Razer blade Stealth
So, Razer just used a thunderbolt port to hook a light ultrabook to an external GPU.
I know, Razer products looks like their meant for 15 years old gaymers, that's not what's in discussion here. Would you guys get a setup like this?
Specs for the 2 models:
QHD (2560 x 1440) UHD (3840 x 2160)
70% Adobe RGB 100% Adobe RGB
12.5" IGZO 16:9 aspect ratio, with LED backlight, capacitive multi-touch, up to 170° wide viewing angles
128GB SSD (PCIe M.2)
256GB SSD (PCIe M.2)
256GB SSD (PCIe M.2)
512GB SSD (PCIe M.2)
Intel® Core™ i7-6500U Dual-Core Processor with Hyper Threading 2.5GHz / 3.1GHz (Base/Turbo)
Intel® HD Graphics 520
8GB dual-channel onboard memory (LPDDR3-1866MHz)
Windows® 10 (64-Bit)
Wireless-AC (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)
Input & Output
Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
USB 3.0 port x2 (SuperSpeed)
Multi-point touchscreen interface
Built-in webcam (2.0MP)
HDMI 1.4b audio and video output
Built-in stereo speakers
3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port
Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard with individually backlit keys
Keyboard, Trackpad, backlighting and fan control are Razer Synapse configurable
Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
Power & Battery
Compact 45W USB-C power adapter
Built-in 45Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
0.52” / 13.1 mm (Height) x 12.6” / 321 mm (Width) x 8.1” / 206 mm (Depth)
2.75 lbs./ 1.25 kg
Wouldn't really want to, not really any point in it.
My current setup is having a mid-ranged spec'd laptop for your browsing, documents, etc. and then my desktop computer for more intensive applications and just sitting down and using the computer. (I'm a huge fan of this).
This kind of setup worked for me throughout high school, dorm, and my house on campus so I've always been used to it. You can't really replace sitting in a desk at a computer.
The idea is that you can take it elsewhere and use the integrated graphics, or just bring the eGPU since it's easier to carry an ultrabook and that thing than a tower, monitor, and keyboard.
I hear you. I'd like something sober (so i could bring to work or travel without looking retarded), with a decent GPU and with the thunderbolt so i could game AAA ultra settings at home.
I think basically every Razer product is pretty solid. All of them are overpriced and look rather bad, but compared to their competitors in retail (f.e. Mad Catz, ASUS, Roccat) their stuff is pretty good.
To answer your question, I think that's a great idea and the first time since release I've seen a thunderbolt port put to good use in a consumer product. However, it's way too expensive for me.
>However, it's way too expensive for me.
It's cheaper than the Macbook Pro and XPS 13 and has better specs than both. It seems like a surprisingly good deal compared to most of Razer's bullshit.
>want to gaymen
>need the that heavy box around
>notebook CPU can't handle CPU intensive game
>battery ends before i can even gayme
>GPU is gone
>now i have a simple notebook
Are you planning on hooking up a GPU to your laptop using the HDMI port on one or the other? Because I can tell you right now that that's absolutely not going to work, HDMI isn't meant to be used that way.
Thunderbolt is basically an adapted version of the PCIe standard.
HDMI and Displayport are simply media standards, Video, Audio, sometimes IP, but no more than that. You'd need a completely custom driver and probably some special sauce hardware to get anything else across them.
so the rumours finally came true. I had a thunderbolt 2 e-gpu setup but was still waiting for an official plug-and-play egpu thing that isn't DIY. I hope tb3 finally becomes a thing in every laptop, it seems to be a dream but. If only faggot intel didn't 'sell' tb3 port with huge licensing fees.
>"Razer does not plan to block out other laptops & ultrabooks from using the Core. This means yes, theoretically it is possible to use another machine with the Core if it's equipped with Thunderbolt 3. However, connecting to an external GPU is not natively supported by the Windows 10 operating system because it is a relatively new concept. It's not as simple as plugging in a mouse or keyboard because there's a lot of stuff on the bios/drivers/software side of things that need to be done. Thus, Razer can not guarantee the Core will work properly (or at all for that matter) with other machines. "
>"In summary, the Core doesn't use a proprietary connection so it's up to other PC companies (Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, etc.) to support the Core. If they do support it, then you can use the Core with their machines. "
Now this is podracing
Sorry Razer. Corsair already invented a cheaper solution.
It tells you that the highest bandwidth card on the market has about a 4% performance drop using a PCIe x4 bus. So yes, it's probably negligible in most applications.
It also shows that some cards can in fact surpass performance of the Razer Core implementation.
That adapter is actually HDMI to Mini DisplayPort as Thunderbolt has the same port as the Mini DisplayPort, however your adapter will only transfer the display signal whereas a Thunderbolt transfers a PCIe signal as well, which is necessary for the connection to the video card to work.
Anon, is your life completely about gaming? Don't you have a work to do or something? That's what I imply by 'going to places'. Just go to a café and work. Programming or anything. Then when you need gaymen, go back to your cave and plug the card.
I don't play games. I'm not a manchild. I am simply stating from the point of view of someone who would play games, this concept is entirely stupid. Why would someone buy a shitty laptop and a dumb dock when they can get a proper laptop and a desktop and keep a desktop at home for playing games? Not to mention bringing an Alienware or Razer product to any professional environment will make no one take you seriously.
You didn't even look at the product page.
The product is the size of a GPU plus maybe an inch or two in all directions.
Are you seriously trying to tell me that you don't have the spatial awareness to figure out that this thing is smaller than an mITX desktop?
It's not 2011 anymore, and you're being a luddite.
Nobody needs two computers. The technology is here, and you're being wasteful by not taking advantage of the soon to be ubiquitous Thunderbolt 3.
I forgot to mention: you clearly didn't read anything in this thread except run your own tiny monologue, probably something to the extent of "LOL EGPU BUTTHUGE PROPRIETARY"
So I'll dispel your concerns here: It is not proprietary, it is thunderbolt 3, it is about the size of a full sized double-wide GPU, and I'm done spoonfeeding your lazy fucking ass.
Nigger it doesn't even have to be the Razer Core.
By the end of the year the IC the Razer is using to convert the Thunderbolt signal to PCIe is going to be so commonplace that you could get an eGPU dock from probably 10 different companies including Intel.
>REMINDER THAT THIS PIECE OF SHIT ONLY HAS 2 CORES
Literally useless. For an ultrabook, its enough. But for gaming or any sort of professional work that inst editing pictures, its going to be a slow piece of shit.
If you get a blower card GPU and place it in this setting, then it should work great.
Blower cards are designed to work in enclosed spaces with superior static pressure.
Your noctuas literally don't stand a chance.
The only problem is that blowers are noisy as balls, and rightfully so.
As with all Razar products, it's overpriced.
Also it's quite a joke that they think their Razer core is portable. You may as well make a desktop for half the price and more power for home gaming.
It'd be cooler if it were more like the Duo Dock:
>The Duo Dock included a floppy drive on the side, two NuBus expansion slots, an optional floating point unit (FPU), level 2 cache, a slot for more VRAM to enable more colors at higher resolutions, and space for a second hard drive. The original Duo Dock was replaced by the Duo Dock II, which added AAUI networking and compatibility with newer color-screen PowerBook Duos.
The Duo Dock didn't just add a graphics card or a few ports, it turned an ultraportable into a full blown desktop. Why the hell is that not possible now?
Wow im sure glad they decided to bring this to consumer grade laptops. I dont know how many of you know this but business laptops have had the option to attach external graphic cards (those came with docking stations tho lel)by using a docking station. The tech has been around for years but it never has been this hassle free before now.
Its literally just plug and play, and it makes so much more sense to take the heavy processing components and out of the main case so that you can deal with the heat efficiently without damaging the other fragile components.
This is a great idea
>boy i want to game on a 12.5" uhd screen and a external gpu that has to be plugged into the fucking wall
also its not even a macbook killer, its only about 200 bucks cheaper. when will people recognize superior x220 laptops as the only alternative to desktop productivity???
But that's barely a laptop anymore. You've lost much of the value of portability.
Something along that lines of an MBA/rMBP 13" that docks and turns into a workstation at home would be way more compelling than a 8lb+ monster and 140W cinderblock PSU w/ two minutes of battery life.
>But that's barely a laptop anymore. You've lost much of the value of portability.
But you can still use it while its not connected to the case. As for the battery life, there's no reason it wouldn't be comparable to another ultrabook. Basically its an ultrabook that also happens to have a cute little case that gives it a real GPU and other peripherals that it needs only at specific times (like when gaming or rendering 3D)
Razerblade 14 Pro quite literally has a quad-core + discrete while being extremely thin and light and good battery length.
The whole 8lb+ meme if you want actual power is just bad manufacturers that don't know how to make thin laptops.
> ultrabook meets desktop
> 15W dual core CPU + Titan X
it's not a razer exclusive product, get your facts straight. you could just buy a i7 4720hq laptop with thunderbolt 3.0 port in it and enjoy desktop vidya. Also your laptop will not turn into an oven since graphics is in a discrete place, so the heatsink will only deal with cooling the CPU. Win win.
Why would I carry around the GPU case? Why would I play games outside? I do programming besides playing some vidya at spare time, what prevents me from unplugging the GPU and go to café to program?
Ports don't match I think but it should be compatible, of course with less bandwidth.
>Furthermore a cheap notebook > expensive ass shitbook for programming on the go.
haha no, the keyboards on cheap notebooks are incomprehensibly shitty. I made the mistake of thinking I could get by with a $500 shitbook a while back and hoooly fuck I was wrong. That thing was almost painful to type on and looking at the screen felt like staring through a screen door. That fucker got returned ASAP.
No anon, the best programming on the go machine is a used business laptop that costs the same as your shitbook but has a screen and display that isn't totally dismal.
Read again, I'm expressly AGAINST shit display. Thinkpads/Latitudes/Precisions/Elitebooks/Probooks YES, but only models with upgraded displays (or easily and cheaply upgraded displays).
My 15" Latitude for instance sports a 1920x1200 panel and I love it. Wouldn't give 768p shit the time of day though.
It's 5lbs actually.
Netbooks are a no-go for me because of their cramped and compromised keyboards. Never came across one that wasn't unpleasant to type on. Their tiny displays also aren't very friendly to anything more complicated than vim/emacs which is highly restrictive.
>Furthermore a cheap notebook > expensive ass shitbook for programming on the go.
>haha no, the keyboards on cheap notebooks are incomprehensibly shitty
This. Cheap notebooks use bottom-barrel components and it's a sea of either outdated hardware and 30 minute battery life or 1366x768.
A bit better, at least after dropping on a linux distro to dual boot but they still have cheap chiclet keyboards and you're just fucked if you ever need to repair it or upgrade it.
Might be a worthwhile tradeoff if shaving off as many pounds as possible is your end goal, but there's some pretty huge tradeoffs for that. You can get a pretty nice business notebook for the same price as that brand new 1080p chromebook.
why do people think that 5lbs is heavy?
i have spaghetti noodle NEET arms and carrying a laptop of that weight around isn't a big deal, and even if it was it's not as if you won't have it in a bag when you're going places with it anyway
Show me a pretty nice business laptop for $289
Some people actually use their laptops outside of their rooms.
You wouldn't understand since you likely are inside all the time and don't care about how heavy something is that you have to carry for less than 2h a day.
There you go. About the same speed as a Chromebook or faster with a real graphics card, a 1920x1200 display, tons of expandability, infinite repairability, and great Linux support. You can even pop out the optical drive and put in secondary storage (I use mine for 500GB spinning rust to compliment the 250GB 840 Evo boot drive).
The CPU is even socketed so you could swap out its CPU for a newer lower-power C2D or C2Q if that's what you want, and it has support for a cell modem card (antenna in the screen).
>2gb of ram
>The machine has a few scratches and signs of wear on the outside and sides of the case, as well as some minor sticker residue on the lid, as pictured. The screen has diminished brightness due to age.
>buying used shit
A modern chromebook would btfo out of that.
i take it to uni a couple of times a week for a few hours but i guess it could be that i'm not actually carrying it in my hands, but then there are very few jobs that actually require someone to walk around with a laptop open so i still don't get it
Your back isn't going to get fucked up by 9lb you absolute mongoloid, if anything it might help fix your awful posture.
Not that the 7559 is 9lb's, unless you're filling it with lead. It's 6ish lb's.
You game at home. Fucking buy a nintendo if you want mobile games.
They did this before but it never came to market so I'd imagine the sexond time around will get more exposure...?
No it means you take the laptop out like a normie for work/education then bring it home and plug into masterrace graphics. Paying $400 for a GPU sure beats building a whole new pc just for games.
>No it means you take the laptop out like a normie for work/education then bring it home and plug into masterrace graphics. Paying $400 for a GPU sure beats building a whole new pc just for games.
Exactly, it saves on system building complication and power requirements. Plus, you can consolidate everything since you no longer need two separate machines.
And your GPU can't torch your computer's PSU by drawing assloads of power and putting it under strain. If the PSU on the GPU case blows, oh well, at least your laptop still works until a new GPU PSU comes in.