Razer is popularly known for its gaming peripherals and accessories but the company is now making it mark in the PC gaming laptop market with the announcement of the Razer Blade. This laptop which is designed for gaming is only 0.66-inches thin, uses a 4th generation Intel Core processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU, and an SSD which is four times faster than a regular hard drive. The company claims that this model is the world’s thinnest gaming notebook right now.
According to Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director, “We’ve designed and built the thinnest, most powerful 14-inch laptop in the world. Thinner than a dime and more powerful than other traditional desktop replacements today, we’ve created an entirely new category of thin and powerful laptops that is generations ahead of other PCs.”
Razer Blade Technical Specifications
- Future 4th gen Intel Core processor (formerly codename ‘Haswell’)
- 8 GB Onboard Memory (DDR3L – 1600 MHz)
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M (2 GB GDDR5) & Intel HD4600
- Windows® 8 64 Bit
- 128 GB SSD, with optional 256/512 GB SSD (mSATA)
- Qualcomm® Killer™ NIC N1202 (802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth® 4.0)
- 14.0 in. HD+ 16:9 Ratio, 1600 x 900, with LED backlight
- Built-in stereo speakers
- 3.5 mm audio microphone/headphone combo jack
- Array microphone
- (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
- HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
- Dolby® Home Theater® v4
- 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
- Built-in full HD webcam (1.3 MP)
- Compact 150 W Power Adapter
- Built-in 70 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
- Razer™ Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
- Razer™ Synapse 2.0 Enabled
- Kensington Lock
- 13.6 in. / 345 mm (Width) x 0.66 in. / 16.8 mm (Height) x 9.3 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
- 4.135 lbs. / 1.876 kg
The Razer Blade uses an all-aluminum chassis making it very sturdy. The company gave this model a more traditional feel by not including their second-screen touch pad, instead in its place is a basic touch pad. The keyboard is backlit and comes in the standard layout but does not include a number pad. Two speakers flank the left and right side of the keyboard.
This model looks more like a matte black Retina Display Mac Book Pro in physical design and if you will get to see it personally then you will agree.
In terms of gaming performance this model is capable of playing some of the latest games without any problems. A test done on the system shows that Bioshock Infinite runs at 47.1 frames per second at native 1,600×900-pixel resolution while if medium settings is used (1,366×768) 91.4fps is achieved.
Pricing for this device starts at $1,799 with pre-orders available for the United States and Canada starting on June 3 from the Razer website.