Razer Introduces 14-inch Blade Gaming Laptop

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RAZER BLADE GAMING NOTEBOOK

Razer has introduced two versions of its Blade gaming laptops toady, a 17.3″ & 14″ laptop.  The 17.3″ Razer Blade Pro is powered by an Intel 4th generation Haswell processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics.  The laptop is 0.88 inches thick weights a hefty 6.5 pounds.  The Blade Pro comes with Dolby Home Theatre v4 speakers, Razer Synapse 2.0 built-in, and a programmable keyboard.  The display is a full-HD LED display linked in combination with the Switchblade User Interface (SBUI). The laptop will also come with a number of free professional apps including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro, Maya, GIMP and others yet to be announced. See the full specs below.

Of course, a 14 inch gaming laptop would actually be a real “portable” machine.  Its specs are not quite impressive as the Blade Pro’s, but would certainly play most games on the market today.  The laptop is 0.66 thick, making it the thinnest laptop in its class.  The same graphics card is used as the Blade Pro, and it will also use an upcoming Intel processer at 37W  TDP compared to 47W TDP w/ the pro.    It also features 8 GB of fast 1600 MHz DDR3L memory and comes with 128 GB of solid-state storage expandable to 256 GB or 512 GB SSD.   Battery life is 6 hours, which is quite good for a machine as powerful as this is.

Both laptops are quite pricey with the pro starting at $2,299 and the 14-inch Blade at $1,799.  You can pre-order starting June 3rd at midnight.

 

Blade Pro Full Specifications:

  • Future 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor (formerly codename ‘Haswell’)
  • 8 GB DDR3L (2 x 4 GB 1600MHz)
  • 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)
  • 17.3-in. Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920 x 1080, with LED backlight
  • Stereo 2.0 speakers
  • 3.5 mm audio microphone/headphone combo jack
  • HD Webcam (front-facing, 2.0 MP)
  • Array microphones
  • (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • Codec supports 7.1 (via HDMI 1.4)
  • Dolby® Home Theater® v4
  • Razer™ Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
  • Razer™ Switchblade User Interface
  • Razer™ Synapse 2.0 Enabled
  • Built-in 74 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
  • Kensington Lock
  • 16.8 in. / 427 mm (Width) x 0.88 in. / 22.4 mm (Height) x 10.9 in. / 277 mm (Depth)
  • 6.58 lbs. / 2.98 kg

 

Razer Blade 14″ Full 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 hardcore PC gaming market has quite a niche audience.  But as more of the portable machines come to market and the price falls over time, there may be an expansion of the market.  Will you be ordering one?  Let us know in the comments below.

 

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  • tory

    U have to wonder why the specs of the 17″ one say the screen is 14″ 1600×900 lol

  • amakhan

    cool, but besides the color, the body is practically a copy of the unibody macbook pro. i get it, apple is cool, but does everyone have to make knockoffs these days?

    • Matt

      It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Cheaper, more powerful, yet disguised as a black Mac.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lundberg.christoffer Christoffer DrPepper Lundberg

    Not bad, not bad at all.