Razer Blade 15 Base 10750H/RTX 2060 - $1350

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  1. Raidriar

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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Don't forget to add another $300 for the Best Buy extended warranty because you really don't want to deal with Razer customer service if/when something goes wrong. Besides, the HP Omen of similar price and basic hardware is still a better laptop. Despite it not having the full metal build, it runs cooler, can actually be undervolted now (whereas Razer locked out this functionality), and includes a 300 Hz screen with MUX switch.
     
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    How does it compare size wise?
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The Omen is slightly thicker and larger front to back. Its power adapter is more compact, and it comes with a mini-DisplayPort output so you don't need to use USB-C or Thunderbolt. In Razer's defense, its WiFi card is upgradable, which is only possible on AMD-equipped versions of the Omen.

    Still, the Maingear Vector 2 from MicroCenter is a better deal than both of these. Its about the same size as the Razer, has the full 115W RTX 2060, and all of its key internals are upgradable.
     
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    Selling point of the Razer is not price/performance ratio, it’s the chassis. I can’t be bothered to ever use a non-CNC aluminum chassis notebook ever again. The options are Razer or Apple, and since I need more than a Facebook machine, Razer is the only choice. That said, I wouldn’t own one without extended third party warranty unless I picked it up for super cheap. I wish there was real competition in the sense that other manufacturers copy Apple/Razer and use CNC milled aluminum chassis
     
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