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Razer Blade 15 2020 Review Rundown

Razer Inc. | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Razer Blade 15 2020
  • Stylish, slim design
  • Bright, high-contrast display
  • Slim bezels
  • Good battery life
  • Thunderbolt 3 port
  • 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[*] 77%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
With two years on the same chassis, the Razer Blade may not wow in the same way it once did. Its eight cores and 16 threads are a big step up from six-core processors featured in previous generations. Razer offers two 15.6-inch display options, one for content creators, and one for gamers.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic gaming performance
  • Good battery life
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Ports have changed from the 2019 Blade 15 Base Model. The system cannot be recharged via USB Type-C as that feature is reserved only for the 2020 Blade 15 Advanced Model. Razer is able to offer roughly 10 percent faster graphics performance than many 15-inch mobile laptops without necessarily drawing more power in the process.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Slim bezels and lighter than the 2019 Blade 15 Base model
  • High-contrast OLED panel
  • Quiet fan noise when on Power Saver mode
  • Very good battery life
Cons[**]
  • PWM could be higher when gaming or on Creator mode
  • Only 2x M.2 2280 and 2x 2.5-inch SATA III slots
  • Only one USB Type-C port

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
With the Blade 15 Advanced Model (2020), Razer delivers a classy, slim 15.6-inch gaming laptop equipped with powerful hardware. Our test device will set you back about 3,300 Euros (~$3,876) The preinstalled Razer Synapse software provides options for adjusting fan control as well as CPU or GPU performance.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • Full HD resolution
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
  • Thunderbolt 3
Cons[**]
  • Dim display
  • Only one USB Type-C port

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 is consistently one of our favorite gaming laptop designs. While others have caught up to this trend-setter, it's still one of the most premium options available. The 2020 version of the Blade 15 Advanced Edition starts at $2,599. If you have deep pockets, you'll enjoy its premium feel, power, and long battery life.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Premium design
  • Strong performance for the price
  • Long battery life
  • Fast 300Hz display
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre graphics performance

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade was our favorite gaming laptop of 2018, delivering a winning mix of power, portability, and premium design. The 2019 model is now our top recommendation among the 2019 GeForce RTX laptops we have tested so far. A GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics chip powers this machine to frame rates well above 60 frames per second in demanding titles.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Solid battery life
Cons[**]
  • Slim bezels

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 is one of the premier gaming laptops to hit the streets. It boasts the best Intel Comet Lake-H processors and RTX Super graphics chips under its classy hood. It sports the same aluminum unibody design that the laptop line is known for and is very much reminiscent of a MacBook Pro. The Razer Blade is a gaming laptop you will actually want to show off in public.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • The best gaming laptop on the market
  • Beautiful 4K OLED display
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 (2020) is one of the classiest gaming laptops I've ever used. With an RTX 2070 GPU, 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and 144Hz refresh rate, the configuration I have here is essentially the top-of-the-range ‘Base model' Razer offers an even more powerful range called the ‘Advanced Model' with significantly more powerful specs, but that will cost you well over £2000.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Class-leading gaming performance
  • Excellent selection of ports
  • Fantastic battery life
Cons[**]
  • Fingerprint marks are prone to greasy fingerprints

references

  1. 1. ^ Razer Blade 15 (2020) review: 300Hz for the win. Digitaltrends. 13 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ 2020 Razer Blade 15 Base Model Laptop Review: The 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake-H Update. Notebookcheck. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (2020) in review: Detail improvements pay off. Notebookcheck. 12 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2020) Review. Pcmag. 11 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (2019) Review. Pcmag. 06 March 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Razer Blade 15 (2020) review. Techradar. 21 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ Razer Blade 15 (2020) Review. Trustedreviews. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. *. 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.
  9. **. 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.
  10. ***. 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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