Razer has released their newest gaming laptop in 2018 and pushed forward a title as the smallest 15-inch gaming laptop due to its minimized bezel. The new Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop can be upgraded with components from the base and advanced tiers and combined to create the ultimate gaming laptop that can handle streaming and gaming at the same time. Running Windows 10 provides smooth performance of this powerful machine.
The feature that helped Razer’s new gaming laptop take away the spotlight is the screen design. The bezel minimized to less than 5mm thickness on each side means it won’t be a distraction during a game as it is only 15% of the total display area. The 15.6 inch screen offers full HD with 1920×1080 display. With the 144Hz refresh rate, anything played will look very smooth. Furthermore, it has a 100% sRGB support so there is no need to worry the color accuracy as they will be truly reproduced.
Razer Blade 15 was given the title of the world’s smallest 15 inch gaming laptop as the chassis is only 0.66 inch thin, approximately 2kg, and yet packed with high performing components. More on the chassis, it is made out of single piece of precisely cut aluminium with a black finish. The details are bright green including the USB ports as well as the backlit triple-headed snake on the display cover, the signature detail for Razer laptops.
Adding to the overall aesthetics of the base tier of this gaming laptop is the single-zone backlit keyboard powered by Razer Chroma that allows 16.8 million color options to illuminate each key. On the other hand is the advanced model that has per-key lightning, also powered by Razer Chroma. Unlike the base level where the whole keyboard would be illuminated with a single color, the advanced tier model allows maximum customization with an individual color option for each key. The glass touchpad further provides smooth and precise control with a range of gestures.
Razer’s new laptop is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i7 6 core processor in combination with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics card with Max-Q design. This means that it can handle a lot, including streaming and gaming at the same time. Talking about the memory, the 16GB dual-channel memory is upgradable to up to 32GB. The base model laptop can be upgradable up to 256GB SSD in combination with 2TB HDD, while the advanced model relies solely on SSD upgradable up to 512 GB.
With the power of the Razer Blade 15 comes a innovative chamber cooling system. The custom vapor chamber together with the use of specific graphite-based thermal materials efficiently dissipates the heat using the custom 44 blade fans. As they are designed to be low noise, there is a minimum sound distraction during gaming.
For more advanced setup, there are Thunderbolt 3, Mini DisplayPort and HDMI port for 3 additional external displays. Furthermore, there are also enough plugs to handle a mice, keyboard and a headset thanks to the USB 3.1 ports. The base and advanced tier of Razer Blade 15 hold a different combination of the ports to suit the purpose better, with the biggest difference being the power as the base model has a 180W power port while the advanced tier laptop would have 200W/230W power port.
Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop starts at $1935, but as the display and graphics card and storage can be upgraded, the price can range up to $3000 on the company’s website.
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