The OLED Razer Blade Has a Secret

  • čas přidán 29. 06. 2019
  • Dave2D review of the 4K OLED Razer Blade. This is the best gaming laptop Razer makes for eye-popping visuals but Razer seems to be undervolting their CPUs out of the factory.
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  Před 2 měsíci +702

    The OLED Blade has an incredible screen but I really can’t recommend it for first person shooters. How do you feel about Razer undervolting their laptops out of the factory? Is that cheating or do you think it's a good thing to do?

    • Free Speech
      Free Speech Před měsícem

      i want smallest desktop replacement laptop. dont care the screen and its qualty. basically i need a powerful laptop box. who has that? who understand my needs?

    • DJ Ezasscul
      DJ Ezasscul Před měsícem

      @Kai Vestergaard True, but for the money your paying it should feature a processer that shouldn't require to be undervolted to improve performance. From my understanding undervolting is used to get better thermals, but that's not really my area of study though

    • Kai Vestergaard
      Kai Vestergaard Před měsícem

      @DJ Ezasscul Undervolting usually makes it faster though

    • DJ Ezasscul
      DJ Ezasscul Před měsícem

      @Kai Vestergaard I think it's bad it's like buying a laptop with 1600x900 instead of 1920x1280 or Core 2 Duo Lol

    • Peter Pan
      Peter Pan Před měsícem

      Undervolting is A-OK with me!

  • Athul Nath
    Athul Nath Před 19 dny

    Hi Dave. I'm a huge fan and need to listen to something from you. I'm a developer and I like to use ubuntu as my primary OS on a gaming laptop. Most probably MSI GS65. I need some serious suggestions.

  • Lyan Villacorta
    Lyan Villacorta Před 21 dnem

    Hello Dave, would you recommend this against a Lenovo X1E gen2? for mostly consulting work (so lots of documents) + media/publication creation (so colour accuracy is most welcome). Battery life is also necessary for travel - is there a way maybe you can do battery test with the GPU disabled? it's really not needed every day and so I'm curious if a simple gpu-on-demand way of using it can make it a travel workhorse. Cheers!

  • Alex
    Alex Před 21 dnem

    "60 fps can seem choppy.." LOL, I used to game on a potato PC as a kid. When it was able to hit 20FPS on a 800x600 CRT screen it was a good day

  • GadgetInspektor
    GadgetInspektor Před 24 dny

    Watching Video of OLED Display on conventional IPS
    WoW thAt ScReEn iS AmAzIng. MuCh mOre briGht coL0rs than my one

    • bmstr
      bmstr Před 21 dnem

      What you said is like saying you won't be able to spot the difference between a GIF running at 30 fps and one running at 60 fps regardless of the refresh rate of your display.

  • Mücahit Duran
    Mücahit Duran Před 27 dny

    6:12 am i the only one still not convinced for burn in issues on OLEDs? I believe, probably for a long time, I won't be convinced that burn in issue is gone. Probably they will just change its name when they solved that issue.

  • Sahil Sharma
    Sahil Sharma Před 29 dny

    I’m thinking of getting the 240 Hz Razer blade 15. Can it give 6+ hours for programming/development purposes?

  • Vi Si
    Vi Si Před měsícem

    I always feel like oled screens are oversaturated

  • Skoody Wu
    Skoody Wu Před měsícem

    I would rather pay for cloud gaming service than spending $3k. Plus Geforce Now is still free and I am gonna abuse it until it releases

  • Joonhyung Bae
    Joonhyung Bae Před měsícem

    So are all blades that came out 2019 with the rtx undervolted, or is it just the model with the oled? if someone could please answer me it would be really appreciated:)

  • The Knight Slayer
    The Knight Slayer Před měsícem

    I was having this particular question in my mind that do the razer blade 15 2019 gives it's best performance with no thermal issues in areas like Pakistan and also does 2070 max-q model good for long term use for high end and mid end gaming.

  • MaZEEZaM
    MaZEEZaM Před měsícem

    I would love this razer but no way can I afford it 😥

  • Desolo Zantas
    Desolo Zantas Před měsícem

    Razer Blade 4K OLED 144hz
    (Now that would be a nice looking future)

    • Desolo Zantas
      Desolo Zantas Před 13 dny

      @Bidwellz9 still cheaper than Apple Monitor lol

    • Bidwellz9
      Bidwellz9 Před 13 dny +1

      and a 5000 dollar purchase

  • Kahn
    Kahn Před měsícem

    that battery has to be like 3 minutes

  • Esa Elias
    Esa Elias Před měsícem

    what is the battey life like

  • Yosep Sugiarto
    Yosep Sugiarto Před měsícem

    Hi Dave Lee, I just wondering does the 4K OLED Display touch screen? Because on razer website it says 4K touch. Just wondering... It's not release yet in my country!

  • C Van
    C Van Před měsícem

    Hi Dave, great works here! Just wondering if you are interested in the testing real-life performance of laptop graphics. It seems that due to thermal constraints and power draw, there is very little gain going above 1070mq for slim/normal looking 15-inch laptops.

  • Mohammad Hisyammuddin
    Mohammad Hisyammuddin Před měsícem

    Pls review Asus ROG Strix G Gtx 1650. Its the best affordable gaming laptop

  • Esa Elias
    Esa Elias Před měsícem

    Who actually recommends this laptop as in are razer last long or they all mess up?

  • Financial Advisor
    Financial Advisor Před měsícem

    Any vertical banding issue on grey backgrounds?

  • John
    John Před měsícem

    is it ok for league of legend TFT ???

  • sombathado
    sombathado Před měsícem

    Is the lid work fine for u ??

  • David Hrzenjak
    David Hrzenjak Před měsícem

    2:50 what wallpaper is that

  • Mohammad Alnahhas
    Mohammad Alnahhas Před měsícem

    I dont understand how samsung panels dont have burn in. We all heard issues about samsung phones having burn in. Really confusing.

    • Administrator
      Administrator Před měsícem

      So, you're talking about a phone, dummie.

  • Intelligenz Bestie
    Intelligenz Bestie Před měsícem

    "OLED's are capped to 60hz[...]" Uh no they're not, lol this only applies to the one panel right now which is the same used across all laptop OEMs supplied by samsung, and the reason it's capped @60hz has nothing to do with the fact it's OLED but because it's 4K and laptops can't actually support 4k@120hz yet, you don't see any LCD notebooks with 120hz either, this could change as soon as next year when the new generation of mobile gpus launches, you make it sound as though slow refresh rate is inherent to oled which is not only false but the exact opposite of the truth as oleds have a faster pixel refresh rate than any LCD and could reach higher framerates than LCD it's only limited by the interface right now just like it used to be the case with TV's before hdmi 2.1 and mobile phones before they got the 120hz cappable display controllers

  • Falennor
    Falennor Před měsícem

    Guys, does anyone have any link to his intro music? I googled and youtubed but none found

  • beobell nope
    beobell nope Před měsícem +1

    I love the intro

  • Curiosity Rover
    Curiosity Rover Před měsícem

    OnePlus 7 Pro has 90hz OLED screen

  • Jan Kowalski
    Jan Kowalski Před měsícem

    Hi there, there is a severe performance issue with the blade, could you please take a look? Macbook overheating type. Thanks
    As an FYI, I am reposting parts of the issue originally found; ( I must preface this by saying that I have an IT background and that I have owned more than 4 blades, a Zephyrus S and Triton (both shortly as I was considering the Blade).

    I have gotten the Blade OLED last Friday (07/19/2019). So naturally the first thing to do is to test the system out, on Firestrike I got 16245, then after some kind comments from you I reran those test (

    (of course I am running the latest drivers, system is plugged in, etc…)

    Here are the finding after spending my Saturday on the topic;

    - The OLED version, GPU runs at 80w ( rather than the exact same model (240HZ IPS, 9750H, 2080MQ) according to ( This can be fixed by flashing a different VBIOS (do at your own risk as it may brick your system). Nevertheless, this means that a consumer is potentially purchasing a very expensive device that underperforms significantly!

    - 90W Courtesy of u/Blake_Thundercock(

    - Blade Pro, courtesy of u/hackintoshihope

    -Overall after checking and receiving input from other users the 9th gen is far slower especially the OLED. Courtesy of u/mattmattmatto,

    However, the worst aspect is the performance as seen in the image of this post. There seems to be an issue in the interface between the display / iGPU / Synapse / dGPU.

    When I run the built in ACO benchmark on the internal display 42FPS however the moment I run it on the external panel 58FPS a 38% increase!

    In the case of Rise of the Tomb Raider, on the cheaper 9750H 2080mq blade running the 90W vbios, 126FPS, the predator Triton 500 2080MQ 107. Blade Oled 2080 54FPS.

    Overall it is my opinion that something should be done to remedy the issue for OLED owners, this is unacceptable that there is the 80w vbios and the fact that there is the issue with the interface causing a SIGNIFICANT performance decrease while using the internal panel. The current recommendation is not to buy the OLED version until this has been clarified.

    My kind request to Blade owners (especially OLED);

    - Please run Assassins Creed Odyssey and/or Rise of the Tomb Raider both on internal/external monitors with synapse set to high, no UV/OC to ensure consistency as much as possible.

    - If anybody has a FB or Twitter account (sorry don’t use them) to push this further, rumor has it that CEO Min-Liang Tan responds to direct messages. I will get in touch via LinkedIn as well.

    Also, I must note that CS has been very supportive, however I was asked whether my computer is plugged in the wall 😊. Standard I guess, but we are in touch, if we identify a solution, I will keep this post up to date regardless, this shouldn’t happen in a 3600EUR machine.

  • GameLeak Pro
    GameLeak Pro Před měsícem +1

    Dont forget burnins

  • Maverick
    Maverick Před měsícem

    I don't want to deal with another burnt in on my device after my note 9 got burn in just after 4 month

  • André Henriques
    André Henriques Před měsícem

    I don't trust in razer sorry!

  • Artur
    Artur Před měsícem

    to make sure that all undervolted CPUs work all CPUs RAZER gets will have the better silicone out of a batch and you dont have to deal with silicone lottery. imho that is a good thing. my mercury white version even has more headroom and I could undervolt an extra -40mv (-140mv in total) and it runs stable at load.

  • Nehco Oahnait
    Nehco Oahnait Před měsícem +1

    Humm I wanna that Shanghai wallpaper on the thumbnail

    • M O
      M O Před měsícem

      Me too

  • SH
    SH Před 2 měsíci

    bURN iN

  • Ricky Le
    Ricky Le Před 2 měsíci

    Lipless? Lipless

  • Montiel
    Montiel Před 2 měsíci

    Love ur vids. Where can i get that wallpaper sir.

  • Alec Apollo Vergara
    Alec Apollo Vergara Před 2 měsíci

    I love that you featured a Kurzgesagt video on your B-roll ❤️

  • Aaron Ming
    Aaron Ming Před 2 měsíci

    Razer products have extremely poor reliability. Buy at your own risk!

  • Waseem Khan
    Waseem Khan Před 2 měsíci

    TV are OLED and they are like 120hz or 240hz! is laptop OLED are different then TVs?

    • Waseem Khan
      Waseem Khan Před 2 měsíci

      Keegan S. Oh really let’s sue the tv companies for advertising false information

    • Keegan S.
      Keegan S. Před 2 měsíci +1

      They're not really 120 or 240hz, it's just a trick amd the actual label is 60hz

  • blacklizted
    blacklizted Před 2 měsíci

    My S8+ had burn ins. My S9+ had burn ins. Unless they improved it on the S10 series then this will have burn ins as well.

  • Aly J
    Aly J Před 2 měsíci

    Im looking for a good laptop for film school, will be doing heavy video creation & editing. From some googling ive seen the more popular laptops people are recommending are the aero 15, dell xps15 and macbooks but i prefer a windows OS so not looking for anything apple. What would be your recommendation, if not an of those i mentioned are any other laptops that are a good option? Also, from your experience what features should be the most important to be looking for in a laptop for video creation and editing?

  • Liu Koog
    Liu Koog Před 2 měsíci

    too expensive,when the price is going down to 2600 CAD,I will think about it,Now my Alienware has the same screen as Razer

  • raz eliezer Ben moshe
    raz eliezer Ben moshe Před 2 měsíci

    what do u now about lenovo l340 17lrh?

  • XxKiLLsHoTTxX
    XxKiLLsHoTTxX Před 2 měsíci

    Love these reviews. Voice, volume, tone, pitch, information, duration, flow, and content. etc., it is all perfect. However, I will be repeating reticle all day in my head. I think I have been hypnotized.

  • Julien Alexander
    Julien Alexander Před 2 měsíci

    What laptop would you recommend for school?

  • Hindi Tech News
    Hindi Tech News Před 2 měsíci

    Your videos always full of information ✔️💥💥

  • Seeled
    Seeled Před 2 měsíci

    Why can't oled have above 60hz?

  • Zeldagigafan
    Zeldagigafan Před 2 měsíci +3

    Another con to OLEDs for gamers. burn in. After enough long gaming sessions, certain elements may get burned into the screen, such as the reticle, health bar/symbol, and other things that don't move around that much.

  • Daniel Simionescu
    Daniel Simionescu Před 2 měsíci

    Dave, is this screen suitable for working outdoors? I’m looking for a laptop like that 😃

  • Rigel Sinco
    Rigel Sinco Před 2 měsíci +2

    I think there's a company located somewhere in the EU that undervolts their laptops. I think I saw one from Jay.

  • Cristian Orozco
    Cristian Orozco Před 2 měsíci

    Where to get those lights behind you DAVE?

  • C4stl3
    C4stl3 Před 2 měsíci +1

    Hey Dave, would you consider doing benchmarks regarding 3D CAD software and how fast laptops/pcs can render 3D models of different complexities? Although it’s a small percentage in comparison to video editors and gamers, I think designers and creatives that work in 3D don’t get enough information about render speeds or how much it can benefit us. I could be wrong though

  • Corinn Heathers
    Corinn Heathers Před 2 měsíci

    all blue subpixels will lose luminosity faster than the red and green ones, there's not any way to stop this. oled is just a trash technology for anything with static/unchanging images (so anything other than like, watching movies).

  • aoFeliX
    aoFeliX Před 2 měsíci

    I wish we had a 144hz oled screen :(

  • Damian Ramirez
    Damian Ramirez Před 2 měsíci

    Gigabyte offers an Aorus and Aero model with 240HZ OLED panels...
    Can you review them?

    • themallumomo
      themallumomo Před 2 měsíci

      The oled panel and the 240 Hz panel are two different models, the 240 Hz is a 240 Hz sharp IGZO panel

  • Suki Sukuk
    Suki Sukuk Před 2 měsíci

    I don't like that shirt with the big logo. Use simple shirts, thanks.

  • Liviu Melioth
    Liviu Melioth Před 2 měsíci

    Your videos have improved a lot over the past years. Great job. Keep it up.

  • Sandhu Hasham
    Sandhu Hasham Před 2 měsíci

    i like your channel when you have only few thousands follower :)

  • kdavis508
    kdavis508 Před 2 měsíci +1

    I get the 60fps argument with OLED. But at the same time, OLED panels offer the lowest input latency of any screen technology. So from that respect, they are very desirable for gamers (FPS in particular).