Along with the Razer Phone 2, Razer is also announcing the release of a new entry-level model for its iconic Razer Blade 15 laptop. This new base model has dual storage configuration, offering an m.2 SSD and 2.5-inch SSD, both of which are upgradable. It also has a new single-zone RGB keyboard powered by Razer Chroma.
The new base model is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q design graphics card, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750 6 core processor, 16 GB of upgradeable system memory, and a 15.6-inch full HD display.
For a limited time, fans can also purchase the Mercury White limited edition of the Razer Blade 15. The Mercury White edition comes in a matte white finish with black USB ports. It’s quite a stand out amongst Razer’s usual black and green aesthetic, or any gaming aesthetics.
Alas, this exclusive colour is only available directly from Razer in the US and Canada, and selected retailers in China. It might be really hard to get here, but wouldn’t it be cool to have a gaming laptop that’s not so dark, edgy and stands out from all the other gaming laptops visually?
The normal new entry model base comes in two option: 128 GB SDD + I TB HDD with a suggested retail price of S$2,499 and 256 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD with a suggested retail price of S$2,799. These models are available now in US, Canada and China, and will be available in the Asia-Pacific markets in November 2018.
|Specification||Razer Blade 15 base model|
|Processor||8th Gen Intel® CoreTM i7-8750H Processor (6 Cores / 12 Threads, 2.2 GHz / 4.1 GHz)|
|System memory||16 GB Dual-Channel system memory (DDR4, 2667 MHz), 32 GB maximum support|
|Storage||128 GB SSD (SATA-III) + 1 TB HDD (5400 rpm)
256 GB SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) + 2 TB HDD (5400 rpm)
|I/O ports||Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) x 1
USB 3.1 port x 3
Mini Display Port 1.4HDMI 2.0 audio and video output
|Display||15.6-inch Full HD 60 Hz (1920 x 1080), 100% sRGB, matte screen w/ 4.9 mm bezel, factory calibrated|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q design (6 GB GDDR5 VRAM, Optimus Technology)|
|Camera||Built-in webcam (1 MP/720p) with array microphone|
|Sound||Built-in front-firing stereo speakers
3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
|Power||Built-in 65 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery, NVIDIA Optimus support (up to 6 hours)|
|Weight||Approximately 2.03 kg|
|Size||19.9 mm x 355 mm x 235 mm (Depth)|
Razer Raiju Mobile
What is the Razer Raiju Mobile? It is a mobile gamepad with a phone mount. There are certain mobile games out there that just easier to control with a physical gamepad, instead of the digital one they usually overlay on the screen, especially if those games require precise controls.
The Razer Raiju Mobile works just like any other Raiju controllers. It has 4 remappable multi-function buttons, Razer Mecha-Tactile action buttons, a hair trigger mode, as well as an adjustable phone mount.
The controller comes with an app where users can customise their controller to their heart’s content. This controller is compatible with any phones with Android 6.0 and above. Sorry, iPhone users, no news if the controller will be compatible with iOS anytime soon, if ever.
The Razer Raiju Gaming Mobile will be available in Q4 of 2018 with a suggested retail price of S$239.90.
- 4 multi-function buttons
- Mecha-Tactile action buttons
- Trigger stops for quick-firing action
- Adjustable phone mount – up to 60-degree tilt
- Mobile app for Android
- Up to 23 hours of battery life on a single charge
- Approximate size: 125 mm x 159.4 mm x 66 mm
- Approximate weight (without cable): 306 g
Razer Hammerhead USB-C ANC
We’ve got the gaming phone, the gaming controller, and now all we need is the gaming earphones to complete the whole mobile gaming experience.
The Razer Hammerhead USB-C Active Noise Cancelling in-ear headset is a compact headset that’s easily stored away in any pocket. As mentioned in the name, the headset does use USB-C, which might turn off some people who don’t use devices with USB-C ports. Making use of the USB-C connector, the Hammerhead draws power for its Active Noise Cancelling technology that promises the same noise cancellation capabilities of larger headsets.
The Razer Hammerhead is fitted with Comply Foam Tips that makes a secure in-ear fit. The foam tips also help with noise isolation, and the unit is equipped with an inline control and microphone, as well as braided cables for a tangle-free headset.
The Razer Hammerhead USB-C ANC will be available on Razer.com on October 22, 2018, and worldwide in Q4 of 2018 with a suggested retail price of S$159.90.
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 KHz
- Impedance: 32Ω ± 15%
- Sensitivity: 110 ± 3dB (Max SPL)
- Input Power: 10 mW / 20 mW
- Drivers: Dynamic + Balanced Armature
- Connector: USB-C Connector
- Cable Length: 1.2 m
- Approximate Weight: 21 g
- Frequency Response: 100 Hz -10 KHz
- Pick Up Pattern: Omni-directional
- Signal to Noise Ratio: ≥58dB
- Sensitivity: -40 ± 3dB
- Volume Controls: Volume Up / Down
- Center Control: Play/Pause Accept/End Call
- Center Switch: ANC On/Off
- Handphones with USB-C Connectors
Dea wishes she could play the latest Tomb Raider or Uncharted, but she can’t, so instead she reads and watches other people play. On her down time, you can probably find her re-reading Captain Marvel. The Carol Danvers one.