One month later, the Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060 is still out of stock
Razer's first 15.6-inch gaming laptop has been available since the start of this month and most major outlets have already given their glowing reviews on the system. Our own tests on both the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 SKUs do indeed show the new Razer laptops to be better than the competing MSI GS65 and Gigabyte Aero 15X v8 in several aspects. If you actually want to own one, however, Razer has yet to have all of its SKUs in stock.
The official Razer online store offers the following four configurations of the Blade 15:
- GeForce GTX 1060, 256 GB, 1080p60 - $1900 USD
- GeForce GTX 1060, 512 GB, 1080p144 - $2200 USD
- GeForce GTX 1070, 256 GB, 1080p144 - $2400 USD
- GeForce GTX 1070, 512 GB, 1080p144 - $2600 USD
Unfortunately, the $1900 USD and $2600 USD configurations continue to be sold out with no ETAs on restocking or ship dates. When considering that both the M.2 SSD and SODIMM slots are upgradeable, there are plenty of reasons why one may prefer the entry-level SKU instead of the next step up. In fact, we've found that the GTX 1060 configuration even runs cooler and quieter than the costlier GTX 1070 options.
Lastly, Razer is still planning to add a 5th configuration that utilizes a native 4K UHD 60 Hz touchscreen by the end of this month. With only one week left until August and the entry-level GTX 1060 SKU still nowhere to be found, however, we wouldn't be surprised about any potential delays.