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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

I'm looking to possibly buy a Razer Blade 15 (2018) with 16gb memory, 256 SSD, 2Tb HHD, and a gtz 1060 max-Q. It's going to cost me around $1450...

Should I go for it (considering all the problems I've been hearing like swollen batteries and other complaints)?  

 

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No, not really. Unless you plan on replacing it after 12 months or so because Blades have an average life cycle of 1-2 years at most. It's gonna be a pretty poor experience knowing Razer's awful track record of high failure rates, poor customer support, horrid internal design, electrical component choices and PCB layout. But it's your money - we can only warn you to not waste it on one of the worst laptops on the market.

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12 minutes ago, Georgeat said:

(considering all the problems I've been hearing like swollen batteries and other complaints)?   

What, even these problems arent enough to discourage you from buying a Razer?


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25 minutes ago, Georgeat said:

Hello,

I'm looking to possibly buy a Razer Blade 15 (2018) with 16gb memory, 256 SSD, 2Tb HHD, and a gtz 1060 max-Q. It's going to cost me around $1450...

Should I go for it (considering all the problems I've been hearing like swollen batteries and other complaints)?  

 

I've known people who have had great experiences with razer and then some people got the short end of the reliability stick. If you're worried about reliability I would just get a warranty on the device. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The main use will be mostly college work some gaming on the side, I think I might end up going with an XPS 13” and just forget about the graphics card... 

 

thank you all 

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32 minutes ago, Mobmob said:

The main use will be mostly college work some gaming on the side, I think I might end up going with an XPS 13” and just forget about the graphics card... 

 

thank you all 

I wouldn't I just picked up a dell xps 15 for college and on the first day it crapped out. Apparently a lot of people get defective units from them. I would check out the Asus Zenbook 15" with the gtx 1650 or the msi ps63 (i think) with the 1650. 

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10 hours ago, Mobmob said:

Razer Blade 15 (2018)

Avoid razer laptops

 

Where are you from? Budget? Usage? Preferred max weight and min battery life?


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11 hours ago, Mobmob said:

The main use will be mostly college work some gaming on the side, I think I might end up going with an XPS 13” and just forget about the graphics card... 

 

thank you all 

I'd look at a ZenBook Pro or ThinjPad X1 Extreme. The XPS series have become quite lackluster in recent time since the design hasn't be n updated for a very long time.

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5 hours ago, Mobmob said:

yeah I'm checking the zenbook and a couple other laptops

Please answer so that I can help you:

19 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Where are you from? Budget? Usage? Preferred max weight and min battery life?


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Posted · Original PosterOP
36 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Please answer so that I can help you:

Sorry for the late reply! I live in the US, and my budget is around $1300... I'm going to be out for about 10 hours per day so battery life kinda matters to me... as for weight, the lighter the better (I posted asking about another the MSI PS14 which you also replied to)

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1 hour ago, Mobmob said:

I'm going to be out for about 10 hours per day so battery life kinda matters to me

Then gaming laptop isn't an option anymore (max is 8 hrs, while some of them have 6-7 hrs)


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Any thoughts on the HP ENVY - 13-aq0077nr with mx250? 

11 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Then gaming laptop isn't an option anymore (max is 8 hrs, while some of them have 6-7 hrs)

 

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17 minutes ago, Mobmob said:

HP ENVY - 13-aq0077nr with mx250

will throttle - normal for 13 inch Ultrabook with dGPU

 

So you're fine with lower end GPU?


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

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ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yeah yeah a low end dGPU is fine... I study machine learning so having a dGPU even a low end one makes all the difference... 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 8/14/2019 at 12:15 PM, GeneXiS_X said:

will throttle - normal for 13 inch Ultrabook with dGPU

 

So you're fine with lower end GPU?

I know it's out of topic, but any thoughts on a certified refurbished Alienware m15, 9th gen core i7, 16 gb ran and 256 SSD with RTX 2060 for $1400? my friend recommended it for me... 

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5 hours ago, Mobmob said:

Alienware m15

mediocre cooling

On 8/15/2019 at 12:55 AM, Mobmob said:

Yeah yeah a low end dGPU is fine... I study machine learning so having a dGPU even a low end one makes all the difference... 

sorry but I'm quite busy lately, will get back to you ASAP


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

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10 hrs is quite a stretch, fine with at least 7-8 hrs? (gaming laptop with such battery life is rare so you can forget about it)

 

Also, max weight in kg/lbs? Mind low sRGB display and non-upgradeable RAM?


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Check out my blog here

Check out my older laptop reviews here

 

ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I prefer upgradable ram and storage because I’d like to upgrade in the future... 8 hours of battery isn’t as bad... I don’t really have any specific weight in mind the lighter the better but again if it’s on the heavy side, it wouldn’t be a problem. I won’t be doing and photo/video editing so I don’t really care about color accuracy.

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