Razer’s Blade 15 Base gaming laptop is $ 400 off at Best Buy


Best Buy hosts a one-day flash sale on a few items, and the small range of gaming laptops stood out from the rest. The Razer Blade 15 Base seems like a good mid-range laptop with its hexa-core Intel Core i7-10750H processor, Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti graphics chip, and 16 GB of RAM. This model costs just $ 1,100 today, down $ 1,500. In terms of other notable specs, it has a 1080p display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Thunderbolt 3 for fast data transfers, or for connecting to the company’s own external GPU enclosure.

It’s a bit disappointing that it comes with a meager 256 GB of storage, although it has an extra M.2 slot for plugging into another NVMe or SATA M.2 SSD. You can check out the Razer page for more detailed specs on this particular laptop model here, which lists it at $ 200 more than this deal at Best Buy.

Razer Blade 15 Base

Prices taken at time of publication.

Razer’s Blade 15 Base is thicker than the Advanced model, but has the same good build quality, a comfortable keyboard and a Thunderbolt 3 port.

If you’re okay with a gaming laptop that doesn’t bother to look subtle, Asus’ ROG Strix G15 isn’t a bad deal at $ 850, also at Best Buy (normally $ 1,000). Compared to the above Razer laptop, it has the same processor, but with a larger 512GB SSD and a slightly faster 144Hz refresh rate. Though it probably won’t be as good for gaming as the Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti is a lot lower in performance than the 1660 Ti and has half the amount of RAM as Razer’s option above. Still, this seems like a great machine if you don’t play the most graphically demanding games.

Asus ROG Strix G15 (electro punk color)

Prices taken at time of publication.

Asus’s bold ROG Strix G15 might be an excellent choice for someone looking for an entry-level gaming laptop under $ 1,000. It has a fast 144Hz refresh rate and a capable processor, but the GTX 1650 Ti graphics chip and 8GB of RAM may not be enough to make every game look good and run well at higher settings.

A fast USB-C wall adapter is a good thing to have on hand for your Android phone, iPhone or any other device such as a Nintendo Switch or a laptop that can be charged via the reversible plug. RavPower has sold a two-pack of its 20W USB-C adapters for just $ 11.69 (pre-tax) at Amazon by cutting the 10 percent off coupon is located directly below the offer price. Many power-hungry devices require more than 20W to charge at full speed, but these are a perfect fit for most phones, especially the latest iPhones, which do not include a charger at the time of purchase. Apple sells one separately, but it costs $ 20 for one instead of nearly half that price for two.

RavPower 20W USB-C charger

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At Amazon, you can get a two-pack of RavPower’s 20W USB-C chargers for $ 11.69 by clipping the coupon on the product page. Compared to Apple’s $ 20 charger, this is a great deal.

Finally, Daily Steals offers a great deal on the unlocked Google Pixel 3 XL with 128 GB of storage. You can get the ‘non-pink’ version of the phone which is new with a one year warranty from Google for $ 240 by using the offer code VERGEPXL3 at checkout. Despite being a few years old at this point, this phone still has some good photography chops and will be one of the first devices to get the upgrade to Android 12 software later this year (although this is probably the last major update will be coming to this phone, security patches aside). Check out Dieter Bohn’s original review here for photos and more.

Google Pixel 3 XL

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Released in 2018, the Google Pixel 3 XL is a solid contender for a smartphone with great cameras at a competitive price.