Razer Reveals New Updates To Blade 17 & 15 Laptops

This morning, Razer dropped new info on updates that have been added to both the Blade 17 Gaming Laptop, as well as the Blade 15 series. According to the company, the Blade 17 will be getting several improvements to the model, including having processors up to an Intel i9-11900H Anti-Fingerprint Resistive Coating, a full HD webcam and four omnidirectional microphones, four upward-firing THX-certified speakers, a 280W GaN power brick, and multiple processor upgrades. We have the details below from the company about the improvements on both the Blaze 17 and the Blade 15.

The Blade 17 has been giving a sharper upgrade, courtesy of Razer.
The Blade 17 has been giving a sharper upgrade, courtesy of Razer.

With the inclusion of the i9-11900H processor, packed with eight cores and 16 threads, the Blade 17 reaches new levels of performance that were previously unheard of in an Intel-based Razer Blade. The CPU clocks in with a max turbo frequency of up to 4.90GHz, meaning users can expect drastically improved speeds both in-game and in multi-threaded workloads. By pairing it with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU and display options up to a 4k Touchscreen, Razer has created one of the most powerful 17-inch gaming laptops on the market. The Blade 17 also sports a new anti-fingerprint resistive coating to further reduce smudges on the exterior chassis after daily use. With the 11th generation Intel platform comes a bevy of quality-of-life improvements in the Blade such as faster storage, faster memory, and dual-sided Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.

The Blade 17 sports an improved Full HD 1080p webcam, providing true clarity for any need. It also doubles the number of dedicated microphones from two to four, making video calls a breeze, and houses four upward firing speakers for fully immersive gaming. The highly praised Razer Blade vapor chamber and touchpad also see further developments, the latter in the form of improved palm rejection, preventing accidental cursor movements while typing. The improved vapor chamber provides an even more efficient heat dispersion process to further prevent high temperatures on the system, cementing the Blade 17's claim to be a true desktop replacement with its ability to accomplish any task thrown at it with ease. The Blade 17 is rounded out with all the tried-and-true Razer features that fans can expect in a Blade, including per-key Razer Chroma RGB backlighting, immersive THX Spatial Audio for dynamic sound that adds to the realism of any gaming or entertainment experience, and an abundant offering of ports to eliminate unnecessary dongles, including an SD card reader and USB-C power delivery.

A look at the Blade 15 line, courtesy of Razer.
A look at the Blade 15 line, courtesy of Razer.

Alongside the Blade 17, the Blade 15 Base model returns to the spotlight with 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H Processors and is available for pre-order now as a Razer.com exclusive starting at $1,799.99/ €1,899.99. The Blade 15 Base will feature top-of-the-line graphics capabilities up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU. The Blade 15 Base brings the newest generation of Intel features to the most affordable Blade in the lineup, with two PCIe 4.0 SSD slots for expandable storage, faster memory and processor speeds, and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity. The Razer Blade 15 also features THX Spatial Audio for immersive 360-degree sound that puts you in the middle of any entertainment experience from gaming to enjoying music and watching movies.

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