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Razer - Blade 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 512GB Solid State Drive - Mercury White CNC Aluminum-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Gaming laptop

    Posted
    ALC1
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had purchased the previous Razer Blade 15 (black finish, no windows hello and GTX 1060) and saw that this new model was available so being within return policy I exchanged the machines and paid the slight price difference. I'll briefly compare this to last years model and then go into a more detailed review. VS the early 2015 Razer Blade 15, this new machine has made some small but very significant improvements. 1.) First I was very hesitant to go with the white/silver as I think the black finish just has a clean look. But after using this for a week now I am pleasantly surprised and I think I prefer this color combo. The early 18' Blade 15 was a complete FINGERPRINT MAGNET; the new finish on this model alleviates that problem completely. I do have some concerns about the white keys getting dirty, but with regular cleaning they should stay looking nice. The downside of this finish is that it does look more like a mac I suppose. 2.) The specs are identical except for the GFX card (2060 vs 1060 in the old), however this change allows you to crank up any AAA title to max settings at native resolution, whereas the old model you may have to turn down FSAA or other settings. Not a very noticeable difference but definitely more future proof. 3.) Windows Hello was conspicuously absent on the early 18' model which I did not appreciate in a $2000+ laptop. This model has it; as it should and it works very well. 4.) The trackpad while being the same size and placement was phenomenal on the old model, but seems even better on this version. I never have any lag or taps that are not read; truly the best windows trackpad that I have used. 5.) This may seem small but for me it is a huge improvement, Razer has finally managed to have the backlight light up the secondary functions an FN key functions. You can now actually see which keys control the volume/brightness and other features without having to memorize them. Very nice improvement. The green backlighting from the Razer logo on the lid of the machine has also been remove, which makes the machine appear more subtle. 6.) Last but not least under the Razer Synapse performance tab last year's model had two settings "Balanced" and "Gaming". The new model adds a "Creator" setting which ups the wattage on the CPU, this is great for CPU intensive tasks. Now for the independent review of this machine - Design/Looks- I have to say this is my favorite 'thin and light' gaming laptop. Its squared off edges and finish make it look fairly mature and objectively it looks much better than the Gigabyte Aero or MSI's thin and light offerings. Please note however that when they measure the thickness of the laptop they are not including the rubber feet on the bottom which raise the laptop several millimeters off of any hard surface where you will be using it. This does not bother be as it creates good airflow for the machine, but it is something to note. The bezels are thin and windows hello is present. Build Quality- The chassis on this machine is incredibly sturdy. There is no flex in the keyboard, base or screen of the laptop; it is a very solidly built machine. The mechanical keyboard is a joy to type on and while it is 'clicky' it is not overly loud. The keys have great feel and good travel throughout. Noise- This is an area where Razer has made DRAMATIC improvements over the old Razer 14 which would sound like a hair dryer during every day tasks. This model is very quiet, almost inaudible during day to day stuff, sometimes the fans will spin up a little but still it is very quiet. When gaming or doing content creation it can get loud, but that is to be expected from a powerful laptop with a chassis this thin. A good set of headphones during gaming sessions and you will not hear the machine. Performance- Still using the 6core/12thread 8750H i7 paired with 16GB DDR4 (user upgradeable!) a RTX 2060 and a 512GB NVME drive, this laptop really is a beast. Especially for its size/weight. Selecting "gaming" or "creative" profiles in synapse really does improve the performance of the machine as well. Cinebench R15 Scores - 105FPS avg Open GL (110fps high) 1055cb CPU avg (1149 high) Screen/Sound- The screen is a 144hz IPS panel with excellent color reproduction and viewing angles. The high refresh rate is very nice not just when gaming, but also when browsing the internet and doing day to day tasks. You really notice a difference when you go back to a 60hz screen. Sound quality on this machine is merely OKAY. It doesn't get too loud but it doesn't distort either, there's no bass the the highs are fairly weak. But its a laptop so I guess what do you expect? I have to say apple has Razer beat in this aspect. Battery Life- I normally get around 7 hours out of the machine. I generally use it on the lower brightness settings with the backlighting on lower settings as well and keeping the machine in balanced mode. Obviously gaming or content creation will drastically knock that number down, but for such a thin/light and powerful machine the battery life is great. Negatives- This review has been pretty glowing so far but there are a couple of items (other than the sound) which can use a little work. 1.)The white keyboard, yes it looks nice and is a good contrast against the silver-ish chassis, but I do question how clean it will stay looking without regularly cleaning it. 2.) The video display cable. This was an odd decision as I haven't seen this before on a laptop. On all Razer Blade 15' models the video ribbon connecting the display is actually exposed (it is just under the Razer logo) you can see it from the top and bottom of the machine. I don't know if its necessarily a weak spot or anything like that; but it's something that I have never seen before on a laptop. 3.) Display options. While I love the 144hz display I just may have given it up if Razer offered a 1080p touch display. I know they offer a 4K with touch but that drastically raises the price and as far as I'm concerned and for my use case a 1080p touch panel w/60hz refresh would have been a nice option to choose from. Others may disagree on this but options don't hurt as far as I'm concerned. 4.) The "L" shape power connector. Razer has put an "L" shape on the power connector coming into the laptop and on the power brick itself. While I don't mind "L" shape on the actual connection to the laptop, I don't see any reason for the "L" to be located on the power brick as well. This can cause the cable to flex and strain in an odd way and I certainly haven't seen any issues so far it does look like it puts unnecessary stress on the cable itself and could potentially cause issues down the road. 5.) You do hear some coil whine from time to time, it's not terrible but it's there. Overall this is an excellent machine with great power that I would absolutely recommend to anyone in the market. It is a little higher priced than some similar options but the build quality, looks and features I feel make up for the high price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Plagued with Noise - Coil Whine?

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    Chris
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    I went through 2 of these. I genuinely wanted to keep this laptop as it’s beautiful and its performance is top notch. I even had my DAW open with heavy VSTs from NI Komplete, and Heavyocity Forzo/Novo with no issues at all. The problem lies in two areas. First off I’m extremely delicate with my electronics. I treat them with care. On my first run, I noticed a bend in the laptop lid, right side. A bend that was extending outward, away from you as you open it. I can only assume that this was from always opening the laptop from the right side of the lid. Which I always did delicately. It’s like Apple’s bendgate issue. The laptop also had a noise that was coming from the speakers which sounded like interference. I read a few posts about updating the Realtek drivers but that didn’t solve my issue. Muting them didn’t affect anything either. On top of that, there was a high pitched whine that was coming from the center of the laptop. Some recommended changing out the SSD. I had a spare, tried it, same issue. I later found a helpful discussion thread that said it was due to the CPU and the way you can tell is by changing the performance mode to battery saving. Or you can download a CPU program (I forgot the name of it) that will let you throttle the CPU. I did that and after I throttled it down to 2 something, the sound went away instantly. After returning the CPU back to normal speeds 3+, the sound came back right away. So the issue is in the CPU. If you go to YouTube and search Razer 15 2019 noise or Razer 15 2019 cool whine, you’ll find quite a few videos with the same issue. I returned the laptop and got a replacement. This one I made sure to only open from the middle to avoid bendgate. Sadly, the CPU noise remained on the new replacement as well. It won’t show its face upon first boot. Once you get everything loaded up and start using it, even during web browsing, opening and closing programs, you’ll definitely hear it if the issue is there. I couldn’t bring my self to keep a $2600 laptop that had issues like this. I posted the video on Razer’s Facebook post about this model and how they were getting praise for the laptop, yet no one from Razer bothered to reply. I didn’t bother going to Razer support as the discussion thread said they’re only doing RMAs for the ones who have tried for the same issue. Since I was within my return period I just decided to call it quits. I loved this laptop aside from the major issues I had. I hope this helps someone and lets you know you’re not crazy about the sounds you’re hearing from this thing. If you have the noise, don’t put up with it. Not for this kind of money. It seems also that users who have the higher end 2080 model haven’t had any issue of this noise. Seems it’s only tied to the 2060/2070.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming and Productivity Machine!!!

    Posted
    robrobrob
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    This is the nicest Windows laptop I've used! In short, if you're looking for an awesome portable gaming machine, I would definitely recommend it! My primary computer is a 2016 15" Macbook Pro but I picked this up for some gaming and a bit of video game development. I've had the laptop for about a week and I'm loving it so I've decided to leave a review. I will make a few comparisons to my Macbook Pro throughout my review. FIT & FINISH: Very Good. The chassis feels very solid and doesn't flex. The computer has very substantial rubber feet on the bottom to elevate the machine a bit for cooling. It's kind of ugly, especially compared to the round black rubber feet found on most Apple laptops. However, they are functional so I can't complain too much. All of the ports seem to be very solid and cables don't wiggle while plugged in. DISPLAY: Great. 1080p@60Hz while gaming on this 15" screen is great! Reading text on websites and other applications is sharp enough. Colors are very vibrant, the matte finish prevents any day-time reflections from getting in the way of getting work done. I like this display as much as my higher-resolution 15" Macbook Pro display. KEYBOARD: Good. The keys are small compared to a 15" Macbook Pro. The key travel feels nice, but I wish the keys were just a bit larger for productivity reasons. I've gotten used to typing on it after a few days. The RGB backlighting is a very cool feature and I like that the function keys and symbols are all backlit in this model. TOUCHPAD: Excellent. As good as the Surface Book 2, I believe. The click is not as satisfying as a Macbook Pro touchpad, but the touchpad works very well, even with Windows gestures. PERFORMANCE: Excellent. The RTX 2060 in this machine is a BEAST! I've been playing Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Battlefield V at both 1080p and 1440p (on an external monitor) for the last several days. At 1080p resolution, I've been able to play Apex Legends with everything on Ultra settings and I'm averaging around 90fps. At 1440p resolution, I've been able to play Apex Legends with everything on Ultra settings and I can maintain 60fps (my monitor's refresh rate is only 60Hz). I believe I could push more frames. No complaints about the gaming performance of this machine. It's excellent. WEBCAM: Very Good. Windows Hello is awesome. It doesn't work super well when I have a baseball cap on, but otherwise it unlocks the computer every time. Windows Hello is a really convenient feature. BATTERY LIFE: Good. I've averaged about 5 hours or so while doing some text editing and browsing the web. This is with the laptop on battery saver mode and screen brightness quite dim. The battery life can't compare to my Macbook Pro, but it's good enough for a thin and light portable gaming machine! OVERALL: Very Good. This is the nicest Windows machine I've used. If you want some serious gaming power in a compact laptop, I would recommend this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I CAN'T LIVE WITH IT

    Posted
    wizozzie
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    This is an amazing laptop. It's fast, it's beautiful, but it is NOT premium. It's like the girl you dated that was gorgeous and fun but has only half her teeth. There are so many small problems in the design of this computer... if you are used to high quality product like Huawei, HP, Dell, Microsoft, or Apple... you'll start off happy but then gradually get annoyed! Here are the problems: - Screen brightness is extremely dim (260 nits - that's circa 2014 brightness) - The sound is tinny, which is unforgivable considering how huge the speaker grills are - The right angle power adapter cables (on both sides) always seem to get in the way and often yank the laptop dangerously - the white keys have a porous surface which tend to capture oils and they wear quickly, starting from the first day - the glass trackpad tends to stick on the bottom left and right corners, making a kind of friction sound These are just a few of the fit and finish problems with this laptop. But you will find the most infuriating thing is (picture included) the STUPIDLY PLACED UP BUTTON. If you are a touch typer, and you use other keyboards (work, school, or anywhere), this keyboard will screw you up when you try to use the right shift key. I had to eventually use a macro to turn the up key into a copy of the right shift key because I kept hitting it, even when I was conscious of it. This single issue has completely RUINED this device as a primary productivity device. Think of all the times you use an exclamation mark or the @ symbol... maybe the $ sign? Imagine while typing your input goes up a line or takes you to a different field altogether.... IT'S INFURIATING on a laptop this expensive. It's like... they completely disregarded anyone that can touch type, and that's practically everyone. I'm NOT okay with a $2300 laptop forcing me to "get used to" the bad design. You could easily buy a G series Dell, Alienware, MSI, or HP and not have these stupid issues. I hope that Huawei makes a gaming/performance laptop because this Razer Blade 15 2019 is a DISASTER.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Is There Such A Thing As The 'Perfect' Laptop?

    Posted
    Snakefinger
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    I have to say, no. No, there isn't. There are some that come closer to perfection than others and this one certainly falls in that category. But all of them, in one way or another, have things about them that I thought could be either improved or made less annoying and this one is no exception. The 'pros' are numerous but, what sets this device apart from others in its class is its incredible build-quality. I thought I would have to go with a MacBook Pro to get the best available but Razer has proven otherwise with this latest iteration of the Blade line-up. It's solid to the point of being almost over-built. It's like it was specifically designed for business professionals who needed a durable and understated device for work purposes but, still wanted to be able to have a little fun at the end of the day. If that's you, the Blade 15 is a great choice. Fingerprints on the Mercury White model are nonexistent. The only thing that really gives it away as a gamer is the Razer logo on the lid which, thankfully, does not illuminate when powered-up. Otherwise, it looks like a normal business ultrabook that won't stand-out the same way a gaming laptop will. It's a brilliant design in that regard: a literal wolf in sheep's clothing. The Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU packs a punch. My games have never run faster or looked better than they do now but, it comes at a price. Make no mistake: this thing heats-up, yet, it's amazing how well it dissipates heat for its size. It's a little disconcerting at first but, it cools-down quickly and stays that way unless gaming heavily. Again, for its size and capabilities, the Blade 15 is pretty quiet. The only time I ever hear the fans engage is while gaming and they're considerably less noisy than I expected them to be. All things considered, Razer did a good job with temperature management considering the combination of CPU and GPU packed into a case this small. There aren't enough downsides for me to rate the Blade 15 lower than a 5, though. The keyboard is a bit shallower than I'm accustomed to. The price is a bit on the high side. The display could stand to be slightly brighter than it is. The built-in speakers could be less mid-rangey, yet, I'm completely satisfied overall and proud to own such an incredible laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistently Great after 4 Weeks

    Posted
    DadBodBK
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    I want to be totally all-in, no-reservations about the Razer Blade 15. For $2.6k ... you should be, right? What I like: Build Quality: Excellent. Very sturdy. No flex. Weight & Size: This is a very compact machine that easily fits in my backpack. Screen is beautiful, bright, and excellent for gaming. Keyboard: If you're a writer or for work do a lot of writing, this keyboard does not disappoint. The responsiveness and spacing are perfect. Back-lighting is even. Trackpad: I'd give the edge in precision to a Surface device ... but the Razer isn't far off and the size of the trackpad makes this in my mind the best on a Windows device. Start-up: It's insanely fast. Like maybe 3-5 seconds from a cold start? Gaming: So far so good! Stays relatively cool. Fans are relatively quiet. And I haven't had any issues with the games I like: Diablo 3, Civ 6, Company of Heroes 2, Dawn of War 3. Now to the bad: Battery Life: It's really really bad. It's advertised as 6 hours which is why I bought it. Right now on Battery Saver mode, no backlighting, screen brightness at 200 nits, running two tabs in Chrome and Spotify ... with 72% battery life I'm supposed to get 1 hour and 50 minutes. Outside of gaming, this is about how much I push my laptop ... and on average I see 3 hours of battery life. Speakers: Though they fire upwards and have Dolby sound editor ... these things sound bad at any volume above 20%. Music sounds incredibly dull and listless. Youtube sounds both boomy and tinny. The one plus is that the headphone jack sounds very good. Warmth: I expected it to get hot when I'm gaming. That just makes sense. But the right palm-rest gets VERY warm when I charge the battery and even right now, with basically nothing happening the laptop is warm. BSOD: I have had it blue-screen on me twice while gaming. Not sure what the issue is. Webcam: It's bad. It's worse than the battery life. I tried setting up Windows Hello, but the camera is so bad that it couldn't recognize my face in my office where I sit by a window. It's a mess. In summary: this is a great gaming laptop ... but if you are hoping this strikes the balance of being extremely mobile and playing a game ... be prepared for disappointment, unless you're fine with very poor battery life and lugging around the massive charging brick.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome gaming notebook

    Posted
    Andrew
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Pros: + Fantastic look. No other gaming notebook looks or feels as premium as this. The Mercury White just looks amazing + Very thin + Crushes every game I throw at it. Very pleased. + RGB lighting on keys is great +++ Zero OEM bloatware. This is a HUGE plus. I don't consider Synapse to be bloatware as it provides a great platform for my mouse and keyboard settings. Cons: - Gets very hot, especially around the wrist rest and above the keyboard. It's hard to keep this on my lap playing a game. - The keyboard layout just feels weird. I find it very difficult to type on this computer compared to other notebooks. Key placement around the right side / arrow keys and spacing is odd. Key design and texture feels a bit cheap. - The touchpad is big, but a little too big, a little too sensitive, and a little jumpy / buggy. I also have issues with it regularly detecting my palm even on the lowest sensitivity settings. - First boot out of the box, the laptop gave me a blue screen. Fortunately it booted up on a reboot. Not sure what the problem actually was. - Battery does not last very long. Overall, this thing is just awesome. I was debating between the MSI GS65 and this and opted for the Mercury White. I think I would have been happy with the GS65, but I do not regret my purchase and I feel it was worth the premium price tag. There's no other PC like it except for a MacBook which of course can't run games well and doesn't natively run Windows. Props to Best Buy for making this a good buying experience. I purchased online and picked up in store less than an hour later. Makes me appreciate the retail experience again after buying exclusively online for years now. Docking a star because of the keyboard, because it deserves to be better in a laptop like this. Also because I tried signing up for the Best Buy credit card to save 10% and the experience was completely awful. Citi Bank is a terrible partner and their customer service is the worst. Cancelled my card and bought the PC anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful laptop

    Posted
    dsmith1821
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    Spent an entire day setting up windows the way I like, them spent the next day testing performance. CPU max temps seem reasonable at 81c and GPU has been at 74c. SSD seems at least close to my 970 evo in my desktop. The screen on this is the best I have seen on a laptop personally. Great color, 144hz is always a huge plus, and don’t listen to anyone saying it’s “not bright enough” this screen gets blinding bright. Besides the lower brightness is preferred to most. Build quality is fantastic. I opened the bottom before even turning it on, Samsung ram 8gb 2666 for both slots running in dual channel. M.2 is a lite-on 512. Fans are excellent and very quiet even cranked all the way. Speakers are decent, nothing incredible, the touchpad is very good, and the keyboard feel is great for a laptop. Lighting on the keyboard especially with the mercury white is about as breathtaking as Keanu Reeves. This is expensive but the quality is there. The power brick is smaller than most but still 230 watts, and the braided cord is excellent. Very impressive machine for its size, it’s very light as well, but feels solid. Battery is about what’s expected from this size laptop. I have got almost 4 hours just light use. Highly recommend if willing to spend this much

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Desktop Performance in a sleek package

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    I800C0LLECT
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    The i7 8750 processor is very quick. This is replacing a very old desktop. I play a few modern first person shooters, daily routines, kids homework, professional work, and run my Plex Media server through it. The thunderbolt 3 port allows seamless plug-in to my monitor. It includes additional USB ports as well. It helps streamline cable management and reduce total number of cords...making the wife very happy. I preferred the 2060 as it's the full fledged desktop version vs the MAX Q design. Performance vs the 2070 Max Q isn't noticeable but differens anywhere from miniscule to almost 10% in a few games. The performance difference is made up in clock speeds as the 2070MaxQ is kind of handicapped while the 2060 runs full speed. Build quality is on point. I haven't found any issues comparable to the production flaws found in the 2018 razer laptops. My wife is very happy with the new setup and I get to keep my system performance. I will say, that a 2nd HDD would be nice. But it's something I can live since a larger battery took its place. Instead, I have a network area storage for all of my important files. Between that, Google and Microsoft One drive I really don't have a need for extra storage. Best laptop I've ever owned at this point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

    Posted
    Dmlong
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    I had originally bought the Razer Blade 15 - 2018 (GTX 1060) variant. Then I started hearing that the RTX graphics cards were coming out. I held on to my 2018 model until I was able to purchase this beauty. And I'm so glad I made the switch. I'm a student, so I'm constantly on the go and need a powerhouse for my degree program - IT. Pro: It's very quick. The Mercury White color is gorgeous vs the black edition I had with the 2018 model. I enjoy how sturdy it feels. Stays cool when doing regular tasks and gaming. Tons of ports to plug in accessories and what not. The gaming aspect of this is better than the 1060 I had before, way better frame rates and it doesn't have to work so hard when gaming. Cons: When gaming it gets hot to the touch on the upper top part of the keyboard. The arrow buttons are placed a little funny- takes time getting used to. The battery life is decent but I was hoping for better- around 4/5 hours. A bit of warning. This is the 2nd one I've gone through. The first time I purchased this unit there was a defect. A small piece of hard plastic was wedged in under my screen, I wasn't able to remove it. It was noticeable for sure and didn't belong. Also the bezels, the part where the rubber material (used when closing the lid) and and metal meet, wasn't formed properly. This caused there to be a weird gap, hard to miss when looking at the screen. So I did go back to swap it out, as a replacement. No issues with that process. Now I'm happy for sure with the replacement unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Gaming Laptop - With a Suspected Defect

    Posted
    CBerg
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    As a preface, I purchased a Open Box - Satisfactory Razer Mercury Advance. For me, I didn't need the box and accessory because eventually I would just throw them away. However, when I received the product, it was in original box with all accessory (stickers, manuals, and cleaning cloth). There was no noticeable scratches. If Best Buy didn't rate it a Satisfactory, I would have thought it was Excellent. I knew the warranty was still had at least 11 mths because the this model only came out in January 2019. Anyway, I had to return it because it had this annoying buzzing sound coming from the laptop. It was not the fans or the speakers. It sounded more like a electrical buzzing sound. Like the sound that a high powered electrical line emits. I have a video but no way to upload for this review. Also, the WiFi did not work out of the box. It was an easy fix. I replaced the windows WiFi drivers with the official Intel WiFi drivers. The last issue I had with the Razer, is the power brick is a monster. It feels like it weighs more than the Razer. The cords are sturdy but very stiff so it does not wrap up very nicely. The whole reason for buying a laptop is for mobility. Anyway, overall the laptop is good (4 star) and could be worth the premium price. I settle with a G65 Stealth RTX 2060, however the G65 does not have the physical well built feel of the Razer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Machine, Not So Great Geeks

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    Slayer
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    I purchased this model as an open box item. It turned on as if it were factory reset and booting for the first time (which is a huge plus on making me FEEL like I purchased new). I was happy with the silver color, although the black is a much bolder look. I went through the basic installs of windows, ms office, iTunes, etc. After downloading all windows updates I saw a low battery icon. Usually this wouldn't be alarming. However, my laptop was plugged into the wall at this time and was not charging the laptop's internal battery. I tried updating drivers, fully restored the machine - the works. The laptop was smooth and the design is amazing. The only drawback of this model RTX is it only has 6GB of RAM. This will allow you to play on "High" settings in AAA games with decent frame rate, but it won't allow you to play on "Ultra" settings at all. This was also another Achilles heel I quickly found after the fact. I'll also be the first to officially say this version performs nearly identically on "High" settings in 1080p at 144Hz resolution as the 2070 or 2080 versions. If you have no interest in going beyond full HD 1080p at 144Hz then you don't need to spend any more for the 2070/2080 versions. All in all a great machine for the money! I would highly recommend a NEW version of this laptop. Open box is hit or miss but Razer is the Windows version of Mac Book Pro with less limitation and better value per dollar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Laptop Ever!!!

    Posted
    Dustin
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    Love this laptop, I had a MSI GS63VR with a GTX 1060 before this, and obviously this is a huge step up. I absolutely love this laptop can handle anything triple A title you throw at it. I’ve been playing Black Ops 4 with over 100 frames, and same with Fortnite save the world. I got the silver version because I didn’t want the light up logo on the top. The reflective razer logo is a lot more sleeker looking, plus i like the white keys and silver look. The 144hz screen looks amazing, I have done a lot of research between this and the MSI GS65, and the only thing different was 1. Razer Not having 2 pcie drives (which kinda sucks I like having an extra drive for my games), and 2. Is Razer not having an ethernet port. Other then that the Razer runs a lot quieter than my MSI. The vapor cooling lets it run a lot cooler. All in all this is a premium laptop for a premium price, but I believe it’s definitely worth every penny!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding laptop.

    Posted
    charlieyankee
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    Initially, I purchased a razer 15 open box and had issues with the camera. For some reason it was not detected and drivers could not be installed. I contacted Razer tech support at my house and after troubleshooting they determined the unit should be replaced. I went back to BestBuy and was very surprised that they had no questions and swapped it out on the spot for a brand new unopened one. I understand that sometimes things happen and there may be issues with products and I have to say that both Razer and BestBuy's support in this case was outstanding. Now the new one, absolutely amazing. I am coming from a MacBook pro 13 and then a Huawei mate book x pro. I had been on Mac for 10 years but they have been disappointing recently and the 2016 Macbook pro I had was filled with all sorts of trouble Transitioning to windows was my next step and the matebook x pro didn't disappoint but couldn't handle games. The Razer 15 handles anything I have thrown at it so far without issue. Games run outstanding and I can run dual displays and there is no reduction in framerate. The build quality and appearance is truly impressive. That and the trackpad are on point with the new MacBook pros. I personally believe that if you are looking for a powerful do anything notebook that is still portable and discrete this is the best one on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gaming Laptop!

    Posted
    Blade490
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Amazing Laptop! Have had 0 issues and it is really easy to use compared to Msi and Alienware/Dell laptops Iv'e tried before I got this one. Pros: - Built very well and feels solid to the touch - Amazing Performance - Quiet even while playing games - Great Battery Life - Charges fast - Portable - Speakers are good - No Bloatware - Windows Hello - Great track pad and keyboard - Works with Virtual Reality - Compatible with Razer core - Easy to use and does not require driver updates - Designed and engineered in California Cons: - Laptop takes longer to cool down but does not overheat - Sticker above the keyboard is annoying Overall this is the best gaming laptop I ever owned and I would defiantly recommend buying it. I will update after a couple of weeks and leave feedback on this review if I notice any issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Perfect if you win the Razer lottery

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    kingfishgirl
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Here is the deal. If you win the Razer lottery you can have an absolutely amazing gaming laptop here. The first one we got had HORRIBLE coil whine. I mean LOUD. It gave me horrible headaches while using the system. Thermals were absolutely perfect on this system though and so was the lack of backlight bleed. It was completely silent (fans) at idle other than the coil whine. Undervolting resolved that, but who wants to have to do that on a $2300 computer right? So I exchanged it. The second had a blown right speaker. The third has coil whine again, and the fans are audible at idle. At full load they aren't horrible, but the temps are at 98C on the CPU and 79C on the GPU while playing Fortnite. ONE game of Fortnite. I am giving up on this for now. It is so much better than the 14 was a few years ago. I am going to come back to Razer in a few years and hopefully they are even better than they are now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Razer Blade Advanced Made Me a Believer

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    Coming from 10+ years of primarily Macbooks, this Razer Blade completely changed my mind about Windows-operated laptops. I bought the MSi GS65 Stealth Thin before this, but it didn't feel high quality, and the touch pad did not sit well with me. It felt I was constantly arguing with it. The fans ran hot for no reason, and I ended up returning that for this Razer Blade. I haven't thought of any significant complaints about this laptop. The build quality is excellent, it doesn't creak, the lighting is nice, and the performance is outstanding. I am able to play on ultra settings on the games I play, and the fans are generally on the quieter side. The touch pad feels great, and it looks good, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful laptop with caveats

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    Gui0312
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    This laptop is by far the nicest Windows laptop I could find. Build quality is also superior. However, at 2500.00 that’s a big price to pay. Games well at 1080p but, gets extremely warm often throttling which means you need play with the voltage to get it right. Forget about battery life, this laptop is not meant for that, its a gaming laptop. The nice thing is it doesn’t scream GAMER which for the average adult is welcoming. All in all, its very nice, fast, but, gets ridiculously hot being so thin and for 2500 I shouldn’t have to make it underperform for it to work adequately. If you want a “gaming” laptop the thicker big boys is where it’s at or stick with the desktop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Right Shift is the only complaint!

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    LindsGamer
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    I originally purchased the MSI GS65 RTX 2060 for work and play, and it was a good laptop, but it had a fatal flaw for me; the trackpad. The Razer's trackpad is so much better and doesn't take so much force to press down. In addition to a much better build, it's also quieter, and the fans run less during day to day tasks. The MSI would go hair dryer from time to time randomly. All in all the extra money for Windows Hello, better build, trackpad, and better styling, and FN key layout, I couldn't be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    barger01
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Coming from a brand new 2018 Macbook Pro 15" with the Radeon 560X dedicated GPU, I am blown away. I was not expecting the gaming performance that I am getting. Able to run everything in Ultra with FPS 80+ for most games. Built like an Apple product. Who said gaming laptops had to be ugly?! First Razer product, definitely will not be my last. Love the Mercury White, I would not be able to handle the Black with the finger prints.

    I would recommend this to a friend