Hi, the 2020 version of the Razor Blade 15 Advanced Edition, Braziers flagship full sized gaming laptop. We’ve seen this design many times over the years and it’s one of our favorites. Most of the design is the same on this version, which means the same sleek all metal aluminum build, customizable, perky, backlit keyboard.
The thin bezels, the really just quality construction and one of the best touchpads available in any Windows laptop.
A lot of the additions this year are internal.
That includes the display, which is now 300 hertz on the configuration that we’d receive for review as well as it Artex 2080 Supermax Q GPO. Again, one of the best things you can get in a gaming laptop right now with those components, you must be thinking that this is a very expensive game laptop and you would be correct.
Our configuration. I’ll get it out of the way now is three thousand dollars for these components I mentioned.
That’s more expensive even than some other top end competition from different manufacturers. Are you really paying a bit of a premium for the build itself?
The performance will not be much of a tier above that, but when you’re already at the super high performing range, we’ll get to in a moment.
Are those slight differences in performance aren’t a big deal?
All of these laptops in this price range are extremely fast and powerful. They’re the starting version for the advanced edition is twenty six hundred dollars, which is a little more reasonable, but still very expensive.
In addition to the G few and display I mentioned, there’s a good a terabyte SSD or sixteen gigabytes of memory and all the other sort of high end features that go into making this both what it is.
Now since this is a gaming laptop, first and foremost, you’re going to be paying a pretty penny for this configuration.
You want to hear all about the performance.
Tripoli games at 60 frames per second are no big deal. Some of the more demanding games out there.
Control is difficult for, for example, may challenge that depending what settings, whether you want to use ray tracing or not.
But your general games from the past several years and Tripoli pick, but the title can run at sixty frames per second or better on our benchmark tests. It got 100 on others, 90 on some. So it is it is very capable of max settings, triple A titles, if that’s the type of game you want to play.
Now if you’re thinking about the 300 Hertz display and whether or not 100 frames per second on Tripoli games is worthwhile for that screen.
That’s not so much what it’s for. It’s really aimed at more competitive multiplayer titles.
That’s where you see the benefit of a 300 hertz display in games like that. You got fortnight. Apex Legends. Rainbow six. Siege, Counterstrike.
Go games that are much less visually demanding and actually benefit and more to have higher frame rates can actually run more towards the frame rate ceiling. So test and rebels succeed and gotten well over 200 frames per second on the lower and medium settings, meaning that 300 hertz ceiling actually will get pushed up pretty close to, if not up to.
So that gives you a competitive edge.
That’s the sort of game where more frames per second lets you have a competitive advantage.
So if you’re one of those gamers playing a lot of those types of competitive titles, that’s to the 300 basis points for and that should be really appealing for you.
In addition to that, we’re used to seeing some sort of performance mode or kind of boost options within the doping software settings that manufacturers shift laptops with.
And that is true here. Raiser’s, I would say, or step above what we’ve seen. There’s options in the set. Apps included software that lets you boost between medium, low, high and boost to get more out of the GP C.P.U. And sometimes we see a couple frames per second games from that.
In the case of this laptop, actually got as much as five, 10, 15 frames depending on the game.
So it could actually be pretty worthwhile. Fan speed and the heat kind of increased, as you would expect in relation to that other fans that they got louder.
I don’t know if everyone will play on that all the time, nor does every type of game you play really needs that extra percentage boost.
But if you’re with people in the sound as a bother, you go for it, turn it on to Seattle the way it plays out all the time, and it actually will benefit to the fans speed.
And the heat situation normally is OK. The fans are reasonably audible. They’re not crazy. I think it’s better than some past play. Like parts of the fans have been a little loud. I think they’ve done a better job tuning that. So Kouros there. As for the rest of the physical build, other competitors are caught up.
This used to be kind of a trailblazer, the first laptop to really go thin and might also offering Top End performance. It still does that. It’s less late than it used to be compared
to the competition. Others are now even a smidge lighter.
Reser kind of compromise slightly on making it as thin as possible to get a little more performance out of it.
It’s still only four point seven three pounds. It’s only 27 inches thick. So relatively speaking, and especially for gaming laptop, this is a thin machine and it’s still pretty easy to counteract the mental. Chason makes it a little more dense. And so I think that’s what some of the differences. But that’s a bit of a tradeoff for it. Feeling so good.
The green logo I could do without the Razorblade 13 has a nice etched black on black logo.
I do prefer that the lime green kind of Mars will look maybe a black lip, white light or something. That might be a little cleaner, but it’s fineries razor awesome. Stick to their their branding. On top of that, there’s a pretty good port selection’s laptop.
Are you three regular USP type airports? There’s two U.S. seaports, one of which is vulnerable three, and both of which can charge devices on HDMI connection.
So really kind of everything you could want laptop like this, or at least not ideal for some, but that’s usually a bonus inclusion at this point. Rieser has added an SD card reader. So that’s a nice inclusion for anyone sort of media centric who might want that option.
Finally, the battery life of the blade 15s always been kind of a step ahead of the others.
Again, they have caught up and made strides in battery life, but raiser’s is still very good. Seven hours on a rundown test is really good for a gaming laptop, especially with this high refresh screen. It’s as powerful components inside that sort of a boon for anyone who wants to use this as a general use laptop. Take it on the go on addition to gaming at home.
It can last most of the day off the charger, obviously, if you play games on it. Going to see a decline in battery life. But for most general purposes and for a lot of the day, this has enough to stick a through.