Razer has announced an updated version recommendation Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop, and its improvements have seemed impressive. It features Intel’s new 11th generation H-Series 8 cores. For the first time, the Razer even includes an alternative to the Core i9-11900H in its high-end 4K OLED configuration, but it will cost you a whopping $ 3,399.
In addition to the updated processor, Razer has made some other notable changes with this update. First, the body is even thinner than before, now its thickness is only 0.62 inches. It’s only 0.05 inches thinner than the previous version, but already every tenth of an inch on a thin gaming laptop. Razer reiterates its claim that the Blade 15 is the thinnest RTX gaming laptop, according to which it is 17% lower than MSI GS66 Stealth.
Then there’s a feature that looks almost too good to be true – a 1080p webcam. Without increasing the size of the small top, The Razer Blade 15 is among the first to jump from 720p to 1080p. MSI and Lenovo has jumped on the train, but you have not put 1080p cameras on the flagship laptop, which usually have a thicker frame.
Fingerprints have been one of the lingering complaints about the matte black surface of the Razer Blade 15. In this latest iteration, Razer has finally done something about it. The new model uses a “fingerprint-resistant coating” that Razer says will help reduce fingerprints. The company did not explain exactly what this coating is made of, or if the surface of the laptop would feel different.
The latest Razer Blade 15 also includes an HDMI 2.1 port for the first time. A newer trend in gaming laptops, this new port standard allows for varying refresh rates on newer TVs and monitors via HDMI.
The laptop still has several display and GPU configurations, all under the “Advanced Edition” tags, which highlight the company’s latest innovations and models. You can also choose much cheaper Razer Blade Base Editionstarting at just $ 1,300. The latest improvements do not apply to Base Edition.
The start-up Advanced Edition configuration still costs $ 2,299, which comes with a 1440p 240Hz display, RTX 3060, and Core i7-11800H. All configurations have 16GB of dual-channel RAM (now 3200 MHz) and 1TB of SSD. All configurations other than the cheapest also provide a secondary M.2 slot for a user-updated storage expansion.
The new Razer Blade 15 will be available for pre-order on May 17 and will begin shipping in June.