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The new Razer Blade 15 is the slimmest 15.6-inch gaming laptop in the world

Razer claims that the new Blade is the slimmest 15-inch gaming laptop on the market right now. (Source: Razer)
Razer claims that the new Blade is the slimmest 15-inch gaming laptop on the market right now. (Source: Razer)
Razer managed to squeeze the 15.6-inch systems inside the older 14-inch Blade chassis. This makes the new Blade gaming laptops some of the slimmest models on the market to date. The refreshed specs include Intel's gen 8 hexa-core CPUs coupled with 16 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, and, depending on the budget, users can choose among a GTX 1060 or 1070 Max-Q GPU, FHD or UHD displays and 256/512 GB SSDs.
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The Blade gaming laptops are getting a much needed refresh this year, as Razer decided to up the ante with 6-core gen 8 Intel CPUs and a few improved features. Razer is now launching the new 15.6-inch Blade laptop in five different variants, in order to better suit a wider array of budgets.

Without further ado, here’s the list of shared specs for all variants:
•    Intel gen 8 Core i7-8750H clocked at 2.2 GHz (boost 4.1 GHz)
•    16 GB DDR4-2666 RAM (upgradable to 32 GB)
•    Vapor chamber cooling system
•    RGB backlit Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard
•    Stereo speakers and audio jack supporting the Dolby Atmos standard
•    Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0
•    720p webcam with incorporated mic
•    Connectors: 1x USB-C Thunderbolt 3, 3x USB-A 3.1, 1x mDP, 1x HDMI 2.0b
•    80 Wh battery

Here is the list of different specs for each variant, plus the prices:
•    GTX 1060 Max-Q, 6GB GDDR5, IPS Matte 1920×1080 @ 60 Hz, 256 GB SSD - $1,899
•    GTX 1060 Max-Q, 6GB GDDR5, IPS Matte 1920×1080 @ 144 Hz, 512 GB SSD - $2,199
•    GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8GB GDDR5, IPS Matte 1920×1080 @ 144 Hz, 256 GB SSD - $2,399
•    GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8GB GDDR5, IPS Matte 1920×1080 @ 144 Hz, 512 GB SSD - $2,599
•    GTX 1070 Max-Q, 8GB GDDR5, IPS Touch 3840×2160 @ 60 Hz, 512 GB SSD - $2,899 (available in the US, Canada, UK and Germany only)

As far as prices go, the five configurations might seem a bit pricey, but keep in mind that you are paying premium for the smallest casing on the market. Razer pretty much outdid itself and managed to squeeze the 15.6-inch systems in the previous 14-inch chassis. The GTX 1060 variants are only 0.66-inch thick and weigh 4.56 lbs, whereas the GTX 1070 variants are slightly thicker at 0.68-inch and weigh 4.73 lbs.

All new Blade 15.6-inch variants are available now on the official Razer web store.

The 15.6-inch display has very thin bezels and the whole system fits inside the older 14-inch chassis. (Source: Razer)
The 15.6-inch display has very thin bezels and the whole system fits inside the older 14-inch chassis. (Source: Razer)
A closer look at the left side ports (Source: Razer)
A closer look at the left side ports (Source: Razer)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1535 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-05-22 (Update: 2018-05-23)