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Razer introduces new entry-level model of Blade 15 and gamepad for smartphones

Razer has announced two new configurations of his Blade 15. These are cheaper models than those already available, with space for a hard drive next to the SSD. In addition, the Razer Raiju Mobile, a console gamepad.

The two new Razer Blade 15 models have the same Core i7-8750H as the models already on the market and there is also 16GB of ram. The video card is the GTX 1060 Max-Q. The screen is a matt 1080p panel with a refresh rate of 60Hz, where more expensive Blade 15s have a 144Hz screen.

Compared to the other models, there are two storage media instead of a single one. The cheapest model is a 128GB SATA SSD with HDD of 1TB. The other is a 256GB nvme PCI-e-SSD and a 2TB hdd. In addition, there is space for another m2 and a 2.5 “-SSD.

Furthermore, Razer saves on the keyboard illumination: it now covers a single zone, and the new models with 19.8mm are thicker than the 16, 8MM of the other Blade 15 models with GTX 1060. On the other hand, there is now an ethernet port, which is lacking in the other models. In November, the two new Blade 15 laptops in Europe will be released. Razer also announced a white Blade 15 but it only comes in the US, Canada, and China.

Razer Blade 15 versions and suggested retail prices
Price € 1700 € 1880 € 1950 € 2250 € 2450 € 2650
Cpu Core i7-8750H Core i7 -8750H Core i7-8750H Core i7-8750H Core i7-8750H Core i7-8750H
GPU GTX 1060 Max-Q GTX 1060 Max-Q GTX 1060 Max-Q GTX 1070 Max-Q GTX 1070 Max-Q GTX 1070 Max-Q
Screen Full-HD, 60Hz ] Full-HD, 60Hz Full-hd, 60Hz Full-hd, 144Hz Full-hd, 144Hz Full-HD, 144Hz
Ram 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB
Ssd 128GB (+ 1TB HDD) 256GB (+ 2TB hdd) 256GB 512GB 256GB 512GB

Razer introduces the Razer Raiju Mobile at the same time. This is a mobile gamepad where an Android phone needs to be plugged in, after which the connection goes via Bluetooth. The holder can be tilted up to 60 degrees and there are four buttons for the user to adjust the functions. Some games that work with the accessory are Vainglory, Lineage 2, Dead Trigger 2 and Gear-Club. The price is 150 euro.

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