Razer Blade 2017 expectations/wishlist

Discussion in 'Systems' started by AjwadSabano, Jul 9, 2016.

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  1. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    They will.

    Last year they released two Razer Blades, this year will be at least one.
     
  2. ILLMeGA

    ILLMeGA New Member

    I would love a full linux support.
    I have just switched back to windows after a complicated run with various linux distribitions with my stealth late 2016.
    Razer should think about delivering a machine with linux on it same as Dell with the xps 13...

    Peace !
     
  3. Definitely Will Release a new razer once the next gen of nvidia graphics cards come out
     
  4. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    No need to wait that long. Kaby Lake just came out, that is the next logical upgrade.
     
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  5. It already has kaby lake processors in it :D
     
  6. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Only the Stealth. The Blade and Blade Pro have Skylake, as the higher TDP processors were only announced yesterday. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
  7. my bad lol, guess i'll have to return my stealth blade and wait for the razer 14 2017 edition to come out lol
     
  8. bsd107

    bsd107 Member

    Kaby Lake !!!! (Everybody else has announced this....)
     
  9. Aggressor Prime

    Aggressor Prime New Member

    My suggestions for the Razer Blade 2017:
    1. Update the display to support 3840x2160 60Hz HDR10 (30-bit color). If you could certify the monitor for UltraHD Premium, that would be even better, but 1000 nits might be hard to achieve.
    2. Update the processor to either the Core i7-7820HQ or Core i7-7920HQ to bring on not only the Kaby Lake architecture, but to also enable Intel vPro technology which now brings Intel Authenticate (useful for consumers and business professionals).
    3. Update the chipset to the Intel CM238 (vPro support).
    3. Update the RAM to 16GB or 32GB of 2400MHz DDR4 (16GB/32GB could be a configuration option).
    3. Add a fingerprint sensor like the one featured on Lenovo's Thinkpad T460s (press finger, not swipe).
    4. Allow users to buy the PC without an OS or with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (no OS/Windows 10 Home/Windows 10 Pro could be a configuration option).
    5. Change the wireless card from Killer to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260. (Intel is more reliable and this supports vPro.)
    6. Update the webcam to 8MP (Full HD 30fps video). (If the Google Pixel can have this, why can't the Razer Blade?)
    7. Add a 2nd Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port. (This could be useful in plugging in USB-C phones while also connected to a Razer Core.)
    8. Allow users to buy the PC without an SSD drive or configure the SSD drive with an Intel 6000p series SSD. (These are the only NVMe drives with current eDrive support to my knowledge.)
    9. Make the bezel smaller.
    10. Consider changing the display size to 15.6" and adding a numeric keypad.
    11. Lower the starting price.
    12. Keep the GeForce GTX 1060 unless if nVidia introduces an updated version (e.g. GeForce GTX 2060).

    Some of these things are more important than others in general (4K display, Kaby Lake, Window 10 Pro 64-bit). Other things would definately attract the security conscious crowd (vPro, fingerprint sensor, eDrive).

    I've had my current laptop for 5 years this year. If you make these changes, I would definately consider buying a Razer.
     
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  10. squeeze

    squeeze Active Member

    Just hoping Razer will work closely with Microsoft to resolve the resolution scaling issues which creeps up on almost any laptop...
     
  11. Wolf(TechFreak)

    Wolf(TechFreak) New Member

    Some of these ideas seem a bit out there: as they could bring up the price of the blade significantly because of the money needed to shift the internal structure of the computer around to fit somthing, but things like: updating to kaby lake, switching to intel wireless, and working to decrease the bezel of the screen would be great improvements.

    HOWEVER its important to think about the trade off of asking for internal customization- the extra plastic / connectors they would have to add for the consumer to be able to add their own ssd or ram would increase the size of the computer just a bit in thickness

    I am ready to buy a blade at the $2200 price-point, yet i'm stuck wondering if i should wait for the 2017 model... any opinions?
     
  12. silly-panda

    silly-panda New Member

    a 15 inch screen would make it perfect and it is the only thing holding me back from buying one straight away.
     
  13. Z4x

    Z4x Active Member

    Finally, some substance. (-;
    Let me annotate with my priorities..

    Nice to have.

    MUST

    MUST

    32GB MUST (2nd #3 in the same list ;-))

    SKIP! (3rd #3 ;-))

    Would be nice (but won't happen).. (-;

    A clear MUST, but Razer is for "gamers",
    and that -for some silly reason- seems to
    imply "Killer"... Unfortunately...

    Nice to have.

    Nice to have.

    Irrelevant (swap and resell is already an option).

    Would be nice.

    Yes to 15" (although reducing the bezel might be enough),
    but a definite NO to the numeric keypad.

    With all the extra features listed here,
    this sounds patently irrealistic.

    That would be an 1160, I'd assume,
    but moving to a 15" form factor, I could
    imagine adding a 1070/1170 instead...

    Indeed! See my importance ratings above. (-;
     
  14. Cajun_Mike

    Cajun_Mike New Member

    When do you guys expect the 2017 Razer Blade to be available?
     
  15. orochimaruyo

    orochimaruyo New Member

    I would be happy with just better cooling system. Maybe adding vapor chambers in there. Obviously upgraded CPU/GPU would just be by default.
     
  16. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Im guessing by April we should see it, with potential for a Feb/March release.
     
  17. heyzamasu

    heyzamasu New Member

    I just returned my Razer Blade, not because it had any defects, issues or something. It was really a beautiful astonishing & powerful product... BUT...

    I rather wait and hope that they change some dealbreaker stuff:

    - Bezels: It's currently a 14-inch screen in an 15-inch form factor. I don't mind the screen size, but I think they could shrink it down a little (like Apple did in 2016)... so it would be come lighter and stuff

    - Trackpad: Please don't use Synaptics shitty trackpads anymore... I wanted to stab my eyes because of the random "jumps" that come with every Synaptics trackpad laptop

    - Dedicated trackpad buttons: Simply, no! On the Razer Blade stealth it's done right, I missed my Apple trackpad immediately with its track, point and click funtions... I don't talk about Forcetouch, fuck this shit. I talk about 2014 MacBook Pro trackpad... best ever.

    - Fan issues, random hibernation, shutdowns fixed please!

    - 1440p and 2160p screens please! Not that weird 3200x1800 where almost no App scales correctly

    - Kaby Lake CPU, more battery efficiency... I like 6-8 hours to be realistic...

    Change that and I will bring you dozens of new Razer fans....
     
  18. Wolf(TechFreak)

    Wolf(TechFreak) New Member

    I have been looking around for any signs that they might release a new model, and i cant say i have found any... To me- the only place they would show off a new one would be pax east in march (at least this early in the year) because the early 2016 blade came out in march.

    But thats about it: unless they are changing more about the laptop than just the processor i cannot see why they would make a new one so soon. The performance increase of the kabylake over skylake is 6-9%. Thats not enough of a reason to make a brand new laptop over.

    The only thing i know i want is reduced bezels and a bit more battery (An extra hour on the reported 5 during "normal" use.
    After that, a march release date would be great for me because i'm going on a trip to England and i want a capable machine for editing and gaming.
     
  19. heyzamasu

    heyzamasu New Member

    I really hope they do something with the bezels, I would more tend towards less bezels, same screen real estate. A smaller + lighter Razer Blade would be killer!
     
  20. jwatte

    jwatte New Member

    I have the 2016 Blade 970M, and the one thing I miss the most is 32 GB of RAM. I run a bunch of virtual machines for work, and those are really RAM hungry.

    The second would be that the Blade / Core integration worked without bugs, and perhaps that there were multiple Thunderbolt connections.

    The third highest on the wishlist would probably be to update the display to 15". Maybe that could be done in the current size by going edge-to-edge with the display? And, if going 15", then going all the way to 4k resolution (rather than the "90% of 4k" it is now) would be good, too.
     
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