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Razer Blade 15 2020 Review Rundown

RazerPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Stylish, slim design
  • Bright, high-contrast display
  • Slim bezels
  • Good battery life
  • Thunderbolt 3 port
Cons**
  • Lacks G-Sync
  • Only 12 months of warranty

Summary

Razer Blade 15 (2020) is a classy, slim 15.6-inch gaming laptop equipped with powerful hardware. It brings all the latest games smoothly onto the screen. The all-new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU with Max-Q design is up to 25% faster than the original RTX GPUs, with up to 8GB of GDDR6 memory and more ray tracing cores.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Razer offers two 15.6-inch display options, one for content creators, and one for gamers. The gaming-oriented screen is a 1080p display with the aforementioned 300Hz refresh rate. The creator-focused option is a 4K display, meant for photographers and video editors. The Razer Blade doesn't have G-Sync, but the high refresh rate is surprisingly good at avoiding screen tearing.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No G-Sync support
  • No 4K OLED screen

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Ports have changed from the 2019 Blade 15 Base Model. There is an extra USB Type-C port, and the mini-DisplayPort is now gone. Intel AX201 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and Bluetooth 5.1. Running 3DMark 06 or Witcher 3 draws almost the same amount of power as the Xiaomi Mi Gaming laptop with weaker RTX 2060 graphics.
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Pros[**]
  • High-contrast OLED panel
  • Slim bezels
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 4

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
-core processor is from Intel's Comet Lake generation. The processor runs the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test at 2.5 to 3 GHz. The single-thread test is run at 3.6 to 4.9 GHz. A slight increase in graphics performance can be achieved by setting the graphics performance slider within the Razer Synapse software to "High"
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • Full HD resolution
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No SD card reader
  • No Thunderbolt 3

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The 2020 version of the Razer Blade 15 doesn't evolve its design too much, but the tweaks and added features make it a more powerful gaming laptop than before. Our review configuration is very expensive, and I don't think most gamers need this lofty a loadout. Seven hours of runtime with a high-refresh screen and gaming-grade parts is a good result.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, high-quality design
  • High-quality components
  • Excellent battery life
  • Solid performance
Cons[**]
  • Not the most powerful gaming laptop on the market

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 offers the best bang for your buck and features the best build quality. It runs quite hot after playing for a while, but it doesn't seem to choke performance. It's admirably quiet considering the power, and I have plenty of louder competition to compare it to. It might also be a little heavier and heavier than I'd like, but you have to have to somewhere.
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Pros[**]
  • Attractive design
  • Strong performance
  • Good battery life
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons[**]
  • Pricier than competitors
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 has a stunning 1080p display with a 300Hz refresh rate. With the Intel Core i7 processor and an RTX 2080 Super, it has no problem chewing through all the latest and best PC games at max settings. On this laptop, you can use it to adjust performance by jumping between different power profiles and fan speed modes. The laptop doesn't exactly last all day on battery power.
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Pros[**]
  • Super-fast performance
  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • No 4K OLED display

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 (2020) is one of the most powerful gaming laptops on the market. It has a Full HD screen, but also offers a 4K OLED option for £300 more. You can pick up a model with a GTX 1660 Ti card for just £1699, or grab the stonkingly powerful RTX 2080 Super ‘Advanced Model’ for £3099. Despite its high price, this can be considered a mid-range gaming laptop, and goes up against the likes of the HP Omen 15 and Gigabyte Aorus 15G.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful Full HD gaming performance
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Extremely hot
  • No 1TB SSD option

References

1. ^ Razer Blade 15 (2020) review: 300Hz for the win. digitaltrends. 2020-07-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2020) Review. pcmag. 2020-08-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (2019) Review. pcmag. 2019-03-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Razer Blade 15 (2020) review. techradar. 2020-09-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Razer Blade 15 (2020) Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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