CES 2020 is now well and truly underway, with Razer turning up with a strong showing for both PC and mobile gaming. Razer is trying to win the highly valued custom of gamers with the announcements of the Razer Kishi, a cloud gaming controller for mobile, and the Razer Tomahawk gaming desktop. Another Razer showcase that caught WePC’s eye was the upgrading of the popular Razer Blade 15 laptop.
The Blade 15 is set to be released with a new and improved 300Hz refresh rate! That’s quick by anyone’s standards, but for a laptop that is big news. Gaming laptops have been supporting higher refresh rates for some time, but the Razer Blade was already sporting a 240Hz refresh rate - making this upgrade a surprise, but a welcome one. Asus was first to the table with a 300Hz version of the ROG Zephyrus laptop last year but its good to see the competition ramping up.
The higher refresh rate can offer gamers a responsive, sleek experience and often result in a small advantage in the competitive gaming sphere. To make sure that gamers are taking full advantage of this feature, the graphics card is going to need to perform well, so the fact that Razer's laptop ships with options including the RTX 2060 all the way up to the RTX 2080 is a big positive. As Razer is working in partnership with Intel to create these, it isn't surprising at all that the powerful 10th Gen Intel H-series processor is at the helm.
A big talking point about the blade is its design. Unlike Alienware’s A51 laptop, the Razer Blade looks and feels like a simplistic premium laptop that wouldn’t look out of place in a Starbucks. However, based on the specifications we have seen here, beneath its surface lies raw gaming potential.
The new Razer Blade 15 looks set to be released in the next six months, and we can't wait to see it add to the already stellar lineup of gaming laptops in Razer's wheelhouse.