Razer Blade 15, Review, Premium Power if you’ve got the cash
Razer Blade 15 Qhd – Geforce Rtx 30 Ti Review
Razerthink – The Razer Blade 15 has long ruled the high-end world, consistently ranking as one of the best gaming laptops on the market. Razer has a strong reputation for producing some of the best gaming laptops on the market. Thanks to a premium aluminum chassis and robust components, while the new Razer Blade 15 removes the Advanced moniker from the previous model, it is still an attractive choice for gamers. The new Razer Blade 15 Advanced is one of the better options as far as it has plenty of power in the thinnest and lightest package. Changes to the chassis are not drastic, and power is now integrated into the keyboard and additional ventilation at the bottom.
I think the Blade design is perfect, and I won’t complain much. But the main drawback of this Laptop is that it is expensive; the base model starts at $ 2,499 with the RTX 3060 and the screen, even though it’s color, you can get a better screen for the price you pay for this Laptop, but other things you won’t get from its competitors. While it’s not cheap, with prices starting at $2,499.99 for the RTX 3060 / i7-12800H models, there’s plenty to choose from for those looking to shop in the luxury bracket. The base model has an asking price of $2,499 and features a 15.6-inch 240Hz QHD (2560 x 1440) display, 12th gen Intel Core i7-12800H processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU, 16GB DDR5 RAM, and 1TB SSD storage.
The more powerful model for $3,999 comes with a 1ms 144Hz UHD (3840 x 2160) display, 12th gen Intel Core i9-12900HK CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU, 32GB DDR5 RAM, and 1TB SSD storage (can be upgraded to 2 TB) . Though it’s a bit pricey, we conclude that this is the best Razer laptop on the market for people with money to spend.
Not much has changed aesthetically with the Blade 15 compared to last year’s Blade 15 Advanced, and the new Razer Blade combines style and function. It is housed in a CNC milled aluminum chassis with particular high-quality components. And it has long been considered one of the best in gaming laptop gaming – especially if you like a simple design. Everything feels locked and loaded, though there’s still some pretty hefty flex to the screen, and the hinge has a noticeable wobble. Even so, the hinge is super strong and can be lifted with just one finger without shifting the position of the bottom at all.
- Luxury matte black chassis
- Build quality feels durable and strong
- New ventilation system
You’ll find additional ventilation around the bottom of the chassis, which involves removing metal from the chassis. But that doesn’t change the weight or dimensions of the Laptop. It weighs 4.4 pounds (2.01 kg) and 3.98 x 9.25 x 0.67 inches (355 x 235 x 16.99 mm), and the buttons are more prominent with less space between them. Looking at the keyboard in more detail will provide a more ergonomic typing experience. You’ll also find that the power button has been relegated to the main deck. This is becoming more and more common in slim designs, and it didn’t pose a problem for me as I’m used to similar layouts elsewhere.
The significant change this year is the overall thickness of the Laptop. The RTX 3070 and 3080 models are now as thin as 0.67,” and the RTX 3060 models are even lighter at 0.62″. And it weighs about 4.4 pounds for the 3060 version and 4.6 pounds for the 3070/3080 model, and it’s evenly balanced, so taking the Laptop off the edge is pretty natural. You will see a screen with thin bezels when looking at the screen. The camera is centered on the top bezel, which is now FHD and Windows Hello enabled. Very nice upgrade.
There are multiple ports on the Razer Blade 15 configuration, three USB 3.2 gen 2 Type-A ports, two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, one power port, one HDMI 2.1 port, and one UHS-II SD Card Reader, one microphone combo jack. And one Kensington lock port.
The base model has a 15.6-inch 240Hz QHD (2560 x 1440) LED display supporting 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, Advanced Optimus, and Nvidia G-Sync. Micro-edge bezels surround the matte display at 4.9mm on the left and right sides. The most expensive model comes with a 15.6-inch 144Hz 4K (3840 x 2160) display with a response time of 1 ms. It sports a Corning Glass display surrounded by a 4.9mm micro-edge bezel on the sides. Razer does not provide a brightness estimate. The only thing I would like more is the screen to be a little brighter at 270 nits.
But be careful to buy a 240Hz QHD screen. There is a problem with WIFI interference, but the problem only occurs when connected to specific wifi six routers; maybe this problem is from the wifi antenna, which may be located on the screen, causing some interference that interferes with the screen and causes flickering. So if you intend to buy it, I think you have to be patient until Razer fixes this problem.
With the RTX 3080 Ti engine, Razer had to think about all the cooling techniques under the hood of this Laptop so it doesn’t fly like a drone. But Razer can tame the RTX 3080 Ti under the hood. It lifted everything in Razer Synapse software (pushing CPU and GPU to their limits). This Laptop has an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H processor; this CPU has a base clock of 2.6Ghz and boosts at 4.6Ghz. I think you can do anything with it. And Razer added Advanced Optimus and MUX to this Blade 15 configuration with a QHD display. How Advanced Optimus and MUX work is a system that allows to seamlessly switch between iGPU and dGPU and establish a direct connection between the internal display and dGPU with games.
The SSD for both units is a 1TB Samsung M.2 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive. Razer isn’t kidding here because it’s a severe SSD with blazing fast speeds. And you get a spare M.2 place for another purpose. The Razer Blade 15 comes with Synapse pre-installed, which can be used to change CPU TDP and GPU TGP. It is set to Balanced by default, but if you shift it to Manual, you can adjust each component individually.
Razer Blade 15. battery life
Battery The Razer Blade 15 features a built-in 80WHr lithium polymer battery with support for 4.48V. As Razer states, the new 4th generation Max-Q technology, with CPU Optimizer, Rapid Core Scaling, and Battery Boost 2.0, will further improve efficiency, performance, and battery life. I took the battery life test with just the RTX 3080 version, at 50% brightness, which is around 73 nits. Here are my results:
- 10.3 W (~7 hrs 43 min of use) – idle, Best Battery Mode, screen 0%, wifi ON, backlight off;
- 4.9 W (~5 hours 20 minutes of use) – text editing in Word with light internet usage, Better Battery Mode, 40% screen, wifi ON;
- 15.9 W (~4 hours 10 minutes of use) – Fullscreen Youtube 1440p 60Hz on Chrome, Better Battery Mode, 40% screen, wifi ON;
- 14.7 W (~4 hours 30 minutes of use) – 1080p Netflix full-screen video in Chrome, Better Battery Mode, 40% screen, wifi ON;
- 21.2 W (~2 hours 58 min of use) – heavy browsing on Chrome, Better Performance Mode, 40% screen, wifi ON;
- 77.6 W (~50 minutes of use) – Gaming – Valorant, Maximum Performance Mode, 80fps limit, 40% screen, wifi ON.
USB charger, Razer has their new GaN charger. This is good! It can deliver 100W with a single USB-C connection, but it also has a spare USB-C and 2x USB-A connections. The total power that can be offered is 130W.
Heat on the Razer Blade 15
The Razer Blade 15 Advanced uses a vapor chamber cooling solution similar to last year’s model. For everyday use, the Laptop is relatively cool. With the temperature set to Balanced, you can do your job with CPU temperatures in the mid to high 40s. In fact, for casual use, the Speed is so low that you can almost call it inaudible.
I usually have. You might hear a slight buzzing in a tranquil room, but that shouldn’t bother you. The center of the keyboard measures 43.2 degrees Celsius, which is warm enough but not hot enough to make me want to stop gaming. The touchpad is relatively cool at 29.72 Celsius. At the bottom of the Laptop, the hottest point is off-center, the front, and measures 36.7 degrees Celsius. However, this temperature is not too hot. This is probably why Razer decided to redesign the laptop base to remove more metal and help improve airflow and thermals.
Audio on the Razer Blade 15
The speakers can be good for a “laptop” speaker. The bass from the speakers is very lacking. The lowest frequency is 120Hz. I’d like to see some improvements with these speakers in future models. Notice the Razer Blade 17 has quad speakers now. I hope Razer adopts it into this chassis as well. When trying the pre-installed THX Spacial Audio software, I noticed an increase in the bass.
For webcams, this year, Razer made FHD cameras. The pictures are noticeably sharper than in previous cameras, and the low-light correction is decent. But you can use it for professional web conferencing.
Software and Warranty on the Razer Blade 15
The software pre-installed on the Blade 15 gets you THX Spatial Audio, an audio equalizer, and an optimizer for sound tuning. The company’s Synapse software for controlling lighting, micro-adjusting, and more. You also get Windows 11 Home, which includes quite a bit of bloat, just like Spotify, WhatsApp, and more. Razer sells the Blade 15 with a one-year warranty.
- Cutting edge components
- Good gaming performance
- Excellent look and feel
- Luxury design with solid build quality
- Softer keyboard feel
- Competitors offer brighter screens
The Razer Razer Blade 15 is now available on the Razer website for
US$2,499.99 – Razer Blade 15 – QHD 240Hz – GeForce RTX 3060 – Black
US$2,999.99 Razer Blade 15 – QHD 240Hz – GeForce RTX 3070 Ti – Black
US$3,699.99 Razer Blade 15 – QHD 240Hz – GeForce RTX 3080 Ti – Black
US$3,699.99 Razer Blade 15 – Full HD 360Hz – GeForce RTX 3080 Ti – Black
US$3,999.99 Razer Blade 15 – UHD 144Hz – GeForce RTX 3080 Ti – Black
US$2,599.99 Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model – QHD 165Hz – GeForce RTX 3070 – Black
US$2,299.99 Razer Blade 15 Base Model – QHD 165Hz – GeForce RTX 3070 – Black
US$2,299.99 Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model – QHD 240Hz – GeForce RTX 3060 – Black
US$1,799.99 Razer Blade 15 Base Model – Full HD 144Hz – GeForce RTX 3060 – Black
US$2,099.99 Razer Blade 15 Base Model – Full HD 144Hz – GeForce RTX 3070 – Black
US$2,999.99 Razer Blade 15 – Full HD 360Hz – GeForce RTX 3070 Ti – Black
US$1,799.99 Razer Blade 15 Base Model – Full HD 144Hz – GeForce RTX 3060 – Black
The new Razer Blade 15 is the better choice for you; there’s a lot to choose from in the thinnest and lightest package. Both the 3060 and 3080 units perform very well, perhaps with the bonus of the 3060 model, which is more delicate and more affordable. With a slim chassis but a powerful engine, this is one of Razer’s great values in laptop manufacturing. Gaming performance is also quite good for a laptop.
I also think your productivity performance will not have a problem with this Laptop. The Blade 15 is well worth considering its premium design and build quality. The main downside here is the hefty price tag, But considering everything the Razer Blade 15 promises to deliver, it should be worth it for those who can afford it. The Razer Blade 15 deserves to be in the ranks of high-end gaming laptops.