Razer’s laptops are like MacBooks for gamers. They're chic, just as slim, and more powerful than anything that comes out of Cupertino. Plus, these are some of the few gaming laptops that can pass in a business meeting as well as a LAN party. And creative professionals looking for something a little less gaming-focused should check out the upcoming Blade 15 and Blade 17 Pro Studio Edition laptops, both of which will utilize Nvidia's new Quadro GPUs.
Razer is also expanding its reach out of the gaming space with its newly announced Razer Book 13. Outfitted with Intel's new 11th Gen Tiger Lake processor and integrated Iris Xe Graphics, the company is aiming squarely at the productivity crowd.
1. Razer Blade Stealth 13
For those always on the move
CPU: Intel Core i7-1065G7 | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q/Intel Iris Plus | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD | Display: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 | Size: 12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.1 pounds
Ultraportables are great for work and enjoying multimedia content. Gaming? Not so much. But hold on, Razer’s looking to slip the bonds of expectations with the latest Blade Stealth 13 ($1,699 reviewed, $1,599 starting). It’s the first in Razer’s mobile professional lineup to feature a discrete Nvidia GPU. Granted, it’s not the most powerful in Nvidia’s arsenal, but it does mean you do some gaming on the road sans clunky eGPU.
For the gamer who has work to do, accept no substitutes. The Razer Blade Stealth 13 has a lot to offer with its Nvidia GPU and Intel CPU. It allows you to work and play (within reason) without sacrificing that beautiful, lightweight chassis. If you want a laptop that can work, game and everything in between, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 is a good choice.
Read our full Razer Blade Stealth 13 review.
2. Razer Blade 15 (Base Model)
A portable system for gamers on the go
CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti | RAM: 16GB | Storage: dual 256GB SSDs/1TB HDD | Display: 15.6-inch, 1080p | Size: 14 x 9.3 x 0.8 inches | Weight: 5 pounds
The crown jewel in the lineup, the Razer Blade 15 (available in Black and Mercury White) offers an alluring mix of power, portability and longevity that makes it perfect for gaming on the go or settling in for a long quest on your couch. But if you're looking for vibrant, mesmerizing color, you need to take a long, hard gander at the OLED model, which has one of the best displays available. It also packs a powerful Core i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU for some serious gaming power.
The company recently announced a new base model of the Blade 15. Priced at $1,599, the laptop is equipped with a 9th Gen Intel processor, 16GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD with a 1TB HDD and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 GPU.
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
Looks like a Razer Blade, works like a workstation
CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H | GPU: Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Display: 15.6-inch, 4K OLED | Size: 14 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches | Weight: 4.8 pounds
Do you love everything about the Blade 15 but need a power-hungry version of it to get past the obstacles of content creation? Let me introduce you to the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition. It presents the same great, sleek design; intense performance; and vibrant, 15.6-inch 4K OLED display as the Blade 15 but tops all that off with some additional security features. In other words, it's built for power users that need a system that can crunch numbers, edit video and everything in between.
Armed with an Nvidia Quadro GPU, the Studio Edition Blade 15 is definitely all about work no matter what that work may be. And with its toned-down, but still stunning frame, it's safe for work, but will stand out at a LAN party. But for creative and mobile professionals looking for a portable, powerful system. the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition is the way to go.
Read our full Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition revlew.
3. Razer Blade Pro 17
For gamers and creative professionals with deep pockets
CPU: Intel Core i7-10875H | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD | Display: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 | Size: 5.6 x 10.2 x 0.8 inches | Weight: 6.1 pounds
Back in the day, the 17-inch MacBook Pro used to be the end-all, be-all for creative professionals. But that system has gone the way of the dodo, leaving a 17-inch hole in many a video editor, music maker and game creator's heart. Fortunately, Razer has the solution with the Blade Pro 17.
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is coming with a take-no-prisoners attitude. The laptop is packed with plenty of powerful specs, including an 8-core Intel 10th Gen H Series CPU and Nvidia Super GPU, which allow it to go toe-to-toe with its main competitors. The laptop also managed to deliver great endurance on our battery test. And I can’t stress enough how gorgeous the new panels are. If you’re looking for a slim, lightweight 17-inch workhorse able to juggle play and work, the Razer Blade Pro 17 should sit at the top of your list.
Read our full Razer Blade Pro 17 review.
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Sherri L. Smith has been cranking out product reviews for Laptopmag.com since 2011. In that time, she's reviewed more than her share of laptops, tablets, smartphones and everything in between. The resident gamer and audio junkie, Sherri was previously a managing editor for Black Web 2.0 and contributed to BET.Com and Popgadget.