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Non-gamer, wants high spec laptop for media production

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Cajun_Mike, Mar 19, 2017.

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  1. Cajun_Mike_no_id

    Cajun_Mike_no_id New Member

    I really like the Razer Blade but those big bezels are an issue.

    Trying to see if i can hold off until the new 2017 Razer Blade comes out.. but i'm worried my very old Lenovo isn't going to last much longer.

    Lack of bezels on XPS15 and it having a SD card slot are big draws for me. but i prefer the look of the Razer.
    Going to hold out as long as i can. Thought maybe I would go the economical route with the new Lenovo Legion Y520 but they only offer a 4k screen on the 17 inch Y720..
     
  2. GenTheIdiot

    GenTheIdiot Active Member

    You know, you can always just buy a monitor for your laptop, grab a Razer Core, throw a Quadro in for color editing, and go from there. For media production, it's usually better to have a desktop with dedicated components, but the Razer Blade is really good all around (with maybe the exception of price).
     
  3. Cajun_Mike_no_id

    Cajun_Mike_no_id New Member

    i need it to be portable. I am also lookign to buy a new desktop this year as well. Waiting to see if Imac27 gets an update.
     
  4. The 2017 blade has come out though?
     
  5. Fall refresh?
     
  6. That would seem pretty unlikely since the new one just came out. the only reason they released one last autumn was because they wanted to add a new pascal gpu
     
  7. Cajun_Mike_no_id

    Cajun_Mike_no_id New Member

    i thought the conventional wisdom was that it would get a refresh summer or fall this year.

    Those bezels have to go! oh well, about to order XPS 15.
     
  8. BenjaminVien95

    BenjaminVien95 Active Member

    Good call, I think you're just wasting money if you don't plan to game on this machine!
    I've owned 3 Razer blades and I do have to admit I am also tired of the obnoxiously large bezels.
     
  9. Really? I thought I would be bothered by the bezel. I have the new MacBook as well which has a beautiful screen, in comparison RBS looks 'ugly'. But... it's really not that much of an issue. You get used to it. You only notice it if you are looking for it. BTW: I had previously tossed up between this and the XPS15. The XPS costs a fair bit more to get the same amount of RAM (cf. 16GB model) so that's what swung it for me. I haven't looked back since :)
     
  10. I just came from a 2015 MBP with Retina Display and while the MBP's display blows away that of my new 2017 Blade's, I am still very happy with the Blade's FHD display. Compared to other FHD displays, such as the MSI GS63VR which I owned for a short period, the Blade's is very nice. I calibrated the display with a Spyder5Pro without any problem. The bezel size doesn't bother me either but that, in my opinion, is purely personal preference.
     
  11. FrozenBitch

    FrozenBitch Active Member

    I think xps 15 or lenovo thinkpad will be good for production stuff
     
  12. Badgertista

    Badgertista Active Member

    I'm curious about how the bezel can be an "issue"? A matter of personnal preference, yes, but an issue?
     
  13. TheHexagonal

    TheHexagonal New Member

    The bezels are not an issue.

    I used to use PPro, Ps and Lr and I can tell you that if you use those, you will not see a benefit from many machine's different performance parts. Adobe software is not well coded to take advantage of all hardware. Look it up.

    I used Capture One and Davinci Resolve. Resolve benefits a lot from using the GPU and the Razer Blade GPU is the best in this size category and weight for portable use. You will not find any machine that can handle so well a project through it's own hardware with Resolve. Ditto for Capture One.

    I am driving a QHD+ Blade with 1060 and can drive an external UHD monitor with 1080p 200mbit/s footage in H264 (think of CPU usssage here) and can edit and grade in real time with 12 audio tracks and 2 nodes per clips without having to force a render on the program. GPU load is abourt 50%. IF you use 4K with resolve, you have change the playback resolution without having to use proxies and you will also enjoy real time editing...in a laptop.

    PPro can't do this properly because it relies havily on the CPU to draw any effects/grading you place on your clips. A dell XPS 15 with a 1050 will not be anywhere near as powerful as a 1060 in the RB and it will likely use 100% of the GPU with my footage.

    Hope this helps.
     
  14. I don't mind the bezel's in all honesty, but I can understand how they can be off-putting to some. The Dell XPS line has a really nice screen with the infinity display, but the Blade is also a wonderful machine with fantastic specs. It comes down personal preference really and there's no wrong choice.
     
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