First up we have an updated version of the Razer Blade 15, which Razer claims to be the world’s smallest 15.6-inch gaming laptop. That’s achieved by CNC-milling the chassis from a single block of aluminum allowing it to be just 0.7-inches thick. The aluminum provides strength while an anodized black finish makes the laptop scratch resistant.
Even though it’s small, the Blade 15 certainly isn’t lacking in power. Inside you’ll find an Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor, up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, and up to a 512GB SSD. On the graphics front, Razer will offer a choice between the newly-announced RTX 2060 (6GB), the RTX 2070 (8GB), or the RTX 2080 (8GB) GPUs. Cooling those high-performance parts is achieved through the use of vapor chamber technology, “server grade thermal interfaces,” and a combination of 0.1mm fins and low-noise fans creating a dual heat exchange system.
The 15.6-inch display options include a 1920-by-1080 panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and 100 percent sRGB color support. Alternatively, there’s a 3820-by-2160 panel for 4K output and 100 percent Adobe RGB color support. Pricing for the Razer Blade 15 with RTX GPUs starts at $ 2,299 and they will be available from Jan. 29.
If you want a larger display to plug your laptop into, Razer has you covered with a brand new gaming monitor called the Razer Raptor.
It’s a 27-inch 16:9 display with bezels that are only 2.3mm thick and surround an IPS panel with a resolution of 2560-by-1440. Razer combined that with Radeon FreeSync allowing for 4ms Overdrive response times, 1ms motion blur reduction, and a refresh rate of up to 144Hz. There’s also HDR support and a number of pre-programmed color profiles available that optimize the output for gaming, movie watching, or productivity.
The Raptor uses an aluminum base with a cable management system in the back allowing you to hide up to five cables. Connectivity includes HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C with power delivery, and two USB-A 3.1 ports. The height of the screen can be adjusted and tilted backwards up to 90 degrees so as to make accessing the ports easier.
Another feature you’ll find in the base of the Raptor is LED strips. Razer included these to support Razer Chroma, which allows for customizable color output using the Synapse 3 app. If you own other Razer hardware, it’s possible to synchronize the Chroma light show across all your devices.
The Razer Raptor gaming monitor will be available later this year in the US and Canada with an expected retail price of $ 699.99.