Razer Introduces World’s First Optical Laptop Keyboard

The new optical laptop keyboard in the Razer Blade 15 is built to give gamers the unfair advantage with lightning-fast actuation.

Razer has unveiled the world’s first optical keyboard designed for laptops.

No stranger to innovation, Razer was the first to introduce a low-profile mechanical laptop keyboard in 2016 and has now brought next-generation optical switches to the Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop.

The low-profile keyboard has been designed for gaming enthusiasts who demand near instant actuation, satisfying tactile feedback, and rapid-fire inputs.

The new optical laptop keyboard switch harnesses the power of light to instantly capture key actuations.

Under every key, an infrared light beam is used to detect when a key is pressed (actuation), allowing for much greater precision and speed versus conventional laptop keyboards.

The result is a keyboard with an actuation point of only 1mm at 55g of actuation force with 50% more travel, allowing players to input more commands in less time in the heat of battle.

On top of lightning-fast actuation, the new keyboard features a satisfying mechanical tactile click – a must for any keyboard connoisseur.

The new optical laptop keyboard features lightning-fast actuation, and a satisfying mechanical tactile ‘click’.

The tactile feedback helps users know when an input has been registered and provides a superior typing experience compared to traditional membrane keyboards.

The Razer Blade 15 optical keyboard also features N-Key Rollover (NKRO) with anti-ghosting. As
the optical keyboard utilizes light to register inputs instead of a traditional physical contact, the
optical keyboard features zero debounce to ensure that only one stroke is registered instantly
without any delay.

Each keycap is individually backlit with Razer Chroma RGB lighting, offering 16.8 million colors to
play with. Ranging from unique pre-programmed designs to custom patterns available only in the
Razer Chroma Workshop, users have countless lighting options to choose from.

“Razer is a company built on firsts, we focus on pushing the envelope to provide gamers with the
best-in-class hardware. Our Razer Blade 15 laptop with the new optical laptop keyboard is the first of its kind, providing gamers with the most advanced switch technology on the market anywhere they go.”
– Brad Wildes, Senior Vice President, Systems Division, Razer

The Razer Blade 15 remains the most awarded laptop in the Razer Blade family as its sleek and
compact design paired with best-in-class hardware has proven to be a winning combination.

The new optical laptop keyboard from Razer is currently available only in the Razer Blade 15 Advanced for $2,649 USD with more models to follow in 2020.

The Razer Blade 15 with optical keyboard will be available today from Razer.com and select retailers in the United States, Canada, and China and will be coming soon to select countries in Asia-Pacific.

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