The new Razer Blade 15 Studio is a mobile Pixar workstation

Razer recently announced the all-new Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition laptop. The new mobile workstation starts at a whopping $4300 USD($6100 AUD) and goes way up from there. But for that, you get a seriously powerful machine in a tiny chassis. The new Blade Studio comes with Intel’s updated 8-core 10th Gen processors, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU and a custom calibrated 4K OLED touch display.

The new Core i7-10875H processor is a beast capable of reaching 5.1Ghz clock speeds when using Intel Thermal Velocity Boost tech. This combined with the 8-cores results in significant performance gains in CPU intensive applications.

For designers and content creators who work with a lot of 3D modelling and video editing, the NVIDIA Quadro 5000 provides real time ray-tracing in NVIDIA Studio apps like Adobe Creative Suite.

Blade 15 Studio

Here’s what Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, Director and Producer of Battlesuit has to say about that;

If I was to ask myself a few years ago, if I could pull off a high concept CG animated project like Battlesuit on a laptop remotely – I would probably think I was insane.

As a professional designer myself, I have to agree. For the uninitiated, the NVIDIA Quadro line isn’t for gaming like the GeForce line. Rather, the Quadros use the same power to run the apps that create games in real-time so developers and designers can see what the final game or movie will look like without waiting for renders.

Having this sort of GPU in a laptop that is only 0.7 inches thick and weighs only 2.2Kg. That’s just crazy.

Paired with that Quadro 5000 is the option of a glorious 15.6-inch 4K OLED touch display which Razer boldly calls retina-shattering in a jibe at Apple’s MacBook Pros. The screen covers 100% of DCI-P3 color space and is custom calibrated for accuracy. The panel has a low Delta-E for consistency when working in different environments and 1ms response time. The display is also covered with Gorilla Glass, like the one on your smartphone, which makes sense given it’s a touch screen like your smartphone.

Razer has designed the Blade 15 Studio as a mobile workstation for serious professionals which means it needs plenty of connectivity options. All the staples are here: UHS III SD Card reader, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C with ThunderBolt 3, Intel WiFi 6 and an IR sensor for Windows Hello. But what makes me more excited is that the USB-C ports can now be used to charge the Blade Studio. It’s mindboggling that Apple has had this on their laptops for years and Windows laptops are only just getting this feature. Sadly, its limited to a low powered 20V max charge so you can’t use it when doing intense functions.

The new Razer Blade 15 Studio comes only in Mercury Silver(perhaps to comfort Apple fans) and is available now via Razer.com.

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Kizzy is our Tech Editor. He's a total nerd with design sensibilities who's always on the hunt for the latest, greatest and sexiest tech that enhances our work and play. When he's not testing the latest gadgets or trying to listen to his three whirlwind daughters, Kizzy likes to sink deep into a good story-driven single player game.

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