While every laptop and its brother is partying with a Razer's gone beyond, launching a major overhaul of its 2-year-old , which shrinks both in size and price. It takes on the same design as the most recent , bringing slim display bezels and a conventionally located center trackpad to decrease its volume. And, of course, make it thinner.and Nvidia's ,
The price is down, too -- it was $4,000 when it launched in 2017, but now it will start at $2,499 with an RTX 2060.
Unfortunately, the drawback of its shrinkage is we lose a couple of our favorite features: the volume scroller on the keyboard and the side-lighting on the touchpad. But Razer has also replaced the meh keyboard of its predecessor with a better version.
Razer packs it with the most-recent technologies in a lot of areas, to future-proof it against another few years -- they include 2.5GB Ethernet, UHS-III SD slot and upgradable memory. Those, plus the RTX GPUs, make this sound like a potentially great option for video editing, not just for playing the AAAs.(aka 802.11ax), a
We'd love andisplay to round out that package, but, alas, the technology isn't here for 17-inch panels yet. But it is for 15 inches, and the Blade 15 Advanced's getting one as an option: a 60Hz 4K touchscreen with gamut coverage, though it's available on the RTX 2080-based model only. Plus, the Advanced models now have a 240Hz HD option, Wi-Fi 6 and 10 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2.