2341 Newbie

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    Umm I do not think so. Order the fangbook with 970M. 1700, comes with 6gb of 970M better processor and you can upgrade the screen to 4k with 1800. You can choose to add more ram and storage depending on your wants.
     
  3. tareyza

    tareyza Notebook Consultant

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    razer is likely waiting for the new broadwell processors to launch. They usually announce new products once a year, much like companies such as apple, and it would make sense for them to wait until they can get an upgraded cpu + gpu for their new product.
     
  4. hfm

    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    The 970M will be far from obsolete even 2 years from now..
     
  5. Nick11

    Nick11 Notebook Consultant

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    I disagree, we will see a refresh in Q1 of 2015. Razer is always very competitive with the other gaming laptop manufacturers, especially now others are trying to penetrate their market space in producing a thin & light gaming machine.

    If we see the 970m & 980m this year, the Razer refresh will shortly follow. Others may give you advice stating otherwise... mainly because they own current models and will be slightly butt hurt when the refresh arrives.

    Trust me by the way 970m is not enough for a 4k screen.

    I have a desktop setup with sli 780 ti's ... and it's not near enough for smooth 4k gaming. I have a 4k monitor and are usually playing games at 1440p to ensure 40-60 FPS gameplay.
     
  6. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    I don't even know where the hell people get this 1 year period that razer launches products

    just lets go by the GPU evolution, 555m, 660m, 765m, 870m and 860m.

    They launched their 1st notebook in 2012, late 2012 they released the 2nd one, then they split the with the edge and the afterwards the 14 at 2013, then we have the 2014 models.

    There were 4x 17" models and 2x 14" models

    Most OEMs are still in the preorder phase, they just released the devices, they aren't still delivering them yet.

    Anyway, they should release them very soon, otherwise they will risk losing money
     
  7. neoideo

    neoideo Notebook Consultant

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    It is a competitive market, they should refresh their product lineup with the 970M/980M Maxwell soon this year or Q1 2015, otherwise they will loose a lot of potential buyers.
    People who already own a 2014 model should not feel bad, this is how technology works. Moreover, refreshes are meant for people owning at least a 2 year old laptop.
     
  8. hfm

    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    I don't feel bad at all, but I still don't think they will refresh until Feb-March... I have no idea though, only Razer knows.
     
  9. nanias

    nanias Notebook Consultant

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    I would never feel bad with only one upgrade to a hole system, c'mon the 870m plays absolutely everything on high/ultra settings, the non gamming battery life is more than enough. I would not upgrade it for just 5 to 10 fps (since one can always tune the video options and still don't see a difference on a 14" fhd or more panel) and an hour plus of battery life (just throwing numbers here). I will wait for a more comprehensive upgrade like what I posted to the wish list thread. Plus the issue I see with mine regarding temperature is from the Intel chip staying at the 90 range, not Nvidia which already stays at 70 high 80 low range without throttling. But if you don't own an 870m version go ahead and pull the trigger the notebook is the closest to perfection by now IMHO. Cheers
     
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