Razer's box is simple, and packaging is equally as simple.
Accessories include AC/DC power adapter, AC power cord, stickers, and a micro-fiber cloth. The AC/DC adapter is rated at 11.8a at 19.8v, so 230W.
The top and bottom are quite simple, and yes, the Razer logo lights up when the system is on. The aluminum body construction feels sturdy and high-quality, although fingerprints are easy to spot. The bottom features some intake vents as well as some exhaust vents. Two large horizontal rubber feet will keep the notebook in place on a smooth surface.
The front of the unit features a slight lip where you can grip the display to open the notebook. The rear features a large center hinge. On the left, we have Razer's proprietary charging port, two USB 3.0 ports, and a headphone combo jack. On the right of the device, we find a Thunderbolt 3 port, a USB 3.0 port, HDMI 2.0 port, a mini-DP port, and a Kensington lock slot.
The QWERTY keyboard is backlit with RGB LEDs behind each key, interestingly enough, you can feel airflow near certain areas as the blower fans pull air in from the key areas as well. You can use Razer Chroma to control the RGBs.
The touchpad is their Precise Glass Touchpad, and its texture is a welcome alternative to traditional touchpads.
The power button is integrated into part of the speaker guard mesh.
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United States: The Razer Blade 15: World's Smallest 15.6" Gaming Laptop - 144Hz Full HD Thin Bezel - 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD - Windows 10 - CNC Aluminum retails for $2089.00 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Razer Blade 15 (Kaby Lake-R) Laptop retails for £ at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Physical Overview]
- Page 3 [Physical Overview Continued]
- Page 4 [Software and BIOS]
- Page 5 [System Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Gaming Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [System IO and Battery Performance]
- Page 8 [Thermal Performance]
- Page 9 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]