Razer Blade 15 Advanced Battery Life, Specs, Benchmarks Test – The Razer Blade 15 Advanced is a thinner gaming laptop with some powerful specs inside, but this means there are some important compromises that you need to know about. Overall, the build quality was good.
It’s aluminum or aluminum, based on where you’re from, and it feels quite strong and rigid. But there was some flex if you go out of your way and look for it. No issues during normal use, though I think the matte black finish looks nice.
Quite the fingerprint magnet, oh, and, of course, the lid logo lights up green. The front edge could feel a little sharp depending on what angle you brush up against it. Though, the high-end specs are honestly quite impressive when we consider that it’s just 0.
7 inches thick, it’s quite portable for a 15-inch laptop. As expected, these higher-end specs result in excellent gaming performance. And the blade also gives us the option of disabling Optimus, which gives us further performance boosts.
Unfortunately, this still requires a reboot to complete the razer and isn’t yet using Nvidia’s. New advanced Optimus, the 300hz screen has a 3.8 millisecond response time, so pretty good for gaming. The color gamut is decent, but the brightness is a bit lower than what I would have liked to have seen.
I think 300 nits is a good sweet spot. We can see the first potential issue of a slimmer machine when we look inside. There’s only room for one m.2 storage slot. So future upgrades could be annoying otherwise inside we also got the fairly large 80-watt-hour battery down the front, two memory slots in the middle wi-fi six-card on the right, and a vapor chamber, cooler up the back. The battery life was pretty decent for a gaming laptop of this spec.
I was getting over 7 hours in my youtube playback test and, of course, less. If you have Optimus disabled, most laptops have different power limits, depending on the workload being run, for instance, with the blade 15 advanced.
What happens when you’re running a game? Is the GPU will max out at 90 watts, while the CPU will run up to 55 watts in the highest performance mode? Now, what most other laptops will do? Are they’ll? Take that GPU power that’s not being used when the GPU is idle and it boosts the CPU up even higher to get extra performance because there are thermal headroom and power available. So why not, right? For whatever reason, the razer blade, 15 advanced, just doesn’t. Do this, so in a CPU, the only workload, it still only maxes the CPU out at 55 watts.
Now you could argue that that still is above the intel, 45 watts back. But when it comes down to it, most other laptops will boost the processor much higher than this. And as a result, when we do multi-core CPU workloads like cinebench r20. for instance, we’re, seeing scores that are similar to other six-core laptops.
When this laptop has eight cores, and when I tested other workloads like adobe photoshop, I was seeing the pretty low performance. So if you need to do CPU heavy workloads, I’d probably recommend looking at something else other than this. Now. That said, though, as mentioned, it does do very well in games; the power limits are fair. There. It’s only when you’re out of games and not using the GPU, where the CPU isn’t able to reach its full potential.
I’m not positive why this is the problem. My only guess is so that it doesn’t get too hot, and to raise credit. The fans definitely don’t get as loud as many other gaming laptops out there that I’ve tested. It says it uses. Nvidia’s new max q dynamic boost, but I never really saw much boosting again. I guess it’s limited due to the thinner chassis that’s always going to be a trade-off between power and size.
There is at least some pretty decent. I o here. The left has the power input: 2, USB 3.2 gen, 2 type, ports, USB 3.2 gen, 2 type c port, and 3.5-millimeter audio combo jack. The right has a full size, UHS-3 sd card slot, which is fast, thunderbolt 3, types C, port, third, USB 3.
2 gen, 2 types, a port HDMI, 2.0 b output, and Kensington lock. Now all of those display outputs do connect directly to the Nvidia graphics. So you’re good to go for VR, and both of those type-c ports can also be used to charge the machine.
The per-key RGB keyboard was good to use after a little getting used to, but I wasn’t a fan of the small arrow keys. There are front-facing speakers on either side of the keyboard. But I thought they were pretty average sounding the glass precision.
The touchpad is large and great to use the 720p camera is up the top and it got it for windows hello support, which works well. But the camera quality was pretty bad. Considering I’m in a pretty well-lit room, so the blade 15 advanced isn’t the most powerful gaming laptop it’s not trying to be.
Fine razer has put an emphasis on design and is trying to keep it somewhat thin. So when combined with the fans not getting as loud as others, I think the gaming performance is quite good. The 3.8 millisecond 300hz screen is a great match. But at this price point, the option of g-sync might have been better.
If you’re, doing CPU heavy work like rendering, though I’d probably look elsewhere when it comes down to it. Though the blade is meant to be a gaming laptop, and it does do that quite well.