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Razer Blade 15 gets Intel 9th-Gen CPUs, choice of 4K OLED or 240Hz displays

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

The Razer Blade 15 is getting a 2019 refresh, its second one in the last six months. While the overall design remains the same, it's the processor and display technology that is getting a significant bump — something we heard rumblings about back in January at CES.

Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model

The Razer Blade 15 Advanced — the more expensive version — is getting two new display options.

First up, for hardcore gamers, there is now a 15.6-inch full HD 240Hz matte display with 100 percent sRGB that's also individually factory calibrated, combined with an NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q Design or RTX 2080 Max-Q Design graphics, both with Optimus Technology.

For those more poised towards multimedia creation with occasional gaming, there is now a jaw-dropping 15.6-inch OLED 4K touch screen at 60Hz with the one-millisecond response and 100 percent DCI-P3 calibration.

CategorySpec
OSWindows 10 Home
Processor9th Gen
Intel Core i7-9750H
Six cores
Up to 4.50 GHz
RAM16GB dual-channel
DDR4-2667MHz
Up to 64GB
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Design
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q Design
Storage256 or 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Display15.6 inches
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 240Hz (matte)
OLED 4K Touch at 60 Hz
PortsUSB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A x3
Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
HDMI 2.0B output
Mini DisplayPort 1.4 output
AudioDual speakers
Dolby Atmos Support
WirelessIntel Wireless-AX200 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Bluetooth 5.0
CameraFront-facing 720p
Window Hello IR
BiometricsIR camera
KeyboardPer-key RGB Razer Chroma
TouchpadPrecision
Battery80 Wh
Weight4.73 - 4.87 lbs (2.15 - 2.21 kg)

Like other gaming laptops coming out in the next few months, Razer is dropping in a brand-new 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H processor. That CPU flaunts six cores and 12 threads and up to a 4.5GHz Max Turbo with 12MB cache.

Other bits include Intel Wireless AX200, Bluetooth 5, Windows Hello IR camera, 2,667 MHz DDR4 RAM that is expandable to 64GB by the user, and a modest 80WHr battery.

Users can still choose the all-black Razer Blade 15 with a lit green logo or the tamer "Mercury White" edition with a non-lit Razer logo with black USB ports.

Razer Blade 15 base model

Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15 (Image credit: Razer)

For those who want to save some money, Razer is bumping the Blade 15 base model with a 144Hz full HD matte display, and it too gets that new 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H processor, making it a much more competitive offering than last year's variant.

CategorySpec
OSWindows 10 Home
Processor9th Gen
Intel Core i7-9750H
Six cores
Up to 4.50 GHz
RAM16GB dual-channel
DDR4-2667MHz
Up to 32GB
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Storage512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Empty 2.5" slot (SATA)
Display15.6 inches
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 144Hz (matte)
PortsUSB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A x3
Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
HDMI 2.0B output
Mini DisplayPort 1.4 output
Gigabit Ethernet
AudioDual speakers
Dolby Atmos Support
WirelessIntel Wireless-AC9560 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 5.0
CameraFront-facing 720p
Window Hello IR
BiometricsIR camera
KeyboardSingle-zone RGB Razer Chroma
TouchpadPrecision
Battery65 Wh
Weight4.63 lbs (2.10 kg)

For the GPU, there's now an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Optimus Technology, 512GB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) — there is no more secondary spinning hard disk drive, but there is a spare SATA slot) — and a 65WHr battery.

New Razer Blade 15 pricing and availability

Pricing is typical Razer with the Blade 15 base model coming in at $1,999, while the Blade 15 Advanced model with the 240Hz display starts at $2,399. That 4K OLED, though, is not cheap, topping off at $3,299.

Look for preorders and shipping of these new Blade 15s to start on April 24 from Razer, Microsoft, and Best Buy.

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Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.