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Razer Blade 15 (2018) - Base Model Support

Will the 165W adapter from 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. The other adapters are not compatible.
How do I tell the difference (naming wise) between the new 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.
  • The newer Razer Blade 15 (2018) will be called the Razer Blade 15 (2018) Base Model
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.
What are the specs of the Razer Blade 15 (2018) Base Model?
Display Size 15.6"
Display Type Full HD 60Hz, 100% sRGB, matte screen
Processor 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 Max-Q Design 6GB
Memory 16GB Dual-Channel DDR4-2667MHz
Storage Up to 256GB SSD plus 2TB HDD (5400rpm)
I/O 1x mDP, 1x HDMI, 1x Type-C
USB 3.1 3
Thunderbolt 3 Yes
Ethernet Port Yes
Razer Core Support Yes
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.
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 damage 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 part 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 Advanced Model of the Razer Blade 15 (2018) 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 Advanced Model of the Razer Blade 15 (2018) 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.
Is the Razer Blade 15 (2018) Base Model supported by Synapse?
Yes, the Razer Blade 15 (2018) Base Model is supported on Synapse 3.
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. (The USB-C standard 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?
The Razer Blade 15 (2018) Base Model is 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"/16.8mm thin for the GTX 1060 equipped SKUs, and 0.68"/17.3mm for the GTX 1070 equipped SKUs.