Monday, February 13th 2017

Razer Updates the 14-inch Blade with New CPU and Graphics

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the new Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop. This latest version of Razer's award-winning laptop offers an updated CPU, faster memory and a new 4K UHD screen option. The result is a laptop with a perfect balance of power, mobility and durability with the characteristically elegant Razer Blade profile.

The latest generation of 7th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor in the new Razer Blade is more powerful and more efficient than last year's model, the "Best Portable Gaming Laptop" on the market according to Digital Trends (November 2016). The powerful CPU of the new Razer Blade achieves double-digit increases in productivity benchmarks and is paired with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics to deliver the best frame rates available in an ultra-thin laptop. The performance of the new Razer Blade is matched by its light weight and durability. Measuring only 0.70 inches thin, it weighs a little more than four pounds and is housed in a unibody CNC aluminum chassis.
A Full HD panel comes standard on the new Razer Blade, while a new 4K UHD touchscreen option will be available for the first time on Razer's 14-inch model. Razer Blade users can enjoy extraordinarily clear visuals and intense frame rates in games with the Full HD display, or step up to the clarity of 4K for ultimate picture quality and the convenience of a touchscreen interface.

"The Razer Blade sets the benchmark for performance in thin laptops," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "More users embraced this flagship computer model in 2016 than ever before, and we are excited to make it even more available worldwide this year. Beyond gaming, it has been really gratifying to see people enjoying the power and portability of the Blade for video editing, music creation and software development."

The Razer Blade comes standard with 16 GB of DDR4 dual-channel memory running at 2400 MHz, Killer Wireless-AC and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The system offers PCIe SSD storage options up to 1 TB, providing fast data transfer speeds. Other features include a comfortable and accurate anti-ghosting keyboard that is powered by Razer Chroma. This technology unlocks a color palette of 16.8 million colors and a virtually endless array of keyboard lighting effects that can be customized and synchronized to display in-game events.

Razer is one of the most awarded laptop manufacturers in recent history. Its 12.5-inch Blade Stealth Ultrabook won more than 20 awards in 2016, while the 2016 Blade and redesigned 17.3-inch Blade Pro received lauds of their own from the editorial and gaming community. Razer's Project Valerie laptop concept debuted at CES 2017 and took home more than 30 accolades at the world's biggest technology show.

The new Razer Blade Full HD systems are available now in North America and Europe at RazerStore.com and in-person at RazerStore San Francisco, as well as other select retailers and etailers. The 4K UHD model is expected to be available in Q2.

STARTING PRICE: US$1,899 / C$2,749 / €2.149 / £1.799.
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.8 GHz / 3.8 GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5 VRAM)
  • 16 GB System Memory (DDR4, 2400 MHz)
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB SSD (PCIe M.2) options
  • 14-in. IPS Full HD Matte (1920 x 1080) / 14-in. 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) capacitive multi-touch options
  • Anti-ghosting keyboard with per-key lighting powered by Razer Chroma
  • Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1)
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
  • USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 2.0 video and audio output
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Array microphone
  • Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
  • Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
  • Kensington security slot
  • Compact 165 W power adapter
  • Built-in 70 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Approx. Size: 0.70 in. / 17.9 mm (Height) x 13.6 in. / 345 mm (Width) x 9.3 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
  • Approx. Weight (Full HD): 4.10 lbs. / 1.86 kg
  • Approx. Weight (UHD): 4.30 lbs. / 1.95 kg
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18 Comments on Razer Updates the 14-inch Blade with New CPU and Graphics

#1
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
btarunr said:
housed in a unibody CNC aluminum chassis.
Yeah you gotta pay for that....
btarunr said:
STARTING PRICE: US$1,899 / C$2,749 / €2.149 / £1.799.
FE anyone? :D
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#2
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
btarunr said:
Built-in 70 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
Ye gods and how much to replace this when the Built in Battery Fails
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#3
Prima.Vera
14" 4K for a blur fest on 1080p on a so called gaming laptop. pff
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#4
nickbaldwin86
Prima.Vera said:
14" 4K for a blur fest on 1080p on a so called gaming laptop. pff
These laptops are amazing for the size and weight and ability to play games on it.

If you don't want 4k then simply buy the 1080p model ;)
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
dorsetknob said:
Ye gods and how much to replace this when the Built in Battery Fails
It's Razer it will fail some other way before the battery does.
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#7
Ubersonic
A gaming laptop with no network card, nice job Razer >.>
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#8
arterius2
dorsetknob said:
Ye gods and how much to replace this when the Built in Battery Fails
Probably never need to considering most people who buy this laptop use it plugged-in most of the time.
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#9
nickbaldwin86
Ubersonic said:
A gaming laptop with no network card, nice job Razer >.>
because you have to have a NIC to game? I would rather have a thinner lighter laptop and carry an adapter if you must have NIC, USB 3/C or thunderbolt to NIC is cheap and rarely needed
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#10
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
arterius2 said:
Probably never need to considering most people who buy this laptop use it plugged-in most of the time.
And that Sir is a great way of REducing the Battery lifespan
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#11
nickbaldwin86
dorsetknob said:
And that Sir is a great way of REducing the Battery lifespan
exactly,,, need to exercise that battery
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#12
arterius2
dorsetknob said:
And that Sir is a great way of REducing the Battery lifespan
nickbaldwin86 said:
exactly,,, need to exercise that battery
Wait, what year are you guys still living in? All lithium-ion batteries built nowadays are specced with specific amount of cycles before they reach their EOL. Using the battery will only reduce their remaining cycles. Their lifespan is also reduced if the battery is left with empty charge for long periods of time(which is not the case here). Power adapters will auto cut-off and will not over-charge or micro-charge the batteries once they are full, they will also not charge until the battery falls below a certain percentage unless you manually replug it. Essentially drawing power only from the wall, so leaving it plugged in will NOT reduce their lifespan, that is a myth. With that said, I said people will leave it plugged in MOST of the time, I didn't say ALL the time. Meaning the battery will still get "exercised" every now and then, if that's what you were worrying about even though it doesn't really matter.
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#13
Ubersonic
nickbaldwin86 said:
because you have to have a NIC to game?
Pretty much, the whole point of this type of laptop is to take it to friends/LANparties instead of your desktop, and 9 times out of 10 when you go to a friends their wifi will 11/54mb with horrid signal.
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#14
nickbaldwin86
Ubersonic said:
Pretty much, the whole point of this type of laptop is to take it to friends/LANparties instead of your desktop, and 9 times out of 10 when you go to a friends their wifi will 11/54mb with horrid signal.
Which is why you pick up a adapter... BOMB first world problem solved! and you still have a thin light weight laptop for the other 364 days of the year
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#15
ratirt
Not having NIC is not that big of a problem from my stand point. Not sure about some of you but for me WiFi was always great and today you can get very nice modems or routers for a decent price that would have a sufficient signal and the broadcast wont be bad yet still you save power. Although buying laptop for games for me is pointless. I'd rather play on a regular computer instead.
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#16
arterius2
ratirt said:
Not having NIC is not that big of a problem from my stand point. Not sure about some of you but for me WiFi was always great and today you can get very nice modems or routers for a decent price that would have a sufficient signal and the broadcast wont be bad yet still you save power. Although buying laptop for games for me is pointless. I'd rather play on a regular computer instead.
“regular computer"
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#17
ratirt
arterius2 said:
“regular computer"
yeah standalone computer, regular computer, rig computer, tower computer etc. call it as you wish
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#18
arterius2
ratirt said:
yeah standalone computer, regular computer, rig computer, tower computer etc. call it as you wish
You mean desktop?
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