ASUS, Lenovo, Dell, and MSI were not the only brands to have released new gaming notebooks powered by 9th Generation Core processors from Intel this week. Gaming hardware maker Razer has also announced two stunning new gaming notebooks featuring the latest 9th Gen six-core Core i7 processors. While the Razer Blade 15 has only been updated with newer processors and display options, the flagship Razer Blade Pro 17 has been completely redesigned and reconfigured.
New Razer Blade 15
Both the new Razer Blade 15 advanced and base models are available with a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H 6-core processor. In addition to a more powerful processor, the base Razer Blade 15 is now being offered with a 144Hz Full HD display panel and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. On the other hand, the Razer Blade 15 advanced models now offer a superior gaming experience with a new 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 240Hz refresh rate display. The company claims the panel covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut and is custom calibrated to provide a fantastic visual experience right out of the box.
Consumers can also opt for a 4K OLED touchscreen panel with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and HDR400 True Black certification. The 4K OLED panel is paired with NVIDIA’s powerful GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. Other highlights of the OLED display panel include a 1ms response time and TUV certification for reduced blue light emission. The Razer Blade 15 is now on sale in the US and Canada for a starting price of $1,999 (INR 1,39,600 approx.) for the base model and $2,399 (INR 1,67,500 approx.) for the advanced model. In other markets, the updated Razer Blade 15 will go on sale starting next month.
New Razer Blade Pro 17
Razer’s new flagship gaming notebook boasts an updated design that is said to be 25% more compact compared to other 17” gaming notebooks. The laptop uses Razer’s vapor chamber cooling system and a new multi-fan design to keep the internals running cool during long gaming sessions. Like the Razer Blade 15, the flagship Razer Blade Pro 17 is available with an Intel Core i7-9750H CPU with a 2.6GHz base clock speed and 4.5GHz boost speed. As for graphics, the notebook is available with a choice of GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design, or RTX 2080 Max-Q options.
Moving on to the display, the new Razer Blade Pro 17 comes with a custom-calibrated 17.3-inch Full HD panel featuring a 144Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut coverage. In terms of connectivity, the Razer Blade Pro 17 includes 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports, and a UHS-III SD card reader. The gaming notebook also boasts Bluetooth 5.0 support and a new Intel Wireless AX WLAN card with 2.4Gb/s throughput. Some of the other major highlights include 16GB of DDR4-2667MHz dual-channel memory, 512GB PCIe SSD, and a Windows Hello-capable IR face camera. The Razer Blade Pro 17 will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and China starting next month. Prices will start at $2,499 (INR 1,74,500 approx.) for the base configuration.