Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop gets new Base, Limited models

New, cheaper Razer Blade gaming laptop packs dual storage and Ethernet

Naturally, the idea here is to provide the speed of SSDs with the more affordable, larger storage capacity of spinning hard drives. However, the company chose to introduce a dual-storage model based on feedback from the gaming community, Razer product marketing director Kevin Sather told PCMag.

So, what's different? Instead of a single 256GB SSD, the new base model pairs a smaller 128GB SSD with a 1TB HDD. If you prefer having that extra SSD space, $1,800 gets you 256GB of SSD and 2TB of hard drive space as well - as per PCGamer. The new bade model Razer Blade 15 could end up catching on though, giving potential buyers a new jumping on point.

The dual storage option is new to these latest iterations. It's called the Razer Blade Base Model, with the other variants henceforth being known as the Advanced Models. Even if you opt for the pricier of the two, it's still cheaper than the previous version, with the benefit of bulk storage. The keyboard has a single lighting zone for everything, so while you still get millions of color options, you can only view them one at a time.

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While the Blade 15 Base Model was designed for those with constrained budgets, the new Balde 15 Mercury White Limited Edition is for those with too much. This one carries a more premium price tag though, to reflect a burlier collection of hardware.

Gaming brand Razer on Thursday announced the launch of a new base model in its Razer Blade 15 gaming notebook series, originally launched in June 2018. It also made the base model thicker and use a hybrid SSD+HDD dual storage.

This new Razer Blade is available at the time of writing in the United States and Canada, while European and Australian availability will begin this November. There's no United Kingdom price just yet, but in the USA it starts at $2,200 - likely around £2000 over here. "While the earlier Blade 15 laptops allowed users to select per-key colors, unlike the previous models, this new keyboard allows secondary functions, such as the "@" or "#" symbols, to be backlit as well.

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