Razer is relentless in making on-the-go gamers happy. The new Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop is part of that relentless effort. The new Blade now gets the latest 6th generation Intel Core i7 quadcore processor with up to 3.5GHz clock speed and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU, packing 6GB of VRAM. Also onboard is PCIe SSD technology, which is the obvious choice if you are serious about gaming, since it touts up to 3X faster speeds over traditional SSD. Another notable under the hood tweak is an improved thermal system that increases airflow and thus lower temperatures. The new Blade is also the second laptop in the world to be outfitted with individually backlit RGB keys and while it remains 0.70 inches thin, it is now more portable at 4.25 lbs.
Other spec-sheet details include 16GB DDR4 RAM, up to 512 GB PCIe SSD, a 14-inch IGZO QHD+ LED backlit display with 3,200 x 1,800 resolution and multitouch, anti-ghosting keyboard with per-key lighting powered by Chroma, Killer Wireless AC (WiFi a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1), Thunderbolt 3, 3 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 1.4b output, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack, integrated webcam and stereo speakers, array microphone setup, Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition, supports 7.1 Codec through HDMI, Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded, Kensington security slot, built-in 70Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery, and Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, as well as fan control.
All the aforementioned features is encased in a black, CNC-milled aircraft-grade aluminum body. Last but not least, the new Blade will be compatible with the Razer Core external graphics enclosure – “in the near future.” And oh, did we mention that it is tad cheaper over its predecessor? Priced at $1,999 and up. If you can’t wait for its April online availability, you can reserve yourself a unit as pre-order today. Retail availability is yet to be announced.