Razer expands their Blade 15 laptop lineup with two new models

A special edition Mercury White Blade 15 gives gaming laptops a fresh, new look.

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Not content with simply offering some of the best gaming laptops on the market, Razer is now expanding their Blade 15 lineup with a pair of new models designed to accommodate the growing performance and storage needs that users demand. Additionally, an all new Mercury White model stands out from the traditionally dark-colored Razer laptops to provide a look that is rare in the gaming laptop market, as well as offering a blistering-fast 144Hz display.

The biggest changes arriving with these new Blade 15 models are an increase in storage configurations, including a combination of m.2 SSD and traditional 2.5” platter storage. Buyer can also opt into a much faster NVME SSD and platter combo. The new Blade 15 laptops also have improved, single-zone RGB keyboards that are fully customizable thanks to Razer Chroma technology. Gigabit ethernet ports round out the updated packages. Gamers who elect to go with the Mercury White Blade 15 can also make use of a 144Hz display panel that is 100% sRGB compliant and factory calibrated for accurate colors for no fuss.

The full specs for the new Blade 15 base model laptops are as follows:

  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor, 6 Cores / 12 Threads, 2.2 GHz/4.1 GHz (Base/Max Turbo), 9 MB Cache
  • 15.6-in. Full HD 60 Hz (1920 x 1080), 100% sRGB, matte screen w/ 4.9 mm bezel, factory calibrated
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 Max-Q design (6 GB GDDR5 VRAM, Optimus™ Technology)
  • 16 GB Dual-Channel system memory (DDR4, 2667 MHz), 32 GB maximum support
  • Storage Options, expandable (1x m.2, 1x 2.5-inch)
    • 128 GB SSD (SATA-III) + 1 TB HDD (5400 rpm)
    • 256 GB SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) + 2 TB HDD (5400 rpm)
  • Windows® 10 Home (64-bit)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth® 5 connectivity)
  • Mobile Intel® HM370 Chipset
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
  • 3x USB 3.1
  • Mini DisplayPort 1.4
  • Full key, single-zone RGB Powered by Razer Chroma™ anti-ghosting keyboard
  • Glass touchpad (Microsoft Precision Touchpad)
  • Razer Synapse 3 compatible
  • HDMI 2.0 audio and video output
  • Built-in front firing stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in webcam (1 MP / 720p) with array microphone
  • Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) security embedded
  • Built-in 65 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery, NVIDIA® Optimus™ support (up to 6 hours)
  • Kensington™ Security Slot
  • 0.78 in. / 19.9 mm (Height) x 13.98 in. / 355 mm (Width) x 9.25 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
  • Approximately 4.48 lbs. / 2.03 kg
  • Compact 180 W power adapter

The full specs for the new Blade 15 Mercury White laptops are as follows:

  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor (6 Cores / 12 Threads, 2.2 GHz / 4.1 GHz)
  • 15.6-inch Full HD 144 Hz (1920 x 1080), 100% sRGB, matte screen w/ 4.9 mm bezel, factory calibrated
  • GPU
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 Max-Q design (6 GB GDDR5 VRAM, Optimus™ Technology) OR
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 Max-Q design (8 GB GDDR5 VRAM, Optimus™ Technology)
  • 16 GB Dual-Channel system memory (DDR4, 2667 MHz), 32 GB maximum support
  • 512 GB PCIe SSD, 2 TB maximum support
  • Windows® 10 (64-bit)
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 5
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) x 1
  • USB 3.1 port x 3 (SuperSpeed)
  • Mini Display Port 1.4
  • Per key RGB Powered by Razer Chroma™ anti-ghosting keyboard
  • Glass touchpad (Microsoft Precision Touchpad)
  • Razer Synapse 3 compatible
  • HDMI 2.0b audio and video output
  • Built-in front firing stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in webcam (1 MP/720p) with array microphone
  • Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) security embedded
  • Built-in 80 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery, NVIDIA® Optimus™ support (up to 6 hours)
  • Specifications
    • [GeForce GTX 1060] 0.66 in. / 16.8 mm (Height) x 13.98 in. / 355 mm (Width) x 9.25 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
    • [GeForce GTX 1070] 0.68 in. / 17.3 mm (Height) x 13.98 in. / 355 mm (Width) x 9.25 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
  • Approximately 4.56 lbs. / 2.07 kg
  • Compact 200 W/230 W power adapter

Pricing for the base Blade 15 models:

Full HD 60Hz with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q design and 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD - $1,599

Full HD 60Hz with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q design and 256 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD - $1,799

Pricing for the Mercury White Blade 15 models:

Full HD 144 Hz with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q design and 512GB SSD - $2,199

Full HD 144 Hz with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q design and 512GB SSD - $2,599

The Blade 15 base model laptops will be available from retailers and directly from Razer starting today. The Mercury White editions will be available some time in Q4 2018 exclusively from Razer in the US and Canada.

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