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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.

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.

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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, 2018-05-22 (Update: 2018-05-23)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.