Razer went all out when it came to refreshing their gaming laptop. The new Blade 15 updated the insides and the outsides with new specs and other long-petitioned adjustments. Come May, two models will be available. The first is the base model, which will be priced at $1,600. The second is an upgraded, “advanced” model that builds on that base price.
The advanced model will feature Intel’s 10th Gen i7-10875 eight-core CPU, which boasts a base speed of 2.3GHz and a turbo speed of 5.1GHz. The base model isn’t far behind with its six-core 10th Gen Intel i7-10750H processor. That processor has a base speed of 2.6GHz and turbo of 5GHz. For graphics, Razer equipped the advanced model with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 20170 Super Max-Q graphics card. For a bit more, you can upgrade to the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. The base model starts with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics but can be configured with Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics chip. The base model also lacks the UHS-III SD card reader that the advanced model has, but it does have the Thunderbolt 3 port as well as an extra USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port. On the advanced model, those ports can be used to charge the computer.
Both models are receiving a new keyboard layout. After many complaints from users regarding the layout, Razer is changing things up. Most notably, the up directional key will no longer be squished between the right shift key and the forward-slash/question mark key. The base model uses a matte-textured FHD display that has a 144Hz refresh rate. That screen can be updated to an OLED screen with a 1ms response time. The advanced starts with an LCD screen with a 300Hz refresh rate. This screen supports touch and is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass. The base model has 256GB of memory and the advanced has 512GB. Both have 16GB of DDR4 RAM.
It’s a new day for gaming laptops with Razer’s new Blade 15. With two models to choose from, you’ll have plenty of options to improve your game.