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Razer Blade 15

We have collected and analysed 27 expert reviews and 4 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 85/100. The average review date is 01-07-2018. We have compared these reviews to 1041236 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 99/100 = Excellent. Last update: 19-09-2018.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Razer Blade 15

 

The best portable gaming laptop around

144Hz display is perfect for competitive gamers ; Beautiful design ; Solid 1080p gaming performance ; Light enough to double as a regular laptop

1080p version not great for creatives ; Trackpad isn't the best around

The Razer Blade 15 masterfully balances performance and portability.

2018-07

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (theverge.com)

The best gaming laptops you can buy right now

 

Gaming laptops are much better now

Excellent build quality ; High-end performance ; Great speakers, touchpad, and port selection ; Solid battery life

Area above keyboard can get hot enough to sear steak ; Display is dimmer than the competition’s ; Still no Windows Hello support

2018-07

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (theverge.com)

Razer Blade 15 review: hot under pressure

 

Speed, lights, and (nearly) everything nice

Excellent build quality ; High-end performance ; Great speakers, touchpad, and port selection ; Solid battery life

Area above keyboard can get hot enough to sear steak ; Display is dimmer than the competition’s ; Still no Windows Hello support

Still, the Razer Blade 15 is the best attempt at a high-end gaming laptop that can also work as a primary, everyday computer. It has the best build quality, sound, and battery life of any current gaming laptop, and can still game like a desktop. On top...

2018-06

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Razer Blade 15 (2018) review

 

Cut-throat tactics sees Razer create the world's smallest 15.6in gaming laptop - and it's an ultra-powered beast

Incredible performance for a portable ; Dazzling display, especially with 144Hz ; Sleek and stylish design

Can get ridiculously hot ; Underwhelming battery life

This ultra-portable has enough power to make your games console jealous, but it can also get unbearably hot

2018-07

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Razor-sharp. After offering 13-inch, 14-inch, and 17-inch Blade laptops for years, it's about time Razer launch a 15-inch model to complete the series. This GTX 1060 Max-Q SKU is every bit as impressive as the GTX 1070 Max-Q configuration from top to...

easy serviceability; upgradeable SSD, RAM ; crisp matte display with minimal ghosting ; Thunderbolt 3 w/ Razer Core support ; cool WASD keys when under load ; easy-to-use Synapse software ; excellent gaming performance ; Optimus graphics switching ;...

unable to sustain CPU Turbo Boost for extended periods ; Chroma color control requires account creation ; slight-moderate uneven backlight bleeding ; keyboard keys could be firmer and deeper ; no integrated RJ-45 or SD card reader ; no power button...

At the end of the day, the Blade 15 GTX 1060 Max-Q SKU is about 30 percent slower in GPU power than the Blade 15 1070 Max-Q SKU. The result is a configuration that actually runs longer, cooler, and quieter by noticeable margins. It is therefore...

2018-07

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Overachiever. As a successor to the high-class 14-inch Blade, Razer has introduced a new compact gaming notebook with 15-inch edge-to-edge display. Find out how well the slim gaming notebook performed against its competitors in our extensive review.

impressive performance considering the form factor ; slim, lightweight, and robust case ; cleverly positioned ports ; high-quality material ; decent input devices ; thin display bezels ; well-made case ; RGB backlight ; powerful tools ; classy design ;...

Razer software requires an account ; very loud for a Max-Q design ; surfaces susceptible to dirt ; no card reader, no RJ45 ; 12 month warranty ; high temperatures ; just one M.2 slot

The Razer Blade 15 is one of the best slim gaming notebooks available.

2018-06

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Razer Blade 15 review: A lean, mean, super-skinny gaming machine

 

Razer bolsters its mobile gaming lineup with the 2018 Razer Blade, adding a 144Hz display and Nvidia Max-Q graphics

Top-notch gaming performance ; Long-lasting battery life ; 144Hz screen is lovely

Rather expensive

I doubt I’d recommend eBaying your old model for it, but if you’re already stockpiling 2018’s long list of PC game releases, you’d better make damn sure you have the new 15in Razer Blade by your side.

2018-07

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Razer Blade 15

 

Gaming laptops don't have to be heavy and cumbersome. Razer has proved this with the new Blade 15, which is the thinnest laptop with Nvidia GTX 10-series. There's a lot more too as you'll see in our full review.

Expert review by (tomshardware.co.uk)

Razer Blade (15-inch) Review: Slim Bezels, Hot Temperatures

 

The Razer Blade boasts one of the best designs we've seen thus far. Coupled with its attractive lighting and thin bezel, the 15-inch Blade will catch anyone's eye. But even though it offers a premium experience as well as great synthetic and gaming...

Robust build quality ; Beautiful aesthetics ; Near bezel-less display ; Great performance ; Outstanding battery life

Hefty price tag ; Poor thermal performance ; Cramped typing experience

There are few laptops as beautiful as the Razer Blade 15, but there also few that have as poor of a value proposition.

2018-07

Expert review by (mobiletechreview.com)

Razer Blade 15

 

Razer's first major redesign of their unibody aluminum 4.5 lb. ultraportable gaming laptop sports much improved vapor chamber cooling, NVIDIA GTX 1060 Max-Q and GTX 1070 Max-Q dedicated graphics and an Intel 8th gen 6 core i7-8750H CPU. The 2018 Razer...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):70 / 80
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 2
Front camera signal format:720p

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6 / 39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080 / 3480 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.5
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard backlit colour:Various
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2667
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:5.0
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPort version:1.4
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:150

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 4.10
Processor cache:6 / 9
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Haswell
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.20 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I7-4720HQ / i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1364
Processor threads:12 / 8
Stepping:C0 / U0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134906
Processor code:SR1Q8 / SR3YY
Processor package size:37.5 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.5 / 235
Height :1.79 / 17.3
Weight:1.9 / 2.15
Width:34.5 / 355