Razer has the new version of the Blade 15 Studio Edition presented. It is a gaming notebook for professional image, video and 3D work. The device therefore has a special 15.6-inch panel that is color calibrated at the factory. It should also cover 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, which is not a matter of course. The 60 Hz OLED display has a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, supports HDR400 and has an integrated touchscreen. Some people could get used to this alternative input method, but the device is still a clamshell notebook without a 360-degree hinge.
In 2020, the Blade 15 Studio Edition will be based on Intel’s new Comet Lake H series. The Core i7-10875H has eight cores and 16 threads and should therefore be suitable for computing-intensive applications, such as rendering videos in Adobe Premiere Pro. With a power budget of 45 watts, however, the battery life should be shorter. The effect is enhanced by a dedicated Quadro RTX 5000 from Nvidia. Compared to Geforce models with special software support and drivers, the GPU is also intended for other workloads outside of games.
The working memory of the notebook is 32 GB. The two DDR4 bars are inserted. A 1 TB M.2 SSD is also integrated. The Studio Edition has three USB-A ports (3.2 Gen2) and a Thunderbolt 3 socket (USB-C). HDMI 2.0 and mini display port are available for external displays. A full-size SD card reader is compatible with the memory cards of various cameras. The WLAN module is an Intel AX200 for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. Windows 10 Pro is preinstalled.
Blade 15 Studio Edition (Image: Razer)
The notebook will not be quite cheap with all the hardware: Razer wants 4,600 euros for it. It can be ordered from the manufacturer itself or from various online retailers. Golem.de tested a predecessor of the notebook.