During this year’s CES, Razer presented the latest generation of its popular blade notebooks. There were two new gaming notebooks that go by the classic name Blade and a model with a larger display that goes by the name Blade-Pro.
Blade 15 Base Model: If you have the choice, …
Initially, the new Blade 15 will come in two different versions. In particular, these are the “Base Model” and the “Advanced Model”. In both cases, the housing is made of high-quality aluminum. When it comes to displays, apart from the size of 15.6 inches, customers have the first freedom of choice. Here you have to choose between three different variants within the basic model. In the basic model, Razer has installed an IPS display in the cheapest version, which has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD) and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. If the refresh rate is too low for you, you can opt for a model with 144 Hz. As a third option, you can choose a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels for the basic model.
The buyer is also free to choose the graphics card. So you can choose at least an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti for the base model. Alternatively, Razer offers the choice of a GeForce RTX graphics card. There is at least 512 GB of storage in the form of a PCIe SSD . The notebook offers another M.2 slot to provide more storage space . The core of the Blade 15 basic model is an Intel Core i7 processor of the 10th generation. This comes with six cores and a maximum clock rate of 5 GHz. This is supported by at least 16 GB of RAM , which can easily be expanded to 32 GB.
Blade 15 Advanced and Blade Pro: Razer goes one step further
Are the specs of the base model too weak for you? Then you should take a look at the other two new releases from Razer. Above all, the Blade 15 Advanced already bears a clear advance in its name. The GTX Ti 1660 is not even available for selection here. Instead, Razer only uses the GeForce GTX graphics from Nvidia. Even the least amount of storage space is 1 terabyte. A PCIe SSD is also used here, which can also be expanded by adding another empty M.2 slot. Razer uses an Intel Core i7-10875 for the processor. With its eight cores and a maximum clock rate of 5.1 GHz, this forms the heart of the gaming notebook. When working memoryagain nothing changes compared to the base model. The processor is joined by 16 GB, which can easily be expanded to 32 GB.
However, you can really let off steam when choosing the right display with the Blade 15 Advanced. If you like it buttery soft, you should use the display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD), 360 Hz and 2 ms response time. If the resolution is more important to you, you can use the display with 3840 × 2160 pixels (QHD), 240 Hz and 2.5 ms response time. But Razer doesn’t just offer IPS technology. If you like it high-contrast, you can also opt for an OLED panel with 3840 x 2160 pixels (QHD), integrated touch function and 1 ms response time.
In addition to the two 15-inch gaming notebooks, Razer has also presented a suitable notebook for fans of larger displays. The Razer Blade Pro already has its unique selling point in its name. With this, the manufacturer would like to launch a 17-inch gaming notebook that delivers uncompromising technology. When it comes to equipment, you can choose between the same options as the Blade 15 Advanced.
Prices and availability
It should be ready on January 26th. Then the two new gaming notebooks Razer Blade 15 Base Model and Advanced Model will be launched. Prices start at 1,899 euros. If you are interested in the Blade Pro, you can only pre-order it for now. We don’t yet know exactly when it will reach retailers. The price list for the 17-inch gaming notebook should start at 2,599 euros.