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Razer cuts down the price of the Blade 15 with a more affordable base model

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

What you need to know

  • Razer announced a new Blade 15 Base model with a lower starting price.
  • The most affordable Blade 15 Base model has an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics.
  • The new Blade 15 Base model costs $1,500 and is available for preorder now (opens in new tab).

Razer announced a new Blade 15 Base model (opens in new tab) that's more affordable than its more powerful siblings. The new Blade 15 Base model still features the same design, including its CNC-finished aluminum body and matte black anodized finish, but it costs just $1,500. The previous lowest price of the Razer Blade Base model was $1,600, so you shave off $100 while still being able to get an excellent laptop.

The Razer Blade 15 is on our best Windows laptops list, is the top pick on our best gaming laptops list, and was crowned the best gaming laptop in our best of 2020 list. In other words, we love the laptop, and now you can grab one for less than before.

The new Blade 15 Base model has a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H 6 core processors and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The display of the new Blade 15 Base model is a 15.6-inch display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It covers 100 percent sRGB, so you should expect excellent color accuracy. The laptop also comes with a 256GB SSD and 16GB of RAM.

The new base model is a nice addition to the Blade 15 lineup that makes it just a bit easier and more affordable to grab such a highly-rated device. It's worth noting though, that right now you can grab a slightly better model (opens in new tab) for the same $1,500 thanks to a sale. It has the same processor, GPU, and other core components, except it has a faster 144Hz display.

The more affordable Blade 15 base model has a lower starting price, and that price should stick around even after the holidays, but if you're picking a Blade 15 up right now, it's a better bargain to grab the 144Hz model.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.