Razer Blade 14-inch Gaming Notebook Gains Intel Kaby Lake, 4K UHD Display Option, Thunderbolt 3
More specifically, the laptop features Intel’s Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor that has a base frequency of 2.8GHz and can crank it all the way up to 3.8GHz. 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory is included, while the 14-inch display is available in 1920x1080 or 4K UHD (3840x2160) resolutions. No matter which display option you choose, it will be backed by NVIDIA’s Pascal graphics architecture courtesy of a GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB).
On the storage front, PCIe M.2 SSDs are available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB configurations, while external storage needs are handled via a single Thunderbolt 3 port and three USB 3.0 ports. Other niceties included in the new Razer Blade include Killer Wireless-AC 1535 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, HDMI 2.0, Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition audio, and a built-in 70 WHr battery (battery life figures haven’t been provided, however).
Being that this is a gaming notebook first and foremost, it of course has an anti-ghosting keyboard with individual key lighting that is powered by Razer Chroma. Razer Synapse software also handles keyboard and trackpad backlighting customization and system fan speeds. We should also note that the CNC aluminum unibody chassis Razer Blade weighs in at 14.1 pounds in FHD and 4.3 pounds in 4K UHD configurations.
“The Razer Blade sets the benchmark for performance in thin laptops,” stated Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. “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 new Razer Blade is available direct from Razer starting today, and will head to “select retailers” on February 20. Worldwide availability opens up next month.