Initially teased back in CES 2020, the new generation of Razer Blade 15 laptops make its way into market. Most of the updates remain the internal hardware which suggests the rest of the form factor remains the same as last gen.
The only major external change you might notice is that the small Shift key on the right side of the keyboard on last year’s model is now longer and easier to press and this change comes at the cost of smaller Up and Down arrow keys.
Razer has updated the laptop’s CPU, GPU, and display which is the key change of the 2020 models. On the CPU front, the 9th gen Coffee Lake-H quad-core Core i7-9750H has been updated to the 10th gen Comet Lake-H hexa-core Core i7-10750H on the Blade 15 Base Model.
Or you can opt for the powerful octa-core Core i7-10875H on the Blade 15 Advanced Model. These CPUs will directly compete against the Ryzen 7 4800H and Ryzen 9 4900H or 4900HS CPUs.
On the other hand, the RTX 2070 Max-Q and RTX 2080 Max-Q have been updated to the RTX 2070 Super Max-Q and RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, respectively. These GPUs deliver up to 20% faster performance according to Razer.
All the Razer 15 (2020) SKUs will share the same 230 W AC adapter for backwards compatibility with 2019 SKUs. Razer will drop the support for 60 Hz displays on all 2020 Blade 15 SKUs to equip with144 Hz displays as the new baseline standard.
Users can also configure Base Model SKUs with up to the RTX 2070 Max-Q along with a 4K UHD OLED DCI-P3 panel that was previously reserved for the Advanced Model variants only. The latest 300 Hz FHD panel will only be available on the Advanced Model.
The Advanced Model of the Razer Blade 15 will support recharging via USB Type-C which means you can recharge the laptop with any 20 V (or 65 W) USB Type-C charger much like on most newer Ultrabooks. It’s sad to see the Base Model of the laptop won’t be getting USB Type-C charging.
The new Razer Blade 15 Base Model will have a price range in between $1600 to $2300 while the Advanced Model will be priced between $2600 to $3300.
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