Razer announces Blade 15 gaming laptop with next-generation optical switch keyboard

Razer today announced the world’s first optical keyboard designed for laptops. Consumers can get this keyboard as part of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced for $2,649. This new optical keyboard makes use of infrared light to detect when a key is pressed with much greater precision and speed when compared to regular keyboards. It comes with an actuation point of only 1mm at 55g of actuation force with 50% more travel, allowing gamers to input more commands in less time. This keyboard also features a satisfying mechanical tactile click, N-Key Rollover (NKRO) with anti-ghosting and individually backlit with Razer Chroma RGB lighting.

The Razer Blade 15 Advanced with the optical keyboard model features an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, an Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB SSD storage and a 15.6” Full HD 240Hz display with ultra-slim bezels. In terms of connectivity, there is an HDMI port, a mini display port, one Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port, one USB Type-C port, and two USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 2 ports.

The Razer Blade 15 with optical keyboard is now available for order in the United States, Canada, and China and will be available soon in select countries in Asia-Pacific. Razer will also bring its optical keyboard to more models in 2020.

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