Is the 2019 Razer Blade Worth It? The Razer Blade 2019 might be the best gaming laptop you can buy...but it does NOT come cheap. ?
when it comes to gaming systems Razer is almost always on the expensive side of things that doesn't mean they don't make really nice stuff but value is not really going to be the strong suit here for the money though this delivers some of the best build quality around but with the brand-new 2019 Razer Blade 15 is this the new king of the hill or is it straight up not worth it inside you'll find the latest Archie X cards so the advanced version starts with an RTX 2060 but you can spec it up to an RTX 2070 max Q or a 28 MX q which is what my review unit is rocking there's no doubt that it's powerful the blade can handle pretty much any game maxed out at 1080p previous at frame rates this includes apex legends battlefield 5 black ops 4 you name it it can't quite hang with the 17 inch ROG Zephyrus as with its crazy over-the-top cooling this far as performance goes the razor blade lines.
Right up with what you would expect out of a standard 28 Emacs acute design a lot of the other specs are basically identical across all of the razor blade models so you're getting the same six core i7 8750 h getting 16 gigs of ram really the main choices besides your SSD size and your screen is the 2060 2017 or 2018 but there is a huge price difference between the three just going from the 2070 to the 2080 as a full $400 to the price of the blade okay so let's just take a second and talk a little bit about price now of course the razor blade has always been a premium lea priced laptop if that's a word which I think it might be but on top of that RTX has inflated the price of pretty much every gaming laptop it's gone into and this is absolutely no exception and a full $3,000 for the 2080 version I have here and $2,600 for the 2070 version it's just difficult to justify that kind of price when other options such as the 15 inches FSS come in with very similar specs for about two thousand dollars the razor also has a couple of key features that the Zephyrus is missing namely thunderbolt three now.
I get that this is not going to be a deal-breaker for everyone but for me I actually do use a Thunderbolt 3 dock and monitor pretty much every day so there's a big feature that I want included in pretty much any kind of gaming laptop or Walt really any laptop I buy at this point now you can't talk about the razorblade without mentioning the design now as far as I'm concerned this is about one of the nicest pieces of laptop hardware out there right up with the macbooks in the MacBook Pros of the world it's all cnc aluminum I know it's a very expensive process to pull off especially with this anodization and put simply it's a very solid very sturdy very nice feeling piece of technology you're paying more but at least some of that cost is definitely in the actual build quality and some of the design work that they've done here you also get the generally solid razor keyboard with the perky RGB backlighting you give the nice large touchpad the good speakers you even have Windows hello facial recognition.
I mean there's a lot of good stuff here but does it justify that $3,000 price tag I will definitely admit I have had issues with quality on some razer laptops in the past but as far as I can tell they basically nailed it this generation I mean Hardware wise there's not a lot to complain about there's always a good thing when you're spending this much money on a laptop is it getting old and I'm complaining about the price the laptop it's a big issue it literally is it's a very very expensive piece of tech and you're paying a lot of extra money and I think pretty much everyone expects to get something when they pay that and you're getting some stuff like hardware wise it's a little bit nicer but performance wise you can get a lot more performance or basically the same performance for a lot less which i think is a compelling argument for almost everyone as a surprise to basically know when you're getting a very solid display now this model has the 1080p 144 Hertz panel but there is an optional 4k unit as well no it's solid but it's really nothing all that exciting I mean basically every other gaming laptop in this class has a very very similar panel and what is a little bit more exciting are some of the new options that are coming for the blade a little bit later this year see I got to take a look at two of these new options one of which is a 240 Hertz panel which let's be real I don't know if all that many people can tell a difference but for some people it might be nice specifically people who are playing very very high frame rate games
but more importantly than that for me is a 4k OLED panel now I know I mentioned earlier that there was already a 4k option that you can get for the blade but it's still a standard panel and it looks nice but the OLED panel I was able to take a look at at the razor booth was incredible I mean the contrast the brightness it was such a match massive step up now doesn't support those higher frame rates but as far as I'm concerned I want all that all up in my razor blade and well basically everywhere else. in fact just February the 2019 razor blade delivers a rock-solid build and good performance but it comes at a steep cost now if this was like sort of a no price comparison we're just picking the absolute favorite piece of hardware on the market.