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Razer Blade 15 (2021) Review Rundown

RazerPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent gaming performance at all resolutions
  • Good port selection
  • Long battery life
Cons**
  • Only one of the USB-C ports is Thunderbolt 3

Summary

The 2021 Razer Blade 15 continues Razer's elegant design, with the addition of RTX 30-series graphics. Like before, the early 2021 Blade 15 remains to be powered by 10th-gen Intel Core i7 H-series processors, as high-powered 11th-gen Intel processors cannot meet its release schedule. Nevertheless, Razer has included a number of improvements that go beyond newer GPUs and better displays: for example, Bluetooth 5.2 becomes available on the Advanced model, which is also thinner than before.
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

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 has a 2560 x 1440 240Hz matte non-touch display, an Intel Core-i7 10875H CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and an RTX 3070. It can easily hit high frame rates in a lot of AAA titles with all the graphical bells and whistles turned on. It's a more grown-up take on a gaming laptop, designed for more mature gamers.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful aluminum design
  • Gorgeous 240Hz display
  • Great selection of ports
Cons[**]
  • Fan can get loud under load
  • No AMD configs

androidauthority[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 is a gaming laptop that can also be used for work. The screen is more usable than most, thanks to its QHD resolution. The keyboard and trackpad were among the best I've used on a Windows laptop. The power brick weighs more than 600g alone and makes use of a proprietary connection.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
  • Solid build quality
Cons[**]
  • Only 512GB of internal storage
  • No Thunderbolt 3

laptopmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 is more than capable of doing its fair share of work thanks to its 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7-10875H processor with 32GB of RAM and 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD. The laptop shrugged off all my efforts to tax it with a shrug. The Blade 15 ships with a 1-year limited warranty.
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Pros[**]
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Strong performance
  • Powerful graphics
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Thick bezels
  • Poor webcam quality

laptopmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model runs Windows 10 Home and it has less bloatware than usual. The 720p camera has poor picture quality with a great deal of visual noise and a lack of crispness. The Acer Predator Triton 500 is also an excellent choice; it outperformed the Blade 15 on benchmarks.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Powerful 2TB SSD
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Poor webcam quality
  • Mediocre webcam

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Razer's Blade 15 Advanced (Early 2021) is an updated version of the previous model. This year's model gets a 360-Hz screen, a second SSD slot (M.2-2280, NVMe) and a next-generation GPU (Ampere) The combination of the Core i7-10875H and the GeForce RTX 3080 can run all current titles smoothly.
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Pros[**]
  • 360-Hz screen
  • Good colour reproduction
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 3

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
RGB keyboard lighting comes standard while per-key options are available only on the Advanced Model. The clickpad hasn't changed from last year's design. It's still large at 13 x 8 cm and the integrated mouse keys are still spongy and quiet. LatencyMon shows no DPC latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs.
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Pros[**]
  • Very good gaming performance for the price
  • Very good battery life
  • RGB lighting is standard
Cons[**]
  • No RTX 3060 or RTX 2070 Max-Q support

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 is an extremely capable high-end gaming machine for all types of titles. It may not deliver the chart-busting frame rates you might imagine when you hear the words "RTX 3080," but it meets the new bar for mobile gaming. The design is of uncommon quality in both look and feel, including functional aspects like the best-in-class touchpad.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, portable design
  • High-refresh gaming performance
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Fans can get very loud
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

theverge[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 Base is a competent, well-designed gaming laptop. Its QHD resolution makes for a better experience than a 1080p panel can provide. Unlike every other laptop Razer currently makes, this one doesn't have a Windows Hello-enabled IR webcam. The lack of biometrics and an SD card reader might be bothersome for some.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, light design
  • Slim and light
  • Good performance
Cons[**]
  • Lack of biometrics
  • No SD card reader

tomsguide[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 outperformed the competition in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The screen doesn't default to 240 Hz, and getting it out of 60 Hz mode can be a real struggle. While the Blade 15 Advanced is not going to whip your stray papers into a whirlwind, it's not the quietest machine out there.
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Pros[**]
  • Attractive design
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Unresponsive touchpad
  • Mediocre battery life

trustedreviews[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade 15 uses Nvidia’s new RTX 30-series graphics cards. The base edition only survived 1hr 41mins before dying. The screen displayed a solid 0.3-nit black level, which is great for a non-OLED screen. But it could struggle to give dark and shadowy scenes justice.
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Pros[**]
  • Best-in-class gaming performance
  • Long battery life
  • Good value for money
Cons[**]
  • Slightly clunky design
  • Screen could be brighter

References

2. ^ Razer Blade 15 review: RTX, right here, right now. androidauthority. 2021-04-11 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (2021). laptopmag. 2021-05-22 Retrieved 2021-05-24.
4. ^ Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition review . laptopmag. 2021-01-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2021) Review. pcmag. 2021-04-27 Retrieved 2021-04-28.
8. ^ Razer Blade 15 Base review: losing its edge. theverge. 2021-03-22 Retrieved 2021-04-30.
9. ^ Razer Blade 15 Advanced review. tomsguide. 2021-05-19 Retrieved 2021-05-20.
10. ^ Razer Blade 15 Base Edition (2021) 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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