Windows 11 arrived yesterday, giving PC makers everywhere an excuse to refresh their lineup. Razer today announced new SKUs for its ultraportable Razer Book laptop and Razer Blade 15 Advanced gaming laptop, both preloaded with Microsoft’s latest operating system. Of course, the new PCs also come with some new specs to consider.
New Razer Book
Razer’s roots are in PC gaming, but the Razer Book is the three-headed snake’s attempt at creating a more mainstream, portable PC. The clamshell’s silver aluminum unibody chassis starts at just 2.9 pounds and 0.6 inches thick, allowing it to compete with ultraportables like Dell’s XPS 13.
Today’s announcement lowers the starting price of the Razer Book to $1,000. That gets you a quad-core i5-1135G7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and a 1920×1200 resolution display with a 60Hz refresh rate. 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 display for $1,800.
New Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model
Packed with an RTX 30 series mobile graphics card, the Blade 15 Advanced Model is clearly the gaming machine of the two, but compared to most gaming laptops, the design is quite sleek and understated. The laptop weighs only 4.4 kilograms and is 0.67 inches thick.
Many configuration options were already available for this notebook, but the two Razer added today use an octa-core i7-11800H. The cheaper one, which retails for $2,700, has an RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a fast 240Hz display with 2560×1440 resolution. The high-end model costs $3,100 and has twice as much. RAM and a more powerful RTX 3080 GPU.
Windows 11 support confirmed
Razer noted today that owners of older Razer laptops will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 “soon” and relevant Razer drivers will be integrated automatically. You can find the full list of supported Razer PCs here.
Razer also said the software (such as Synapse) and peripherals are all “fully compatible with Windows 11”.
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