Razer Blade 15 Base Model
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Razer Blade 15 Base Model
Perhaps surprisingly, the new Blade 15 Base Model does a few things better than the original Advanced Model while retailing for hundreds of dollars less. Find out here how Razer managed to switch things up in all the right places to create the most affordable 15-inch Blade laptop yet.
The Razer Blade 15 Base model certainly looks and feels like a member of the Blade family. The chassis is very high quality with a solid construction thanks to the CNC milled aluminium body. It’s a little thicker than the advanced model but it’s an overall small footprint which makes it a very portable laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The Blade 15 Base Model trims a few frills from Razer's flagship Blade, but it keeps most of its best aspects. Just make sure you need the slim design; you're giving up some gaming grunt to gain it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/29/2018
Source: Gameswelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2019
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 78% features: 96% display: 96% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 90%
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Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Razer: Razer USA Ltd. is an American hardware manufacturer founded in 1998. The focus is on gaming devices as well as accessories; traditionally computer mice. The products were often named after fables or animals. However, Razer also offers laptops under the series name "Blade".
There are reviews on the Razer Blade series since 2013, but not overly many. The market share in the laptop market is low and the ratings are average (as of 2016).
85.33%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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