New Razer Blade Laptop: Thinner. More Powerful. Easy On Battery Life. Sweet! $2199. Ouch!


Video game hardware company Razer unveiled the new Razer Blade, which is the thinnest and lightest 14-inch notebooks dedicated to video games in the world.

The Razer Blade comes with the most advanced processors from NVIDIA and Intel, expanded memory and top-of-the-line QHD+ display. 

The laptop's price begins at a steep $2,199. However, for some gamers, the price will be very much worth it.

Powering up the new Razer Blade is NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 970M, with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM, accompanied by the Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) display panel technology to provide gamers with unmatched image and color quality for graphics.

The laptop also runs on 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, with solid-state drive storage of up to 512GB of space. In addition, the laptop boots up faster and launches games quicker, due to its speed that is up to four times that of other traditional notebooks.

This power is possible due to the next-generation Maxwell architecture of NVIDIA, which provides the laptop with improved performance state-of-the-art graphics and longer battery life. The Optimus Technology of NVIDIA also allows the Razer Blade to automatically switch between using NVIDIA graphics or Intel HD Graphics 4600, which in turn will also improve battery life and performance.

The Razer Blade also features the Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, which is usually found in notebooks of larger sizes. The processor provides the Razer Blade with 2.6GHz quad-core processing power, increasing the speed of the laptop's active cores up to 3.6GHz. In addition, the Hyper-Threading technology also gives the laptop eight virtual cores to improve performance.

Razer CEO and co-founder Min-Liang Tan said that as the company continues to listen to the evolving needs of gamers, the launch of the new Razer Blade laptop will once again set the industry standard for video game-dedicated laptops.

The performance of the laptop is assisted by localized heating principles, as thermal engineers designed the Razer Blade to release heat away from the laptop's main touch points. The heat is sent to locations where it can quickly dissipate and which are not usually touched by the user. With the help of such a design, the Razer Blade is able to pack the best performance components inside a laptop that is even thinner than a dime.

The chassis of the Razer Blade is made out of aluminum and precision-cut, with a customized track pad and gaming-grade keyboard with backlighting. The keyboard also has anti-ghosting functions and re-programmable keys that are operated using the company's Synapse system.

The Razer Blade can now be ordered online through the company or Microsoft. The laptop will also be coming to certain Microsoft Stores by Feb. 16.

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