Razer’s New Optical Mechanical Keyboard and Blade Pro 17 Laptop 240 Hz Option

Razer has introduced the world’s first laptop to feature an optical mechanical keyboard on the Razer Blade 15 Advanced.

Rather than each key having a switch activated underneath it, the new Razer Blade 15 Advanced optical mechanical keyboard uses infrared lights to detect when each key is pressed.

This should offer greater precision and speed when compared to conventional laptop keyboards, and hopefully when compared to mechanicals too.

The keyboard hasn’t lost the satisfying click either, so the tactile feedback is still present and will serve as a notification for when the key is pressed. The keyboard also comes with N-key rollover with anti-ghosting too.

The Razer Blade 15 Advanced features a 9th Gen Intel Core i7, with graphics up to GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. It has a 15.6-inch full HD or 4K OLED display.

Razer has also announced that it will be expanding the Blade Pro 17 range of its laptops by moving more towards esports, offering the Blade Pro 17 with a 240 Hz full HD display. The 17.3-inch display has selected models from 120 Hz all the way up to 240 Hz and features a range of specifications fit for gamers.