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Razer updates Blade gaming laptop

Razer Blade Full HD with more memory, new graphics card and processor
Razer Blade
The notorious gaming laptop now has a new high-end Intel processor and last-gen NVIDIA graphics, as well as more memory and a QHD+ display variant.

Razer unleashes today the updated Blade gaming laptop. This 14-inch machine for gamers on the move now features a new high-end Intel processor, NVIDIA GTX 970M graphics, more memory and a QHD+ display. According to Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO and co-founder, "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 new Razer Blade comes in Full HD IPS and QHD+ IGZO display versions with almost the same specs otherwise, as you can see below (Full HD version specs first, QHD+ version second, where applicable):

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4720HQ, quad-core up to 3.6 GHz
  • Memory/Storage: 8 GB DDR3L or 16 GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM; 256 GB SSD or 128/256/512 GB SSD options
  • Display: 14-inch LED-backlit IPS with 1,920X1,080 pixels or 14-inch LED-backlit IGZO, capacitive multitouch with 3,200X1,800 pixels
  • Graphics adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5
  • Camera: 2 MP webcam
  • Connectivity: Intel Wireless-AC 7260HMW combo with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0, 3XUSB 3.0 SuperSpeed, HDMI 1.4a
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Weight/Dimensions; 4.19 pounds or 4.47 pounds; 13.6X9.3X0.7 inches

Both the Full HD and QHD+ Razer Blade gaming laptops pack a custom-designed trackpad and anti-ghosting backlit gaming keyboard with programmable keys and user-customizable with the help of Razer Synapse 2.0 software. Razer Blade also comes with Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition stereo speakers and 7.1 codec support via HDMI.

The Full HD Razer Blade has a price of $1999 USD while its QHD+ sibling starts at $2199 USD. Both can be already purchased from Razerzone.com, with Microsoft Stores to follow on February 16.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-02- 3 (Update: 2015-02- 3)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.