Razer Blade gaming laptops are some of the most premium machines money can buy, and carry a hefty price to match their stylish looks. Subsequently, it can pay dividends to be on the lookout for Razer Blade deals, sales, and generally research the best prices thoroughly before you commit.
We've put together this handy buyer's guide to tell our readers everything they need to know about these premium machines, plus get them the best prices possible on Razer Blade deals - regardless of which model they're looking for.
We've just updated this article with the latest 2022 releases from Razer - all of which will become more readily available at other retailers over the next few weeks. Alongside those, you'll also find the slightly older 2021 and 2022 models included, which go for much cheaper prices, as you'd imagine. Some of these are great buys, some not so much. You'll find our detailed advice on buying an older machine just below.
Generally speaking, Razer Blade laptops have quite a few specs for each model, so there's quite a bit of wiggle room if you're not fussed about getting truly top-end components. Bear in mind, however, that you do tend to pay a premium for upgrades like higher refresh rate monitors in general. We've included detailed specs sheets alongside today's Razer Blade deals, and you'll also find detailed reviews with all the information you'll need to weigh up any prospective purchase.
Firstly, let's start with a quick table of the current line up of Razer Blade laptops, as well as their starting prices.
Razer blade laptop deals: 2022 models
Our listing for the latest 2022 Razer Blade 15 model is actually a combination of a late-2021 baseline model and the newest early-2022 advanced model. Sounds a little complicated but it's fairly straightforward - the cheaper 'Base' models come with an Intel Core i7-11800H processor, an RTX 3060 or 3070, and a lower refresh rate monitor. The fancy advanced models come with a choice of the latest 12th gen Intel Core i7 or i9 processors, up to an RTX 3080 Ti for the GPU, and displays with super-speedy refresh rates and resolutions of up to 4K.
The 2022 (late 2021) Razer Blade 15 model starts at $1,799.99 for the RTX 3060 model and is a good starting place for anyone looking for a nice balance between price and performance. As a yardstick, it's worth measuring all Razer Blade gaming laptop deals against the latest Blade 15 Base model to determine how much bang for the buck you're getting. If you spot an older model with a $200 discount but an older GPU, it might be worth going for the latest Base model instead.
Generally speaking, discounts on the latest models tend to be fairly rare, even over Black Friday, but you'll often find Razer itself offering freebies and bundles with its latest models. Added up, the overall discount on these bundles doesn't tend to be too great, but it's a good way to get some peripherals on the side.
If you're a power user with seriously deep pockets, then you may want to consider the 2022 Razer Blade 17 - the powerful, most premium, and largest gaming laptop in the brand's latest lineup of machines. This model starts at $2,699 / £2,999 at launch and is very much aimed at the high-end crowd who want a desktop-like experience.
As with all Razer Blade gaming laptops, the Blade 17 comes with a number of configurations - from an RTX 3060 model with a 165Hz QHD display all the way to an RTX 3080 Ti model with a 144Hz UHD 4K display - the latter of which will set you back an eye-watering $4,299.99 at launch. Unlike with the 15.6-inch model, there are no 'Base' models with the Blade 17. Regardless of which model you opt for, you're jumping into the deep end with no compromises in the specs... or the price, unfortunately.
Gaming laptop deals on the latest Razer Blade 17 models tend to be pretty rare at launch. Generally speaking, you'll have to wait until the next generation comes out until you can get a really juicy discount. Black Friday tends to be a good time to check in as not only is it traditionally the best time for laptop deals overall, but the next generation of Razer Blade machines are often just around the corner at that point. We've seen discounts range all the way up to $1,300 off in previous years, although it will be quite some time until an RTX 3000 series model hits this kind of discount.
Razer blade laptop deals: 2021 models
2021 has heralded a new direction from Razer with a brand new Blade model featuring two never before seen features - a 14-inch screen and AMD-based CPU. Very much an answer to the ever-popular Asus Zephyrus G14, the new Razer Blade 14 straddles the gap between the lighter, more 'ultrabookey' Stealth 13 and the standard Razer Blade 15.
While slightly smaller than your average bear, the Razer Blade 14 still rocks that beautiful aluminum chassis and puts out very respectable performance indeed. It's far, far more powerful than the Stealth 13 and only slightly behind the Razer Blade 15 - depending on the configuration of the latter. Amazingly, at just 0.66 inches thick and under 4 lbs in weight, the Razer Blade 14 doesn't lose much portability as a trade-off for that power. In short, it's a very compelling choice if you've got the coin to spend and want something that's going to fit in your bag while not sacrificing performance. Bear in mind, however, that it does have a much bigger power brick than the Stealth 13.
Debuting at $1,799.99 / £1,799 also makes the Razer Blade 14 surprisingly good value on its baseline RTX 3060 model too. That said, upgrade that 144Hz screen to a 160Hz QHD panel and either to an RTX 3070 or 3080 and the costs quickly spiral, however. It's also worth noting that these expensive GPUs won't be drawing a huge amount of power compared to cards in similarly specced-out 15.6-inch machines either, so if you're looking for raw performance, consider the Blade 15.
Savings-wise, we don't expect the Razer Blade 14 to be on sale this year due to the demand, hype, and relative youth of the model. That said, it could definitely be worth keeping an eye out over Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The 2021 Razer Blade 15 was last generation's flagship model from the premium laptop brand but it's still a great pick. Not only does it have the same GPU set up as the early 2022 models (RTX 3000 series), but we expect prices to really drop now as Amazon and Razer itself look to clear out old stock.
As with all the Razer Blade laptops on our list this week you'll be getting a stunning aluminum chassis here, alongside your choice of various configurations for both components and display types. Specifically featured on the 2021 releases are the shiny new RTX 3000 series graphics cards from Nvidia, which are a significant bump up in both power and value from last year's RTX 2000 cards.
At launch, prices started at $1,699 / £1,599 for the baseline model, which rocks an RTX 3060 graphics card, Intel Core i7-10750H, 16GB of RAM 512GB SSD, and a 144Hz refresh rate display. Considering that's only $200 more expensive than last year's baseline model with a GTX 1660Ti and 256GB SSD, it's actually quite good value. Unfortunately, there are no options for AMD-based systems right now, which makes the Blade 15 a little more dated than the new 14 model.
Of course, if you really wanted to go all-out on your configuration, prices range all the way up to $2,999.99 / £2,799.99 for the RTX 3080 version. For that significant upcharge, you'll also bag yourself a 360Hz display, 8-core i7-10875H processor, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD - absolutely bonkers specs for 1080p gaming.
Due to the release of the new Razer Blade 14 and the later Blade 15's, we'd say this model is definitely one to watch if you're on the hunt for a bargain. Historically, we've seen price cuts range all the way up to $600 / £600 over big sales events like Black Friday, so there's potential to get a lot of laptop for your money here.
If you're looking to balance gaming, productivity, and portability, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 is going to be your laptop of choice. At just 3.11 lbs and 13.3" across, it's absolutely tiny compared to nearly any other gaming laptop on the market currently and can easily be lugged around in your backpack or luggage.
There is a trade-off with that small footprint, however, and as you would expect from such a small notebook-sized laptop, the specs aren't quite as beefy as those on the other models. With a GTX 1650 Ti, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD, you're still getting plenty of power here, but it's definitely more suited to lighter gaming as opposed to pushing incredible framerates on the latest games.
Being a Razer laptop too, it's also kinda pricey with a launch asking price of $1,799.99 / £1,899.99 for the baseline version. That's a big premium to pay for such a machine, however, the 13.3-inch aluminum chassis is absolutely stunning and a match for any MacBook right now when it comes to style. You're also securing a 120Hz refresh rate as a standard option on the baseline spec alongside that beefy processor, which makes it a significant upgrade over the 2020 variant (which you can read about below).
The new Razer Blade 17 Pro is, without a doubt, one of the most premium gaming laptops you can buy right now. It's big and proud, and has some absolutely eye-watering specs on even its baseline configurations which make it the Razer machine most suitable for a direct desktop replacement.
Of course, such power doesn't come cheap, and you'll be looking at a starting price of $2,299.99 / £2,199.99 for the baseline specifications alone. For that price, you'll bag yourself a stunning 165Hz QHD display, RTX 3060, Intel Core i7-10850H, a 512GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM - the latter two being easily expandable with the roomy chassis.
Things escalate pretty quickly from there all the way to the very top-end spec, which currently carries a price tag of $3,599.99 / £3,299.99. Absolutely ludicrous, however, with an RTX 3080, 32GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, Intel Core i7-10875H, and 4K touch-screen display, this is a machine that carries essentially no compromises and offers incredible performance.
Razer blade laptop deals: 2020 models
As of early 2022, it's actually still possible to pick up a 2020 iteration of the Razer Blade 15 - often with a hefty clearance discount. These models, at the time of their launch, had really juicy components but they're starting to show their age now for sure.
Prices generally start at around $1,279 / £1,250 for the baseline model currently, which features a 144Hz display, GTX 1660 Ti, Intel Core i7-10750H, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. While much cheaper than some of the latest models, we'd probably avoid this one unless it was discounted right down to the $899 range. Even then, you can easily get a more powerful machine from a more budget brand in that price range, although you won't get that super sleek Razer aluminum chassis.
The higher-end models with RTX 2070s and RTX 2080s are much better buys for 2022 if you can get them for a modest price - say $1,200 / $1,100. Even then, you may want to save your pennies up and go for one of the latest models with an RTX 3070 or later. In our books, if you're shopping for a premium laptop, then it's generally better to get one that you know is going to last you for a good few years down the line.
As with the newer 2021 iteration, the last generation of Razer Blade 13's are lightweight machines for gaming on the go. They're built more like ultrabooks and therefore don't quite have the performance of the bigger models, although they are of course much more portable.
The older 2020 Blade Stealth actually isn't too different from the newest iteration. For example, you're still getting 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a GTX 1650 Ti for your baseline specs here with higher prices for models rocking displays with better refresh rates. The 2020 model does, however, have a slightly older 10th generation i7 processor, which isn't quite as fast as the 11th gen on the 2021 model.
The good news is, however, like the 2020 Blade 15, we're starting to see some quite hefty price cuts on these slick machines now. In the UK especially we've seen prices go as low as £899 for the baseline models recently, and while US prices have generally held out at around $1,300 - we expect them to fall further.
The biggest Achilles heel of the 2020 Razer Blade Stealth 13's is the 60Hz refresh rate on the baseline models, which, while being perfectly serviceable, does lag behind the 144Hz and above rates which are fast becoming industry standard - even on cheaper gaming laptops. That said, it's still a great display with fantastic sharpness and color depth and is perfectly fine for ultrabook tasks with a bit of gaming on the side, but bear in mind you're paying extra for that 144Hz display here.
Are Razer laptops worth it?
Ask any Razer Blade laptop owner whether it's worth it and you'll probably get a resounding yes - they're definitely a brand with a loyal, albeit niche following. That said, for the average gamer who just wants a machine that has a good performance to price ratio, they're definitely a harder sell when it comes to value.
Let's face it, you're definitely paying extra for style points here as opposed to outright performance. That alone will put some off, however, for others it's more than worth it considering how gaudy most gaming laptops are. Subsequently, you'll probably have to weigh up how much that premium experience means to you when you're choosing a product.
Razer laptops are, by all accounts, stunning machines with chassis' that rival even the plushest ultrabooks from Apple and Dell. Other gaming brands, while catching up, definitely struggle to match them, and it's a marvel that Razer can pack so much power into cases so thin. So, if you want something that looks great, runs well, and comes in a fairly light footprint, Razer laptops may just be worth that extra premium for you.
Is now a good time to buy a Razer Blade laptop?
Right now's a pretty good time to be checking out Razer Blade prices we'd say. Alongside a slew of great new releases for 2021, older Razer Blade machines should now be falling in price as retailers look to clear out that old stock. Subsequently, you've got quite a lot of choice right now when it comes to Razer Blade deals, although admittedly you could be waiting for a while for a big discount on a 2021 model.
Other peak times to be checking out Razer prices are over the big sales events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Both these events come much later in the year, but as a rule of thumb, tend to be the time when online retailers offer up the lowest prices on electronics in general.
Other gaming laptops
Want to see what other discounted gaming laptops are available this week? We'll round up a few alternatives just down below, but we really recommend also checking out our bespoke cheap gaming laptop deals page for more. On this page, you'll find a highly curated list of laptops that are specifically selected for their gaming performance and value - something that we all know isn't a strong suit for Razer Blade deals generally speaking.
Another great page to visit is this week's best Alienware gaming laptop deals page, where you'll find Razer's main competition in regards to premium up-market machines. Alienware laptops tend to have a little bit more of a gaudy appearance overall, but on the whole do offer some great high-end components for the money.