CES 2020 | Entire Razer Blade lineup getting refreshed with 10th gen Intel CPUs and new displays up to 300 Hz
The showstealer at Razer's floor this year was the Tomahawk desktop PC concept. Its clean and highly modular design allows users to easily swap out key components without the mess of cables or screwdrivers commonly associated with desktop PCs. Of course, this doesn't mean that existing Razer products won't be getting any love.
The 13.3-inch Blade Stealth, 15.6-inch Blade 15, and 17.3-inch Blade Pro will all be receiving their own individual updates within the next few months. Both the Blade 15 and Blade Pro will get new 10th gen Comet Lake Core H series CPUs that Intel revealed earlier this week alongside 1080p 300 Hz display options for even smoother gameplay. It's likely that the 300 Hz panels will be similar to the ones that are already shipping on the 15.6-inch Acer Predator and 17.3-inch Asus Zephyrus S GX701. Razer says the Blade Stealth will get new CPU and display options as well albeit they won't be the same as the aforementioned Core H SKUs or 300 Hz panels. Note that the system is already shipping with Ice Lake to imply that Razer may be considering Comet Lake-U.
No major visual updates to the Blade chassis are expected.
Perhaps the most intriguing part of this announcement is that the refreshed models are expected to be available within the first half of 2020 which just happens to be when the rumored Nvidia GPU refresh will be announced. The first GeForce RTX laptop launched in early 2019 meaning that Nvidia could be planning a 2020 refresh to keep sales afloat. Interestingly, the 2020 HP Spectre x360 15 will also be coming with a new Nvidia GPU that the manufacturer would not specify even though it's slated for a Q1 or Q2 launch window.