Razer uses the announcement of the mobile Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards to present its new gaming notebooks at CES 2021. The Blade 15 and Blade 17 Pro models are now available with more power for games and displays with up to 360 Hz.
In addition to manufacturers such as Lenovo, Acer and Asus, the gaming specialist Razer is also jumping on the bandwagon of the new Ampere graphics cards for notebooks and will in future be giving its mobile flagships the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 in the so-called Max-Q -Design. The look of the metal case remains unchanged and with the Blade 17 Pro, Razer can still place one of the thinnest 17-inch gaming laptops on the market with a height of less than 20 millimetres. The US manufacturer is already accepting pre-orders, but delivery will not take place until March 2021.
Intel Core i7 CPUs, fast SSDs and a large selection of displays
In addition to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards for notebooks, the new Razer Blade 15 and Blade 17 Pro are equipped with 10th generation Intel Core i7 processors. The 15-incher can choose between the Core i7-10750 with six cores or the eight-core CPU Core i7-10875H with up to 5.1 GHz. The latter is also used as a standard in the large 17-inch model. Depending on the configuration, both gaming laptops can be equipped with up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM and 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSDs. Another, open M.2 slot allows you to upgrade yourself at a later date.
At the same time, Razer is expanding the range of display options on the Blade 15 and Blade 17 Pro. Resolutions in Full HD (144 Hz) and QHD (165 Hz) are available for the basic variant of the 15-inch model, while the so-called Advanced version has higher refresh rates in Full HD (360 Hz) and QHD (240 Hz) Hz / Nvidia G-Sync ) or alternatively offers a touch screen with 4K UHD resolution (60 Hz) and OLED technology. A 4K IPS display is also available for the 17-inch device, which works with 120 Hz and covers the Adobe RGB colour space 100 percent.
The new Razer Blade 15 and Blade 17 Pro are also equipped with features such as Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN-ax), Bluetooth 5.2, classic USB-A and contemporary USB-C ports including Thunderbolt 3, SD card reader, HDMI 2.1 and gigabit LAN. Depending on the model, 65 to 80 Wh batteries are also installed, for which Razer specifies battery runtimes of up to 7 hours at least for the 15-inch model. As is well known, these should be shorter in gaming. The Razer Blade 15 starts at 1800 euros, the Razer Blade Pro 17 at 2400 euros.