New, cheaper Razer Blade gaming laptop packs dual storage and Ethernet

New, cheaper Razer Blade gaming laptop packs dual storage and Ethernet

Razer’s Blade 15 laptops now have a LAN port, dual storage, and cheaper price

Despite those cuts, the entry-level Blade 15s stick with most of what makes modern high-performance notebooks compelling. However, the company made a decision to introduce a dual-storage model based on feedback from the gaming community, Razer product marketing director Kevin Sather told PCMag. Razer says the new models are available now.

In terms of specs, the dual-storage model comes with a 15.6-inch HD screen at 60Hz, an eighth-generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics card.

Although the new dual-storage model is a little thicker, it actually weighs a little less than the single-storage version, but you'll still get up to six hours of battery life. Buyers also get a gigabit Ethernet port for wired connectivity and a bespoke heatpipe thermal management system. Even if you opt for the pricier of the two, it's still cheaper than the previous version, with the benefit of bulk storage.

There's a new color option, too.

The big change here compared to other Advanced models is the matte white finish with black USB ports and a non-illuminated tone-on-tone Razer logo. This one carries a more premium price tag though, to reflect a burlier collection of hardware.

The new base model of the Razer Blade 15 has been priced lower at a starting price of $1,599 (roughly Rs. 1,18,800) for the 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD model and $1,799 (around Rs. 1,33,600) for the 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD variant.

As well as the Razer Phone 2, Razer has announced a new version of its superslim gaming laptop, the Razer Blade 15 Base Model. "We listened to feedback from our fans and we have expanded on that experience with a new color option, Ethernet capability, more storage configurations, and a more affordable price", Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said. Wider availability to European and Asia-Pacific markets will commence from November 2018, via the same channels.

The Razer Blade 15 Base Model is available in the US, Canada and China first, being available from Razer's own website and pricing starts at $2,199, with select retailers.

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