New Razer Blade Has A “Base Model”; Comes With LAN Port And Dual Storage

During its event, Razer announced the latest refresh of its Blade notebooks, along with a new variant for the 15-inch notebook. It’s called the Razer Blade Base Model, with the other variants henceforth being known as the Advanced Models.

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So what’s different about this slightly more affordable gaming notebook? To start, it’s 3.1mm thicker than the Advanced Models. This allows them to stick a LAN port in. Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer, claims that this 3.1mm is a lot, enough for the Base Model to sport both an SSD and a standard HDD.

But extra features aside, and in keeping with the more economical theme, the Razer Blade Base Model comes with a single-zone Chroma lightning system, compared to the single-key version of the Advanced.

As mentioned earlier, the Razer Blade Base Model is more affordable. And while it’s not usually a name you associate with a Razer Blade, it is still true. The Advanced machines will be priced at US$1899 (~RM7894), while the Base variant is priced at US$1599 (~RM6647). Like the Razer Phone 2, it will be coming to Asia Pacific next month, so it will be then when we find out what the exact local prices are.

Also, a Mercury White Razer Blade Advanced Model made a brief appearance at the end of the Blade’s section of the announcement event. Colour aside, it’s pretty much the same as the standard black Blade Advanced Models. And since it’s a limited edition colour, we seriously doubt it will be available here.

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