Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Razer Blade Also Gets a GPU Update

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the latest Razer Blade now comes with the highest resolution 14-inch display available in a laptop. The stunning 3200x1800 touchscreen display features a record 5.76 megapixels, sharply exhibiting even the finest details and text with 262 pixels per inch.

The Razer Blade's state-of-the-art IGZO/IPS (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide/In-Plane Switching) display panel technology provides unmatched color and image quality. The result is a 250 percent increase in contrast ratio over its predecessor, with high brightness LED backlighting optimized for outdoor use, wide viewing angles, and dramatically improved video propagation and response. The Razer Blade's display minimizes color shift while maximizing uniformity to make gaming more beautiful than ever before possible.

Blending retina-tearing clarity with ultimate functionality, the Razer Blade is also equipped with a 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen that works seamlessly with the new touch interface in Windows 8.

"The Razer Blade sets the benchmark by which all laptops should be measured," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "The Razer Blade, the world's thinnest and most powerful gaming laptop, now comes with the best 14-inch notebook display on the planet."

Measuring just 0.7-inches thin, the Razer Blade also packs more power-per-cubic-inch than any other laptop in the world. The Razer Blade boasts frame rates that are up to 70 percent better than the previous iteration with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU. The Razer Blade is powered by a 4th gen Intel Core i7 processor and uses solid-state storage technology for boot speeds up to four-times faster than a traditional notebook hard drive. Constructed in a rugged all-aluminum chassis, the Razer Blade features a custom-designed track pad and backlit gaming-grade keyboard that has full anti-ghosting capabilities and programmable keys powered by the revolutionary Synapse 2.0 software.

"The Razer Blade laptop screams premium design and top-notch performance, and we are as happy as can be outfitting such a beautiful and powerful machine with our latest graphics processor," says Brian Choi, NVIDIA Sr. product manager. "With nearly twice the graphics horsepower compared to last year's model, the Razer Blade will be one of the most visually stunning, yet portable, gaming laptops the world has ever seen."

The ultra-portable laptop features 8 GB of fast 1600 MHz DDR3L memory and comes standard with 128 GB of total solid-state storage with options for a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD. The Razer Blade also comes with Dolby Home Theatre v4, featuring immersive audio-quality output that is custom-tuned to deliver a cinematic sound experience.

The Razer Blade delivers up to six hours of battery life and includes the latest high-performance 802.11ac wireless connectivity.

The 14-inch Razer Blade embodies Razer's continuing drive to design the world's best gaming laptops for those that need insanely powerful performance, the thinnest form factor and the highest resolution screen to game anywhere, anytime. Razer sets out to do the impossible without compromising performance and, with the Razer Blade 14-inch laptop, users are able to do more than ever before on an ultra-portable system.

The Razer Blade is now available for pre-order. For more information, go to www.razerzone.com/blade.

Price: Starts at $2,199

Availability: Razerzone.com - Pre-Order Now, Shipping Early April

Product features:
  • 14.0 in. QHD+ 16:9 ratio, 3200x1800
  • IGZO/IPS (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide/In-Plane Switching) display panel
  • LED-backlit 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M (3 GB GDDR5) & Intel HD4600 Integrated Graphics
  • NVIDIA GeForce ShadowPlay, GameStream and Battery Boost Enabled
  • 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4702HQ Quad Core processor
  • 8 GB Onboard Memory (DDR3L - 1600 MHz)
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • 128 GB SSD, with optional 256/512 GB SSD (SATA M.2)
  • Intel Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.0)
  • (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
  • Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre Edition
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm microphone/headphone combo jack
  • Array microphone
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Built-in full-HD webcam (2.0 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 interface
  • 13.6 in. (345 mm) Width x 0.70 in. (17.8 mm) Height x 9.3 in. (235 mm) Depth
  • 4.47 lbs. / 2.03 kg
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4 Comments on Razer Blade Also Gets a GPU Update

#1
TheinsanegamerN
If they manage to stick what is the equivellant of a higher clocked 680m inside a 14 inch notebook with a great screen for $2199....this thing might actually be worth the price. if it doesnt turn the keyboard to lava after 30 seconds of gaming.
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lZKoce
by: TheinsanegamerN
If they manage to stick what is the equivellant of a higher clocked 680m inside a 14 inch notebook with a great screen for $2199....this thing might actually be worth the price. if it doesnt turn the keyboard to lava after 30 seconds of gaming.
It's actually worth the price now, in my opinion. Let's say we pick one Lenovo Carbon as a 14" flagship laptop. Even if you max out all what Lenovo gives you as an option, you end up about $1700 with extremely low resolution, crappier CPU, integrated GPU, crappier Wifi card and worst sound to be put on laptop ever. That was just an example, not a sum-up. For about 2 kilograms the Blade is pretty impressive for what it is anyway.
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TheinsanegamerN
by: lZKoce
It's actually worth the price now, in my opinion. Let's say we pick one Lenovo Carbon as a 14" flagship laptop. Even if you max out all what Lenovo gives you as an option, you end up about $1700 with extremely low resolution, crappier CPU, integrated GPU, crappier Wifi card and worst sound to be put on laptop ever. That was just an example, not a sum-up. For about 2 kilograms the Blade is pretty impressive for what it is anyway.
the current one is good, but I do think that the $1800 model should have come with 256 GB standard. 128GB was just too small.
Hopefully the storage will get cheaper in a couple years. especially now that the 128GB model starts at $2200...
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#4
Dos101
I really wish they had a 16GB option for RAM. Other than that I'm not regretting pre-ordering this, not yet at least anyways.
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