Razer Blade 15 Review, a Powerful Gaming Laptop

Are you wondering whether or not the Razer Blade 15 is worth your money? Then, you need to know more about this head-turner laptop.

Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, this gaming laptop can run video games at ultra-preset. Since it is equipped with a 4.1 GHz hexa-core and 16GB GDDR5 RAM, you don’t need to downgrade any application or settle with low-resolution gaming.

Razer has been known to produce the best gaming hardware and software. Now, the Razer Blade 15 is one of their latest products up for grabs.

Compelling, mind-blowing, satisfying: these are the reasons why this laptop is worth your money and time.

Razer Blade 15 Details

Razer Blade 15 Design

The gaming laptop is available in two colors: ink-black and mercury white.


Its chassis looks sleek, and its logo is embossed, and it gleams. But unlike Asus’ ROG Zephyrus, it doesn’t have logo backlighting.

Yet, the Razer logo reflects every color in the vicinity. If you put the laptop near velvet tiles, its logo will gleam with that color.


The mercury white Razer Blade looks very much like Apple’s MacBook Pro. However, no bezel surrounds the Blade 15’s display.


It also sports white keys and different colored LEDs.


With its weight, this laptop is one of the lightest and slimmest gaming systems on the market. It only weighs 4.7 pounds and is 15.6 inches long.


It’s lighter than the Alienware 15, and a bit heavier than the MacBook Pro.

Razer Blade 15 Features

Razer Blade 15 Features

The most notable specification of the Blade 15 is its 8th generation core i7 processor. Yet, it has more to offer.

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1.
  • 1920 x 1080 Pixels Max Resolution

Gamers consider this resolution as the “True HD.”


It makes gaps larger and models bigger than HD-ready displays. In 4:3 and 16:10 resolutions, the pixels are rectangles, not squares.


If you take screenshots, it produces HD images.


In other words, this resolution makes high definition games look truly realistic.

2.
  • 4.1 GHz Clock Speed

With its processor, you don’t need to over-clock its CPU.


With its 8th generation core i7, you will seldom experience lagging. And the frame rate will always be around 90 to 100%.


You may multitask while you are playing games, as long as you tick the Windowed Mode option.


You can actually open several applications while running a full-screen game, but alternating between windows could be difficult.

3.
  • Hexa-core Processor

Hexa-core means six cores. More cores consume more power, but hexa-cores are more powerful than quad-cores.


A hexa-core processor can execute more scripts than those with quad-cores. This implies it can run resource-heavy applications with ease.


Unlike desktops, laptops are limited in both GPU and CPU power. For example, the 7700HQ MSI gaming laptop can only run the Civilization VI at a 29% frame rate.


But, the Razer Blade 15 can seamlessly run modern resource-intensive video games such as Monster Hunter World, Far Cry 5, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins.


For example, Origins’ ultra-preset at 1080p requires six cores to run. For that game, 1 core is equivalent to 36 to 45 FPS. So, having extra CPU power is a major plus.


If a laptop has 4GB RAM and UHD 680 GPU, but only has four cores, expect crashes and lags, as well as broken graphics at Ultra and Medium preset.

4.
  • 3.0 USB port

USB 3.0 is two times faster than USB 2.0. If you are moving a 2 GB file, it will only take around 30 to 40 seconds with a 3.0 USB port and USB.


Its transfer rate is 5 Gbps, but some factors can affect this speed. That’s why transfer time, sometimes takes longer.


A 3.0 port is also bi-directional. This means you can overwrite the data being transferred.


If you’re running a portable game application stored in your USB, you won’t experience annoying crashes.

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5.
  • Audio

Being able to play at high volume is a delight for gamers. Sadly, the Razer Blade 5 doesn’t produce loud crystal clear sounds.


Even with the Dolby Atmos enabled, its audio can’t surround a small lab space. You also may not hear low frequency sounds even at high volume.


The sound of gunfire isn’t that realistic, and in-game explosions will not surprise you.

6.
  • Graphics

Nvidia’s RTX chips are equipped with ray tracing. Ray tracing, along with the 1920 x 1080 resolution, makes games look realistic.


It also enables Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS). This helps render HD graphics and improves gaming performance.


With these specifications, the Razer Blade 15 can run Battlefield V at 95 FPS.


Also, the Rise of the Tomb Raider runs at 60 to 70 FPS on this computer. The Alienware m15 can only run that game at 49 FPS.

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What We like and do not like

Pros

  • Beautiful and eye-catching chassis
  • Its processor provides ample power for gaming at Ultra Preset
  • Sports a rainbow keyboard
  • High refresh rate display
  • Extremely clear graphics

Cons

  • Mediocre audio quality
  • Battery power sometimes drains fast

Number 1: Razer Blade 15


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The Razer Blade 15 is not the biggest gaming laptop on the market. Yet, its max resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.


Its 8th generation core i7 processors have six cores, and its clock speed is enough to run resource-intensive video games at ultra-preset.


With its 16 GB DDR5 RAM, you can multitask without experiencing shutdowns, crashes, and page freezes.


Its speaker may not be the best, but you can use headphones to truly enjoy realistic sound effects.

Number 2: Asus’ ROG Zephyrus


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Asus’ ROG Zephyrus comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 processor. It’s as powerful as Intel’s Core i7.


It can smoothly run any modern computer video game. However, Razer’s Intel UHD 630 graphics is more powerful than ROG’s Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti.


The Razer Blade 15 can render games better than the ROG Zephyrus.


When it comes to battery life, Zephyrus lasts longer than the Blade 15. It can last for up to ten hours.

Number 3: Alienware m15


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The Alienware m15 is considered as the best Alienware laptop. Like the Blade 15, it’s also incorporated with an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor.


However, it only has an 8 GB DDR4 RAM. It's not as powerful as the Razer Blade 15. At 7.7 lbs., it’s also heavier than other gaming laptops out there.


Nevertheless, the Alienware m15 can still run the latest games because of its processor and GPU. But, don’t expect a 100% frame rate when you’re playing at ultra-preset.

Conclusion

The Razer Blade 15 is a powerful gaming laptop. It may be cheaper than Asus’ ROG Zephyrus, but it can run modern games smoothly. Have you ever dreamed of playing at an ultra-preset and 100 FPS? If you do, then this gaming laptop can change the way you view video games. With its powerful parts, you can upgrade your gameplay and take your gaming career to a whole new level.

(Last Updated On: June 30, 2019)

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