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Razer Blade 15 just got $400 cheaper, now shipping with a new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti option

Razer Blade 15 just got $400 cheaper, now shipping with a new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti option (Source: Razer)
Razer Blade 15 just got $400 cheaper, now shipping with a new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti option (Source: Razer)
The price of entry for Razer laptops has always been on the high side. The new entry-level GTX 1660 Ti SKU should make it a little easier for users to pull the trigger by dropping the minimum price of a 2019 Blade 15 from $2000 to $1600 USD.

With the new Ice Lake-U Blade Stealth front and center at this year's IFA 2019, Razer has taken the opportunity to quietly update its Blade 15 series with a fourth Turing GPU option. Previous SKUs were limited to the RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q, and RTX 2080 Max-Q only.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti SKU is the latest entry-level option for the Blade 15 and it retails for $400 cheaper than the previous cheapest RTX 2060 option. When considering that the mobile GTX 1660 Ti is merely just a few percentage points slower than the mobile RTX 2060, this would make the Blade 15 series even more attractive than before especially if you have no interest in RTX-specific features like ray-tracing or DLSS.

Other than the GPU swap, the GTX 1660 Ti SKU will come with a much smaller 128 GB SSD accompanied by a 1 TB HDD for storage. Furthermore, the 144 Hz panel is only optional whereas the aforementioned RTX SKUs all come with 144 Hz panels as standard.

We'll be testing the GTX 1660 Ti SKU soon to see how it holds up against its siblings. Razer is now shipping this configuration for a starting price of $1600.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-09- 6 (Update: 2019-09- 7)
Allen Ngo
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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.