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Razer - Blade 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 512GB Solid State Drive - Black CNC Aluminum-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nicely built, HORRIBLE charger, and Synapse

    Posted
    Jesse

    This is my 2nd go on a Razer system and I was hoping that this will be different than the my Blade Stealth which had severe phantom touch issues. Charger - The build on this laptop is amazing and my favorite of all the current laptops out so far. Feels nice and sturdy and looks sleek BUT, after using the laptop for a few days, I start to notice some crackling sounds while doing some light Photoshop work. The sound is loud enough to hear even though I was listening to music with headphones on. I take a look around and hear loud buzzing and crackling from the charging unit like its about to pop and catch fire. I immediately unplug the charger and contact Razer's customer service to replace the unit. After going back and fourth with them, they agree to send me a new charging unit, but it will take 5-7 business days to receive AFTER I send my current one back. That means I'd be without power for a little over a week. That's fine, but I use the Blade for work and need power for the laptop. They will NOT send a charger ahead of time so be prepared to be out of a computer for over a week. Paying such a premium price for this laptop, I would expect the urgency and support to be a little better.. Synapse - One of the reasons for me getting this laptop is its amazing keyboard and the ability to customize the colors through Razer's Synapse app. Customizing colors for shortcuts on certain apps would be very beneficial to me. Only problem is, the app does not work! I have a non-functioning light keyboard. As I am typing this review, only 1/3 of my keyboard is lit up. I tried numerous times to open the Synapse app, but it continues to close it self. It closes itself so fast, I can't even uninstall it. Color Accuracy - Another reason I purchased this laptop is because of their claim of 100% SRGB. Since I do a lot of photo work, this was very important to me. After checking calibration, it only hits 97% using the Datacolor Spyder5 Pro calibration tool. It's not too big of a deal since I can always use my calibrated monitors at home, but it is a little disappointing. Battery Life - Not too great, but expectations were low to begin with. About 3 hours of some lite web browsing and its out. Final thoughts - If there weren't any issues within the first few days of owning the laptop, I'd feel more confident owning it. I feel like after a year, something will definitely go wrong and I'd have to spend another couple grand for a laptop. If you are looking for a laptop to use for work, the Blade is probably not for you. You will be out of a laptop for a week at some point due to some charger failure and if you have projects due, you will be screwed. Now I am not the only one with the issue so please be advised before purchasing the laptop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop, Faulty Charger,Poor Customer Service

    Posted
    Jason
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    This is my first experience with Razer. I have always loved the looks of their laptops and other products (external GPU enclosure looks great too), and I also like the idea of a company that's "for gamers, by gamers," and takes in to consideration all of the feedback they receive from their customers to improve their products. For those things, 5 stars. I recently decided to dive back in to the world of a gaming laptop after having ASUS, Aorus, MSI, and other brands in the past, and after seeing how sexy the 2018 Blade 15.6 was, I decided to go that route. The same or better performance can be had for much less (BB currently has an ASUS with the same CPU, same RAM, a REAL 1060 vs the 1060 Max-Q in the Blade, etc. for $1299 vs $2199 for the Blade), but the Blade has better build quality, is almost bezeless, and just seems to be built very well. I forked over the $900 premium for the "look and feel" and was very happy with my purchase, until 3 days later when the charger started making noise. After coming in the third morning of ownership and powering up the laptop, I could hear what can only be described as the sound of a mechanical hard drive under heavy load. Lots of pops and clicks and whatnot. Since the Blade doesn't have a mechanical drive, I started looking around to find where the sound was coming from. It was electrical cracks and pops from the charger. Great. 3 days in, $2199 laptop, and the charger sounds like it's going to fail. I got on chat with Razer customer support. After filling out a form and taking a video of the power supply so the support rep could hear what was happening, he said "Yep! The sound is very audible, we'll be replacing your unit." I had to fill out another form, and then he said "The order for the replacement unit will be processed after tracking info tells us that your old unit is on its way back to us." Wait, what? I asked how long that would take, since I'd obviously be without a laptop the entire time. He said "To process and ship the order usually takes 2 business days, and shipping is 3-5 business days." (So, they're shipping it Ground). At that point I told him that I use this laptop for work, and I couldn't be without it for, best case scenario, 5-7 business days. He told me to hold on and see what he could do. He came back with an offer of "expedited" 2-3 day shipping. Unacceptable. Razer - You are selling a premium product. Please provide a premium service. After taking serial numbers off of my laptop and charger, and requiring I send in a proof of purchase as well as a video of the problem in question, you should have no doubt that I indeed own the laptop that's having the issue. Why not send a charger to me with a return label in the box so I can just stick my old charger in the box and send it back? If you don't trust your customers, I would have even been willing to provide a credit card number so you could charge me for the new one if I didn't return the old one. Just because I can't be dark for a week or more, I'll be returning this laptop. I've read horror stories of Razer's support policies before, and I always hoped it was people being overly critical. Looks like I was wrong. It's a shame because I love the laptop itself, other than the fans that never seem to calm down even when I'm not gaming. Beautiful piece of kit other than the charger, and the customer support. Shame.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stands out from the rest

    Posted
    JaeP
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    I've gone through a long journey in finding my next laptop. Before purchasing the Razer Blade 15, I tried the MSI Stealth GS63 & the Alienware 15 R4. I returned the former because, despite the sleek form factor, the build quality was shoddy, the fans were extremely noisy, the trackpad was ancient, and the speakers & display were mediocre at best. The only part I was really enamored with was the awesome SteelSeries keyboard, but that was the only thing I enjoyed about it. I exchanged it for an Alienware 15 R4 which went on a huge sale shortly after I bought my MSI and featured a much better build quality, a bangin' Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU, sturdy chassis (more like ironclad), with a decent display and trackpad. The RGB lights throughout the chassis were fun to look at, albeit a little tacky. The zone-lighting mechanical keyboard was not as fun as the SteelSeries membrane keyboard which has individually lit keys, but it felt sturdy and had a good amount of travel. The major problem I had with it is how heavy and bulky it is. I thought portability wouldn't be important to me since I would be using it mostly as a desktop replacement at home, but weighing almost 10 pounds and over an inch thick, it was a little overwhelming. Even the charger is literally, a brick. It weighed almost as much as the Razer Blade 15. I didn't love the Synaptics trackpad and lack of Windows Precision driver support. Battery life was on the low-end, give or take 3-4 hours on battery saver mode, which doesn't really matter I guess, because there's no way you're going to be using this in any on-the-go capacity unless you are a bodybuilder. The display is a little dim, and not really exceptional. The huge bezels don't do it any favors. I wasn't 100% satisfied with my Alienware, but there were no other options that fit my budget so I was resigned to keeping it and dealing with the issues Lo and behold, the Razer Blade 15 went on sale and I was able to get a practically brand new open-box certified for ~$1,500. It was a little more money than I intended on spending, and the GPU would be a downgrade from a GTX 1070 to a GTX 1060 Max-Q, but I was really intrigued by the 144 Hz panel and I had always just wanted to own a Razer, despite hearing horror stories about QA and bad thermals. I bit the bullet and drove an hour to the nearest Best Buy that had an open box certified model in stock, exchanged my Alienware + extra cash to cover the difference. After spending a few hours with my new Razer, I am finally satisfied with my purchase. The good: The near bezel-less 144 Hz display is STUNNING. It really unlocks the user experience of Windows 10 and makes simple tasks such as web browsing more fluid and enjoyable. Games feel crisper and snappier. I'm literally just excited to turn this thing on and use it. Even if it's not for gaming. The build quality is solid. It's very low-key, especially compared to its competitors in the gaming laptop industry - which I like because I don't necessarily want to carry around an RGB spaceship for public use. It's sturdier than other slim gaming laptops like the GS63 which honestly felt like it would just deteriorate over time if I carried it around in a backpack. It's sleek and feels premium with a great Windows precision trackpad. IO ports are plentiful with a thunderbolt port as well. It honestly reminded me of the first time I got a Macbook Pro and how amazed I was at the build quality and cool-factor overall. The snake logo looks like a bad tattoo, but it's growing on me. I'll probably get a skin to cover it though. The GPU is powerful enough to run everything on High-Ultra with great frame rates. Fan noise is pretty reasonable compared to aforementioned MSI and Alienware, which sounded like jet engines preparing for takeoff when gaming. The 144 Hz panel really heightens the gaming experience as well and you don't even need a separate gaming monitor! 1060 Max-Q is not the most future-proof GPU in the grand scheme of things, especially with the new RTX cards that released, but that's what external GPUs are for! The 8th gen i7 + 16 GB RAM is great for multitasking and the 512 GB SSD is bigger than average for this price range. Most laptops offer a 128 - 256 GB to use as a boot drive with a 1 TB HDD to store data. Having just the SSD makes the machine much quieter and faster. Boots in a few seconds. The bad: Can confirm thermals are not great. Not so much the internal temperatures, which read fine, but being such a slim laptop, the keyboard and palm rest areas are noticeably warm. Not super hot, but enough to make your palms sweat. The center of the keyboard is warmer than the left and right sides. Not really a big deal, personally. The keyboard lighting looks great, but it kinda bugs me that the media icons and symbols for the number row do not light up with the F & number keys...maybe the only glaring design flaw in this otherwise gorgeous laptop. Razer Synapse sucks. Its the worst system management software I've used between MSI Dragon Center and Alienware Command Center. Confusing and unintuitive, which is odd considering how it goes against everything else about the Razer Blade experience. The Razer Blade is definitely the most expensive out of the three, but you get what you pay for. Even if it isn't in the form of raw specs and performance, aesthetics and user experience matter. If they didn't, the Acer Predator would be the only laptop on the market. TL;DR Tried an MSI and Alienware before buying this. This is the best one overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Quality Control Issues To Go Around

    Posted
    tsbroich
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    So this past weekend, I tried the Razer Blade 15. I wanted to give my thoughts on the thing, and why you shouldn't buy one. This is the first thing you're going to notice when you first it up, and get past the awful Windows 10 setup: the 144hz panel. The smoothness of the OS is absolutely amazing on this screen. It fixes nearly all of the standard Windows framerate inconsistencies. It's this type of software experience that makes people forget they're using a computer, as it's extremely fluid. SO GOOD. Also, I of course wiped the awful bloated data mining version of Windows 10 it comes with, and installed the LTSB edition. Worked fine on this machine, took all the drivers, and all was well there. NOW.. onto why this machine is awful. Razer seems to be infamous for bad quality control, and I can confirm that I had quality control issues with my unit on the very first day of ownership. Firstly, out of the box, the internal WiFi card is very slow. I was able to fix this for the most part by changing the settings, but this seems odd, especially since it still doesn't make it as fast as other wireless devices in my home. Secondly, one thing that I couldn't get past; the mouse cursor micro-stutters, and there's nothing you can do to completely get rid of it. You can reduce the issue by forcing the system to only use the dedicated Nvidia graphics chip instead of the Intel graphics, but not only does this take up more battery life, it doesn't even fully address the problem, since the mouse still micro-stutters. I've tried re-installing the OS several times, reloading the correct drivers, problem still exists. Upon researching, this was a problem with the previous model too, and there is STILL no fix. What is this, Apple? This is even worse than Apple's QC. Lastly, and worst of all, this model got ridiculously hot, like really bad. 90-100c when stress testing it. Yikes.. I get that it's a stress test, and may not reflect real world use, but I've never had a machine with good thermal performance ever get that hot during such tests. Not great for a machine where lots of work will be done on it. All in all, it's a pretty package, and the amazing screen is deceptive. It's really a second-rate machine crippled with issues (that have gone unaddressed since the previous model!), and from what I'm reading, Razer's support sucks balls, so I'm not even going to bother with it. It's a shame, because the form factor is great, and it was a great experience until the issues came up. I took it back, and I'm going to keep looking; I suggest you not spend $2K on this thing. For a machine that micro-stutters, and gets really hot, I'd pay maybe $300 for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but hot

    Posted
    the777Angel
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    I've been using this for a few weeks now. It isn't a bad laptop. Lightweight, great picture and good sound. The keyboard takes a bit to get used to, because of the placement of the keys in the bottom right corner. The arrow keys aren't in the standard positions so it messes with typing here and there. The trackpad is absolutely huge and is too easily hit when typing as well so it is nice, but takes a lot of getting used to. The trackpad does sometime mistake a scroll for a stretch from time to time as well. The keys light up beautifully and feel pretty good when typing so that is a plus. For normal loads, it is a perfectly balanced laptop with battery life and functionality. When gaming, this suck gets hot enough to cook an egg; no joke. It is hot enough that you literally don't want to touch it, because it can burn your fingers, especially towards the top of the keyboard where I imagine the cpu and gpu are located on the mobo. If using for gaming, or anything that fully loads it, I would recommend getting a laptop cooling pad and either a gaming controller or a usb mouse and keyboard to use, because you aren't going to want to touch the laptop at all when it is under load as the heat rises. Temps usually stay around 70-80 C when gaming or just using it to stream another device (xbox another PC etc). It cools off rather quickly once the load is removed though. For everything you get in it, I would say it was a decent purchase considering I can get in usually upwards of 60+ FPS while gaming. The SSD is small in my opinion and gets full fast so I would also recommend getting an external drive or finding somewhere to get the internal M2 swapped for something bigger, but keep in mind the temps get way up there so make sure the M2 can handle the heat. Overall, I'd say the only major problem this the heat when under load, becasue the other issues you can more or less get used to over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop but not without quirks

    Posted
    EthanXatris
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    I bought this computer for video editing, and I love it. When I first got it, It was a bit thicker than I thought it would be but I have since learned that because I bought the base model which is thicker than the more expensive advanced model. I did wish they made this more clear but regardless the Razer Blade 15 is still very thin. I switched to this computer from a Mac Book Air, and I was blown away. I love this computer; It's really fast and portable. There are some minor inconveniences that the Razer Blade 15 has though. I would have liked to see a fingerprint reader or Windows hello in this nation as it is one of the more expensive options out there. I like the screen to turn on MMMUUUUCCCCHHHH quicker when you open the laptop, I normally have to wait five seconds which again isn't a huge problem, but this is a 1, 600 or more dollar laptop. Also, Don't expect to et the six hours of battery life they say. Even with power saving mode on it only lasts about three hours and this is just using chrome, no games open. Also, the fans come on quite frequently even when only chrome is running. However, other than all of that, I love this computer. It is redeclesly fast and powerful, the keyboard is clicked, and the touch pads is definitely one of the better ones out there. I definitely recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice but no surface book 2

    Posted
    AcidGamer
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    I have been through an Alienware 13, 15, 17, a Dell XPS 15, an MSI and a Surface Book 2 looking for the right, best high quality laptop for gaming and heavy home use. The Razer is a great product... it really is, but it just cannot stand up to the Surface Book 2 as far as was of use, flexibility and build quality. The near OLED screen (bright and touch) just puts the Surface book up and over vs Razer... the others are not even in the same league as these two from a build quality perspective. Both performed well... but I love the fact that Surface Book 2 also has Xbox controller wireless built in and it worked best for me streaming Xbox one to the laptop. Other differentiators in favor of the SB2 over Blade were: 1) it is a stealth gamer... no flashy gamer colors on the outside 2) you can remove the screen in 3 seconds and flip it around so it is all screen and still on laptop base for gaming or watching a show... very cool feature, trust me. Only gain for Razer is that it is upgradeable easier (way easier)... but still... not much YOU CAN upgrade on laptops these days and you can buy external rig for heavier gaming but that is not important to me at all... have another rig for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great "Stealth" Gaming Laptop

    Posted
    JonBon

    I have been in the market for a "Stealth" gaming laptop for some time; something that doesn't stand out visually in a crowd as a gaming laptop but can still push out serious power. I had originally purchased a Surface Book 2, but I had many problems with the hardware, since it isn't a dedicated gaming computer. Since purchasing the Razer Blade 15 I have had zero regrets. Positives: It handles all of my games and software with ease. It has not crashed, slowed down, or showed signs of faulty hardware. It is a beautiful device, and receives compliments when used in public. Very portable and light, easily fits inside backpacks or bags. Negatives: The power brick has a slight wine to it, but after looking on forums it is said to slowly go away over time. The fans can also get pretty loud under heavy gaming sessions, but the speakers easily play over them and headphones remove the issue entirely. Bottom of the laptop also gets hot while gaming so make sure to use it on a desk. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a high quality, sleek, and powerful gaming laptop that you won't be embarrassed to use in public.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing build, WOW screen, great performance...HOT

    Posted
    Zyvo
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    I want to start by saying this thing is built fantastic! Solid Aluminum feel, good weight, nice keyboard feel & lighting. When you are gaming the thing gets hot fast! Not just the CPU & GPU but the body gets so hot that you can't really put your hand on the keyboard. Even with a repaste and under volting it would still peak @ about 90-92. I took it back thinking I got a bad apple but the next one did the same thing. In the end, I returned it for the MSI GS65 which is about the same spec wise but with a 1070 @ $100 more give or take. By comparison, with under volting (-.150) at ultra that one hits 80 max after long playing. It did perform very well though, so its a toss up if you can deal with the extra heat. The screen is beautiful, could be brighter, but great color. The one thing that did annoy me was the arrow and shift key placement... it was kinda annoying. If you are going to do light, occasional gaming, its a winner hands down. If you are going to do anything more aggressive, get something with better thermals.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop...until you can't charge it anymore.

    Posted
    Carpme5000
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    I was really pleased with this laptop for the first 2 weeks that I owned it. Then the battery wouldn't charge. Thought it was kind of strange so I took to the internet and found out that people are having major problems with the charger and charging the laptop. While there are many theories out there on how to get the unit to charge (none of them seem to consistently work for anyone), if a company can't even get something as basic as getting a battery to charge, I'm not going to even bother with hoping a replacement will work any better. For the amount of money paid for this computer, an issue like this is completely unacceptable. After seeing the many, many complaints about this computer, I'm not going to even bother with a replacement. I highly suggest passing over this particular brand. There are plenty of reliable laptops out there in the same price point.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around laptop

    Posted
    Blade15

    I just received my Blade 15, and the first thing I noticed is the amazing build quality. Coming from a Blade Stealth, Blade 14, Alienware laptops...this might be my favorite one. Pros: Build Quality is amazing 144hz screen great keyboard and track pad (after updates) Battery life Temps (after adjusting fans and undervolting) Cons: Temps (this laptop has a 6core cpu and a gtx 1060 in a thing chassis so I was expecting some heat. It can be manageable if a user knows how to undervolt, or repaste with liquid metal) AC Adapter (Mine was defective out of the box and buzzing, Razer sent me a new one quickly though so I won't take points off for this) Finger print magnet (fixed with DBrand skin) The Cons don't out weight the Pros for this laptop, with some tweaks and updates it definitely meets and exceeds any expectations I had.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy Razer products

    Posted
    DavidP
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    The original laptop came with a chipped screen. After debating with Razer customer service for weeks they finally agreed to have me send it in for repair. The unit was repaired and came back 15 days later with a different display issue (red vertical line). After debating with Razer again they agreed to exchange the laptop with a replacement unit. The replacement unit arrived 10 days later with a dead pixel. I was extremely frustrated. After even more hours working with customer service they agreed to exchange again and send me a second replacement unit. The second replacement unit arrived with a mark on the display which I am currently working with customer service on how to resolve. They provide pre-paid overnight shipping labels when sending laptops to Razer. However, they send you back your repaired or replacement devices with regular ground. I've spent more time WITHOUT a functioning laptop than WITH. Do not buy Razer products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Deal

    Posted
    mjskipper
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    Bought this as an open box special and got a great deal. I haven't had too many of the issues other people have mentioned except for the mouse jitter. Occasionally while using a Bluetooth mouse the mouse will skip or "jitter" im not sure if this is from other Bluetooth interference or a hardware driver issue, however it can be resolved by running the mouse off the USB dongle. I haven't noticed any overheating as others have mentioned but the fans can get louder than a traditional ultra portable. Battery while not gaming has been as high as 6 hours. While gaming i can get 2-3 hours. The 144hz screen is a noticeable improvement over a 60hz screen and it has excellent color and brightness. I have had no bleed thru issues. The installed razer software is quirky for controlling the keyboard, not a fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Noisy from power supply on...

    Posted
    Timmah

    I am roughly two weeks into owning this laptop, and have started noticing that the power supply is making a poping sound, and I think it's getting louder by day. I am guessing this was happening from day 1, I just missed it because most of the time when plugged it is under heavyload, and this bad boy sounds like a space ship is taking off. I feel like the fan noise was something I was expecting when getting this laptop, the power supply seems like a miss on the quality control of the product, which should not happen at this price point. Makes me wonder if something else will start acting up in few months. The battery life, I have found that I can get as much as 4 hours of web browsing and running a python idea while occasionally running a small simulation Monte Carlo simulation on a single core (2-3) minutes. Something I did not expect and hence 2 stars instead of 1. I think if QA is improved and fan sound is decreased by slightest amouny, thiscould be an amazing product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    My 1st Razer Laptop. Disappointed.

    Posted
    FIGHTSPRAWL
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    I purchased this laptop back in September, and from day one the wifi connection was intermittent. I was told it was on my end, so took the laptop with me everywhere I went and documented whether it connected to their wifi or not. Guess what, it dropped connections everywhere I went. Within a couple days the blue screens began Memory Issues. I was told to update drivers etc. Did it, went through Razer support, by the time they determined I needed to send it in for repair, I was outside of my return window, so I was charged against my Replacement Plan with Best Buy, luckily the price on the item had dropped so I was able to purchase with my credit another, albeit now my protection plan covered a smaller dollar amount. So I lost the benefit of the first protection plan. The 2nd laptop was no better. Read the next review for that experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a good, but the 2019 RTX models are better

    Posted
    Ollivander
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    The 2018 Razer Blade 15 models are great, but they lack three important things in comparison to the updated 2019 RTX models. Firstly they lack backlit secondary function keys. This was huge to me, especially when using my laptop in bed or in darker rooms. I couldn't see which keys were my brightness adjustments and which were my volume adjustments. These are backlit on the 2019 version. Secondly with the new RTX models the laptop is slightly thicker. Not enough to notice, but enough to improve thermals significantly and allow the laptop to run cooler to this 2018 GTX counterpart. Lastly the 2019 models have Windows Hello. A function this 2018 model does not have. This is still a good buy if it's discounted, but I wouldn't pay the "Razer premium" price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome VR Ready Gaming Laptop

    Posted
    Scott
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    I got this laptop as an open box. The staff was super helpful in assisting my son and I in making this decision for a gaming laptop that is VR ready, but also useable for his school (home school). It is built like a brick with all aluminum housing, The FPS is amazing and handles the most robust games. It has every feature that we wanted (including a lighted keyboard that can be customized with an array of colors) at an awesome price! We are super happy with this purchase and believe that this laptop is about as good as they get for our tech and gaming needs, as well as for the most demanding tasks not related to gaming, including video editing. This laptop is made to last for YEARS! Thank you Razor and Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DONT BUY

    Posted
    fcoval
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    Two months ago i bought this laptop for architecture uses, since then it has been nothing but problems, first it had problems staying connected to wifi, and still has problems with 5 ghz wif, then when you close the laptop and open it again it sometimes reboot the entire system and you loose some of the work you have been doing. Finally one day the battery stopped charging and can only use the laptop when connected to the charger, i live in chile so it is very difficult for me to send the laptop to razer support, currently i am waiting for refund confirmation but not know what else to do. worst laptop ever. dont buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing.

    Posted
    Adams
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    The laptop performs excellently, never faulting even as I play the highest demand games. The refresh rate helps to maintain the clearest picture, providing excellent clarity while I play my games. The chassis is durable, but very light. The weight and compact size of the laptop make it one that you could take anywhere. It's very mobile, especially since the battery life exceeds that of any other, providing me with hours of use. The chroma keyboard is beautiful, and is well laid out and comfortable to use. The trackpads is perfectly placed right in the center of the bottom portion of the chassis, and is sized just right to ensure precision in use. My only gripe would be that this thing gets HOT when under load. However, a laptop stand or a fan will take care of this no problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and Powerful Laptop

    Posted
    Mod3rn

    This laptop is gorgeous! The 100% RGB is so beautiful when playing games or just watching a movie. I got a used alienware gaming laptop the same day as this laptop was launched or my birthday ;)) and that laptop was powerful but with many problems. This laptop is about 3x less the size and runs better and a whole lot smoother! I returned the Alien Ware and already pre-ordered it from Best Buy! The only con is that the power adapter that came with mine makes a weird buzzing noise and tends to repeatedly charge and uncharge which calls for an annoyance. Overall this laptop is the best buy for gaming!

    I would recommend this to a friend