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Which Razer Laptop Is Right for You? Blade vs Stealth vs Pro

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

So which laptop in Razer's stable is right for you? The following guide will help you decide. Not looking for a Razer laptop? Then please check out our best laptop and best gaming laptop pages. 

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1. Razer Blade Stealth

For those always on the move

CPU: Intel Core i7-8565U | GPU: Nvidia GeForce MX150/ Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD | Display: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 | Size: 12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 2.9 pounds

Sleek, attractive design
Powerful overall and graphics performance
Great Audio
Solid battery life
Undersized keys
Runs hot

Designed to take on the likes of the Dell XPS 13 and Apple Macbook (12-inch), the Razer Blade Stealth serves up power and speed. This svelte little beauty is made of the same stunning CNC aluminum and offers captivating customizable Chroma keyboard as its bigger brethren. You can transform the Stealth into a full-fledged gaming system if you invest in the  Razer Core V2, the company's second external GPU and first to feature a dual Thunderbolt 3 internal controller design. But if you don't need all the bells and whistles, there's also the Core X

Read our full Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review.

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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

Attractive aluminum chassis
Impressive battery life
Strong overall performance
Keyboard is only single-zone RGB
Runs hot
A bit pricey

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.

Read our full Razer Blade 15 review

Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition

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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

Sleek design
Strong performance and graphics
Vivid 4K OLED display
Poor speakers
Expensive
Runs warm

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

Slim, premium chassis
Solid overall and gaming performance
Good battery life
Expensive
Tends to run hot

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.