: : RESOLUTION COMPLAINTS : :
Originally Posted by Defoler
The bad display (not even 1080p...)
People need to stop ignoring the relationship between GPU power and resolution.
While the GTX 765 is a powerful GPU for its TDP and is unusual to be found in such a small notebook, it does have its limitations.
And 1080p is exactly where these limitations start to show a real impact on a number of games. (its like building a larger boat than the engine supports, it would be sucky)
Sticking to 900p is a perfectly good decision for a gaming machine with a 14" display. You'd have to be an army sniper who can hit a fly from a mile away to have any trouble with it. Eye tests only scale to 20/20, but there are actually people with eyesight better than that.: : DISPLAY QUALITY COMPLAINTS : :
Now, coming to the AU Optronics "AUO103E" display panel used, the real problem isn't resolution but contrast, color and viewing angles. And those problems are severe. Too severe for a laptop with this price. I've lobbied Razer to offer an optional IPS / LPS display, but so far they've been stonewalling.: : PRICE COMPLAINTS : :
Compared to Alienware's clunky 14" heavyweight and various Ultrabooks, I don't find the price for this out of the range at all. Its build quality takes a backseat to no one. Install some extras into your Alienware and you'll break 2k in a hurry. Order a Sony Duo 13 with the i7 upgrade with integrated IRIS GPU (HD-5000) and you're at $1969.: : THE CONSTRUCTIVE THING TO DO : :
For people who would have liked to buy this, if it just had a better quality display, there's something we can do:
1) Mass lobby Razer with emails to their sales support, demanding a better display at least as an option and letting them know just how many customers they're loosing.
2) Find alternatives for the crummy AU Optronics
" Display panel! I've got several emails in with several replacement display vendors like Laptopscreen.com, Displaymall.com, Screentekinc.com etc. The same "AUO103E" Display panel is also used in Dell's XPS 14 as well as one of HP's Envy models, so it should be possible to find alternatives.
The only things that really need to be identical for a swap of the panel is the size
(obviously), the backlighting
(LED) and the resolution
Displays are not hard to swap, and IPS panels from these vendors are usually less than $100 in single quantities!
So it would be awsome if everybody would help to find either an IPS panel or just a higher quality TN panel to put into the Razer 14...Edited by Touko - 7/20/13 at 9:00am