Razer adds 240Hz 1440p OLED screens to Blade 15 gaming laptops
If you’re the type who likes to take your PC games with you on the go, you’re surely familiar with Razer. The company is known for its eye-catching products, which often lead the market with world-first implementations. This time, new display technology is on the menu. Razer announced that the Blade 15 will have OLED display options, provided you have the wherewithal.
The Blade series is known for being ultra-compact and ultra-powerful. Razer packs the best technology into these small machines and expects a premium price for it. In that case, OLED is on the menu and will set you back $3,500 when you look and feel this good.
The display is shown
The Blade 15’s 15.6-inch OLED screen offers exceptional color quality and brightness for a laptop. However, the 240Hz frame rate and 1ms peak response time make it a pure gamer proposition. Not only do you get 400 nits of peak brightness and deep blacks for stunning images, you can actually experience them with buttery smooth fps and sharp rendering.
OLED panels are currently leading the market for picture quality and there really is no comparison to traditional technologies like IPS LCD displays commonly found on most laptops. OLED technology just makes things look better, and artists and content creators are well aware of that fact. Such individuals will therefore be pleased to know that the display achieves 100% DCI-P3 to ensure their work is color accurate and suitable for mass audiences.
Interestingly, Razer hasn’t disclosed the OEM that makes the panels, but it still sounds like a solid upgrade over traditional displays.
Tech Spec Talk
However, the Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop is much more than just a pretty OLED display. You wouldn’t expect anything less than the best mobile components that can be paired with this machine, it won’t disappoint. The planned specifications for this premium device consist of an Intel 12900H CPU with 14 cores, an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti (mobile variant), 32 GB DDR5, PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD options, Windows 11 and many modern ports to connect of the blade other devices.
Unfortunately, Razer couldn’t give any specifics at this point, but it sounds like an impressive feat. The only thing we warn about is that users probably won’t be able to hit 240Hz at 1440p in every game, but this is still powerful technology.
Just as importantly, Razer has now upped the ante on the competition. OLED panels are expensive and could benefit from improvements for a few more years, but it’s exciting to see companies push forward to better technology. The downside is we’ll have to wait until Q4 for the Razer Blade 15 OLED to launch, and next-gen CPUs and GPUs are expected to hit desktop later this year.
The high quality OLED optics might still be worth your while as you will likely have to wait much longer for the successor to this innovative design.