Razer has been making its powerful and thin Razer Blade laptop for years now with the original Blade debuting in 2011. The company has announced a new limited-edition version of the Razer Blade 15 notebook and a new base model to bring it into the reach of more computer shoppers.
The base model Blade notebook has dual storage configurations offered with a M.2 SSD and a 2.5-inch HDD providing both speed and large storage capacities. Both drives can be upgraded for more space if needed. Base model buyers get a single-zone RGB backlit keyboard that supports full key backlighting via Razer Chroma. Buyers also get a gigabit Ethernet port for wired connectivity and a bespoke heatpipe thermal management system.
Razer’s base model Blade laptop has a CNC aluminum chassis, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics card, 8th Gen Core i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16GB of upgradeable RAM, and a 15.6-inch thin bezel 1920×1080 60Hz screen at a starting price of $1,599; a version with a 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD sells for $1,799. The base model will launch October 10 in the U.S., China, and Canada; European and Asia-Pacific countries can get the machine starting in November 2018.
Fans looking for something different than the base model have a new Razer Blade 15 Mercury White Limited Edition to check out. The big change here compared to other Advanced models is the matte white finish with black USB ports and a non-illuminated tone-on-tone Razer logo. The normal finish on the Blade laptop is matte black, with green USB ports, and a green illuminated Razer logo.
Hardware for the Mercury White limited edition includes an 8th Gen Core i7-8750H 6-core