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Razer Blade 15 (Kaby Lake-R) Laptop Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Gaming Laptops in Laptops | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Razer

What's Hot

 

Much more CPU Power: With two extra cores and high turbo clock the new i7-8750H work pretty well as a gaming CPU, especially if other things are running in the background. The CPU is quite well paired with the GTX 1070 with Max Q design, and the two are a match made in heaven with the 1080P display.

 

Construction: We loved how well built the notebook was, and it met the level of expectations we expect from Razer notebooks. We love the unibody construction.

 

New Vapor Chamber: The new vapor chamber is the future of high-end notebook cooling, and we hope to see it implemented in other notebooks from Razer down the line. It seemed to do an excellent job of cooling the CPU without

 

 

 

What's Not

 

Battery Life: We found that the battery life of this notebook was a bit lacking, even more so than on the previous 17" model we reviewed.

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

The Blade Pro was a very beastly gaming PC, but it was a bit large and heavy, queue the Razer Blade 15. The new Razer blade has a much more advanced CPU with 50% more cores, and it seems to pair perfectly with the GTX 1070 with Max-Q design.

 

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Overall, we were toughly impressed with the notebook, but its battery will drain extremely quickly if all you are doing is gaming, but normalized use should last you a day. The vapor chamber might be a pricey option, but it does excellent cooling both the CPU and GPU with ease and without too much noise. If you are in the market for a high-end 15" gaming notebook built to last, give the Razer Blade 15 a look.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance97%
Quality96%
Features92%
Value86%
Overall TweakTown Rating93%

The Bottom Line: We highly recommend the Razer Blade 15 with the new 8th Generation processor to anyone looking for a dependable, durable, fast, and gorgeous notebook.

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