Razer introduces new Blade 15 gaming laptop with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPU and Razer Raptor 27-inch 144Hz gaming monitor

Razer Blade 15

Razer has announced a new range of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model gaming laptops. This upgrade is mostly focused on increased graphics performance with the inclusion of new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs. The company has also introduced the all-new 27-inch gaming monitor concept; the Razer Raptor.

All models are powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 core processor, 16GB of dual-channel system memory with up to 512 GB of fast SSD storage. Additionally, it also comes with a new Windows Hello-capable IR camera. The Base Model of the Razer Blade 15 features the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with Max-Q design and a CNC-milled compact aluminum chassis.

The high-end Blade 15 will be available with a choice of RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6), RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6), or the RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6), with the top two configurations using a Max-Q design. As the name suggests, the base model sports a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays with 144 Hz refresh rates. All models feature 4.9mm thin bezels flanking the display. There is also a model with 240 Hz refresh rates and sports a 4K OLED touch display.

The Razer Blade 15 comes with vapor chamber technology for the cooling solution instead of the traditional heat pipes found in most gaming laptops. The new GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs utilize GDDR6 memory. The Razer Blade 15 model packs 16GB of DDR4-2667 MHz dual-channel system memory and up to 512 GB, with support for up to 2 TB of storage. The dual-front firing speakers also support Dolby Atmos for immersive audio.

Razer Raptor

Razer has also announced its all-new 27-inch gaming monitor concept, the Razer Raptor. The desktop screen will be unveiled at CES 2019 as an early-design-phase model. The production units are slated for release later this year. It comes with a custom-calibrated WQHD (2560×1440) IPS edge-to-edge panel with thin 2.3 mm bezels. The monitor will feature AMD Radeon FreeSync adaptive sync technology with fast response times featuring 1 ms Motion Blur reduction and a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz.

The Razer Raptor can display vibrant colors, thanks to its 95% DCI-P3 wide color gamut and support for HDR content. The monitor is height adjustable monitor is also capable of tilting backward of up to 90 degrees for easy I/O ports access. It comes with built-in CNC milled channels, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 USB-C which includes power delivery, and 2 USB-A 3.1 ports.

Pricing and availability

The new Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs start at $2,299 (Rs. 1,60,620 approx.) and will be available from January 29 from Razer.com and select retailers in the United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Germany, and China. The Base Model of the Razer Blade 15 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with Max-Q design is currently available starting at $1,599 (Rs. 1,11,715 approx.) from Razer.com and other retailers.

The new Razer Raptor gaming monitor is priced at $699 (Rs. 48,750 approx.) and is scheduled to be available later this year from Razer.com in the U.S. and Canada.

Kaustubh Sanghani, general manager, GeForce OEM at NVIDIA said:

Gamers demand the best performance when it comes to PC graphics, and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs fuse the performance of next-generation shaders with real-time ray tracing and AI, blurring the line between movies and gaming, with cinematic-quality rendering. Seeing this technology available in a super compact laptop based on Max-Q design principles, such as the new Razer Blade 15, gives users a new level of graphics performance in a highly mobile platform.