Razer has announced its 2021 line of Blade laptops, with a sleek form factor that fits Intel’s upcoming 11th Gen cores. Personal computers also have more power from the latest mobile processors, while increasing efficiency.
In its CES 2021 report, Razer reiterated its focus on diversifying into niches beyond gaming. This included its 2020 peripherals for productivity and audio-based devices alongside traditional gaming computers. But the highlight was its new Razer Blade 15 and Pro 17, with a larger Full-HD panel with a 360 Hz refresh rate for smoother browsing and a competitive edge for games like Counter-Strike Global Offensive and Valorant. The base model continues to offer gamers a 1080p 144Hz experience to maintain high fidelity movement. The Razer Blade 15 also gets the 240Hz Quad-HD panel option, with output resolutions at 1440p with Nvidia GSync integration. Notably, its base model includes a QHD panel with an expanded color space, lowering prices for a first-rate gaming experience.
Razer also continued to focus on 4K gaming, giving content creators a full touchscreen with a 1MS response time. This applies to games in general, with « snappy » gameplay and a bezel-less presentation. The new Blade has also been manufactured in collaboration with Nvidia to include Geforce RTX graphics cards, adding next-generation ray-traced visuals under performance optimizations. The new generation Razer Blades also feature upgraded CPUs, with the base model Blade 15 coming with the Intel 10th Gen i7 10750 with 6 cores and 12 threads (at up to 5GHz OC). The Advanced Blade 15 offers premium owners the highest i7-10875, pushing speeds with 8 cores, 16 threads, and up to 5.1GHz Max Boost.
The Blade 15 is also one of the smallest 15 ″ gaming laptops, with the latest hardware packaged just 10 percent below the MSI G566 and 25 percent less than the Alienware M15 R3. The laptop also allows users to access the Dual Storage and SSD through open slots for greater security in the future. This adds longevity with expandable memory and storage to pack more games into the digital library. Of course, the Razer Blade units come with Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and Type-A ports for use with other Razer accessories. Razer 4K monitors can also be connected to the Blade’s HDMI 2.1 output that supports the above resolutions. Content creators also receive the benefits of a UHS-III SD card reader and 3.5mm headphone / microphone combo jack for online gaming.
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The entire Blade 15 line is divided into four base models with four premium advanced models. Basic versions with the 17.3 display start at $ 1699 MSRP with pre-orders available January 12, 2020. Shipping begins as early as February 2021. Their most advanced lineup, the Blade Pro 17, starts at $ 2299 MSRP with the most rugged i7-10875H.