Upgraded Razer Blade Gaming Laptop with GTX 970M Still the Same Price

Razer has always been a company that designs its products with the gaming community in mind. You might have noticed the Razer Forge TV that was announced at CES last month. As great as the Android platform has become, though, you still want a real Windows machine to handle your awesome PC gaming. For the PC gamer on the go, we now have a fully updated version of the company's Razer Blade laptop for 2015.


Available with your choice of a regular full HD or a "stunning best-in-class QHD+" display, the new Razer Blade gaming laptop gets a laundry list of specs and features that are cutting edge (sorry). There's the Intel Core i7-4720HQ quad core processor, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970M graphics with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 16GB of DDR3L-1600 system memory, up to 512GB SSD, 7.1 codec support over HDMI and a built-in 70Whr lithium-ion polymer battery, all in a package that is just 17.8 mm (0.7") thin, weighing 2.03 kg (4.47 lbs.). There's a reason why the Razer Blade is dubbed the world's thinnest and lightest 14-inch gaming notebook.

It's the QHD+ version with its 14.0-inch IGZO 3200x1800 LED backlit, capacitive multi-touch display that'll get the most attention, with prices starting at the same $2,199 as the model it replaces. You can save about $200 by downgrading to just regular old IPS 1920x1080, but why would you do that?

Check out the product video and press release below for more information, as well as the photo gallery beneath that. You can get your new Razer Blade from Razerzone.com now (for US, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong) with availability to follow through Microsoft Stores on February 16th.

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RAZER BLADE GAMING LAPTOP NOW MORE POWERFUL THAN EVER
Updated GPU, CPU, and doubled system memory take the latest in the line of award-winning gaming laptops to the next level

For Release on Feb. 3, 2015:

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today unveiled its new gaming laptop. The Razer Blade, the world’s thinnest and lightest 14-inch gaming notebook, is now packed with the latest processors from Intel® and NVIDIA®, more memory and a stunning best-in-class QHD+ display.

The new Razer Blade comes with the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M (3GB GDDR5 VRAM) and state-of-the-art IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) display panel technology providing unmatched color and image quality. The ultra-portable laptop features 16GB of fast 1600MHz DDR3L memory and includes solid-state storage with options for up to 512GB. With speeds of up to four times faster than traditional notebook hard drives, the system boots quicker and launches games faster.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB VRAM is powered by the next-generation NVIDIA Maxwell™ architecture, which delivers increased performance, advanced graphics technologies and improved power management. With NVIDIA Optimus™ Technology the Razer Blade automatically transitions between NVIDIA graphics and Intel HD Graphics 4600, seamlessly and in the background, improving performance and battery life.

The Intel Core™ i7-4720HQ processor, typically found in larger notebooks, gives the 14-inch Razer Blade 2.6GHz of quad-core processing power and Turbo Boost speeds, which automatically increases the speed of active cores up to 3.6GHz. The Hyper-Threading technology provides eight virtual cores for improved gaming performance.

“When we debuted the Razer Blade in 2013, we set the benchmark for gaming laptops – and other companies worldwide have followed in our footsteps,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We continue to listen as gamer needs evolve and the new Razer Blade again sets the industry standard by which gaming laptops are measured.”

The Razer Blade’s performance is driven by the engineering principles of localized heating. Dedicated thermal engineers at Razer designed the Blade to direct heat away from the main touch surfaces, sending it to areas that can dissipate heat quickly and are not commonly touched. This allows the Blade to pack in the highest performance possible in a notebook that is thinner than a dime.

Housed in a precision-cut CNC aluminum chassis, the Razer Blade features a custom-designed track pad and backlit gaming-grade keyboard that has anti-ghosting capabilities and programmable keys powered by Razer’s revolutionary Synapse software.

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. The Razer Blade is now available for order online from Razer Store or Microsoft Stores, and will be available in select Microsoft Stores on February 16th. For more information, visit www.razerzone.com/blade.

Product features (QHD+ Model):

• Intel® Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6GHz / 3.6GHz)
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M (3GB GDDR5 VRAM)
• 16GB System Memory (DDR3L-1600MHz)
• Windows® 8.1 64-Bit
• 128/256/512GB SSD (SATA M.2) options
• 14.0" IGZO QHD+ 16:9 Ratio, 3200x1800, with LED backlight, capacitive multi-touch
• Intel® Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.0)
• (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
• HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
• Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
• Built-in stereo speakers
• 3.5 mm microphone/headphone combo jack
• Array microphone
• 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
• Built-in full-HD webcam (2.0 MP)
• TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module)
• Compact 150W Power Adapter
• Built-in 70Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
• Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
• Razer Synapse Enabled
• Kensington™ Lock interface
• 13.6 in. (345 mm) Width x 0.70 in. (17.8 mm) Height x 9.3 in. (235 mm) Depth
• 4.47 lbs. / 2.03 kg

Price: Starting at $2199

Availability:
Razerzone.com – Now (U.S., Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong)
Microsoft Stores – February 16th (U.S. – Online and Select Stores)
Razerzone.com – March (China, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, UAE, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Russia)

The new Razer Blade is also available in a non-touch Full HD configuration as a Razer Store exclusive on Razerzone.com. Featuring 8GB system memory and an IPS (In-Plane Switching) display running at a 1920 x 1080 resolution, with amazing color reproduction, wide viewing angles, and an anti-glare matte finish. For more information, visit www.razerzone.com/blade.

Product features (Full HD Model):

• 14.0" IPS Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920x1080, with LED backlight
• Intel® Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6GHz / 3.6GHz)
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M (3GB GDDR5 VRAM)
• 256GB SSD (SATA m.2)
• 8GB System Memory
• Intel® Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.0)
• (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
• HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
• Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theatre Edition
• Built-in stereo speakers
• 3.5 mm microphone/headphone combo jack
• Array microphone
• 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
• Built-in full-HD webcam (2.0 MP)
• TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module)
• Compact 150W Power Adapter
• Built-in 70Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
• Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
• Razer Synapse Enabled
• Kensington™ Lock interface
• 13.6 in. (345 mm) Width x 0.70 in. (17.8 mm) Height x 9.3 in. (235 mm) Depth
• 4.19 lbs. / 1.9 kg

Price: $1999

Availability:
Razerzone.com – February (U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong)


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