Razer Makes Cheap, White Blade 15 Gaming Laptops With New Storage Options

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Razer is adding two new members to the Razer Blade 15 family in the forms of a a new base model that starts at $1,599 and a Mercury White Limited Edition, starting at $2,199, that adds a new color to the mix.

Launching today, the new base model has an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q GPU, 16GB of RAM and a FHD (1920 x 1080) display with a 60Hz refresh rate. It starts with a 128GB SSD and 1TB, 5,400-rpm HDD, but can be upgraded to a 256GB NVMe-PCIe SSD and a 2TB, 5,400-rpm HDD (which bumps the cost to $1,799). The base model’s comparatively cheaper price should allow more gamers to play on Razer’s machines, though it still isn’t a budget machine.

Razer Blade 15
Base Model
Mercury White Limited Edition
CPU
Intel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H
GPU
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q or 1070 Max-Q
RAM
16GB DDR4 2667 MHz
16GB DDR4 2667 MHz
Storage
Up to 256 NVMe PCIe SSD, 2TB HDD
Up to 512GB PCIe SSD, 2TB HDD
Display
15.6-inch FHD 60Hz
15.6-inch, FHD 144Hz
Keyboard
Single-zone RGB
Per-key RGB
Starting Price
$1,599
$2,199

The new Razer Blade is a little thicker than some of its family members at 0.8 inches, but that’s enough room for a Gigabit Ethernet port and a new thermal management system. It also dials down the Chroma with a single-zone RGB keyboard.

The Mercury White addition has the same chassis as the Blade 15 we saw earlier this year (as well as per-key backlighting), but with a matte white finish and white Razer logo. It will debut in Q4 of this year in the U.S. and Canada.

Credit: RazerCredit: Razer

That model will come with an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, a 144Hz FHD display, 16GB of RAM and either a GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q or 1070 Max-Q, as well as a 512GB PCIe SSD (the latter pushes the price to  $2,599).

Both announcements come alongside Razer’s unveiling of the Razer Phone 2.

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  • knightmike
    Is "Cheap" part of its name or are you actually trying to suggest that $1600 is inexpensive?
  • Gam3r01
    Anonymous said:
    Is "Cheap" part of its name or are you actually trying to suggest that $1600 is inexpensive?


    In the second paragraph, "The base model’s comparatively cheaper price should allow more gamers to play on Razer’s machines, though it still isn’t a budget machine. "
    So cheap compared to other razer laptops, not the market.
  • drawingpin
    Anonymous said:
    Is "Cheap" part of its name or are you actually trying to suggest that $1600 is inexpensive?


    It's funny, I saw the the headline and I thought for 1/2 a second that they had entered the budgeting gaming laptop market, then is left my head while clicking on the link. I'm with you $1600 isn't cheap. Our company president who isn't short of a bob or 2 would sniff at spending that much on a laptop.