When I saw the Razer Blade back at E3 a year ago, I thought it had some nice internals and power. The problem was the screens weren't up to what I thought would be worthy of such a machine. Well, today Razer is addressing that and then some.
The 14" laptop is getting a 3200x1800 touchscreen that will give you a PPI of 262. The backlit screen has 10 points of touch and 160 degree viewing angle. The screen, one of the only weaknesses of the previous Blade, has now been fixed.
To power the new screen, the Blade is using the new NVIDIA GeForce 870M GPU. Talk is there's up to a 70% performance boost over the previous mobile GPU in the 870M. This GPU was just announced today and it will pair up with an Intel i7 Haswell processor to give this laptop some oopmh.
8GB of memory is onboard and you can get SSD configurations of 126GB, 256GB, or 512GB.
The 14" Razer Blade starts at $2,199 and will be available around April of this year.
WORLD’S THINNEST GAMING LAPTOP NOW FEATURES THE WORLD’S HIGHEST RESOLUTION 14-INCH LAPTOP DISPLAY
Updated with the Next Generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, the Razer Blade is the Highest Power-Per-Cubic-Inch Laptop in the World
For Release on March 12, 2014:
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the latest Razer Blade now comes with the highest resolution 14-inch display available in a laptop. The stunning 3200x1800 touchscreen display features a record 5.76 megapixels, sharply exhibiting even the finest details and text with 262 pixels per inch.
The Razer Blade’s state-of-the-art IGZO/IPS (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide/In-Plane Switching) display panel technology provides unmatched color and image quality. The result is a 250 percent increase in contrast ratio over its predecessor, with high brightness LED backlighting optimized for outdoor use, wide viewing angles, and dramatically improved video propagation and response. The Razer Blade’s display minimizes color shift while maximizing uniformity to make gaming more beautiful than ever before possible.
Blending retina-tearing clarity with ultimate functionality, the Razer Blade is also equipped with a 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen that works seamlessly with the new touch interface in Windows 8.
“The Razer Blade sets the benchmark by which all laptops should be measured,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “The Razer Blade, the world’s thinnest and most powerful gaming laptop, now comes with the best 14-inch notebook display on the planet.”
Measuring just 0.7-inches thin, the Razer Blade also packs more power-per-cubic-inch than any other laptop in the world. The Razer Blade boasts frame rates that are up to 70 percent better than the previous iteration with the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M GPU. The Razer Blade is powered by a 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and uses solid-state storage technology for boot speeds up to four-times faster than a traditional notebook hard drive. Constructed in a rugged all-aluminum chassis, the Razer Blade features a custom-designed track pad and backlit gaming- grade keyboard that has full anti-ghosting capabilities and programmable keys powered by the revolutionary Synapse 2.0 software.
“The Razer Blade laptop screams premium design and top-notch performance, and we are as happy as can be outfitting such a beautiful and powerful machine with our latest graphics processor,” says Brian Choi, NVIDIA Sr. product manager. “With nearly twice the graphics horsepower compared to last year’s model, the Razer Blade will be one of the most visually stunning, yet portable, gaming laptops the world has ever seen.”
The ultra-portable laptop features 8 GB of fast 1600 MHz DDR3L memory and comes standard with 128 GB of total solid-state storage with options for a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD. The Razer Blade also comes with Dolby® Home Theatre® v4, featuring immersive audio-quality output that is custom-tuned to deliver a cinematic sound experience.
The Razer Blade delivers up to six hours of battery life and includes the latest high-performance 802.11ac wireless connectivity.
The 14-inch Razer Blade embodies Razer’s continuing drive to design the world’s best gaming laptops for those that need insanely powerful performance, the thinnest form factor and the highest resolution screen to game anywhere, anytime. Razer sets out to do the impossible without compromising performance and, with the Razer Blade 14-inch laptop, users are able to do more than ever before on an ultra-portable system.
The Razer Blade is now available for pre-order. For more information, go to www.razerzone.com/blade.
Price: Starts at $2,199
Availability: Razerzone.com – Pre-Order Now, Shipping Early April