Wednesday , 18 August 2021

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition (2021)

Closer Look

The Razer Blade 15 Base Edition comes in a very non-descript box. There is not any info about the specifications or functions on the box at all.

Inside you find the laptop and accessories. I love the type of plastic that Razer uses for the packaging as it is very sturdy and really protects the laptop. I have never seen this type of packaging before.

Inside you find a smaller box which again is very anonymous and when you open it up you’ll see the laptop.

And here it is, the Razer Blade 15 Base Edition. A thin stylish gaming laptop in an aluminum chassis with an anodized black finish and backlit green Razer logo. I think this is an extremely nice-looking laptop.

The screen is 15.5 inch and has thin bezels around the sides and the top. At the top is also where you find the 720p webcam. For the price of this laptop, I would expect a 1080p web-cam. The camera also lacks any Windows Hello support and considering that you also do not get a finger print reader it feels very lacking, again considering the price.

The keyboard is a “Single-zone RGB Powered by Razer Chroma™ anti-ghosting keyboard”. This means that you can only set the same color on the whole keyboard and not, like on the Razer Blade 15 Advanced edition do it per key. Anti-ghosting means that the keyboard should work even when pressing a lot of keys at the same time. A bit weird is that on the Advanced Edition they instead say the keyboard has N-Key rollover keyboard which as far as I can see should be the same thing.

The keyboard is nice to write on and I like the larger enter-key. Some other keyboards have a much smaller enter-button which I do not like.

On each side of the keyboard sits a pair of top-facing speakers. They pump out a decent sound and are compatible with Dolby Atmos.

On the left side you find the power connector (half hidden under a plastic sticker), the gigabit ethernet port, a USB 3.2 Usb-a port, the headphones/mice-jack and a USB-C-port.

On the other side we find another two USB-A-ports in a nice shade of Razer-green, the HDMI 2.1-port and another USB-C-port. This USB-C port is the Thunderbolt 3-compatible port.

Turning the laptop over you can see the two fans as well as ventilation holes at the back of the laptop for either sucking in cool air or pushing out warm air.

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