The OLED Razer Blade Has a Secret


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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee   4 weeks 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?

    • Peter Pan
      Peter Pan  7 days back

      Undervolting is A-OK with me!

    • Government GangStalking and Electronic Harassment
      Government GangStalking and Electronic Harassment  1 weeks back

      The fact that Razer company refrained from reporting this to the consumers evinces their knowledge that it is a form of cheating. I was holding out for a great Razer for creative work only, (such as video / photo editing creation and the like), however, your reviews made me want to hold out even longer. I am following your advice to hold out and not rush to buy a gaming laptop but nothing great came up so far. I prefer the specs on these machines for my creative work. Thanks for your honesty..Eleni

    • Jasmine Stroup
      Jasmine Stroup  2 weeks back

      If you have any laptops laying around hmu. Lol. I can't found one that is really cheap. So if you want you can give me one... If not I'll live.

    • Rama Murba
      Rama Murba  3 weeks back

      Dave lee,. Im considering to buy this laptop for daily use. My question, is there any bleeding spot on the edge of the screen like many laptop has,. When u put solid black wallpaper u can notice that., or its 100% cleared black??. Thank sir.

    • Tingfeng Xia
      Tingfeng Xia  3 weeks back

      @D P I don't know exactly the wording to describe this but it is like the "physique" of a cpu. Some cpu has higher than average potential for under-volting and overclocking and those are "good CPUs". The reverse of that is "bad quality CPU"

  • Intelligenz Bestie
    Intelligenz Bestie  1 days 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  2 days back

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

      • beobell nope
        beobell nope  2 days back

        I love the intro <3 <3 <3

        • Curiosity Rover
          Curiosity Rover  3 days back

          OnePlus 7 Pro has 90hz OLED screen

          • Jan Kowalski
            Jan Kowalski  3 days 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  4 days back

              Dont forget burnins

              • Maverick
                Maverick  5 days 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

                • André Henriques
                  André Henriques  5 days back

                  I don't trust in razer sorry!

                  • Artur
                    Artur  6 days back

                    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  6 days back

                      Humm I wanna that Shanghai wallpaper on the thumbnail

                      • M O
                        M O  6 days back

                        Me too

                    • SH
                      SH  1 weeks back

                      bURN iN

                      • Ricky Le
                        Ricky Le  1 weeks back

                        Lipless? Lipless

                        • Montiel
                          Montiel  1 weeks back

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

                          • Alec Apollo Vergara
                            Alec Apollo Vergara  1 weeks back

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

                            • Aaron Ming
                              Aaron Ming  1 weeks back

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

                              • Waseem Khan
                                Waseem Khan  1 weeks back

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

                                • Waseem Khan
                                  Waseem Khan  1 weeks back

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

                                • Keegan S.
                                  Keegan S.  1 weeks back

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

                              • blacklizted
                                blacklizted  1 weeks back

                                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  1 weeks back

                                  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  2 weeks back

                                    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  2 weeks back

                                      what do u now about lenovo l340 17lrh?

                                      • XxKiLLsHoTTxX
                                        XxKiLLsHoTTxX  2 weeks back

                                        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 Julien
                                          Julien Julien  2 weeks back

                                          What laptop would you recommend for school?

                                          • Hindi Tech News
                                            Hindi Tech News  2 weeks back

                                            Your videos always full of information ✔️💥💥

                                            • RedLostHisMind
                                              RedLostHisMind  2 weeks back

                                              Why can't oled have above 60hz?

                                              • Zeldagigafan
                                                Zeldagigafan  2 weeks back

                                                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  2 weeks back

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

                                                  • Rigel Sinco
                                                    Rigel Sinco  2 weeks back

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

                                                    • Vernes Choi
                                                      Vernes Choi  2 weeks back

                                                      Where that OLED display comes from?? Samsung? or LG?

                                                      • Cristian Orozco
                                                        Cristian Orozco  2 weeks back

                                                        Where to get those lights behind you DAVE?

                                                        • C4stl3
                                                          C4stl3  2 weeks back

                                                          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  2 weeks back

                                                            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  2 weeks back

                                                              I wish we had a 144hz oled screen :(

                                                              • Damian Ramirez
                                                                Damian Ramirez  2 weeks back

                                                                Gigabyte offers an Aorus and Aero model with 240HZ OLED panels...

                                                                Can you review them?

                                                                • David Binod
                                                                  David Binod  2 weeks back

                                                                  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  2 weeks back

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

                                                                • Liviu Melioth
                                                                  Liviu Melioth  2 weeks back

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

                                                                  • Sandhu Hasham
                                                                    Sandhu Hasham  2 weeks back

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

                                                                    • kdavis508
                                                                      kdavis508  2 weeks back

                                                                      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).

                                                                      • Alex Chapman
                                                                        Alex Chapman  2 weeks back

                                                                        Where did you get the wallpaper from?

                                                                        • Alvin Singh
                                                                          Alvin Singh  3 weeks back

                                                                          I don't get why Razer is so expensive they don't even offer that much more than other brands like the HP Omen 15t similarly optioned with the 240hz screen is literally $1000 cheaper with same cpu and gpu.

                                                                          • Rama Murba
                                                                            Rama Murba  3 weeks back

                                                                            Dave lee,. Im considering to buy this laptop for daily use. My question, is there any bleeding spot on the edge of the screen like many laptop has,. When u put solid black wallpaper u can notice that., or its 100% cleared black??. Thank sir.

                                                                            • Rohith Sharma
                                                                              Rohith Sharma  3 weeks back

                                                                              Bro...where do you get these wallpapers from

                                                                              • Mario Figeroux
                                                                                Mario Figeroux  3 weeks back

                                                                                Nice wallapers

                                                                                • Basil
                                                                                  Basil  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Can I get the wallpaper at 2:49 ?

                                                                                  • Buddlebot
                                                                                    Buddlebot  3 weeks back

                                                                                    People still play games at 30fps or less lmao 60 is just fine.

                                                                                    • Polo Mapanao
                                                                                      Polo Mapanao  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Once you feel >60hz it's very hard to go back

                                                                                  • Buddlebot
                                                                                    Buddlebot  3 weeks back

                                                                                    The human eye can’t see beyond 2 frame per second

                                                                                    • Abdul Shehu
                                                                                      Abdul Shehu  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Hi, can anyone help with a link to the skull wallpaper at 5:50? Thanks.

                                                                                      • 2Beats
                                                                                        2Beats  3 weeks back

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