id="cnetReview" section="rvwBody" data-component="indepthReview"> When my PC gaming neighbor announced that he had just purchased a new gaming laptop, I was somewhat annoyed he hadn't come to me for laptop shopping advice. Then he told me he had gotten the new RTX 2060 version of the Razer Blade, and I couldn't be all that put out, because that's very likely what I would have recommended in the first place.
This new version of the Blade, introduced at CES 2019, is virtually unchanged from the previous model, at least on the outside. Inside are new Nvidia GPUs from the RTX line. There are also a few tiny chassis adjustments to accommodate the new parts, plus a webcam that works with Windows Hello facial recognition.
But, so what? RTX GPUs and Intel Core i7-8750H CPUs are already common. What really sets the Razer Blade apart is the design and build quality, and to a lesser extent, the custom software.
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