Razer's Blade 15 gaming laptop gets a new model that is a bit thicker, but has more memory and will cost you less.
This dual storage model includes both SSD and HDD memory and lowers the game carrier launch price to $ 1599. You get 128GB of SATA SDD on top of a 1TB HDD. If you're willing to pay $ 1,799, you can upgrade the dual storage to a faster 256GB PCI Express SSD, and get a 2TB HDD.
The earlier version of Blade 15, launched in May, began at $ 1
Addition of the HDD drive means that the dual-storage model is about 0.10 inches thicker than the single-storage version. (The full dimensions of the new model are measured at 0.78 by 13.98 by 9.25 inches.) In order to reduce costs, Razer also exchanged the original Blade 15 cooling mechanism, a steam chamber, for a traditional heat pipe. Razer Blade 15 Family (2018) ” border=”0″ class=”740″ src=”https://assets.pcmag.com/media/images/611643-razer-blade-15-family-2018.jpg?thumb=y&width=980&height=547″/>
On the plus side, Razer had enough space on the thicker laptop to add a Gigabit Ethernet port – another request from the gaming community that was not found in single-storage version.
The double-size model also comes with a slightly different keyboard, which can backlight each key, but only in a single color. In contrast, the single storage model can light up each key in a different color, but the small function symbols do not light on each key. (You can look at this image to see what we mean.)
Although the new dual-storage model is a bit thicker, it actually weighs a bit less than the single-storage version, but you still get up to six hour battery life.
With regard to specifications, the dual-storage model comes with a 15.6-inch 60Hz HD display, an eighth-generation Intel Core i7 -8750H processor, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics card.
PCMag has reviewed single storage Blade 15 in June and gave it an "excellent" score for its thin and elegant design. But we noticed that it was a little expensive, so it's good to see Razer expand the portable configuration and make it more avforable.
The Blade 15 dual-storage model is currently sold in the United States, Canada and China, and can be purchased at Razer.com, as well as retailers like Amazon.
With the introduction of the dual-storage product, Razer will retire the $ 1,899 version of single-storage Blade 15, so buy it while supplies last. Single storage machines will now start at $ 2,199, but they come in a new color: Mercury White. Look for it later this year at Razer.com in limited quantities.