Razer has announced that, as of April 24, there will be two new screen options available for the Blade 15 Advanced gaming notebook: a 4K OLED panel and a high-frequency 240Hz LCD option. These new screens, which were shown for the first time at CES earlier this year, join the 144Hz LCD option that is already available. The Blade 15 Advanced also now comes with the new Intel Core i7-9750H processor that has a clock speed of 2.6GHz with a turbo boost at 4.5GHz and a new Wi-Fi network card 6 with support for speeds of 2.4Gbps.
The 240Hz screen is one of the highest update rates available, and provides a smoother gaming experience. It has a resolution of 1080p, a matte finish and supports 100 percent of the sRGB color space.
The new 4K OLED panel is available on machines with the Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics card and is a touch screen with an extended color space with full DCI-P3 support. It also has a response time of 1 ms, and comes with the HDR 400 True Black certification. Razer says that the OLED screen is TUV certified to reduce the blue light output, which should reduce the tension in the eyes of the users.
In addition to the new display options for the Blade 15 Advanced, Razer is also updating the base 15 Blade with the Core i7-9750H chip, the RTX 2060 graphics card and a 144Hz screen at 1080p, which is a big hit on the 60Hz screen previously available. However, these improvements come with a price increase, since the base model for Blade 15 starts at $ 1,999, an increase of $ 400 over last year's version.
Finally, Razer is also updating its 17-inch Blade Pro with a new design that echoes the current Blade 15 and Stealth. It is claimed that the new Blade Pro is up to 25 percent smaller than competing 17-inch gaming laptops, and has the steam chamber cooling system and multi-fan design that debuted on the Blade. 15 last year. It has a thin frame, a matte screen of 144Hz to 1080p and an IR camera with Windows Hello capability in the top frame.
The new Blade Pro has the same Core i7-9750H processor and the Nvidia RTX graphics options as the Blade 15, but comes with 512 GB of storage in the basic configuration and has an additional M.2 slot that can be filled with SATA or NVMe drives for further expansion.
The Pro blade also has a large number of I / O options, including two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C ports (one of which is also a port Thunderbolt 3), a 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port and a full-size UHS-III card reader. . Razer says the new Blade Pro will be available starting in May, with a price starting at $ 2,499.
Today's announcements should attract two types of high-end laptop customers: players interested in the new 240Hz Blade 15 screen and content creators who will be looking for the 4K OLED panel and its rich reproduction of colors. The Blade Pro could appeal to either of them. It has a highly updated screen and a lot of power for games, but it also has the I / O that content creators are looking for. We will be fine tuning all new machines as soon as we can, so stay tuned for more.