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Razer refreshes Blade gaming notebooks, offers new 14" device

Razer refreshes Blade gaming notebooks, offers new 14" device
Razer refreshes Blade gaming notebooks, offers new 14" device
Razer updates 17" Blade notebook with a Haswell processor while introducing an ultra-slim 14" version.

Razer's original Blade notebook was touted as a revolution in gaming when it was introduced last year, largely due its Switchblade UI - a programmable keyboard and secondary LCD display. Now the company is revealing the next generation of the Blade, along with a smaller, ultra-thin gaming notebook.

To start things off, the 17.3" Blade will now come with a 4th-generation Haswell processor, the same Full-HD display and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. True to its gaming nature, the device will also be powered by a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics card, up to a 512GB SSD and features 10 programmable buttons as part of the Switchblade UI.

In addition to the refresh, Razer also released a new 14" device that is supposedly "the world's thinnest gaming laptop" at a thickness of just .66 inches. Molded after the MacBook Air, the device is similar to the larger model, but it foregoes the Switchblade UI and features a resolution of only 1600 x 900 pixels.

Both notebooks will be available for pre-order in the US and Canada starting June 3rd, with the 17.3" starting at $2,299 and the 14" starting at $1,799.

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Author: Omar Qudsi, 2013-05-31 (Update: 2013-05-31)