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Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q

Specifications

Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q (Blade Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 735 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 419.71, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 19-19-19-43, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Sharp LQ156M1JW03 (SHP14C5), IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, 512 GB 
Soundcard
NVIDIA TU104 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 3 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.8 x 355 x 235 ( = 0.7 x 13.98 x 9.25 in)
Battery
80 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.21 kg ( = 77.96 oz / 4.87 pounds), Power Supply: 755 g ( = 26.63 oz / 1.66 pounds)
Price
3000 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86.35% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 94%, features: 66%, display: 95% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q

88.8% Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (i7-9750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q, 240 Hz) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The Blade 15 is barely one year old and Razer is continuing to push it to the limits with new CPU, Wi-Fi, and display options. How much of a performance boost can this new 9th gen Intel and RTX 2080 Max-Q SKU offer over the last 8th gen Intel and RTX 2070 Max-Q SKU?
80% Razer Blade 15 (OLED) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $3,299 Blade 15 has always been a beautiful laptop, but with a 4K OLED panel, it's a head-turner from the inside out. Equipped with a Core i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU, the notebook has more than enough power for play (and work, if you're so inclined.) And despite that beautiful yet power-sapping display, it managed to last more than 4 hours on our battery test. If you're dead set on an OLED panel, but want to save a few bucks, consider the $2,499 Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED, which offers similar performance on the gaming and overall performance front. However, the screen is not as vivid as the Blade 15's, and it doesn't last as long on a charge. But if you're looking for a thin-and-light gaming laptop that serves up power, speed and endurance with a beautiful 4K OLED display, the Razer Blade 15 is a cut above the rest.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (Mid-2019, OLED)
Source: PC Mag English
Razer's Blade 15 Advanced Model was always envy-inducing, and the OLED-screen version makes it even more so. It's pricey, even for a gaming laptop, but if you can afford it, you'll find it sleek, satisfying, and powerful.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Gaming Laptop Review
Source: The Tech Revolutionist English
The Razer Blade excels as a gaming notebook computer, providing excellent gaming experiences across the board. It was able to perform very well in all sorts of tests, and Razer’s choice of high quality components really gave the system an edge. Its clean and minimalist design also makes it stand out from any other gaming notebook computers in the market, setting it apart from the mainstream.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2019
90% Razer Blade 2019 review
Source: Techradar English
The Razer Blade may be egregiously priced, but Razer crammed much more value into its high-power gaming laptop than ever before. If you do end up plunking down the thousands required, know that you’re getting the complete gaming laptop package.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Razer Blade 2019 review
Source: Techradar English
The Razer Blade may be egregiously priced, but Razer crammed much more value into its high-power gaming laptop than ever before. If you do end up plunking down the thousands required, know that you’re getting the complete gaming laptop package.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Razer Blade 15 (2019) review: RTX-powered gaming bliss?
Source: Pocket Lint English
Like the previous version, the Razer Blade 15 is a fully capable laptop that's nicely understated and wouldn't stand out in the office. With new Nvidia RTX graphics it has some serious gaming punch too. The pricetag might raise some eyebrows, but there's no denying its a tasty little machine with a lot of power on tap.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Razer Blade 2019 review
Source: Techradar English
The Razer Blade may be egregiously priced, but Razer crammed much more value into its high-power gaming laptop than ever before. If you do end up plunking down the thousands required, know that you’re getting the complete gaming laptop package.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Razer Blade 15 Advanced review (2019 model – i7-8750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The 2019 version of the Razer Blade 15 really won me over this year and overall this is the best-polished gaming ultraportable on the market right now. Razer packed plenty of performance into this small body, the build is just as robust as it's always been, the software has a purpose and works well, the trackpad is huge and works flawlessly, the screen is great, you get punchy front-facing speakers and they’ve even added biometrics into the tiny bezel. It still sits a little higher in cost than the competition, but the premium is worth it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Razer Blade 15 (2019) review: Sharper than ever
Source: Hardware Zone English
At S$4,679, the Blade 15 will cut a huge chunk out of your wallet, but that's the price you pay for a top-end GPU and good design. To be sure, it's hardly perfect, and noise and heat concerns are very real. However, I could say the same of pretty much any slim and light gaming laptop, and the fact remains that the Blade 15 stands up well against the competition and is simply very, very fast.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
90% Razer Blade 2019 review
Source: Techradar English
The Razer Blade may be egregiously priced, but Razer crammed much more value into its high-power gaming laptop than ever before. If you do end up plunking down the thousands required, know that you’re getting the complete gaming laptop package.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Flotte Hardware im kompakten Aluminiumgehäuse
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2019
86% Razer Blade 15 RTX 2080 Max-Q Exquisites Gaming-Notebook mit 240-Hz-Display
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 100% features: 70% display: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Razer Blade 15 Flüsterleise Daddelflunder
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2019
Razer Blade 15 - sprawdzamy bardzo mocnego laptopa gamingowego
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Stylish design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; long battery life; silent system; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2019

Comment

Model: Razer has long established itself as one of the forefathers of elite gaming experience since circa 2010 and does not seem to be slowing down in its track. The globally renowned gaming brand has recently come out with two distinct models for the long-awaited Razer Blade 15. The saying that good things come in small packages holds unwavering truth for the Razer Blade 15 as it is the world’s smallest 15.6-inch gaming laptop packed with astounding horsepower waiting to be put into motion. It has laid down its benchmark by entering the gaming scene with both the Base Model and the Advanced Model, which is specifically constructed for hardcore gamers. The gaming community will appreciate and rejoice in learning that both models share options for the latest 9th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. In terms of comparing the two sides of the same coin, the Base Model features a Full HD display for an optimal elite gaming screen experience whereas the Advanced Model boasts Full HD panels up to 240 Hz and 4k options with a new OLED panel as an extra step taken to the next mile.

For something considered small in the gaming laptop industry, the Razer Blade 15 sure packs a boosted cooling system. The Advanced Model of the Razer Blade 15 operates using a custom vapor chamber for its cooling system which is crafted from cutting-edge thermal materials to disperse heat as quietly and efficiently as possible without coming off as a nuisance for its user. The Base Model, however, does not fall behind albeit lacking a vapor chamber for heat dispersion. The Base Model runs its cooling system using a bespoke heat pipe system instead which siphons out built-up thermal heat under the constant elevating pressure of demanding task loads. Custom 44 fan blades were made for the Razer Blade 15’s cooling system to better facilitate dissipation of heat. Moreover, the incorporation of nanoparticle thermal blockers reduce potential hot spots from building up more unnecessary heat to the entire device.

The Razer Blade 15 does not only wear the classic color of black; it also dons the monochromatic color of Mercury White and has stripped off the brand’s signature neon green accents in favor of a more subtle and sleek overall appearance. This subdued and muted aesthetic comes off as refreshing compared to the other kin that the Razer family has sired throughout the decade. However, this particular model has not completely shed itself off from its legacy as the Razer Blade 15 still wears the triple-headed snake icon on the display cover, thus proudly distinguishing itself as one of the brand’s many prestigious laptops to date.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,944 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2080 to achieve a much lower power consumption. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  
9750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 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.
15.6":

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.
2.21 kg:

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).


86.35%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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