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CES 2021: Razer Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17 gaming laptops unveiled with GeForce RTX 30 GPUs

Razer Blade 15
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As you’re probably noticing, there seems to be a pattern with gaming laptops at CES 2021 being upgraded with a shiny new GeForce RTX 30 series graphics, which means you will be able to crank up those visual settings for ray-traced Cyberpunk on-the-go.

And now, Razer has just stepped up to this plate by announcing a significant update to its Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17 laptops — packing faster displays and Nvidia’s latest GPUs into the same sleek frames we know and love.

Razer Blade 15

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Razer Blade 15

Razer is well known for stuffing a tonne of performance into its portable devices, and this svelte chassis of the Blade 15 (0.78 x 9.25 x 13.98 inches) was already a powerhouse. But now, it's off the charts with graphics options from a GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB GDDR6 all the way up to a 3080 GPU with 16GB GDDR6.

The other noticeable upgrade here is a new display panel option. Among the many options, you can pick a 15.6-inch, QHD screen with a 240Hz refresh rate, G-Sync and up to 95% sRGB color gamut. This is great for gamers looking for a mix of razor-sharp picture quality and a buttery smooth refresh rate.

Beyond that, the rest of the specs remain the same — the Razer Blade 15 can be configured up to an 8-core 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H CPU, a 1TB NVMe SSD and 32GB of DDR4 RAM.

Prices start from $1,699.99 and you can pre-order one now from Razer ready for when they launch on January 26.

Razer Blade Pro 17

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Razer Blade Pro 17

Looking to go all out on the screen real estate? The Razer Blade Pro 17 is the choice for you as it maintains a thin, portable profile, to carry around that 17.3-inch display with ease.

Most specs are identical across all of the configurations, with the key exception being (you guessed it) the inclusion of new GeForce graphics — spanning from the RTX 3060 GPU up to a fully-loaded RTX 3080 GPU.

Plus, a welcome addition of HDMI 2.1 on the I/O front, ready for the next crop of monitors and TVs supporting this new port standard.

The Razer Blade Pro 17 is also available for pre-order now from Razer with a launch window of Q1 2021 — starting at $2,299.99.