Razer’s New Blade is More Powerful Yet Cheaper

Razer, having already cemented its position as the prized high-end gaming machine maker, is now back with this year’s model for the Blade, the company’s 14-inch gaming behemoth.

For starters, the design of the new Blade has a thin aluminum chassis which weighs just 4.25 pounds and is 17.8 mm thick. More exciting is the trademark Chroma keyboard which comes with a backlit keyboard that can light each button in 16.8 million colors and has a ripple effect where backlighting trails whenever you press a key.

On the front, you get a choice of up to a 14” IGZO QHD+ (3200 x 1800) LED display, with multi-touch panel. Of course, with a Razer you expect powerful internals and that’s what you are getting. This time around, the processor which powers the machine is the new Intel Core i7-6700HQ chip, with a powerful 6 GB Nvidia GTX 970M graphics chip.

That is coupled with dual-channel 16 GB DDR4 RAM and either 256 or 512 GB of faster PCI-E M.2 SSD, which finally bids adieu to the paltry, insufficient 128 GB of previous Blade laptops.

Connectivity is majorly evolved in this new Blade, which now comes with Wi-Fi ac, DisplayPort, USB Type-C which supports 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3 connections and HDMI 1.4b, apart from the usual USB 3.0 ports, of which three are found.

But the real reason why connectivity is such a huge deal is because of the Razer Core compatibility, which if you don’t know is an external GPU to the existing built-in GPU, which can house up to two graphic cards, that too configurable, while also bringing an additional four USB 3.0 ports and an Ethernet port. The Blade is powered by a 70Wh battery.

But arguably the single greatest feat of this year’s Razer has been the price. It hasn’t increased, and in fact has lowered by $400, now costing $1999 for a 256 GB QHD+ model, or $2199 for a 512 GB Blade. It will be available starting from next month, though, the pricing for the Core isn’t known yet.

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  • Gaming pc with 14″ display isn’t a great deal, else good specifications. Might have hdd as well in secondary?

  • Unless you are very concious about overall size and weight, this is an absolutely idiotic choice to buy this laptop.
    You can get , like , a DESKTOP 6700k or a 980m easily for 2.2k dollars!
    And incase you are buying it for the core, stop. Get an alienware 15 r2 with the graphics amplifier. It’ll be wayy better equipped and more cost effective.

  • Lowering the price of an already absurdly overpriced laptop shouldn’t be considered a “feat” .

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