Alongside the new Razer Phone 2 comes a pair of new Blade 15 laptops. Both are still based on the current device, but what we're getting is a new entry model and a new limited edition version.
The limited edition is a Mercury White Blade 15 and the bad news (for most of the world) is it's exclusive to North America and China. It swaps the black and green combo of the regular Blade 15 for a striking white paint job with black ports and no light up logo on the lid. It looks pretty incredible, all told.
It's available in a couple of configurations, but only with a 1080p 144Hz display, so no 4K option, but it comes with 16GB of RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD and either a GTX 1060 or GTX 1070.
As for the launch, all we know right now is that "limited quantities" will be made available by the end of 2018 with prices starting at $2,199.
For gamers on a tighter budget, the new entry-level Blade 15 will be of interest. On the outside it looks the same as the rest of the Blade 15 family but a number of spec drops have helped to reduce the asking price by $300. What hasn't been dropped, however, is the six-core Intel Core i7-8750H, 16GB of upgradeable RAM and the 6GB GTX 1060 GPU. So for gaming, it's still on point.
Where Razer has managed to make savings is with some of the other specs. The display is 1080p, but on this model is limited to the 60 Hz panel, and the NVMe storage is gone in favor of a combination of an m.2 SSD and a 2.5-inch HDD. The keyboard retains Chroma lighting, but on this model is a single zone.
Prices for the new entry model Blade 15 start at $1,599, and in North America and China it's available to order right now. Europe and Asia-Pacific markets will get availability from November.
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