The 2018 Razer Blade: Australian Specs, Pricing And Release Date

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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.

Specifications

Specifications

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.


Comments

    I really don't know who the gaming laptops are marketed towards. Do any gamers actually buy these things? They are ridiculously overpriced (not just the Razer brand, but virtually every gaming laptop ever made) and most hardcore PC gamers I'd wager would have built a desktop equivalent for a fraction of the price these go for. You're paying for the convenience of the portability I guess but IMO that's not worth the premium these products ask for.

    Not to mention the keyboards on most of these products are terrible for gaming on.

    I could build an equivalent desktop gaming powerhouse with more RAM, more storage, bigger monitor and better video card for a little over half the price of that top end FHD model.

    I'm genuinely curious if any readers actually buy these or products like them.

      So far, I have had 3 Alienware gaming laptops (including the awesome M11x now discontinued) and two MSi stealth pro’s. I also have a self built custom desktop at home. To me, gaming laptops ar defiantly worth it for portability of gaming and other stuff. Most people have a laptop for general purpose, I just pay more for the high end gaming element. In all my cases, the keyboards have been excellent and it’s hard to fault the steelseries on the MSI so would absolutely disagree with your generic comments in that regard. They don’t all have to be high cost either and in many cases people may buy a 17in a completely domaway with the traditional desktop. Personal preference as is affordability.

      Easy buy for a FIFO gamer imo.

      I'm on my 2nd alienware also.

      Use it as a work machine, lots of grunt, cooling and ram for virtualization labs and expandable with the 2 disk bays.

      handy to game during lunch hour too

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