New Razer Book & Razer Blade 15 Advanced gaming laptop with Windows 11
New Razer laptops with Windows 11 announced: Razer Blade 15 Advanced & Razer Book
The new Razer Book and new Razer Blade 15 Advanced are now able to be purchased on the Razer website, both laptops coming with Windows 11 as standard. Additionally, Razer has announced that all existing Razer laptop owners will receive a free Windows 11 upgrade imminently. Read below for more details.
The new Razer Blade 15 Advanced specifications
The new mid-2021 Razer Blade 15 Advanced comes equipped with Windows 11 and, for the first time, a QHD/1440p display with a max refresh rate of 240Hz. This shows recognition of the increasing prevalence of 1440p displays in gaming setups by Razer, offering a refresh rate that doesn’t stifle competitive-level gaming in fast-paced shooters. The displays have a reported response time of 2.5ms, compared to the 3ms of the previous models – as with all gaming laptops the actual grey-to-grey response time is unlikely to be this fast when independently tested, but it does indicate an improvement.
Windows 11 integration means full integration of features such as Xbox GamePass, Xbox GameBar, and DirectStorage. All iterations of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced will come with Nvidia Advanced Optimus and G-Sync technology.
The cheapest of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced gaming laptops is currently priced at $2,299.99 USD, with the fully specced out version completed with RTX 3080 GPU and Intel Core i7-11800H CPU retailing for $3,099.99 USD on the Razer store.
The new Razer Book specifications
The new Razer Book comes with options for a 16:10 display with resolutions going up to a 4K touchscreen (all at 60Hz refresh rate) a maximum 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM. Unlike the Razer Blade 14, which is a portable laptop aimed at gamers, the Razer Book is targeted at low-medium intensity productivity tasks, and looks to take on the MacBook for creatives on the move. The cheapest Razer Book is currently priced at $999.99 USD, with more powerful SKUs obviously costing more.
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