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[Help] Which laptop?

Before you comment suggesting another one, my preferred laptop is a razer blade. If you really feel I should consider another I suppose you can suggest.

Anyways, I am deciding between a 2013 blade or a 2014 blade. The price differential is is about 500 dollars, I have found an 800~ 2013 one on Amazon, and 1,250 2014 model on the razer store. All the guides say the 2014 isn't much better, but it seems odd getting a laptop model from two years ago, let alone after reading reviews on it's 'horrible' screen. The games I intend to play are mostly League of Legends, and other games that aren't too hardcore. Any suggestions on which notebook I should purchase? At this point I'm willing to spend the extra 500, but I need to know what that 500 is going to improve on the 2014 vs the 2013.

Thanks in advance.

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Hard to expain but

There is always a premium on the latest models of CPU, GPU and such. That's a good portion of the price increase. Given time it will inch down a little.

But 1,300 is a bargain for good performing gaming laptops. Many run 2 to 3 thousand so what a deal. Mind you I'm not saying it like this video:


http://www.notebookcheck.net/Razer-Blade-14-Early-2015-Notebook-Review.138997.0.html gives me a look at what would be a fun machine.

---> BE SURE TO KEEP IT ON A COOLING PAD <---

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Sounds good.

Thanks!

The link was a very helpful review, and I think it will be the right purchase. This is the refurbished model, but it comes with a warranty and is through Razer so it will be safe. I'll try to find a cooling pad, recommend any? Also, is it safe to play without it for the time being? Anyways, thank you for your input, very helpful. Hope you can answer those questions and once again, thanks.

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Yes I recommend any.

These are plentiful here on Amazon and in stores. All seem nice and better than none.

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Well i saw a review on the Blade 2014

Pro's: Slim, ultraportable design. New Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M graphics card. Upgraded graphics. Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) display with 3,200-by-1,800 resolution and touch capability.

Cons: Runs very hot. High-resolution display may actually hamper performance. Shorter battery life than previous model reduces portability.

Bottom line: The newest Razer Blade ultraportable gaming laptop has a lot to love, but a higher price and some performance issues leave us recommending last year's model instead.

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