This has been a few years in the making! I'm happy to say this is the most satisfied I have ever been with a setup. I bought my desk in 2016 from Ikea and it is this massive beautiful slab of cork, yes cork. It has been the base inspiration for all of my aesthetic choices. I had a Lenovo laptop previously that didn't last as long as a felt it should, but I have recently upgraded to my dream laptop, Razer Blade 15. As technology goes, I could always do some updating every few years!

During the Day

‘I’ve got a little gallery wall and diy wallpaper situation. All I need are some RGB’s. I really like the Lifx Beam

Laptop

My review is a bit biased because my previous laptop was truly atrocious and was used far past its shelf life. That is why I’m am in love with this laptop, the design is so sleek and modern. Unlike the previous gen, Razer opted to go with the pointed edges vs round and that really gives it a more premium feel. The weight is 4.5 pounds which is a tremendous improvement from my former 8 pound 17.5” monster laptop. I did consider other high performance laptops but the idea of carrying around another 17” monster around campus was not appealing to me, or my back. I was willing to pay the price for the form factor even if there are comparable laptops for the performance. On the downside, I did get the 256 GB SSD, which has been a bit troublesome. I am a huge Witcher fan and am slowly working my way through the expansions. Having said that, I can only really keep about 3 games downloaded at a time including all the other software I use for content creation. A small price to pay, given how fast everything moves I really cant complain if I have to temporarily uninstall some programs in favor of a more frequently used one. If anything it helps me keep things organized better. Full specs are here.

Razer Blade 15

Model: Razer Blade 15 - Advanced Model

OS: Windows® 10 Home (64-bit)

Processor: 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 6 Core (2.2GHz/4.1GHz)

Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 with Max-Q Design (8GB GDDR6 VRAM)

Display: 15.6” Full HD 144Hz, 100% sRGB, 4.9mm bezel, factory calibrated

Storage: 256GB SSD (NVMe)

Keyboard: Per-key RGB powered by Razer Chroma™

Dimensions:0.70” x 9.25” x 13.98” / 17.8mm x 235mm x 355mm

Weight: 4.63 lbs / 2.10 kg

Headphones

I personally decided to go with the Razer Nari because I had a Razer laptop, and they both user Chroma. These are not commuting headphones, so if you want grab and go versatility I don’t recommend these. I love using the Chroma Studio with the Synapse app and integrating the headphones with my Razer software just seemed like a natural fit. The Razer Nari is a great headset, I think, I also enjoy the customization I get with the laptop and the headset. I will make a future post about Razer Synapse and such in the future.

Razer Nari

THX Spatial Audio

Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions

Game/Chat Balance

Lag-Free Wireless Performance

Powered by Razer Chroma™

Razer Chroma and Synapse

Click Here for Headphone Stand

Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

I love both of these so much. I usually bring the mouse with me to campus and the keyboard is quiet and low so I don’t have to tilt my wrist too high.

Logitech M535 Bluetooth Mouse

Wireless, Bluetooth

3 x 2 x 1 in

Optical

Multi-device Bluetooth

Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

Bluetooth

10.9 x 4.9 x 0.6 in

Multi-device Bluetooth

Monitor

I’m itching for an upgrade. You can tell in the photo that my monitor has a lower refresh rate which is why I have been looking to upgrade to something a bit larger a more…beautiful… Here is what I am considering LG 27’ Ultragear QHD.

Lenovo 24 inch 1080p IPS Display 60 Hz Refresh Rate 8-bit depth RGB color formatting

Desk and Others

Ikea Sinnerlig (discontinued but still available second hand)

Alex Drawers(Ikea)

Nintendo Switch

Laptop Stand (Ikea)

Mouse Pad

RGB Bulb

Thank you for checking out my setup. Time to do some homework.


I recently had my birthday Sunday and I went to Denver and on the way home my spouse took this photo.

Peace,

AJ