As one of PC gaming's biggest names, there are often Razer gaming laptop deals to be had. And as we get ever closer to Black Friday you can bet that there'll be some sleek green-and-black Razer laptops on sale over the next few weeks.
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And, whether you love it or hate it, Razer is also responsible for the world's first LED credit card, gamer gum, and even an energy drink. The fact that Razer can make these ridiculous items along with some of the best gaming laptops this year is very 2020.
If you're after the ultimate Razer gaming laptop, have a look at the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model, which boasts an Intel Core i7-8750H processor and Nvidia RTX 2080 Super. And weighing in at less than five pounds and 0.7 inches thin, you'd be hard-pressed to find a worthy competitor in the gaming laptop market. Of course, if you're after something that will leave a smaller dent in your wallet and don't mind sacrificing a bit of performance, the Razer Blade Stealth may be more to your liking if you need to do more work than play.
Razer Blade Stealth 13| Intel i7 | GTX 1650 Ti |
$1,799.99 $1,699.99 at B&H
This is really the first true gaming ultrabook. It's a beautifully slim machine, sporting Intel's top Ice Lake CPU, and still manages to pack in a discrete GTX 1650 Ti GPU. That's not exactly the peak of gaming chips, but in a tiny laptop like this it makes a difference. There's also 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD in there too. Packed.View Deal
Razer Blade 15 Base | Intel i7 | RTX 2070 |
$1,999.99 $1,899.99 at Amazon
The Base model of the Blade 15 still comes with a hell of a specs list, with a 6-core, 12-thread CPU, a high-end RTX 20-series GPU, and a 144Hz FHD screen. You also get 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD inside that sleek, all-aluminum chassis. And, of course, you get a whole lot of RGB LEDs because Razer.View Deal
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The Razer Blade 15 Advance Model sports a powerful RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU whose profile sits at a lean at 0.7 inches thin. At the same time, it weighs fewer than five pounds, making it the perfect travel companion.
The Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model is a contemporary example of how to do gaming laptops right. Rivaling the MacBook Pro in its size while simultaneously giving it a run for its money in terms of performance—not to mention keyboard reliability and comfort— the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model remains our favorite gaming laptop of 2020.
Assuming the Advanced Model costs too much, the Razer Blade 15 Base Model is a formidable alternative. Wielding up to RTX 2060 graphics—that's the more powerful non-Max-Q, mind you—the Base Model is a more affordable alternative to Razer's flagship 15-inch machine. It still has the 15.6-inch display intact, but don't bank on a 4K panel. This one ranges from full HD that is 1920 x 1080 pixels on show, 60Hz to full HD 144Hz. Either way, the screen is a proper fit for the GPU inside. I'm talking GTX 1660Ti, or a full-blown RTX 2060. Both graphics card options are available with either the last-gen Core i7 9750H or the 10th Gen 10750H.
The Stealth's sleek chassis has no right to housing a graphics card capable of delivering actual gaming frame rates, but with the GTX versions, you genuinely can. The original Blade Stealth machines tapped out with a weak-sauce MX150 GPU, but the latest gaming-grade GTX silicon means you can play the latest games, even if you do need to be a little more parsimonious with your in-game graphics settings.
Granted, there aren't a whole lot of other options. With GPU's choice or no GPU, you get either a 256GB SSD or 512GB SSD, and with either the GTX 1650 or GTX 1650 Ti, you can have 1080p screens at 60Hz or 120Hz or a full 4K touch screen. For the price, you could buy a beefier, high-performance PC adorned with all the latest bells of whistles. But then you'd be really missing the point.
At 0.6 inches thin and around three pounds light, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 is meant to be carried around, either for work or for play. Its six-plus hour battery life bodes well for its endurance. Its small, 4.5" x 1.5" x 1" USB-C power brick is a shining example of how little space a charging cable should occupy in your bag. All told, the Razer Blade Stealth is a first-rate gaming ultrabook that can finally deliver on that promise.
Admittedly, the Razer Blade Pro 17 is due for an upgrade; it's still sat on the 9th Gen Core i7 mobile chip, and we haven't seen tell of a 10th Gen Comet Lake update. Still, it's worth noting that it's the only 17-inch laptop Razer currently sells, making it the obvious pick for gaming on a big screen. It's also one of the few Razer laptops that ship with a 240Hz screen for high-performance gaming.
The latest version is still slightly smaller than the original Blade Pro 17, shaving a little off its weight and thickness. It's still a larger chassis compared with its Blade 15 and Stealth laptops. If you work in editing, a large bright screen makes you're life easier. Honestly, you're not missing out much, not having either the 10th Gen Intel silicon or Super GPU from Nvidia, which makes the current Blade Pro 17 still a worthy big-screen laptop investment.