New Razer Blade gaming laptop: slim and powerful

Razer has unveiled its “most powerful” Blade gaming laptop to date, which packs more power per cubic centimetre than ever before.

The new Razer Blade, which Razer claims is the thinnest and most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop in the world, comes with an Intel i7 processor, a stack of RAM, and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970M.

What makes this little guy stand out, though, is its 3,200 x 1800 QHD+ display. Besides the high resolution, Razer said the panel also uses the company’s IGZO technology which gives great image clarity, smooth motions, and better colour.

Oh, and it’s a touchscreen running Windows 8.1.

The Blade’s basic specifications are listed in the table below.

Razer Blade
CPU Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6GHz
RAM 16GB DDR3 – 1600MHz
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3GB
SSD 128/256/512GB SSD
Display 14-inch IGZO QHD+ 16:9 (3200 x 1800) Multi-touch
Battery 70Wh lithium ion
Dimensions 345mm x 17.8mm x 235mm
Weight 2.03kg
Razer Blade

Razer Blade

The Blade also feature an anti-ghosting, backlit keyboard which you can create macros on.

Normal laptop features like USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, built-in speakers, a webcam, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, and a built-in microphone are all standard.

The Blade also comes with Razer’s Synapse, Comms, Cortex, and Surround software.

Razer Blade Keyboard

Razer Blade Keyboard

Are you keen on importing one of these beauties when they start going on sale in the States this month? Well, if you have $2,200 (±R25,000) – plus taxes and duty fees – then go for it.

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