CES 2022 | Razer announces new Razer Blade 14 with a Ryzen 9 6900HX and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Razer has announced the Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop at CES 2022. The design of the laptop follows Razer’s established design ethos with a matte black, milled Aluminum chassis.
The port selection on the Blade 14 is pretty robust with two UBS 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ports with Power Delivery and Display Port 1.4, an HDMI 2.1, a headphone/microphone combo jack, a power port for charging, and a Kensington lock port.
Now on to the juicy parts. The Blade 14 is a generational leap in performance over the previous entry in the series with every configuration of the laptop coming with AMD’s newly announced Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU with 8 cores, 16 threads, and integrated Radeon 680M graphics.
Things get more interesting on the discrete GPU side where the Blade 14 comes with three options. You can pair the Ryzen 9 6900HX with laptop versions of either an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, or an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Razer claims that the RTX 3070 Ti featured in the Blade 14 delivers up to 70% better performance than the RTX 2070 Super and can even push 100 fps at 1440p.
On the display side of things, you get a 144 Hz FHD IPS panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio and up to 100% sRGB coverage if you choose to go with the RTX 3060 GPU. However, if you upgrade to the RTX 3070 Ti or the RTX 3080 Ti, you end up with a 16:9 QHD IPS panel with 100% DCI-P3 coverage and a snappy 165 Hz refresh rate. Both displays support AMD FreeSync Premium and have a matte finish.
All display options pack an FHD webcam that supports Windows Hello facial recognition for easier log-in.
For RAM, all Blade 14 configurations come with a non-expandable 16 GB of Dual-Channel DDR5 memory running at 4800 MHz. So, if you want more RAM, you’d have to move to the Blade 15 and 17. Moreover, all Blade 14 configurations come with 1 TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD. However, you can shell out more to upgrade the storage to a 2 TB PCIe Gen 4 drive.
Razer Blades have always had Razer Chroma RGB on their keyboards so it is no wonder that the Blade 14 packs it as well with per-key RGB backlighting. The trackpad is also well done with a glass surface and Microsoft Precision Touch drivers.
Finally, the Blade 14 is no slouch in the battery department as well with a 61.6 WHr battery with a 2-year limited battery warranty. And when it comes time to charge, you can use the bundled 230 W power adapter to juice up your machine.
Pre-orders for the Razer Blade 14 will go live on February 10, 2021, at Razer.com and select retailers, with a release following shortly after. The Razer Blade 14 starts at US$1,999.99 (€2,199.99) with RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti models costing US$2,599.99 and US$3,499.99 respectively.
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