Razer Blade 15, 9th Gen Intel CPU cheaper than 8th Gen?

zorrodude

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I'm currently in the market for a good gaming laptop for when I'm being lazy in the living room and for traveling. I've only ever owned an MSI Apache Pro from 5 years ago that is showing age (but still runs ok) and I'm wanting to get a thin, light(ish) powerful laptop that will last me 4 or more years.

So I've concluded that I really like the Razer laptops for their build quality and overall look. I've also decided to settle with the rtx 2060 for the price since it's a 1080p screen. But I see they now offer the 9th gen Intel chips for a cheaper price? This is all on their site btw. I'll list the specs of each one below.


Model
  • Razer Blade 15 - Base Model
Processor
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H 6 Core (2.6GHz/4.5GHz)
Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 2060 (6GB GDDR6 VRAM)
Display
  • 15.6" Full HD 144Hz, 100% sRGB, 4.9mm bezel, factory calibrated
Storage
  • 512GB SSD (NVMe) + empty 2.5" (SATA, 7mm max. thickness)
Memory
  • 16GB Dual-Channel (8GB x 2) DDR4 2667MHz
Price - $1999.99



Model
  • Razer Blade 15 - Advanced Model
Processor
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 6 Core (2.2GHz/4.1GHz)
Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 2060 (6GB GDDR6 VRAM)
Display
  • 15.6" Full HD 144Hz, 100% sRGB, 4.9mm bezel, factory calibrated
Storage
  • 512GB SSD (NVMe)
Memory
  • 16GB Dual-Channel (8GB x 2) DDR4 2667MHz
Price - $2199.99 (after $100 off)


So not only is it cheaper with a better processor, but it also offers capability of adding storage via SATA? I don't get it. Am I missing something? It honestly isn't that bad of a deal considering its Razer...
 

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