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Common Questions

Can I overclock my Razer Blade 15" (2018)?

Razer laptops are carefully crafted and its components are tuned to give the best performance under the most demanding gaming conditions. We do not recommend over-clocking your CPU, GPU, and/or RAM as these alter the delicate balance of performance and reliability of the system. There is associated risk of damage to crucial components if unauthorized changes are made, which will result in voiding manufacturer’s warranty.

How do I tell the difference (naming wise) between the latest Razer Blade 15" model and the other Razer Blade 15" (2018) model?

The original Razer Blade 15" (2018) will be called Razer Blade 15 (2018) Advanced Model. Meanwhile, the newer Razer Blade 15" (2018) will be called the Razer Blade 15 (2018) Base Model.

Is the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model available worldwide?

The Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model will be available in all regions where Razer laptops are offered. Timing may vary by region or country.

Hardware

Will the 165W adapter from the prior generations of the Razer Blade work with the Blade 15” (2018) Base Model?

No, while the connector may be the same, the Blade 15” (2018) Base Model uses a 180W adapter.

Is the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model compatible with the Razer Core, Core X, and Core V2?

Yes, all models of the Razer Blade 15" (2018) are compatible with the Razer Core, Core X, and Core V2.

Can I upgrade the RAM on the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model?

Yes, the RAM in the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model comes with 16GB (8GB x 2) dual-channel DDR4-2667MHz RAM that can be expanded up to 32GB.

How do I upgrade the RAM, SSD or HDD on the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model?

Detailed steps on how to upgrade components are not available. Instructions from other sources may be available but we cannot be responsible for their content.

Note: Any damages or issues caused during installation or as a result of incompatible parts being used is not covered under the warranty and may void the warranty coverage. Razer will not be liable for any warranty coverage on any third-party parts that you may install, and we cannot guarantee compatibility or performance of any third-party parts.

Can I upgrade both the SSD and HDD storage of the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model?

Yes, you can upgrade the SSD or HDD of the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model. The 128GB SSD configuration comes with a SATA SSD and a 1TB (5400rpm) 2.5" SATA-III hard drive. The 256GB SSD configuration comes with an NVMe PCIe SSD and a 2TB (5400rpm) 2.5" SATA-III hard drive. The m.2 slot can use either a SATA or NVMe PCIe SSD. The other slot supports SATA-III type storage, 2.5" 7mm max thickness, either an HDD or SSD.

Is there a 144hz panel version of the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model?

No, currently only the Razer Blade 15 (2018) Advanced Model has the option for a 144Hz Full HD display.

How does the keyboard lighting differ between the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model and Advanced Model?

The Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model features RGB lighting powered by Razer Chroma. Single-zone means that only one of the 16.8 million colors can be selected at a single time. Users can choose a static color or cycle through the range of colors using Razer Synapse 3. The Razer Blade 15" (2018) Advanced Model features per-key RGB lighting powered by Razer Chroma. This allows for each key to have its own light setting, also opening up motion-based and reactive effects.

Can I use USB-C to charge the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model?

No, the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port on the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model cannot be used to charge the laptop as the standard USB-C can only support up to 100 watts).

Does the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model feature an RJ45 ethernet port?

Yes, the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model features an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port.

Will the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model feature the same vapor chamber cooling design as the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Advanced Model?

The Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model thermal system uses custom copper heat pipes, and not a vapor chamber.

Is there a Mercury or Gunmetal version of the Razer Blade 15 (2018) Base Model?

No. The Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model is only available in a Black anodized finish with a backlit green logo and green USB ports.

How thin is the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model compared to the Advanced Model?

The Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model is just 0.78" (19.9mm) thin. The Advanced Model is 0.66" or 16.8mm thin for the GTX 1060 equipped SKUs, and 0.68" or 17.3mm for the GTX 1070 equipped SKUs.

Can the THS logo lighting be turned off?

The Razer Blade 15” Base Model logo is turned on and off by the computer going to sleep and power off. Unlike the Razer Blade 15" Advanced Model, where the logo can be turned on and off via Synapse, there is no manual way to turn the Razer Blade 15"(2018) Base Model logo on and off.

Does the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model feature Content-Aware Brightness Controller (CABC)?

The Razer Blade 15 does not utilize a CABC.

Software

Is the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model supported by Synapse?

Yes, the Razer Blade 15" (2018) Base Model is supported on Synapse 3.

Where can I find the latest drivers for my Razer Blade 15” (2018) Base Model?

To enhance the user experience, the drivers for your Razer laptop are available through Windows Updates. Simply navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select “Check for updates” to ensure that you have the latest drivers installed on your Razer Blade Laptop.

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