Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.1/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.7/10
BATTERY: Fair6.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Razer Blade 15 is a premium gaming laptop with a high-end processor and graphics card, suitable for intensive gaming as well as 3D rendering and machine learning. It has a substantial amount of storage and a high refresh rate display that's also good for general use. The screen is quite sharp and offers a wide coverage of color spaces, which is great for creative work. However, it's a bit heavy and bulky, not the best for portability, and the battery life is average. It offers a variety of ports, including Thunderbolt and USB-C, and the keyboard is backlit without a number pad. The build and speaker quality are very good, and it competes in the upper midrange price bracket, meaning it has a good balance between cost and features. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-quality build and design
  • Excellent keyboard feel
  • Potent performance for gaming
  • Vibrant and fast display
  • Good heat and noise management
Cons
  • Higher price point
  • Moderate battery life
  • Heavier and less portable
  • Limited availability of ports

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.7
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
4.6
The Razer Blade 15 is well-suited for engineering and design due to its strong CPU and GPU, which handle demanding software efficiently, and its high-quality screen that offers clear, vibrant visuals. Although its portability is good, the performance and screen features do prioritize power over lightweight design, with a slight tradeoff in operating noise and speaker quality.
Build Quality:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use:
4.4
The Razer Blade 15 is equipped with a high-performance CPU and ample RAM, ensuring smooth multitasking and general computing tasks. Its high-quality IPS screen offers clarity and broad color coverage for an engaging visual experience, while the laptop's good portability and excellent keyboard contribute to its suitability for general use.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Content Creation:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Software Development:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Battery Life:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,450
Release Date
January 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.3'' x 0.67''
Weight
4.4 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12800H
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (105 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
5 Hours
Battery Capacity
80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Refresh Rate
240Hz
Display Brightness
271 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Portability Score
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7.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Allen Ngo | March 2022
"The 2022 Blade 15 offers roughly 15 to 25 percent faster graphics performance and 20 percent faster CPU performance over last year's Core i7-11800H and RTX 3080 model. Thankfully, the system doesn't need to run noticeably louder or warmer to achieve faster results, but both power consumption and battery life take a hit. The higher consumption in particular appears to be a trend amongst many 12th gen Core laptops including the Schenker Uniwill Technology GM7AG8P or MSI Vector GP66 when compared to their previous generation counterparts. We're also glad to not see below-average CPU performance which was the case for the 10th gen Core i7-10875H model."

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