The Razer Blade Just Got An Ultra Thin Sibling
The 17′ gaming laptop from hardware manufacturers, Razer, has never really been a massive contender for two reasons. One, it’s incredibly overpriced for the hardware on offer, and two, it’s a gaming laptop. Laptops, no matter who they’re coming from, will always far more expensive than a larger desktop option, making them somewhat of a premium sale. However, it’s hard not to be impressed by Razer’s new toy.
The Razer Blade range has been expanded, with a new ultra thin 14′ variation being revealed by Razer yesterday. And when I say ultra thin, I mean thinner than a MacBook Air thin. With an all-metal chassis and a design again reminiscent of the Macbook range, the 14′ Blade comes in at under 14 inches wide, 9.3 inches deep and a ridiculously tiny .66 inches high, making it a rather perfect machine for the gamer on the move.
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Not only that, but it seems to be rather powerful under the hood to, which is impressive considering it’s small dimensions. Following hot on the heels of the GTX 780 and 770 reveals that took place this week and late last week, Razer have revealed that the Blade will be powered by a brand new 700 series mobile card, namely the GTX 765M (2GB of DDR5). Of course these cards pale in comparison to desktop models, but Razer is already boasting impressive frame rates with recent titles such as Metro: Last Light and GRID 2.
Add to that a 4th-generation Intel processor, 8 GB of RAM and a choice between 128, 256 or 512 GB of SSD storage, and you’ve got a pretty convincing package staring your right in the face. Unfortunately, you also have a rather hefty price tag staring at you too, with the price of portability ultimately making the new Razer Blade a big ask. The 14′ version starts at $1799, while the upgraded 17′ original Blade will start at a hefty $2299.
But if your lifestyle begs for high performance gaming on the go and you know a guy who knows a guy in the United States, then the new Blade might just be the portable answer you’ve been looking for. For now though, I’ll just stare and drool.