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Is Razer Blade 15 a good PC for playing Apex Legends?

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

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Apex Legends (Image credit: Electronic Arts)

Is Razer Blade 15 a good PC for playing Apex Legends?

Best answer: Absolutely. Both the old and the new models of the Razer Blade 15 can run Apex Legends well. You'll need a newer model if you want to push past normal HD resolution or get a super high framerate with the settings maxed out, though.Right from the source: Razer Blade 15 (opens in new tab) (From $1,600 at Razer)Buy from Microsoft: Razer Blade 15 (opens in new tab) (From $2,300 at Microsoft)

What hardware do you need for Apex Legends?

While many modern titles require the best graphics cards and processors in order to run great, Apex Legends can actually run very well on average hardware. This is because Apex Legends has lower system requirements than many other games that have come out in 2019, and thus works well even with middle-of-the-road hardware, such as some of NVIDIA's weaker GTX GPUs.

What makes the Razer Blade 15 great for Apex Legends?

The reason that the Razer Blade 15 is great for Apex Legends is that all of its configurations have the ability to handle the game well. The old model that uses an NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card and an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor is good enough to play the game at 60 frames per second (FPS) as long as you don't mind turning a few settings down, Meanwhile the newer models use NVIDIA RTX graphics cards and can be outfitted with a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H processors. They can push the game to higher resolutions such as 1400p or even 4K, as well as boost frame rate to over 100FPS.

The configuration you choose largely depends on what you need. If you're planning on playing the game competitively or want the best possible graphics, then going with one of the stronger, newer models is your best bet. However, if you simply want a device that can play the game well and want to save money where you can, the older model of the Razer Blade 15 is what you should go for.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.