There is still a day between us and Computex 2019 and the announcements from the event have already been started. Razer has announced the Razer blade studio edition laptops entirely out of the blue. These laptops are catered for the professionals. They are moving away from the traditional “Razer only for gamers” strategy and expanding their line of laptops.
These studio edition Razer blade laptops are going to be competing against the market leader MacBook Pro laptops. If you look at the design of these laptops, you can see a resemblance with the MacBook Pro. The only thing that keeps both these machines apart in terms of design is the keyboard design and tech. Instead of the “well known” butterfly switches, they have cherry switches and the signature Mercury white design.
These laptops will be classified in terms of their screen space. The 15inch version will be called Razer blade 15 studio edition, and you can guess the name of the 17inch version.
There are slight differences between the two, but first, let’s talk about the similarities. Both these laptops will be in Mercury finish with display resolutions up to 4k. In addition to the traditional gaming GeForce graphics cards, these laptops will also feature the professional grade Quadro graphics cards. Memory is also boosted to 32GB, and users have an option for 1TB Nvme storage too.
Razer Blade 15 studio edition
It will feature the same size as the traditional Razer blade 15. On the other hand, the internals will be slightly different. It will feature 4K OLED touch enabled panel, 9th gen Core i7-9750H processor and Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 mobile GPU.
It will be marketed to lower grade professionals, those who do not want to spend a fortune on their working machines.
Razer Blade 17 studio edition
It will be the studio edition of the standard Razer blade 17. Razer is getting all out with this version as the 4k panel will also have a 120Hz refresh rate. Allowing users to enjoy the smooth experience with the accurate color gamut. The CPU will also be the best in the business, they are going with the eight core Intel Core i9-9880H processor, though the GPU will be the same, the Quadro RTX 5000.
This laptop will directly compete against the MacBook Pro 15 and will be marketed towards those professionals who want the best machine for their work. These laptops will be compatible with Razer CoreX eGPU enclosure if the RTX 5000 is not enough for your needs.
These laptops will be available later this year, and Razer has not announced the pricing strategy yet. Stay tuned for more on these laptops.
Lastly, Razer is greatly pushing the #MADEWITHBLADE campaign as they are directly targeting professionals with these laptops.