Razer Blade 15 gets entry-level model and a limited Mercury White edition
If you’ve been eyeing the attractively sleek chassis of the Razer Blade then here’s some good news: it just got cheaper. The entry-level Razer Blade 15 was announced earlier today, lowering the gaming laptop’s starting price to S$2,499.90.
The 15.6-inch base model packs an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, and 16GB of DDR4-2667MHz memory into a CNC aluminum chassis measuring only 0.78-inch thin. It uses an m.2 SSD and a 2.5-inch HDD for storage, available in 128GB/1TB or 256GB/2TB configurations. Both the memory and storage are expandable.
Flipping it open you’ll find a Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz screen that’s factory calibrated for 100 percent sRGB, while the keyboard sports single-zone RGB lighting. Connectivity options include a Mini DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), and three USB 3.1 ports. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port, if you don’t feel like using the array microphones on the webcam. A 65Wh battery keeps the LEDs on for up to six hours.
The standard Razer Blade 15 is also getting an alternate color scheme, if only for a while. The limited Mercury White edition can be upgraded with a GeForce GTX 1070, while other hardware changes include a 144Hz screen, per-key RGB lighting, and a 512GB PCIe SSD. Razer’s white peripherals have been pretty popular, so it’s no surprise that they’d extend this color scheme to the Razer Blade too.
Here’s pricing at a glance:
- Razer Blade 15 base model (local pricing)
- 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD — S$2,499.90
- 256GB SSD + 2B HDD — S$2,799.90
- Razer Blade 15 Mercury White edition (US pricing)
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q — US$2,199 (approx. S$3,039)
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q — US$2,599 (approx. S$3,592)
Both models are available for order now in US, Canada, and China, while Asia-Pacific gets their chance in November 2018.