Originally Posted by Blackhood
That battery should hold up for a couple of hours at least, more with decent power management software running.
Alas, if you were planning on a sojourn sans charger, you'll be out of luck. Even with casual use and exercising brightness restraint, we were only able to coax just shy of three and a half hours of work out of its 60Wh battery -- dwindling down to around three with full brightness. For those daring to game on the go, unlike other laptops which'll significantly pare down their performance, the Blade will cheerfully run at full throttle for about an hour before simmering down.
@indesertum: <64GB? Jeez. Definitely the best way to save 75$ in a 2500$ notebook, right...
Anyway, it looks decent (ignoring the "1337" Razor branding). Non-glare, which is a must. The only problem I would have is the price (Razor markup) and fanboi image. But more importantly, like I tried to convey and others did as well, I'm just not sure whether OP is on the right track by getting a notebook.
Also, from the anandtech review:
The character of the noise is rather obnoxious and grating, with a higher pitched grinding whir even at minimum RPMs. What's more, if both fans come on, you often get a harmonic resonance that makes the perceived noise even worse, at least to my ears. [...] Once we start to put moderate loads on the system, the fans start becoming louder and increasingly annoying. [...] After several minutes looping Cinebench 11.5 with Furmark, the maximum noise output registered 46.5dB, which is quite possibly one of the highest results I've seen from a notebook in the past four years!
Temperatures from the system are equally unimpressive. Starting with our HWmonitor results, the internal temperatures on both the CPU and GPU can get very high. Actually, the CPU is worse off than the GPU, as we hit 95C on the cores compared to "only" 79C on the GT 555M
And I think you haven't noticed OP's need for performance and actually read the review you refer to...
If it comes down to performance versus price, you will be happier spending your $2800 on an M18x or two ASUS G74s.
Of course, all but the first quoted negative aspect could very well be "fixed" in the new release. Could
. I don't know whether they are. Do you?Edited by b1os - 9/5/12 at 8:57am