The Razer Blade line has produced some of the most mobile, technically advanced gaming laptops to date. Last night, Razer announced their 2018 refresh - and there are a few cosmetic changes lurking under that matte black hood. The new Blade, according to Razer, aims to be Ultra Fast, Ultra Small and Ultra Powerful, and with its beefed up specs and decreasing size, they certainly look like their going to meet those goals.
Here's what we know about the new Razer Blade, when you can get it and how much it will cost.
Importantly, the new Razer Blade will come in three different models: A Full HD model with a 60Hz IPS screen or with a 144Hz screen. Both feature GTX 1060s. The other model will have a 4K screen and include a GTX 1070.
|OS||Windows 10 (64-bit)|
|Processor||Intel i7-8750H (6 Cores/12 Threads, 2.2 GHz/4.1 GHz)|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2667MHz dual-channel, 32GB supported|
|Storage||256GB or 512GB PCIe SSD, 2TB supported|
|Screen|| 15.6-inch IPS 1920x1080, 60Hz/144Hz models
15.6-inch IPS 4K capacitive multi-touch
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / 1070 Max-Q Design|
|Battery||80Wh rechargable lithium-ion polymer battery|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||16.8mm x 355mm x 235mm (GTX 1060)
17.3mm x 355mm x 235mm (GTX 1070)
|Weight||2.07kg (FHD model)
2.15kg (4K model)
|Price (RRP)||$2,899-$3,999 (FHD)
4K pricing to come
2018 Razer Blade Australian Pricing
The pricing is totally dependent on the specs that you want to run with, as you'd expect. So here's the rundown for the Full HD models. All include 16GB RAM and the Intel i7-8750H.
1. FHD(60Hz), GTX 1060, 256GB — $2,899.00
2. FHD(144Hz), GTX 1060, 512GB — $3,299.00
3. FHD(144Hz), GTX 1070, 256GB — $3,699.00
4. FHD(144Hz), GTX 1070, 512GB — $3,999.00
We're currently waiting for details on the price of the 4K model and will update this post when we have a clearer indication of just how much they will cost.
2018 Razer Blade Australian Release Date
Availability is currently scheduled for "Early June", so you won't be waiting long for the beast to become available in retail stores. You can also sign up to be notified when the new Blade 15 becomes available for purchase by heading to Razer's website.