However, it fell short of the 96-fps average and the Omen X 2S' 98 fps. The interior kind of looks like a sparkly box of jewels, thanks to the Chroma keyboard and its bright, glittering LEDs. See how Razer fared in our annual special reports: Tech Support Showdown, Best and Worst Brands and Best and Worst Gaming Brands. Equipped with a Core i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU, the notebook has more than enough power for play (and work, if you're so inclined.) Get instant access to breaking news, the hottest reviews, great deals and helpful tips. However, there was a fuzziness that blurred the finer details of my face. That's slower than the 9:29 category average. And usually I'd complain about the lack of logo backlighting, but I'm loving the way the gleaming embossed emblem reflected every color in its vicinity, particularly the bubblegum pink Razer Krakens perched on my desk. The Omen X 2S obtained 64 fps, barely defeating the 64-fps average. I watched an episode of The Dragon Prince on Netflix while running 22 additional Google Chrome tabs, some of which were streaming Twitch or YouTube or scrolling through my Tweetdeck. If you're dead set on an OLED panel, but want to save a few bucks, consider the $2,499 Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED, which offers similar performance on the gaming and overall performance front. Laptop Mag is part of Future US Inc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices. As I was exploring the vast land of Hope Valley in Far Cry, I noticed the wind gently whipped through the trees accentuated by nearby birds chirping. Loaded with a 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD, the Blade 15 is seriously fast. Leave it to Razer to make an already beautiful laptop that much more of an opulent spectacle. Details were clear enough that I noticed the bark on each tree. Thanks to its RTX Graphics, the latest version of the Blade 15 is more powerful than its predecessor, but at the cost of battery life. Visit our corporate site. Averaging 262 nits of brightness, the Blade 15's display missed matching the 279-nit category average. However, when we switched to 4K, the Blade 15 came out on top at 51 fps, while the m15 and Aero 15 reached 48 and 41 fps, respectively. The magic happens in the company's Synapse 3.0 software. It was more than enough, however, to beat the m15 (49 fps) and the Aero 15 (46 fps) with their Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q GPUs. For $2,649, you get the Advanced Version of the Razer Blade 15, which comes in a stunning white aluminum chassis. The last two results surpass our 95-degree comfort threshold, so be careful with it around your lap. I was particularly taken with the pale yellow trail as the gatling-gun-fired bullets cut across the scene, blooming into a red-orange plume of destruction upon impact with the counter. The shooter captured the orange, purple and black in my hair, signifying that I am long overdue for a hair appointment. The company's three-headed snake emblem glows seductively, inviting your fingers to explore, and you should since the metal is resistant to fingerprints. And although it does have Dolby Atmos software to enhance the audio, when I disabled it, the Blade 15 sounded no worse for wear. It's below the 24,850 premium gaming laptop average, but still in range of its competitors. There was a problem. For $2,899, you can upgrade the screen to 4K at 60Hz. Testing conducted by Razer in January 2012 using 1st generation production Razer Blade with 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 Razer Blade units with NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M and 8GB of RAM. MORE: Best and Worst Laptop Gaming Brands. The Blade 15 isn't all play. As far as typing goes, I continue to be amazed by Razer's ultra-low profile keys. We compare the Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060 to the Razer Blade 15 GTX 1070 in order to show what performance ... than the GTX 1060 Max-Q according to 3DMark benchmarks. Popular components found in the Razer Blade 15 Mid 2019-Base. My fingertips slid effortlessly over the smooth glass surface. The 2019 Blade 15 lasted only 5 hours and 2 seconds. The screens on the Alienware m15 and the MSI Stealth were much brighter at 284 and 293 nits. The winner among the four, at 61 fps, was the Omen X 2S with its RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. When we ran the Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark, the Blade 15's 50 fps failed to match the 66-fps premium gaming laptop average. Outside of Synapse, Nvidia Experience will be the most helpful to gamers with its useful suite of utilities, including Battery Boost, Whisper Mode and Shadow Play. It's below the 63-fps premium gaming laptop average, but more than enough to surpass the Alienware m15 (49 fps) and the MSI Stealth (44 fps) with their last-gen GTX 1070 Max-Q GPUs. The Razer Blade 15 ships with a one-year limited warranty. The m15 and its Core i7-8750H CPU performed slightly better at 22,873. With their 1 millimeter key travel, the keys should be shallow, but the 76 grams of actuation force gives springy feedback. It's almost on a par with the m15 and the Stealth, which measured 150 percent and still topped the 140-percent premium gaming laptop average. Instead of heat pipes, the Blade 15 employs a full vapor chamber in its custom cooling system. Like most good laptops, the Blade 15 doesn't have much in the way of branded software outside of Razer Synapse. I went rollicking through the varied terrain of Far Cry New Dawn for 15 minutes. But now that Razer's started playing with color, I have only one question, What took you so long? And at 4.8 pounds, 14.3 x 10.8 x 0.8~0.7 inches, the Alienware m15 is the largest of the bunch. Visit our corporate site. Razer Blade 15 OLED pricing and availability. There was a problem. Like all modern Razer laptops, there's a speaker on either side of the keyboard deck with the power button located at the top of the right speaker. Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, Switching over to the 1080p Shadow of the Tomb Raider test, the Blade 15 reached 61 fps, holding off the Aero 15 and m15, which hit 52 and 40 fps, respectively. The gunfire wasn't as loud as I would have liked as I did a run-and-gun to an enemy airfield, and the explosions didn't have the oomph that I expected. For Razer, the answer lies in a slim copper vapor chamber, which the company says is more efficient than regular heat pipes. I could hear songstress Tamia switch between alto and soprano without losing the timbre of the piano chords as she sang. When I played Battlefield V, the Blade 15's Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU with 8GB of VRAM delivered a buttery-smooth 95 frames per second. The Aero 15 finished at 10:53, while the Omen X 2S clocked in at 10:26 and the m15 finished at 9:10.