Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop 2019 — Intel Core i7- 9750H 6 Core, GeForce RTX 2070 Max‑Q, 15.6″ FHD 1080p 240Hz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB Lighting, Thunderbolt 3 Compatible.
Let’s get straight into the specs for the CPU we’ve got Intel’s eye
78758 six-core CPU which can turbo up to four-point one gigahertz and single-core workloads or 3.9 gigahertz in all core workloads.
The sixteen gig of ddr4 memory running at two thousand six hundred sixty-six megahertz and dual-channel.
All models of the twenty eighteen razor blade are advertised with dual-channel memory which is great to see fit the storage.
There’s a 512 gig n dot two nvme SSD in the single m dot two soil
for the graphics, there’s an Nvidia 1070 max‑q in this model but it’s also available with the 1060 max Q.
As well and this power is the 15.6 inch 1080p 144 hertz IPS display we’ll see how this performs soon in the benchmarks for the network connectivity their support for 8o 2.11 AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth version 5 no Ethernet port here.
So you’ll need to use an adapter if you need one the blade
is made out of a CNC aluminum unibody with the black anodized finish both on.
The LID and interior it’s more of a blocky shape compared to the previous round of versions making the edges a little sharp but not too bad overall it felt nice and solid.
The dimensions of the laptop were thirty-five points five centimeters in width twenty-three-point five centimeters in-depth and just one point seven centimeters in height so quite thin considering.
The specs razor list the blade is Wayne 2.1 kilos and my the unit was just under this with the 230-watt power brick and cable for charging.
The total weight increases to around 2.9 kilos so still quite portable as mentioned the screen is a 15.6 inch 144 hertz 1080p IPS panel it’s also available with a fork a touch screen.
While the 1060 model also has a 60 Hertz option the bezels are just four-point nine millimeters thin on the sides as well which is a nice change from previous models giving us about 85% of
visible screen area the viewing angles were perfect on any angle. Still clear with excellent colors the screen get spread enough I measured it at 328 nits at 100% brightness with a 750 to 1
contrast ratio the display comes color calibrated and I’ve measured the current color gamut using the spite of 5 Pro.
My results returned 97% of srgb 67% of NTSC and 72% of Adobe RGB pretty good results for something that’s primarily aimed at gamers I’ve performed my usual backlight bleed test on.
The display which involves having the laptop shows a black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding I then take a long exposure photo to display bleed so this is a worst-case scenario test the bits down the bottom corners were noticeable in this test from certain angles to my eyes but for the most part it wasn’t that bad and I didn’t notice any bleed during normal use,
but this will, of course, vary between laptops.
There was almost no flex at all while moving the display it felt very sturdy as it’s solid metal and the hinge is essentially most the length of the screen it can be opened up easily with one finger demonstrating a fairly.
Even weight distribution above the display in the center is a 720p camera it’s good
the Razr was able to fit it here despite the thinner bezels rather than having it down the bottom the camera looks alright a bit better than many other laptops.
I’ve tested the microphones also not bad but you won’t judge both for yourself the keyboard has RGB backlighting which can be controlled at the individual key level through Razer Synapse software.
There are several built-in effects available and I found that in supported games.
The key lighting would automatically change for example while playing overwatch.
The keys change to reflect the heroin use there’s no Numpad which.
I prefer is I don’t use it allowing the keyboard to be centered the keys felt nice to type with and were quiet here’s how they sound to try and give you an idea.
the keyboard had minimal flex while pushing down fairly hard overall it was quite sullen due to that metal body.
The glass touchpad felt extremely smooth and was nice and large he uses precision drivers which are my favorites are all I found it to work very well moving on to the iron on the left viz the power
input 2 USB 3.1 type‑a ports and a 3.5‑millimeter audio combo jack on the right.
There’s a Type C Thunderbolt 3 port third USB 3.1 type‑a port HDMI 2.0 P output mini DisplayPort 1.4 output and Kensington lock razor note that up to 3 displays can be run at once using Thunderbolt mini DisplayPort and HDMI.
It’s also worth noting that the proprietary power connector is
reversible and works, either way, the front just has a green status LED towards the right, while the back has nothing viewable there
exhausts are just below.
Here on the black metal lid does the Razer logo in the center and alights up green while powered on fingerprints show up quite easily.
But as a smooth surface, they are easy to clean underneath this and rubber feet which do a good job of preventing.
The laptop from sliding around while in use, as well as some air intake vents to what’s the back the two speakers, are found on either side of the keyboard.
They sound alright but for the amount of space they’re using, I expected.
A little more still clear but a bit tinny attire volumes with minimal bass the laptop can be opened up easily with the Torx screwdriver.
After removing the panel we get easy access to the single end or two slots two memory slots and the Wi-Fi card powering.
The laptop there’s an 80-watt hour battery and with a full charge. It one of the best laptops I’ve tested the Intel integrated graphics was in use during this test.
Thanks to Nvidia Optimus while playing the Witcher 3 with medium settings and invidious battery boost set to 30fps.
The battery lasted for one hour and 38 minutes and was able to sustain 30 FPS.
The entire time many others I’ve tested aren’t able to do that and drop frame rate overall the battery life was really impressive here especially when you factor in just how thin and light.
The blade is and that it’s running fairly powerful Hardware thermal testing was completed with a room temperature of 18 degrees
It’s called here at the moment is its winter in Australia so expect
warmer temperatures in a warmer environment the CPU and GPU were cooled with a vapor chamber.
It wasn’t obvious to me if this is shared between both components or not just before we go into the results.
I’ll quickly note that in the Razer Synapse software you have the option of using the default balanced mode or swapping to gaming mode gaming the mode seems to overclock the GPU call clock by 100 megahertz and memory by 300 megahertz.
Increases the power limit to the CPU I’ve tested both modes here under stress test at idle the CPU and GPU were on the warmer side above 50 degrees Celsius while playing pub G at high settings we
can see that the temperatures were as shown in green by under vaulting.
The CPU by — 0.14 volts as shown in yellow we can reduce the temperature of the CPU a little the graphics will be maxed out at 90 degrees regardless of test the full load stress tests were run using a 264.
Heav’n benchmark at the same time and I’ve tested both the balanced mode and gaming mode.
Here in balanced mode, the CPU gets a low power limit so performs less as we’ll see in the next graph.
But temperatures improve a little with the under multiplied in red. These are the average clock speeds while running the same tests for the temperature tests just shown it wasn’t possible to reach
the full 3.9 gigahertz or core Turbo clock speed in any of these tests which in the case of the stress tests was due to power or thermal limit throttling granted in pub G.
I don’t think the CPU needs to max out as it’s not a bottleneck which probably explains.
The lower clock speeds while under bolted and Yeller it just doesn’t matter maybe I should be using a different game for this test but these are the speeds and I saw no CPU throttling here with the gaming mode enabled the TDP increased.
So it seems like this affects the power limit provided to the CPU.
I wasn’t able to otherwise tweak it in Intel XT year this explains where the clock speeds rise with gaming mode enabled giving us
Also, a hotter system as we saw in the last graph under the vaulting in red and dark blue did improve things too but still not quite enough to fully remove throttling in this particular stress test.
This will, of course, differ based on the specific workload
these are the clock speeds that got while just running CPU.
Only stress tests without any GP load even with no GPU the load we’re still seeing power limit throttling preventing the full 3.9
gigahertz speed Vic gaming mode and under vaulting did help raise this as for the external temperatures where.
You’ll be putting your hands at idle with the body of the laptop this sitting in the 30s in the center and getting warmer towards the back while gaming this increases to the 50s in the center and was a little warm to the touch.
Although the left and right sides were quite cool in comparison with very similar results in the full load stress test as for the fan noise produced by the laptop pelea listen to some of these tests
It was still audible which was expected based on the warmer idle
temperatures and then while gaming.
With the fans maxed out it wasn’t too different from many other laptops I’ve tested still a bit loud they’re balanced murdered was a little quieter than gaming murdered.
As we saw before it gets hotter in gaming murder I didn’t test
temperatures for both default fans and manually maxing out the fans.
As in gaming murdered while playing games or under stress test I found the fans to be maxed out the same regardless which would give the same results.
Finally, let’s take a look at some benchmarks, well first cover some real-world gaming benchmarks followed by tests with various benchmarking tools.
All tests were completed with the gaming mode enabled through Razer synapse software which as mentioned earlier.
Overclocks the graphics and increases the CPUs power limit resulting in increased performance fortnight ran.
At any setting level although medium all blur were needed to average around the refresh rate of the panel but results will, of course, vary based on what other players are doing in-game irva. Which was tested playing with the bots and it was running very well even at epic settings were averaging 144 FPS with lowest
settings giving us 1% lows near this level.
Again results here will vary based on what’s going on in the game and the map pub G was tested using the replay feature it rental right at Ultra for the most part but you’ll be better off playing at high settings of the learner and like the previous games results will
vary based on the map.
What other players are doing so was running well in all settings, 1% lows dropped down quite a bit with this particular benchmark due to the smokes Rainbow six.
The siege was tested with the built-in benchmark and even at Ultra settings.
The average frame rate was very high with the 1% lows still well above 100 FPS.
So absolutely no problems here at all I have tested Far Cry 5 with the built-in benchmark and the results are pretty good even at Ultra settings Assassin’s Creed origins were also tested with the
Again playable with all setting levels, Dota 2 was analyzed using a weak intensive replay.
This should be a worst-case scenario realistically you’ll probably get better results in this while playing and even in this intensive test.
The average is pretty decent testing battlefield 1 in the first
campaign mission ran well for me even with ultra settings, the 1% lows drop a bit although I didn’t notice any dips while playing rise of the tumor.
I tested with the built-in benchmark and the results here are quite good high frame rates at the lowest setting levels.
More than playable with the high one’s watchdogs to don’t need a high frame rate to play in my opinion and read well live in at Ultra
settings with no much variance between ultra very high settings.
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