Razer is set to release its updated Blade 15 series of laptops, coming with the new 10th Gen Intel i7 processors with up to 8 cores, Nvidia RTX Super GPUs for mobile platforms, and the choice of a FullHD 300Hz display or a 4K OLED display. There will be two models, the standard Base model and the more elegant Advanced model.
The 2020 version of the Razer Blade 15 will be equipped with Intel’s latest Comet Lake CPUs for mobile platforms. Buyers will be able to choose between the Base model, equipped with the 6C/12T Intel i7-10750H with a max turbo boost of 5.0 GHz and 12MB of cache, or the Advanced model with the 8C/16T Intel i7-10875H, with a max turbo boost of 5.1 GHz and 16MB cache. Both models will come with Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 wireless module, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, clocked at 2933Mhz.
Each model also has different GPU options, with the Base model coming with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, and the Advanced model comes with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super, both using MAX-Q design. This will bring ray tracing cores to the Blade 15 laptops, offering improved graphical quality in games that support ray tracing and reducing render times in specific workloads.
According to Razer, the display options also differ on both models. The Base model options are a 144Hz FHD display or an OLED 4K display, while the Advanced model comes with either a 300Hz FHD display or an OLED 4K Touchscreen display. All panel options come “custom-calibrated for colour accuracy”.
The upcoming Razer Blade 15’s chassis is similar to its predecessors, with its “signature black aluminium chassis”, but the keyboard layout, I/O ports, and storage options will be different. The keyboard comes with a longer right shift and half-height directional keys, and the typical n-key rollover and anti-ghosting features. The laptop’s keyboard lighting system will also be customisable through Razer Synapse 3, with up to 16.8 million colours and multiple lighting effects. The Base model’s keyboard comes with Single-zone RGB, while the Advanced model’s keyboard has per-key RGB.
Connectivity options include USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 1x HDMI port, 1x USB Type-C port and 1x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port. Some models of the Blade 15 will support charging through the USB Type-C ports, and will also come with a UHS-III SD card reader.
The new Razer Blade 15 will be available in May at Razer.com and retailers at the USA and Canada, starting at $1599.99/€1799.99. If you want to learn more about the Razer Blade 15, click HERE.
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