Razer has joined the lineup of gaming laptop developers who has launched their new updates in the CES 2021, and online tech expo event. They have just announced the new release of their updated laptops, the Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17 laptop series with new hardware and new GPUs. According to The Verge, they also updated numerous components such as blades and chassis.
Razer Blade 15 Base Model
As Geek Tyrant reports, 2021 Razer Blade series has both a base model and an advanced model, which have significant differences. They also have the Blade Pro 17 model which is their largest gaming laptop.
Starting off with the base model Blade 15, Razer is staying with Intel's 6-core i7-10750H processor as the core of the machine. Graphics choices for the portable workstation are either a GeForce RTX 3060 6GB or GeForce RTX 3070 8GB as an updated alternative, supplanting the RTX 2070 utilized within the 2020 models. In the meantime Razer is utilizing DDR4-2933 memory for this portable workstation, and whereas 16GB is the as it were arrangement they offer, the SO-DIMMs can be swapped out and the laptop underpins up to 64GB of memory.
Moving on to Display options, Razer is presently advertising a new 144Hz 1080p board as the minimum choice for the 2021 models. This IPS-type board offers 100% scope of the sRGB extent and a matte wrap up. At the same time, it also offers a 165Hz 1440p IPS-type board which, beside the higher determination, can moreover cover 100% of the DCI-P3 range.
The 2021 Razer Blade 15 Base Model retails at $1699.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model: specs, price, feature upgrades
Taking it up a notch higher Razer features the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model. As compared to its predecessor, it has significant changes in terms of new features and specs.
The Blade 15 Advanced Model is powered by a full 8-core 10th gen Intel processor, particularly the i7-10875H. Razer is teaming up with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 and 3080 laptop connectors, with the most noteworthy SKU featuring the 16GB adaptation of the 3080 instead of the standard 8GB adaptation. This setup replaces the RTX 2070 Super/2080 from the 2020 models.
Razer has three options for display choices. The base choice for the cheapest Blade 15 Advanced SKU houses a 240Hz 1440p IPS-type board, which can utilize 95% of the sRGB spectrum. This moreover happens to be the only board suitable for the G-Sync support among all of Razer's alternatives, giving this laptop a great choice for gaming at 1440p.
Razer also gives users an option to utilize a 360Hz 1080p panel for the exceptionally quickest refresh rates. The company also offers an option for high-resolution which is the 4K OLED touch panel, which has the ability to cover 100% of the DCI-P3 spectrum and underpins HDR as well.
The 2021 Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model retails at $2499
Razer Blade Pro 17 specs, price, feature upgrades
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is Razer's largest laptop, which also has upgrades in terms of graphics and display options.
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is also powered by the 8-core i7-10875H which is applicable to the 2020 model. What's new about the 2021 model is that it replaces its GeForce RTX 2070/2080 graphics options with the new GeForce RTX 3060/3070/3080 connectors. On the other hand, for the Edge 15 Advanced, the highest-end SKU gets 16GB of memory to go with its RTX 3080, whereas all the other SKUs come with 8GB or 6GB of VRAM respectively.
Moving on to display options, the Blade Pro 17 houses a 1440p to adopt with Razer's existing 1080p and 4K displays.
On the lower side, it has 360Hz 1080p 17.3-inch IPS-type display, which is capable of covering 100% of the sRGB range. On the upper corner, it has 165Hz 1440p IPS-type display, which once more offers 100% sRGB scope.
With the new updates, Razer also offers a 4K IPS-type board, which offers touch screen support and a 100% Adobe RGB coverage. All of the Edge Professional 17 SKUs will include a per-key lighting form of Razer's Chroma RGB console, as well as an IR camera for Windows. All models too include Intel's AX210 connector, featruing Wi-Fi6E and Bluetooth 5.2.
The 2021 Razer Blade Pro 17 retails at $2299.
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