The OLED Razer Blade Has a Secret


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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee   5 months back

    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  4 months back

      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  4 months back

      @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  4 months back

      @DJ Ezasscul Undervolting usually makes it faster though

    • DJ Ezasscul
      DJ Ezasscul  4 months back

      @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  5 months back

      Undervolting is A-OK with me!

  • Nick tan
    Nick tan  4 days back

    Dont have best of both world

    • De Kunthlux
      De Kunthlux  4 weeks back

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

      • Ro B
        Ro B  1 months back

        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 ;_;  1 months back

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

          • dosduros
            dosduros  1 months back

            Np. lets wait for OLED 144Hz screens :D

            • Henrique Muniz de Castro e Silva

              is it a touchscreen?

              • Emeka Mbah
                Emeka Mbah  1 months back

                Can this run fifa20?

                • Neil Vaccaro
                  Neil Vaccaro  2 months back

                  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  2 months back

                    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  2 months back

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

                      • ꧁ F X ꧂
                        ꧁ F X ꧂  2 months back

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

                        • Howard Skeivys
                          Howard Skeivys  2 months back

                          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  2 months back

                            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  2 months back

                              Dope shirt

                              • Absolute Longplay
                                Absolute Longplay  2 months back

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

                                • I W
                                  I W  2 months back

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

                                  • Adrian890722
                                    Adrian890722  3 months back

                                    Reflective tho 🤢

                                    • Athul Nath
                                      Athul Nath  3 months back

                                      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  3 months back

                                        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  3 months back

                                          "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  4 months back

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

                                            • bmstr
                                              bmstr  3 months back

                                              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  4 months back

                                            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  4 months back

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

                                              • Vi Si
                                                Vi Si  4 months back

                                                I always feel like oled screens are oversaturated

                                                • Skoody Wu
                                                  Skoody Wu  4 months back

                                                  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  4 months back

                                                    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  4 months back

                                                      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  4 months back

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

                                                        • Desolo Zantas
                                                          Desolo Zantas  4 months back

                                                          Razer Blade 4K OLED 144hz

                                                          (Now that would be a nice looking future)

                                                          • Desolo Zantas
                                                            Desolo Zantas  3 months back

                                                            @Bidwellz9 still cheaper than Apple Monitor lol

                                                          • Bidwellz9
                                                            Bidwellz9  3 months back

                                                            and a 5000 dollar purchase

                                                        • Kahn
                                                          Kahn  4 months back

                                                          that battery has to be like 3 minutes

                                                          • Esa Elias
                                                            Esa Elias  4 months back

                                                            what is the battey life like

                                                            • Yosep Sugiarto
                                                              Yosep Sugiarto  4 months back

                                                              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  4 months back

                                                                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  4 months back

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

                                                                  • Esa Elias
                                                                    Esa Elias  4 months back

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

                                                                    • Pitou
                                                                      Pitou  4 months back

                                                                      Any vertical banding issue on grey backgrounds?

                                                                      • John
                                                                        John  4 months back

                                                                        is it ok for league of legend TFT ???

                                                                        • sombathado
                                                                          sombathado  4 months back

                                                                          Is the lid work fine for u ??

                                                                          • David Hrzenjak
                                                                            David Hrzenjak  4 months back

                                                                            2:50 what wallpaper is that

                                                                            • Mohammad Alnahhas
                                                                              Mohammad Alnahhas  4 months back

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

                                                                              • Administrator
                                                                                Administrator  4 months back

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

                                                                            • Intelligenz Bestie
                                                                              Intelligenz Bestie  5 months back

                                                                              "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 [email protected] 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  5 months back

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

                                                                                • beobell nope
                                                                                  beobell nope  5 months back

                                                                                  I love the intro <3 <3 <3

                                                                                  • Curiosity Rover
                                                                                    Curiosity Rover  5 months back

                                                                                    OnePlus 7 Pro has 90hz OLED screen

                                                                                    • Jan Kowalski
                                                                                      Jan Kowalski  5 months back

                                                                                      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  5 months back

                                                                                        Dont forget burnins

                                                                                        • Maverick
                                                                                          Maverick  5 months back

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