Razer introduces new ultraportable and gaming PC choices for Home windows 11
Windows 11 arrived yesterday, offering PC makers everywhere an excuse to refresh their lineup. Razer today announced new SKUs for its ultra-portable Razer Book laptop and Razer Blade 15 advanced gaming laptop, and both come pre-installed with the latest Microsoft operating system. Of course, the new PCs also have some new specifications to consider.
New Razer Book
Enlarge / The peripheral devices from Razer should also be Windows 11 capable.
Razer’s roots are in PC gaming, but the Razer Book is the three-headed serpent’s attempt at making a more portable, mainstream PC. The clamshell’s silver aluminum unibody chassis starts at just 2.9 pounds and 0.6 inches thick, making it competitive with ultra-portable devices like the Dell XPS 13.
Today’s announcement drops the starting price of the Razer Book to $ 1,000. This gives you a quad-core i5-1135G7 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of SSD storage and a screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Razer also announced more powerful versions with a quad-core i7-1165G7, 16GB of RAM, 512GB for $ 1,500 or 1TB of storage, and a 3840 × 2100 screen for $ 1,800.
New Razer Blade 15 Advanced model
Enlarge / 1440p at 240 Hz now available.
Equipped with an RTX 30 series mobile graphics card, the Blade 15 Advanced Model is obviously the gaming machine of the two, but compared to most gaming laptops, its design is pretty sleek and understated. The laptop weighs just 4.4 pounds and is 0.67 inches thick.
There were already a lot of configuration options for this notebook, but the two Razer added today use an Octa-Core i7-11800H. The cheaper, which sells for $ 2,700, has an RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a fast 240Hz screen with a resolution of 2560 × 1440. The Advanced model costs $ 3,100, has twice the RAM and a more powerful RTX 3080 GPU.
Windows 11 support confirmed
Razer today determined that owners of older Razer laptops will “soon” be able to upgrade to Windows 11 and relevant Razer drivers will be automatically integrated. The full list of supported Razer PCs can be found here.
Razer also said that its software (like Synapse) and peripherals are all “fully compatible with Windows 11”.
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