Along with many other OEMs in the notebook segment at the moment, Razer has joined in the fray with the launch of two new models of its Blade 15 series of gaming notebooks. Building upon Intel's newly announced 10th generation Comet Lake-H processors, both models also include options for using NVIDIA's new RTX Super mobile GPUs.

Starting off with the new flagship Blade 15 Advanced model, Razer claims it to be the world's smallest laptop with with a 15.6" screen, with a weight of just 2.2 Kg. Included in the Advanced model is the new Intel Core i7-10875H eight-core Comet Lake-H processor, with a max turbo of up 5.1 GHz and a base clock of 2.3 GHz. Some of the core features include Intel Thunderbolt 3 Type-C and a USB 3.1 G2 Type-C port supporting USB-C 20 V PD 3.0 charging capabilities. Powering the laptop is a built-in 80 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery, with a compact 230 W power adapter which is supplied with both models.

The advanced model is available with a choice between a 300 Hz HD TFT LCD for hardcore gamers, and a more creator-focused OLED 100% DCI-P3 4K touch panel with a 1 ms response time. Powering the display are NVIDIA's current lineup of notebook GPUs, with the top option being the GeForce RTX 2080 Super with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. As for storage, Razer has equipped the Blade 15 with a PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs, with capacities up to 1 TB. Keeping the components cool in the advanced model is a vapor chamber design, while the base model uses a standard heat pipe design.

Meanwhile the base model comes equipped with the six-core Intel Core i7-10750H processor, while the GPU choice goes up NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, also using Optimus. Also available with two display types, the base model can come with either a 144 Hz Full HD display with a matte screen or with an OLED 100% DCI-P3 panel. Providing power is a slightly lower spec 65 Wh polymer battery, with Intel Thunderbolt 3 Type-C, an HDMI 2.0B video output, and dual USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports.

The specifications of the new Razer Blade 15 2020 Models

Both models come finished with a black frame with a backlit green Razer logo and are equipped with 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4-2933 memory, benefit from an Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 adapter with BT 5.0 support, and include a precision glass touchpad.

Neither variants of the Razer Blade 15 are cheap, with the Basic starting at $1,600, while the Advanced model begins at $2,600. Both models look set to be available in retail channels in May.

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  • s.yu - Friday, April 3, 2020 - link

    Hmmm, I thought Blade 15 Advanced had over 90Wh...
  • Irata - Friday, April 3, 2020 - link

    They are using energy efficient CPU, so no need for a large battery.

  • oRAirwolf - Sunday, April 5, 2020 - link

    My friend just had his Razer Blade Pro 2018 shoot out sparks and smoke from the motherboard and then it stopped charging. He sent it into Razer and after 5 weeks of waiting, was quoted at $850 to replace the motherboard. Razer has a well deserved reputation for poor reliability with their laptops. Add to that poor turnaround time and expensive repairs. It doesn't matter how cool their laptops are if they die on you and cost as much as a fully refurbished Blade Pro to fix. Not when Dell/Alienware will send a technician to your house the same or next day and have you back up and running. I will always encourage my friends to look elsewhere than Razer.
  • s.yu - Sunday, April 5, 2020 - link

    Ok, that's scary. And to think some of those models are marketed as workstations...Asus is certainly an alternative by most measures.
  • Deicidium369 - Monday, April 20, 2020 - link

    Those are a new type of LED - Razer exclusive - at least you got a light show before it died - the mice, keyboards and headsets just die with no lightshow.
  • Arnav_B - Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - link

    Not bad although it still needs to deal with the OLED refresh rate cause its a vital aspect
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