Prior to the launch of the Razer Phone 2, Razer took a few minutes to announce their newly updated Razer Blade 15 lineup. One of the more interesting additions coming with these new notebooks is the new Mercury Edition Razer Blade 15. The Mercury White comes with an amazing vibe along with all of the usual goodies of the base Razer Blade 15 such as RGB, excellent screen-to-body ratio, powerful specs and a ton more. However, the laptop is not meant to be for sale all year long as this would be a limited edition model. The two variants of the updated Blade 15 lineup, namely, the base model and the premium looking Mercury White Limited Edition offer great internals at a much affordable price now.
With the new Blade 15 model, users can now opt-in for a traditional hard disk drive as well for an SSD at the same time if they wish to fulfill their desires for both speed and practicality. Aside from that, we’re looking at that gorgeous 1080p display with trimmed down bezels as well as a spec sheet that screams productivity and gaming for those on the go.
The new Razer Blade 15 Mercury White differs itself from the base Razer Blade 15 by offering a GTX 1070 Max-Q rather than a GTX 1060 Max-Q. In addition to that, Razer has bumped up the display to a 144Hz panel and has done a number of careful color tweaks throughout the body of the Razer Blade 15 Mercury White on its exterior. From the repaint done on the USB ports to the fresh-looking keyboard keys combined with Chroma lighting, it’s designed to be a gamer’s treat.
|Specifications||Razer Blade Mercury White Edition||Razer Blade 15 Base Model|
|Processor||8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor (6 Cores / 12 Threads, 2.2 GHz / 4.1 GHz)||8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor, 6 Cores / 12 Threads, 2.2 GHz/4.1 GHz (Base/Max Turbo), 9 MB Cache|
|Display||15.6-inch Full HD 144 Hz (1920 x 1080), 100% sRGB, matte screen w/ 4.9 mm bezel, factory calibrated||15.6-in. Full HD 60 Hz (1920 x 1080), 100% sRGB, matte screen w/ 4.9 mm bezel, factory calibrated|
|GPU||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 Max-Q design (6 GB GDDR5 VRAM, Optimus™ Technology) OR|
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 Max-Q design (8 GB GDDR5 VRAM, Optimus™ Technology)
|NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 Max-Q design (6 GB GDDR5 VRAM, Optimus™ Technology)|
|RAM||16 GB Dual-Channel system memory (DDR4, 2667 MHz), 32 GB maximum support||16 GB Dual-Channel system memory (DDR4, 2667 MHz), 32 GB maximum support|
|Storage||512 GB PCIe SSD, 2 TB maximum support||Storage Options, expandable (1x m.2, 1x 2.5-inch)
128 GB SSD (SATA-III) + 1 TB HDD (5400 rpm)
256 GB SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) + 2 TB HDD (5400 rpm)
|Operating System||Windows® 10 (64-bit)||Windows® 10 Home (64-bit)|
|Ports||Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 5|
Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) x 1
USB 3.1 port x 3 (SuperSpeed)
Mini Display Port 1.4
3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
|Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
3x USB 3.1
Mini DisplayPort 1.4
3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
|Battery||Built-in 80 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery, NVIDIA® Optimus™ support (up to 6 hours)||Built-in 65 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery, NVIDIA® Optimus™ support (up to 6 hours)|
|Speakers||Built-in front firing stereo speakers||Built-in front firing stereo speakers|
|Connectivity||Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 5||Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth® 5 connectivity)|
|Dimensions||0.68 in. / 17.3 mm (Height) x 13.98 in. / 355 mm (Width) x 9.25 in. / 235 mm (Depth)||0.78 in. / 19.9 mm (Height) x 13.98 in. / 355 mm (Width) x 9.25 in. / 235 mm (Depth)|
It is evident that Razer is doing what they do best and are bringing innovation to the smallest details of their products which is always inspiring. The Blade 15 has certainly raised hopes for those on a much tighter budget to opt for the base model and we are sure that we will receive more from Razer in the coming days.
The newly updated base Razer Blade 15 starts at just $1,599 and would be available globally via retailers and Razer’s official website. Meanwhile, the new Razer Blade 15 Mercury White would be available for $2,199 if you opt for the GTX 1060 Max-Q or $2,599 if you opt for the variant with the GTX 1070 Max-Q and would be available in the US, Canada, China, and other regions for a limited time via Razer’s official website.