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Here are all the differences between the 2019 and 2020 Razer Blade 15 models in one table

Here are all the differences between the 2019 and 2020 Razer Blade 15 options in one table (Image source: Razer)
Here are all the differences between the 2019 and 2020 Razer Blade 15 options in one table (Image source: Razer)
Base Model or Advanced Model? Razer Blade 15 laptops look so much alike that they can be difficult to tell apart. Our table below summarizes all the physical differences between the latest models currently available.
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(May 25, 2020 update: 2020 Advanced Model comes standard with the Core i7-10875H and the 2020 Base Model starts at $1600. The table has been corrected to reflect this.)

Razer has been using the same chassis design for all of its Blade 15 laptops during these past few years. While this creates a sense of uniformity and recognition, it can also make it difficult for shoppers because there are actually several key differences between most models. Users looking for specific features found only on certain configurations, for example, would have to do their research well and look very closely at the details.

If you're in the market for a new 2019 or 2020 Blade 15, then the table below should make it a little easier to choose between a Base Model or Advanced Model. Notable differences include thickness, battery capacity, storage, and display — features that wouldn't be immediately obvious by just looking at pictures.

The table also illustrates that the Advanced Model isn't necessarily better than the Base Model despite what the name may suggest. Advanced Model SKUs are faster and slightly thinner, but they sacrifice wider storage options and RJ-45 in the process which can be invaluable to a lot of gamers.

Beyond just hardware, there are additional differences between the Blade 15 SKUs including brightness, fan noise, and battery life depending on the display, CPU or GPU involved. We recommend checking out our existing reviews on the Blade 15 series for more information as usual.

 

2020 Blade 15 Base Model

2020 Blade 15 Advanced Model

2019 Blade 15 Base Model

2019 Blade 15 Advanced Model

CPU

10th gen Hexa-core Core i7-10750H

10th gen Octa-core Core i7-10875H

9th gen Hexa-core Core i7-9750H

9th gen Hexa-core Core i7-9750H

GPU

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q

GeForce RTX GTX 1660 Ti
GeForce RTX 2060

GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

Display

1080p 144 Hz IPS matte
2160p 60 Hz OLED glossy, no touch

1080p 300 Hz IPS matte
2160p 60 Hz OLED glossy, touchscreen

1080p 144 Hz IPS matte

1080p 144 Hz IPS matte
1080p 240 Hz IPS matte

Storage

2x M.2 2280 PCIe x4

1x M.2 2280 PCIe x4

1x M.2 2280 PCIe x4
1x 2.5-inch SATA III

1x M.2 2280 PCIe x4

Webcam

720p, no IR

720p, IR

720p, no IR

720p, IR

Ports

3x USB 3.1 Type-A
USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type-C
Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 2.0

Kensington Lock

3.5 mm combo audio

Gigabit RJ-45

 

3x USB 3.2 Type-A
USB 3.2 Gen. 2 Type-C
Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 2.0
Kensington Lock

3.5 mm combo audio
SD card reader

3x USB 3.1 Type-A
Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 2.0

Kensington Lock

3.5 mm combo audio
Gigabit RJ-45

Mini-DisplayPort 1.4

3x USB 3.2 Type-A
Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 2.0
Kensington Lock
3.5 mm combo audio

Mini-DisplayPort 1.4

Color Options

Black
Mercury White

Black only

Black
Mercury White
Rose Quartz

Black
Mercury White

Wireless

Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6

Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6

Intel 9560 Wi-Fi 5

Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6

Charging

AC adapter only

AC adapter, USB Type-C

AC adapter only

AC adapter only

Weight

2.09 kg – 2.1 kg

2.14 – 2.2 kg, Vapor chamber

2.1 kg

2.2 kg, Vapor chamber

Keyboard

Single-zone RGB lighting
Enlarged Shift key, smaller Up/Dn keys

Per-key RGB lighting
Enlarged Shift key, smaller Up/Dn keys

Single-zone RGB lighting
Smaller Shift key, larger Up/Dn keys

Per-key RGB lighting
Smaller Shift key, larger Up/Dn keys
Optional optical keyboard switches

Battery

65 Wh

80 Wh

65 Wh

80 Wh

Dimensions

355 x 235 x 19.9 mm

355 x 235 x 17.8 mm

355 x 235 x 19.9 mm

355 x 235 x 17.8 mm

Price

$1600 starting

$2600 starting

$1600 starting

$2000 starting

2019 Blade 15 Base Model. Note the M.2 slot and 2.5-inch SATA III bay
2019 Blade 15 Base Model. Note the M.2 slot and 2.5-inch SATA III bay
2020 Blade 14 Base Model. Razer has swapped out the 2.5-inch SATA III bay on last year's Base Model for another M.2 slot
2020 Blade 14 Base Model. Razer has swapped out the 2.5-inch SATA III bay on last year's Base Model for another M.2 slot
2019 Blade 15 Advanced Model. Note the Vapor chamber cooler and single M.2 slot only
2019 Blade 15 Advanced Model. Note the Vapor chamber cooler and single M.2 slot only
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Allen Ngo, 2020-05-23 (Update: 2020-05-25)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.