Razer is getting into the Prime Day spirit by cutting the price of its base model Blade 15 laptop from $1,599.99 to $1,099.99 – a generous $500 discount. The current titleholder of world's smallest 15-inch gaming laptop, this model of the Blade 15 packs an 8th Gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q GPU. All in all, it's a formidable system and one of the few times a Razer laptop is anywhere close to being sub-$1000.
- Razer Blade 15 for $1,099 ($500 off, Core i7/16GB/128GB SSD)
We reviewed this configuration of the Blade 15 and it earned 4 stars. We were impressed by its ever-stylish, lightweight chassis that got a boxy, retro redesign. And it held its own in the gaming and productivity fronts. And although it doesn't have one of the new RTX GPUs, Nvidia's 10-series chips are still capable of delivering high frame rates and 1060 Max-Q is VR compatible just in case you want to whip out a VR headset.
Despite its slim frame, the Blade 15 also managed to pump out respectable audio. And in a complete, yet pleasant surprise, the Razer Blade 15 lasted 6 hours and 9 minutes on our battery test. It's a major improvement for the brand overall. Our only gripes were a dim display and a shallow keyboard that made typing a bit uncomfortable. However, with the Chroma backlighting, it's a forgivable offense.