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The problem I have with it is going to be battery life playing games. I didnt see it in the review when I looked, but I imagine its pretty horrible. Which would mean youd have to carry the charger everywhere you go to play games, making the size negligible. Its $1800 for the base model, thats enough for an ultrabook and gaming desktop/laptop. If it were 1500 or less I could see it working out much better.

I hope they continue to make these, as it looks pretty good right now but the price has to come down or battery life has to go up.

i agree with you man thumb.gif
     
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Why is thinner better? I understand more portable blah blah blah... But thinner = less airflow = parts hotter all the time = short lifespan ??? I'd rather pay for a bigger laptop that can play games better as well.

some people like being able to carry their laptops around

I had a 15" DTR back in the day with a Pentium 4 in it, I didn't want that thing on my lap or even in my backpack

these Razer laptops are ones you can still take to class or work and then obviously still be able to play games on them at home (or while at class/work wink.gif) they're a take anywhere, use anywhere product, and there isn't much compromising, hence a price that doesn't compromise. DTRs are certainly more practical if all you care about is a machine that will never really move from the desk its plopped down on and all you'll be doing is high performance computing.
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$1800-$2000....ahahaha, no rolleyes.gif

This is extremely specifically for very select, tiny group of people who know what they want, exactly why they want it and are willing to pay any price to have it.

For everyone else this product is almost irrelevant.
post #14 of 34
I was actually hoping this will turn to a good laptop. What a miss.
The bad display (not even 1080p...), performance is all over the place, too high price just because its thin.
Personally I'm disappointed. They could have done a better job.
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Why is thinner better? I understand more portable blah blah blah... But thinner = less airflow = parts hotter all the time = short lifespan ??? I'd rather pay for a bigger laptop that can play games better as well.

Not everyone wants to game on every single device hey have. I'd love a paper thin onboard graphics laptop running Mint
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I don't really understand the demographic for gaming laptops, I guess they are great for people who only have the ability to get one computer and it has to be a laptop for school or work related purposes. I will say however that it is quite a pretty laptop, love the slim design. It's too bad the price is so high, but considering it is really the only laptop out there doing gaming at it's thickness I can understand why they are charging so much.
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post #17 of 34
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I don't really understand the demographic for gaming laptops, I guess they are great for people who only have the ability to get one computer and it has to be a laptop for school or work related purposes. I will say however that it is quite a pretty laptop, love the slim design. It's too bad the price is so high, but considering it is really the only laptop out there doing gaming at it's thickness I can understand why they are charging so much.

they are trinkets for those who wish to look like a boss ( or a tosser in some circumstances). The thing that gets me with the razer blade products is the stupid price. £1800 ($2,200?) for a 14" 1600 x 900 weak ass screen with low color saturation, poor blacks etc.. they should of shipped this with a 1080p IPS panel !
post #18 of 34
This laptop is totally for me. Ultrabook thin-ness, Macbook-like design, but sexy instead of boring, and some battery and power. But that screen... Sure, it's not cost effective, but it does an amazing job for me in which I need a thin laptop that I can just toss in my back pack and go, giving some extra luxuries like a dedicated graphics card (which is not future proof... but whatever...)

BUT THAT SCREEN... YUCK.

I guess I'll just hold onto my Zenbook UX31A (currently my vision of my perfect notebook until this Blade gets a higher quality panel).

But... this is definitely a luxury product. Sure, it's very functional, in my opinion, but it's still in the I'm-buying-this-notebook-just-for-fun category. But it's also a luxury product, so who the hell would want to live with that screen? Razer should get their pricing right... Or better yet, their design...
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they are trinkets for those who wish to look like a boss ( or a tosser in some circumstances). The thing that gets me with the razer blade products is the stupid price. £1800 ($2,200?) for a 14" 1600 x 900 weak ass screen with low color saturation, poor blacks etc.. they should of shipped this with a 1080p IPS panel !

I simply travel for business...I don't want to look like a boss. tongue.gif I just want something that doesn't give me a slipped disc in the lumbar area of my spine when I'm carrying it. Of course, the Blade is grossly overpriced when compared to the Sager w230st.
    
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Just what I figured. "Great laptop with some flaws (Screen + Price)"

I just don't see how any company can try and justify selling a $2000 laptop with a 1600 x 900 TN Panel. Are they high on crack? Even Apple manages to sell their MacBook Pro with a retina display for $1500.
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