Razer’s newest Blade 15 laptop is loaded with the latest 13th-generation Intel Core i7 13800H processor and NVIDIA’s newest GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs — up to the RTX 4070.
The Blade 15 is designed to be a portable yet powerful laptop and is able to utilize the latest from Intel and NVIDIA thanks to what it calls an “enhanced vapor chamber” for cooling and thinner 0.05mm exhaust fins. Together, Razer says these provide “exceptional” thermal control which is needed in order to cram that hardware into a chassis that is 25% smaller than the Blade 16.
Razer’s 15-inch laptop is the thinnest Blade computer in the company’s 2023 line and weighs less than four and a half pounds while still able to provide “over” six hours of use from its 80Wh battery. It also features a 16:9 aspect ratio QHD 240Hz display with a 2.5 millisecond response time and 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
The Blade 15 is also upgradeable and can accommodate up to 4TB of storage using an extra M.2 slot and up to 64GB DDR5-5200MHz memory.
Razer is offering two versions of the laptop, one that features the NVIDIA RTX 4060 and one with the 4070. Both utilize the same 2.5GHz 14-core Intel i7-13800H processor, which can Turbo Boost up to 5.2GHz, and both feature two Thunderbolt 3 ports with power delivery, display port 1.4 with NVIDIA GPU output, and the dimensions and weight between the two options are also identical. Basically, the only notable difference between the two options is the GPU and the price: the 4070-equipped version costs $2,800 while the 4060-equipped laptop costs $2,500.
All Blade laptops are protected by a one-year manufacturing warranty and a two-year battery warranty.
NVIDIA 40-Series Comes to Blade 16 and 18, Too
In addition to bringing a new Blade 15 laptop, Razer also announced that the recently launched Blade 16 and Blade 18 laptops are now also available equipped with the RTX 4060 and 4070 GPUs. The Blade 16 with an RTX 4080 GPU costs $3,600 while the 4090-equipped version costs $4,300. The Blade 18 with an RTX 4080 is available for $3,800 while the 4090 version retails for $4,500.
All Razer Blade 15, 16, and 18 laptops with NVIDIA 40-series GPUs are available to order starting today from Razer’s website, though some are technically listed as “pre-order” since they aren’t expected to ship until next week.
Razer’s laptops with NVIDIA 30-series GPUs are also still available, and for most photographers that is probably a better deal since the 40-series GPU doesn’t do quite enough to rationalize the higher price.
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