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There’s a lot to love about Razer’s Blade gaming laptop, but its high price tag isn’t one of them. But you can get around that today thanks to a sale happening at Best Buy — the retailer has the Blade 15 Base for $1,100, which is $400 off its normal price and the lowest we’ve seen it. While this isn’t the top-tier model, you’re getting a powerful machine nonetheless as it runs on a 10th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti graphics. This model also has a 15.6-inch,1080p 120Hz display as well.
When we first reviewed the Blade 15, we were impressed by its slim design and premium build quality, as well as its comfortable keyboard and trackpad and decent battery life. It’s one of the best machines to get if you want the power of a gaming notebook in a shell that’s as attractive as a MacBook, Dell XPS or another flagship.
While the specs on the discounted model should be more than enough for everyday use and basic gameplay, keep in mind that there are limits. The 256GB SSD will only hold so many games (you’ll want to have an external drive handy) and the GTX 1660 Ti doesn’t support ray tracing. Also, this sale comes on the heels of Razer announcing slightly updated versions of the Blade 15 with 11th-gen Intel H-series processors. Those are the better option if you’ve been holding out for the latest CPUs, but pre-orders start at $2,299 — much more expensive than the previous-gen Razer Blade 15. If you can make do with 10th-gen processors, the current sale on the Razer Blade 15 Base is one to consider.
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