Razer just announced today and update to their heavily praised gaming laptop, the Razer Blade. The 14-inch laptop will now come with the most recent Intel CPU, Kaby-Lake. Razer also says that the model will come with an updated 4k screen and faster memory options. The full package will not come cheap but will make a significant performance difference.
Bringing Kaby-Lake to gaming laptops
The latest generation of 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor in the new Razer Blade is more powerful and more efficient than last year’s model. The powerful CPU of the new Razer Blade achieves double-digit increases in productivity benchmarks. Paired with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics, Razer wants to deliver the best frame rates available in an ultra-thin laptop. The performance of the new Razer Blade is matched by its light weight and durability. It’s less than 2cm thin and weighs less than two kilos. It’s housed in a unibody CNC aluminium chassis. A Full HD panel comes standard on the new Razer Blade. However, a new 4K UHD touchscreen option will be available for the first time on Razer’s 14-inch model.
“The Razer Blade sets the benchmark for performance in thin laptops,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “More users embraced this flagship computer model in 2016 than ever before, and we are excited to make it even more available worldwide this year. Beyond gaming, it has been really gratifying to see people enjoying the power and portability of the Blade for video editing, music creation and software development.”
The Razer Blade comes standard with 16 GB of DDR4 dual-channel memory running at 2400 MHz, Killer Wireless-AC and Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity. The system offers PCIe SSD storage options up to 1 TB, providing fast data transfer speeds. Other features include a comfortable and accurate anti-ghosting keyboard that is powered by Razer Chroma™. This technology unlocks a colour palette of 16.8 million colours and a virtually endless array of keyboard lighting effects that can be customised and synchronised to display in-game events.
Intel® Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.8 GHz / 3.8 GHz)
· NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5 VRAM)
· 16 GB System Memory (DDR4, 2400 MHz)
· Windows® 10 64-bit
· 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB SSD (PCIe M.2) options
· 14-in. IPS Full HD Matte (1920 x 1080) / 14-in. 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) capacitive multi-touch options
· Anti-ghosting keyboard with per-key lighting powered by Razer Chroma
· Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)
· Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
· USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
· HDMI 2.0 video and audio output
· 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
· Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
· Built-in stereo speakers
· Array microphone
· Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
· 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
· Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
· Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
· Kensington™ security slot
· Compact 165 W power adapter
· Built-in 70 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
· Approx. Size: 17.9 mm (Height) x 345 mm (Width) x 235 mm (Depth)
· Approx. Weight (Full HD): 1.86 kg
· Approx. Weight (UHD): 1.95 kg
The new Razer Blade Full HD systems are available now in North America and Europe at RazerStore.com and in-person at RazerStore San Francisco, as well as other select retailers and etailers. The 4K UHD model is expected to be available in Q2. Unfortunately, there is no word on when it will be available in Singapore. If you can’t wait, international shipping might be the only option available. The starting price is S$2,899.90.