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Razer Blade 15 (2018)

We have collected and analyzed 48 expert reviews and 13 user reviews from international sources. experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 95/100. The average review date is Aug 14, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 1012657 reviews from other Laptop Computers. The alaSCORE™ for this product is 99/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Razer shaves a bit off the price of a Razer Blade 15

 

The new dual-storage base model cuts a few corners on extras, but keeps its premium look and feel.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Razer Blade review: Riding the knife edge between gaming and work

 

The newly upgraded Razer Blade is the perfect laptop for undercover gaming.

Great overall redesign, with a larger screen, smaller bezels and bigger touchpad. Includes either an Nvidia 1060 or 1070 GPU, which is enough for almost any laptop gamer. 144Hz display option. Cool keyboard lights, if that's your bag.

Painfully expensive considering Nvidia 1060 laptops can be found for under $1,000. The 4K touchscreen option isn't available yet.

The redesigned Razer Blade moves the bar on slim gaming laptops, with better hardware and a bigger screen, but you'll need a bigger budget for it, too.

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):70 / 80
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 2
Front camera signal format:720p

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6 / 39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080 / 3480 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel UHD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.5
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard backlit colour:Various
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2667
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:5.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Manual:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPort version:1.4
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:150

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 4.1 / 4.10
Processor cache:6 / 9
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Haswell
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.20 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I7-4720HQ / i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1364
Processor threads:12 / 8
Stepping:C0 / U0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134906
Processor code:SR1Q8 / SR3YY
Processor package size:37.5 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.5 / 235
Height :1.79 / 16.8 / 17.3
Weight:1.9 / 2.07 / 2.15
Width:34.5 / 355