As the whole technology world flocks to smartphones and tablets, Razer has unwrapped its latest gaming laptops. The ultra-thin machines in matte black, plus their technical specifications also make Windows 8 look a lot cooler and might even make Apple fans think twice.
The new iteration of the Razer Blade boasts of a quad HD 3,200 x 1,800 14-inch touchscreen display, making it the highest resolution laptop available in the market today. The intuitive touch screen makes use of Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide/In-Plane Switching or IGZO/IPS display technology that guarantees richer color and the best image quality.
In terms of contrast ratio, the new Blade improved by 250 percent compared to its predecessor, plus it claims that it has wider viewing angles, better backlighting, and improve response and video propagation. The gaming laptop offers 5.76 million pixels or 262ppi to consumers who value great graphics.
"The Razer Blade sets the benchmark by which all laptops should be measured. The Razer Blade, the world's thinnest and most powerful gaming laptop, now comes with the best 14-inch notebook display on the planet," said Razer co-founder and chief executive Min-Liang Tan.
The new Blade is just 0.7 inch thin and tips the scale at 4.5lbs. Under the hood is a fourth generation Intel Core i7 chip and a very powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU. It also has a solid state drive that makes start up four times faster than average laptops. It comes default with 8GB DDR3L and a 128GB SSD with an option to upgrade to 256GB or 512GB drive.
The Razer Blade is available for pre-order with a sticker price of $2,199.
Razer Blade Pro
Those looking for a bigger screen can look at the direction of the 17.3-inch full high definition LED display of the Razer Blade Pro. The device is $100 more expensive than its smaller sibling but just mainly for three inches more of screen real estate and a smaller LCD display cum track pad.
"Today's professionals demand the latest in power and performance, and they want it all on a beautiful screen that they're able to take with them. Our engineers packed the Blade Pro with the most advanced components available, and our software engineers designed some incredible proprietary apps to make gaming and creative work more efficient - and more fun - while staying firm to our commitment to true portability," said Tan.
The high-performance computing machine is slightly thicker than its sibling at 0.88 inches and tips the scale at 6.5lbs.
In the center of everything under the panels of the Blade Pro is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M with Maxwell architecture that makes it work well with photo editing, video rendering, music mixing, among other professional creative tasks. The GPU works in tandem with an Intel Core i7 2.4 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB DDR3L RAM. It also has a 128 SSD with option to upgrade to 256GB and 512GB.
The Razer Blade Pro is available for pre-order and will start shipping out before the end of March with sticker prices starting at $2299.