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.
    OLED Razer Blade -
    Running a 9750H and the RTX 2080 MaxQ the 2019 Razer Blade 15 had some incredible power!
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  Před 6 měsíci +720

    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 5 měsíci

      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 5 měsíci

      @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 5 měsíci

      @DJ Ezasscul Undervolting usually makes it faster though

    • DJ Ezasscul
      DJ Ezasscul Před 5 měsíci

      @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 6 měsíci

      Undervolting is A-OK with me!

  • jeffrey peters
    jeffrey peters Před 19 dny

    Waiting to see mini-led in laptops

  • L Icebear
    L Icebear Před 20 dny

    he a good ana tho

  • Joey Animations
    Joey Animations Před 26 dny

    How many laptops do you have?

  • nour ghazal
    nour ghazal Před 29 dny

    I have this laptop, and I am selling it for 2 reasons: battery life is not enough for a college student, 60hz is also limitting in games. So tell me guys, am I doing the right decision by selling it?

  • Thor Svanekjær
    Thor Svanekjær Před měsícem

    I know im late but a 240hz OLED screen would be my wet dream

  • Nick tan
    Nick tan Před měsícem

    Dont have best of both world

  • De Kunthlux
    De Kunthlux Před 2 měsíci

    anyone has tips how much i should undervolt my razer blade 15 v2 4k oled?

  • Ro B
    Ro B Před 2 měsíci

    Hey Dave, really appreciate your reviews. Are the reflections on the Oled screen manageable? I have a mixed use case. If its bad then I'll go with the matte screen. Thanks a lot.

  • IshouI ;_;
    IshouI ;_; Před 2 měsíci

    now OLED 120hz in development for laptops but only 17 maybe I'm not sure about 15.6

  • dosduros
    dosduros Před 2 měsíci

    Np. lets wait for OLED 144Hz screens :D

  • Henrique Muniz de Castro e Silva

    is it a touchscreen?

  • Emeka Mbah
    Emeka Mbah Před 2 měsíci

    Can this run fifa20?

  • Neil Vaccaro
    Neil Vaccaro Před 3 měsíci

    The OLED era should be history soon with miniLED's launch. The color accuracy and brightness should be better and the power consumption is lower as well.

  • Anne V Lee
    Anne V Lee Před 3 měsíci

    I'm planning to purchase the laptop recently, but it seems like there are some drawbacks as for OLED panel. Like it might burn-in mark on the screen or shorter lifetime. My friend recommends me to check out the one with MiniLED option thou~~and can save some buck!

  • Aokiji kuzan
    Aokiji kuzan Před 3 měsíci

    Razer Blade 15 (2018 vs 2019) which one ...Do u think it better for Gaming and design) ?

  • ꧁ F X ꧂
    ꧁ F X ꧂ Před 3 měsíci +5

    "You can't tell where the display starts and when it begins"

  • Howard Skeivys
    Howard Skeivys Před 3 měsíci

    I’m not a gamer, but am glad to be educated on the limitations of a Oled panel, particularly its refresh rate.
    My edc is the 2018 12.9 iPads pro. The IPS panel on that device Is stunning! My daughter has the Tab S6 with its OLED panel. I would describe it as different not better, and honestly, I prefer the IPS. Plus I prefer the aspect ratio of the iPad Pro.

  • TheBitFox
    TheBitFox Před 3 měsíci

    Damn, if Razer just would release a titanium grey or gunmetal grey version of this, like they did for the old Stealth 13... Flat Black is just meh and it's an oil magnet while mercury white is way to bright.

  • Erik Gomez
    Erik Gomez Před 3 měsíci

    Dope shirt

  • Absolute Longplay
    Absolute Longplay Před 3 měsíci

    but can it play 4k games 60 frames per second in high quality settings?

  • SykiStar
    SykiStar Před 3 měsíci

    Dave Lee, you can give me a link from Wallpaper? Thanks! :)

  • Adrian890722
    Adrian890722 Před 4 měsíci

    Reflective tho 🤢

  • Athul Nath
    Athul Nath Před 4 měsíci

    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 4 měsíci

    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 4 měsíci

    "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 5 měsíci

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

    • bmstr
      bmstr Před 4 měsíci

      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 5 měsíci

    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 5 měsíci

    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 5 měsíci

    I always feel like oled screens are oversaturated

  • Skoody Wu
    Skoody Wu Před 5 měsíci

    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 5 měsíci

    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:)

    CYBERSEEF Před 5 měsíci

    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 5 měsíci

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

  • Desolo Zantas
    Desolo Zantas Před 5 měsíci

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

    • Desolo Zantas
      Desolo Zantas Před 4 měsíci

      @Bidwellz9 still cheaper than Apple Monitor lol

    • Bidwellz9
      Bidwellz9 Před 4 měsíci +1

      and a 5000 dollar purchase

  • Kahn
    Kahn Před 5 měsíci

    that battery has to be like 3 minutes

  • Esa Elias
    Esa Elias Před 5 měsíci

    what is the battey life like

  • Yosep Sugiarto
    Yosep Sugiarto Před 5 měsíci

    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 5 měsíci

    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 5 měsíci

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

  • Esa Elias
    Esa Elias Před 5 měsíci

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

  • Pitou
    Pitou Před 5 měsíci

    Any vertical banding issue on grey backgrounds?

  • John
    John Před 5 měsíci

    is it ok for league of legend TFT ???

  • sombathado
    sombathado Před 5 měsíci

    Is the lid work fine for u ??

  • David Hrzenjak
    David Hrzenjak Před 5 měsíci

    2:50 what wallpaper is that

  • Mohammad Alnahhas
    Mohammad Alnahhas Před 5 měsíci

    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 5 měsíci

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

  • Intelligenz Bestie
    Intelligenz Bestie Před 6 měsíci

    "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 6 měsíci

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

  • beobell nope
    beobell nope Před 6 měsíci +1

    I love the intro

  • Curiosity Rover
    Curiosity Rover Před 6 měsíci

    OnePlus 7 Pro has 90hz OLED screen

  • Jan Kowalski
    Jan Kowalski Před 6 měsíci

    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 6 měsíci +1

    Dont forget burnins

  • Maverick
    Maverick Před 6 měsíci

    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 6 měsíci

    I don't trust in razer sorry!

  • Artur
    Artur Před 6 měsíci

    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 6 měsíci +1

    Humm I wanna that Shanghai wallpaper on the thumbnail

    • M O
      M O Před 6 měsíci

      Me too

  • SH
    SH Před 6 měsíci

    bURN iN

  • Ricky Le
    Ricky Le Před 6 měsíci

    Lipless? Lipless

  • Montiel
    Montiel Před 6 měsíci

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

  • Alec Apollo Vergara
    Alec Apollo Vergara Před 6 měsíci

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