Razer's new Blade 15 Studio Edition for creators starts at $4,299.99

Shawn Knight

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It starts with a 15.6-inch OLED 4K touch display (60Hz, 1ms response time) that covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and is coated in Corning Gorilla Glass. Under the hood, you’ll find up to a 10th-generation Intel Core i7-10875H, an eight-core chip clocked at 2.3GHz (boost up to 5.1GHz), alongside 32GB (upgradable to 64GB) of RAM and up to an Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card.

Razer said the chassis is crafted from a single block of aluminum that is then anodized with a mercury white finish. Creature comforts include a per-key RGB-lit keyboard, a 1TB SSD, a UHS-III SD card reader, Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity and USB-C with Thunderbolt 3.

The entire thing measures 0.70 inches x 9.25 inches x 13.98 inches and weighs between 4.7 and 4.9 pounds depending on configuration.

Razer’s new Blade 15 Studio Edition is available from today over on the official Razer store. The base configuration will set you back a whopping $4,299.99 although you can trim a grand right off the top by opting for a GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q instead of the Quadro RTX 5000. And if you don’t need a powerful GPU at all, configuring with a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti brings the starting price all the way down to $1,599.99.

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David Matthews

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Ehh....I fail to see how this is a better value for content creators. If you're just doing video/photo editing, you can get a Dell XPS 15 with a 10th gen i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and 4K touchscreen for $2,200. Heck, even a Macbook Pro 16-inch would be a better deal and that's saying something lol
 

ziffel66

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So let me get this straight. With a 2080 Super it's $3300, but drop that to a 1660 Ti, and it's $1600.

So by Razer math, the difference between a 1660 Ti and a 2080 Super is $1700??



 

brucek

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What is in that Quadro that makes it so expensive? And whatever it is, I'm going to guess it's not required to make a regular YouTube video...
 

neeyik

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I'm gonna guess that the storage and memory (maybe screen) have been pared down in the 1660Ti version.
You're right. The configuration alters depending on the choice of GPU:

Model
Razer Blade 15 - Quadro Studio Edition
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Processor
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H 6-Core (2.6GHz/4.5GHz) or
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H 8-Core (2.3GHz / 5.1GHz)
Graphics
NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 Studio Edition (16GB GDDR6 VRAM)
Display
15.6" OLED 4K Touch 60Hz, 100% DCI-P3, HDR400, factory calibrated
Storage
1TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)
Memory
32GB Dual-Channel (16GB x 2) DDR4-2667MHz
Battery
80Wh

Model
Razer Blade 15 - Base Model
OS
Windows 10 Home
Processor
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H 6-Core (2.6GHz / 5.0GHz)
Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 (6GB GDDR6 VRAM)
Display
15.6" Full HD 144Hz, 100% sRGB, 4.9mm bezel, factory calibrated
Storage
512GB SSD (M.2 NVMe)
Memory
16GB Dual-Channel (8GB x 2) DDR4-2933MHz
Battery
65Wh

Model
Razer Blade 15 - Base Model
OS
Windows 10 Home
Processor
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H 6-Core (2.6GHz / 5.0GHz)
Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti (6GB GDDR6 VRAM)
Display
15.6" Full HD 144Hz, 100% sRGB, 4.9mm bezel, factory calibrated
Storage
256GB SSD (M.2 NVMe)
Memory
16GB Dual-Channel (8GB x 2) DDR4-2933MHz
Battery
65Wh

What is in that Quadro that makes it so expensive? And whatever it is, I'm going to guess it's not required to make a regular YouTube video...
As this is the mobile version, it's just an RTX 2080 but there's additional functionality within the drivers.
 

Gomos

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Ehh....I fail to see how this is a better value for content creators. If you're just doing video/photo editing, you can get a Dell XPS 15 with a 10th gen i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and 4K touchscreen for $2,200. Heck, even a Macbook Pro 16-inch would be a better deal and that's saying something lol
Seems like kind of the opposite to what you said: this is way better value than an XPS. It's $1600 once you configure it with the same 1650 Ti as the XPS 15. Plus you have a high power 8 core CPU vs. the low power 6 core CPU of the XPS.

They are not even comparable systems. This is a workstation, while the XPS and even more so the Macbook Pro are show-off systems to take to your local Starbucks.

EDIT: I realize now that the 1650 Ti can't be paired with the 8 core and selecting it also downgrades SSD, RAM and screen. So it's not that great... 32 GB can only be paired with the RTX 5000, which is makes it a pretty terrible workstation unless you pay the full $4300.
 
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David Matthews

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Seems like kind of the opposite to what you said: this is way better value than an XPS. It's $1600 once you configure it with the same 1650 Ti as the XPS 15. Plus you have a high power 8 core CPU vs. the low power 6 core CPU of the XPS.

They are not even comparable systems. This is a workstation, while the XPS and even more so the Macbook Pro are show-off systems to take to your local Starbucks.

EDIT: I realize now that the 1650 Ti can't be paired with the 8 core and selecting it also downgrades SSD, RAM and screen. So it's not that great... 32 GB can only be paired with the RTX 5000, which is makes it a pretty terrible workstation unless you pay the full $4300.
Right. That's why I said it wasn't a good deal compared to the MacBook Pro and Dell XPS 15 (provided the user isn't planning on gaming). I also still wonder about Razer's reliability. I really, REALLY love the design of the Blade line but I've definitely heard horror stories about it.
 

Gomos

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Right. That's why I said it wasn't a good deal compared to the MacBook Pro and Dell XPS 15 (provided the user isn't planning on gaming). I also still wonder about Razer's reliability. I really, REALLY love the design of the Blade line but I've definitely heard horror stories about it.
It's not great, but still better than those two. In any case, those don't come with RTX 5000, so they aren't really the same category and I don't see why they should be compared.