Razer Reveals New Blade Laptops With Intel 9th Gen Processors

Razer has launched the 2019 editions of its Blade series of gaming laptops, updating them with Intel’s 9th gen laptop processors. There are three models, the Blade 15 Basic, the Blade 15 Advanced and the Blade 17 Pro.

The Razer Blade 15 Advanced comes with up to an Intel Core i7-9750H, an RTX 2070, 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a 240 Hz Full HD display. It also features Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting and weighs about 4.73 pounds. If that doesn’t suit you, and you have more cash to spend, you can go for the other Razer Blade 15 Advanced variant that includes an RTX 2080 MaxQ, and a 4K 60Hz OLED touchscreen display. It has a brightness of 400 nits and covers 100 percent of the advanced DCI-P3 colour gamut, and also has HDR. The Blade 15 Advanced starts at a price point of $2399.

The Razer Blade 15 Basic, on the other hand, has a Core i7 processor, but is limited up to an RTX 2060. It has a 144 Hz Full HD display and weighs about 4.63 pounds. Both the Basic and the Advanced models of the Razer Blade 15 lack the option for an SD card reader. The Basic Razer Blade 15 starts at $1999.

With a bigger screen size of 17.3 inches, the Razer Blade Pro is powered by an Intel Core i7-9750H. The GPU options let you choose between an RTX 2060, RTX 2070 MaxQ and RTX 2080 MaxQ. Interestingly, the 15-inch Blade has an option between a 240 Hz 1080p panel and a 4K 60Hz display but the 17-inch Pro is limited to a 144Hz Full HD 1080p display. Apart from that, the Blade Pro includes 16GB 2667 MHz DDR4 RAM and weighs about 6.06 pounds (around 2.75 kg). The Blade Pro starts at about $2499 for the RTX 2060 model. The laptops are currently available in the US and Canada and will come to other countries next month.

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