Razer updates 14-inch laptop for gamers

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Razer announced the new Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop. This latest version of Razer’s laptop offers an updated CPU, faster memory and a new 4K UHD screen option. The result is a laptop w...

    Razer updates 14-inch laptop for gamers
     
  2. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Why would anyone buy a tiny 14" 4K screen version fueled with GTX 1060 is beyond me. GTX 1060 would choke to death in 4k with latest titles, maybe GTX 1060 would be enough in 4K for some undemanding RTS titles and indie games but why would anyone play those on 14" 4K screen? GTX 1080 would be much better choice for portable 4K gaming, if someone is really desperate to game on 14" 4K screen.

    imho even 1080p is overkill for 14" screen, 1600x900 would be much choice.

    And it's a helluva lot of money for such a small gaming laptop if you ask me, personally I know few hard-core of gamers here who like to throw money on all kinds of ridiculously expencive gaming hardware once in a while but I bet my life no one of them would even think for a second to buy something like this small almost netbook sized gaming laptop.

    But hey, I'm sure some dad with fat wallet would buy something like this for his daughter or son.
     
  3. Pete J

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    I'm getting a little sick of people who don't seem to realise that YOU CAN GAME AT 1080P ON A 4K SCREEN WITH NO SCALING ISSUES.

    I used to think 4K was overkill too, until I got a 15.6" laptop with a 4K display. It's a joy to use as everything is so sharp and clear. And even with a 1070, I can enjoy most titles at 4K, or drop it down to 1080P and apply a little AA.

    Nope - 1080P is an excellent resolution to have on a 14" screen. Currently I'm on a 15.6" lapptop as I wanted the extra grunt of the 1070, but my last two laptops have been 14" gaming laptops, and I intend to go back to that size as the 5.6" is a little too large for my liking. Also, for some reason, 14" laptops seem to have a much longer battery life.

    Actually, some of us are on the move a lot and like to game while we're away from home. Laptops like these are excellent for high powered gaming on the go as they can fit into a small rucksack without issue. And if you take an HDMI cable with you, you can plug it into the TV in the hotel room and use that for watching stuff, or even as a second screen.
     
  4. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    But dude, we're talking about tiny 14" 4K screen and it's paired with GTX 1060 ffs. Gaming in 1080p on 14" screen 4K capable screen upscaled to 4K is nothing but a waste of money lol Make no sense to me, no sense at all. Why not just buying 1080p version of Razer lappy then to save some money?

    And 15.6" 1080p is not clear and sharp enough for you!? cmon dude... Do you really see the difference (with bare eyes, lets say 30cm from the screen) between 1080p and 4K while gaming or working on 15.6"? I have one 15.6" 1080p lappy for work and I know what I'm talking about, my eyes are perfectly fine, btw former sniper shooter here still capable of shooting like 20, 25y ago (at least I hope so, although haven't check that for more than 2 years) :)

    OK then, guess eventually someone would find use of that 14" 4K screen for gaming or whatever. Still I'm keeping my oppinion that 4K is overkill for 14". Razer's 4K version of gaming laptop HH is talking about in article is nothing more than show off, 1080p version is much more ballanced considering both of those are fueled by GTX 1060.
     
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    Yes, yes I do. Apologies if your super sniper eyes can't see it.
     
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    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Hats off. 43 here and still not wearing glasses after more than 30 years in front of all kinds of computer screens, guess its time for me to finally admit someone see better than me :) Or maybe its time to buy one and look like a real :nerd:
     
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    I have to agree with Milojko on this. 4K on a 14'' screen is really dumb, size and PPI is a factor here, and at 14'' the difference is not worth the extra money. Also like pointed out before a 1060 paired with 4k gaming is a no go, a 1080p screen with 100hz+ for gsync would have made a lot more sense, in my opinion.
     
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    The only thing that keeps me from wanting one is the lack of a high refresh rate display.

    Adaptive sync should be standard for gaming machines.


    Its pretty cool this 14" laptop has similar or slightly higher gaming performance than my desktop rig.
     
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    First off, having a 1600x900 on a 14" would be stupid in 2017 unless you are as blind as a bat. Even my 4 year old phone has a 1920x1080 screen. While generally I would agree 4K on a 14" is overkill the previous generation Blades had 3200x1800 which were not that far off from 4K already. I have that generation blade with the GTX970m. You can game pretty much anything you want with high settings at 1920x1080 with absolutely no scaling issues or shoot for the stars and try at full res. It can't do it well but it can do it and even a full blown 1070 would struggle at 4K but that isn't the point. I do a lot of PHotoshop and image editing on my laptop. The high resolution is great for this and I can switch down to 1920 when I game. It is the best of both worlds. If you are to blind or limited in your mentality of what you can use the resolutions for that is your problem don't expect the world to agree with you
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    That's the whole point: Wasting money on their product.

    Because, face it, we're informed, we think before we buy, but the next casual with to much money will be like "ZOMG 4K'Z!!".

    Inflated numbers sell.

    Although 1080p is OK imo, I'd like at least some ability to have multiple stuff on the screen on the desktop.
     

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