Razer Launches Razer Blade (2018) Gaming Laptop, Starts At $1900

by Habeeb Onawole 0

Last week, we reported that Razer had a launch scheduled for today. The event which held in Beijing, China wasn’t for the Chinese launch of the Razer Phone but for the new Razer Blade Gaming Laptop.

Razer Blade

The Razer Blade (2018) comes with a larger 15.6-inch display compared to its predecessor’s 14-inch screen. However, the bezels have been significantly reduced. Its small form factor gives it the title of the world’s smallest gaming laptop with a dimension of 355 x 235 x 16.8 mm. It also weighs approximately 4.5lbs (~2.04kg).

The Razer Blade comes in four different configurations. The base model has a GTX1060 GPU, a Full HD 60Hz screen, and 256GB SSD. It is followed by a $2200 model with a Full HD 144Hz screen, the same GPU above, and 512GB SSD.

The third model priced at $2400 has the same screen and storage as the second but a GTX1070 GPU while the 4th has a 4K touch display and the same GPU and storage capacity as the third. It is priced at $2900. Of all four models, only the third is available for purchase right now, the remaining three will be available in June.

Razer Blade desk setup

All models are powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core 17-8750H processor with 16GB of RAM (expandable to 32GB). They also have an 80Wh lithium-ion polymer battery supplying juice. You can also expand the storage on all models up to 2TB.

For connectivity, there is Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm audio jack, three USB 3.1 Type A ports, HDMI 2.0b port, a Mini DisplayPort, and a Thunderbolt port that allows you connect up to three external monitors.

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Razer also announced two new external GPUs for its Razer Core line. There is the Razer Core X which costs $300 and the Razer Core V2 which is priced at $500.