Razer Blade 2018 crams GTX1070 + i7-8750H in a 16.7mm chassis, touted as the World’s smallest 15.6″ Gaming Laptop

Razer is never one to follow industry standards, instead creating their own disruptions by listening to gamers needs and implementing them. This year may be an exception as Razer refreshes their 2018 Razer Blade with the increasingly popular thin bezel form factor with 144hz display.

MSI and Gigabyte were one of the first to release such displays, and we expect more to follow.

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At just 16.7mm thin, it’s thinner than both the AERO, MSI GS65 Stealth thin and even thinne than ASUS’ ROG Zephyrus GX501. Add to that a 144hz screen, only 4.9mm bezels at both sides (The top side is ultra compact oo) AND 100% sRGB accuracy, and it just totally outdoes all it’s competitors.


Razer calls it the smallest 15.6″ Gaming laptop. It’s also only a hair over 2KG. Other than the design change though, there’s a lot of new upgrades on the inside too!


The 2018 Razer Blade comes with Intel’s 8th Generation Core i Processors, and GTX1060 or 1070 Max-Q for the GPU side of things. There’s also a 4K model but you lose the 144hz Screen. You do get multi-touch instead though. There’s actually a standard 1080P screen without the 144hz as well, which is the base variant starting at 1899USD. [There’s a total of 5 variants – Check Below for the main 4 variants]

Memory wise, there’s up 16GB on the inside but you can upgrade it up to 32GB 2666Mhz memory, as supported by Intel 8th Generation chipsets. Storage is taken care of PCIex4 NVME SSD of up to 512GB on pre-configuration but you can put your own 2TB SSD in you like, and the blade will support it.


Given the compact form factor and ultra-high end specifications, Razer needed to re-design their cooling altogether. New to the Razer Blade family, the 2018 Razer Blade now uses a Vapor Chamber Cooling System (Similar to ASUS’ ROG G752 series) which uses “custom vapor chambers and cutting-edge thermal materials to efficiently and quietly dissipate heat.”

There are 6 major components to Razer’s new cooling system.

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  1.  Custom 44 blade fans for high air flow and low noise
  2.  Graphite-based, server-grade thermal materials deliver precise control of heat and reliability
  3. Nanoparticle thermal blockers to reduce hot spots
  4. Integrated heat exchangers with 68 fins just 0.1 mm thin each for maximum heat dissipation
  5.  Large surface area covers CPU, GPU, and other heat-generating components
  6. . Black finish to reduce heat transfer to laptop chassis


The other features of the Razer blade are pretty much the same as we’ve seen on previous generation blades. There’s a thunderbolt 3 port for multiple monitors or external GPU, a Mini display port and HDMI.

Razer’s keyboard comes with their RGB Chroma lighting system and there’s that smooth glass touchpad with Windows precision drivers.

The ports are pretty complete too, despite the very thin chassis.

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Here’s a quick rundown of the spec:

SRP USD 1,899.00 USD 2,199.00 USD 2,399.00 USD 2,599.00 USD 2,899.00
Estimated PHP ~99K PHP ~115K PHP ~125K PHP ~135K PHP ~150K PHP
DISPLAY 15.6″ FHD 60HZ 15.6″ FHD 144HZ 15.6″ FHD 144HZ 15.6″ FHD 144HZ 15.6″ 4K 60Hz
GPU GTX1060 Max-Q GTX1060 Max-Q GTX1070 Max-Q GTX1070 Max-Q GTX1070 Max-Q
CPU i7-8750H i7-8750H i7-8750H i7-8750H i7-8750H
Storage 256GB 512GB 256GB 512GB 512GB
Memory 16GB DDR4 16GB DDR4 16GB DDR4 16GB DDR4 16GB DDR4
Thickness 16.7mm 16.7mm 17.2mm 17.2mm 17.2mm

Here’s the official video from RAZER:

Here’s the full specifications:

Spec 1Spec 2Spec 3

Source: RAZER