How is the new Razer Blade 15 battery life?

Razer Blade 15
Razer Blade 15 (Image credit: Razer)

How is the new Razer Blade 15 battery life?

Best answer: At five to six hours of uptime, the Razer Blade 15 has a solid battery life. It's not the best when it comes to all laptops, but it's a great result for a gaming laptop when you consider many gaming laptops fall short of four hours.Get the newest model: Razer Blade 15 (2019) (From $2,200 at Razer)Older but less expensive: Razer Blade 15 (2017) ($1,600 at Microsoft)

How does the Razer Blade 15 perform?

On average, when playing a modern game in HD and with settings on high, you'll be getting anywhere between five and six hours out of the various different models of the Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop. The older Base Model from 2017 is equipped with a 65 Wh battery, while the newer Advanced Models come outfitted with a larger 80 Wh battery.

This is offset by the more powerful hardware. NVIDIA's new RTX graphics cards and Intel's 9th generation processor require more power than the old model's GTX 1060 graphics card and 8th generation processor. As a result, the overall battery life is still around five to six hours.

In terms of laptops overall, this is an average result. However, for gaming laptops specifically, this is actually quite a strong amount of uptime. Gaming laptops traditionally have had very poor battery life and because of this, most of the models that have come out in the past require you to stick close to an outlet as much as possible. This is not the case with the Razer Blade 15 models, though, as you can play for a solid few hours before needing to worry about charging.

Why get a Razer Blade 15?

A pair of Razer Blade 15 laptops

A pair of Razer Blade 15 laptops (Image credit: Razer)

Aside from the admirable battery life, there's plenty of other reasons to consider getting a Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop. The main one is that the device has a wide range of great configurations — whether you're looking for an entry-level gaming laptop or a beefy no-nonsense powerhouse, there's a Razer Blade 15 option for you. The 2017 model of the laptop is less expensive and less powerful, while the 2019 variants offer more horsepower for more money. You can configure a lot of the specs to fit your specific needs between these two points on Razer's website, too, giving you plenty of options.

In addition, all of the Razer Blade 15 models are both thin and light, which makes them amazing for taking with you when you leave the house. Portability is important for any laptop, and the Razer Blade 15 exceeds expectations in that regard. It's also worth noting that the devices simply look cool. Razer's sleek black aesthetic with RGB-lit accents has been a favorite of gamers for a long time, and the Razer Blade 15 lives up to that legacy spectacularly. Overall, the Razer Blade 15 is simply an excellent gaming laptop, no matter how you configure it.

Brendan Lowry

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