Best mid-range

XPG Xenia 15 KC

Xpg Xenia 15

Most configurable

Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15 Reco

The XPG Xenia 15 KC is a superb gaming laptop for people looking for something in the mid-range, as it's more affordable than similarly configured Razer Blade 15 models. However, there are no alternative configurations available, and the battery life is considerably worse as well.

$2,150 at Newegg

Pros

  • Powerful hardware
  • Excellent display
  • Strong port selection
  • More affordable than similar Razer Blade 15

Cons

  • No alternative configurations
  • Worse battery life

The Razer Blade 15 is the better choice for people who want hardware that's either more powerful or less expensive than what's under the XPG Xenia 15 KC's hood, and it also has better battery life. In the mid-range, though, the XPG Xenia 15 wins out thanks to its lower price.

From $1,800 at Razer

Pros

  • Powerful hardware
  • Excellent display
  • Strong port selection
  • Better battery life

Cons

  • Similar models are pricier than the XPG Xenia 15 KC

Both the XPG Xenia 15 KC and the Razer Blade 15 are excellent gaming laptops, but the XPG Xenia 15 KC is ultimately the better choice if you're looking for a device equipped with an RTX 3070. The Razer Blade 15, meanwhile, is better for other configurations.

XPG Xenia 15 KC vs. Razer Blade 15: Pricing and specs

Razer Blade 15 Logo 2021 LidSource: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

In many ways, both the XPG Xenia 15 KC and the Razer Blade 15 are incredibly similar — as long as you're only looking at the mid-range RTX 3070 configurations of the Blade 15. In this instance, both laptops have an RTX 3070, a powerful Intel Core 11th Gen i7-11800H CPU, plenty of RAM and storage (notably, the Xenia 15 KC has 32GB of memory compared to the Blade 15's 16GB), a healthy selection of great I/O ports, and top-notch 1440p 165Hz displays (you can opt for a FHD 360Hz display on the Blade 15 if you want). In this spec range, the XPG Xenia 15 KC is a few hundred dollars cheaper than the Blade 15, giving it a clear advantage. The only benefit of buying a Razer Blade 15 with these specs is that its nine-hour battery life trumps the six to seven hours that the XPG Xenia 15 KC is capable of.

XPG Xenia 15 KC Razer Blade 15
OS Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
CPU 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H
11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H
11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900H CPU
RAM 32GB 16GB
32GB
Graphics NVIDIA RTX 3070 NVIDIA RTX 3060
NVIDIA RTX 3070
NVIDIA RTX 3080
Storage 1TB SSD 512GB SSD
1TB SSD
Display 15-inch 2560x1440 (QHD) 165Hz display 15-inch 1920x1080 (FHD) 144Hz display
15-inch 1920x1080 (FHD) 360Hz display
15-inch 2560x1440 (QHD) 165Hz display
15-inch 2560x1440 (QHD) 240Hz display
15-inch 4K OLED 60Hz display
Ports 1x Thunderbolt 4
3x USB-A
HDMI 2.1
Ethernet
SD card reader
3.5mm audio
2x Thunderbolt
3x USB-A
HDMI 2.1
Ethernet
SD card reader
3.5mm audio
Audio Dual speakers Dual speakers
Wireless Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
Camera Front-facing 720p
IR camera for Windows Hello
Front-facing 720p
IR camera for Windows Hello
Battery 6-7 hours 9 hours
Dimensions 14 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches 13.98 x 9.25 x 0.67 inches
Weight 4.2 pounds 4.4 pounds
Price Starts at $2,150 Starts at $1,800

Where the Razer Blade 15 takes the lead is in situations where you'd prefer to either have a more powerful RTX 3080 GPU or a more affordable RTX 3060. The Razer Blade 15 has configurations with these graphics cards available, but the XPG Xenia 15 KC does not. This prevents you from getting a Xenia 15 KC with the hardware that you want, making the Razer Blade 15 the clear choice in this scenario. The Blade 15 also has an option for the i9-11900H CPU, which offers considerably better performance than the i7-11800H. Note that regardless of configuration or model, both the XPG Xenia 15 KC and Razer Blade 15 have excellent keyboards, an enjoyable trackpad, and sleek, premium designs with RGB-backlit keys.

XPG Xenia 15 KC vs. Razer Blade 15: Which should you buy?

Xpg Xenia 15 Kc 2021 ReviewSource: Windows Central

Both of these gaming laptops are fantastic, and the one that will be the best for you largely depends on context. Do you want a mid-range gaming device that's more affordable than the Razer Blade 15's RTX 3070 configuration? The XPG Xenia 15 KC will be a better pick since it offers near-identical performance for a lower price.

However, you should opt for the Razer Blade 15 if you're looking for longer battery life, a more budget-friendly RTX 3060 system, or a beefy RTX 3080 system with an i9-11900H. The wider array of configurations mean that the Blade 15 is perfect for people who aren't looking for a mid-range RTX 3070 system.

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Best mid-range

Xpg Xenia 15

XPG Xenia 15 KC

A mid-range champion

The XPG Xenia 15 KC is a superb gaming laptop for people looking for something in the mid-range, as it's more affordable than similarly configured Razer Blade 15 models. However, there are no alternative configurations available, and the battery life is considerably worse as well.

Most configurable

Razer Blade 15 Reco

Razer Blade 15

A cut above

The Razer Blade 15 is the better choice for people who want hardware that's either more powerful or less expensive than what's under the XPG Xenia 15 KC's hood, and it also has better battery life. In the mid-range, though, the XPG Xenia 15 wins out thanks to its lower price.

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