The folks that brought us the world’s first LED credit card, gamer gum, and even a Razer energy drink. The fact that Razer can make these ridiculous items along with some of the best gaming laptops around is a testament to its transition from a niche “cult” into a much more varied, mainstream “lifestyle brand.” Whatever that means.
Let’s face it; Razer laptops are not cheap. So whenever we see any Razer laptops on sale, we let the world know. Despite the brand’s love of RGB LEDs, designs have been edging in a more restrained direction over the past few years, which is great if you don’t want your laptop looking like a techno-nightmare. We think that Razer gaming laptops are some of the best-looking mobile devices around, and luckily they’re also some of the best-performing too.
If you’re after the ultimate Razer gaming laptop, have a look at the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model, which now boasts RTX 30-series GPUs and weighing in at less than five pounds, and 0.7 inches thin. You’d be hard-pressed to find a worthy competitor in the gaming laptop market. Of course, if you’re after something that will leave a smaller dent in your wallet and don’t mind sacrificing a bit of performance, the Razer Blade Stealth may be more to your liking, especially if work is top priority overplay.
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The Razer Blade 15 Advance Model sports a powerful RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU whose profile sits at a lean at 0.7 inches thin. At the same time, it weighs fewer than five pounds, making it the perfect travel companion.
The Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model is a contemporary example of how to do gaming laptops right. Rivaling the MacBook Pro in its size while simultaneously giving it a run for its money in terms of performance—not to mention keyboard reliability and comfort— the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model remains our favorite gaming laptop of 2020.
Assuming the Advanced Model costs too much, the Razer Blade 15 Base Model is a formidable alternative. Wielding up to RTX 2060 graphics—that’s the more powerful non-Max-Q, mind you—the Base Model is a more affordable alternative to Razer’s flagship 15-inch machine. It still has the 15.6-inch display intact, but don’t bank on a 4K panel. This one ranges from full HD that is 1920 x 1080 pixels on show, 60Hz, to full HD 144Hz. Either way, the screen is a proper fit for the GPU inside. I’m talking GTX 1660Ti, or a full-blown RTX 2060. Both graphics card options are available with either the last-gen Core i7 9750H or the 10th Gen 10750H.
The Stealth’s sleek chassis has no right to housing a graphics card capable of delivering actual gaming frame rates, but with the GTX versions, you genuinely can. The original Blade Stealth machines tapped out with a weak-sauce MX150 GPU, but the latest gaming-grade GTX silicon means you can play the latest games, even if you do need to be a little more parsimonious with your in-game graphics settings.
Granted, there aren’t a whole lot of other options. With GPU’s choice or no GPU, you get either a 256GB SSD or 512GB SSD, and with either the GTX 1650 or GTX 1650 Ti, you can have 1080p screens at 60Hz or 120Hz or a full 4K touch screen. For the price, you could buy a beefier, high-performance PC adorned with all the latest bells of whistles. But then you’d be really missing the point.
Admittedly, the Razer Blade Pro 17 is due for an upgrade; it’s still sat on the 9th Gen Core i7 mobile chip, and we haven’t seen tell of a 10th Gen Comet Lake update. Still, it’s worth noting that it’s the only 17-inch laptop Razer currently sells, making it the obvious pick for gaming on a big screen. It’s also one of the few Razer laptops that ship with a 240Hz screen for high-performance gaming.
The latest version is still slightly smaller than the original Blade Pro 17, shaving a little off its weight and thickness. It’s still a larger chassis compared with its Blade 15 and Stealth laptops. If you work in editing, a large bright screen makes you’re life easier. Honestly, you’re not missing out much, not having either the 10th Gen Intel silicon or Super GPU from Nvidia, which makes the current Blade Pro 17 still a worthy big-screen laptop investment.