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CES 2021: Razer updates Blade laptops with Nvidia RTX 30 series GPUs

Razer has launched the “next generation of Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17 gaming laptops” featuring faster display panels with higher resolutions, and the recently announced Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series mobile GPUs.

Featuring up to Nvidia RTX 3080 with 16GB of VRAM, an Intel Core i7-10875H, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage, and 32GB of DDR4-2933 memory, the Razer Blade laptops offer a powerful combination of GPU and CPU hardware. The new Nvidia 30-series mobile GPUs feature hardware ray-tracing support and the third-generation of Max-Q technologies, which include Advanced Optimus to maximise the laptop’s battery life, Dynamic Boost 2.0 for optimised performance, and Whisper Mode 2.0 to reduce the operating noise.

The Blade 17 Pro and Blade 15 laptops have multiple display options to take advantage of the new RTX 30 series graphics cards. The Blade 15 Basic model features either a FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate or a QHD display with 165Hz refresh rate, while the Blade 15 Advanced Model goes a step further, providing users with three display options: FHD at 360Hz refresh rate, QHD at 240Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync, and 4K OLED at 60Hz refresh rate. The Blade 17 Pro also gets new 17.3-inch display options, including a FHD panel at 360Hz, a QHD panel at 165Hz, and a UHD panel at 120Hz.

With the new Blade laptops, Razer maintains its legacy of sleek and small portable gaming machines, allowing gamers to “break free from their desk and take their game anywhere”. Featuring a wide range of inputs, including USB-C to HDMI 2.1 interface and a UHS-III SD card reader, the new Razer laptops come with Chroma RGB compatible keyboards and front-facing speakers designed to offer a fun and immersive gaming experience. Additionally, these laptops feature THX Spatial Audio when using a 3.5mm analog device, providing users with a 360º soundscape when reproducing their favourite content through a headset or laptop speakers.

Brad Wildes, senior vice president and general manager of Razer’ Systems business unit, claimed that with the introduction of the new RTX 30 series mobile GPUs, faster displays, and “one of Razer’s smallest chassis ever”, the new Blade laptops provide gamers with “ultra-smooth gameplay anywhere and everywhere”.

The Razer Blade 15 and the Blade 17 Pro are available now at Razer.com and Razer Stores, with a starting price of $1699.99/€1799.99 and $2299.99/€2399.99, respectively. Selected retailers will have the Blade 15 available for purchase starting January 26. The Blade 17 Pro will be available at selected retailers in Q1 2021.

For full specs, as well as UK pricing, see these product tables below:

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KitGuru says: Between the Blade 15 and Blade 17 Pro, which Razer Blade laptop would you prefer for a portable gaming system?

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