Razer Turns A Gaming Monster Into An Ultrabook

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American brand Razer, best known for its gaming hardware, announced the new Blade laptop at the GDC (Game Developer Conference). The gaming laptop, is powered by Intel’s 6th generation i7 quad-core processor. The new Razer Blade features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU with 6 GB of VRAM. The gaming monster has 16 GB RAM.

The laptop features a 14-inch screen with pixel dimensions of 3200×1800. DId I mention that it is a touchscreen? The keyboard is equipped with individually backlit RGB keys. Millions of color options for the anti-ghosted keyboard are available thanks to Razer’s Chroma technology. Lighting effects are enabled through Razer’s Synapse software that allows synchronizing lighting colors and patterns.

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The new Razer Blade will be compatible with the Razer Core external graphics enclosure in the near future. Utilizing Thunderbolt 3, the Razer Core will connect to the Razer Blade, providing desktop-class graphics and additional connectivity such as USB 3.0 and Ethernet.

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Despite such impressive hardware, the Razer Blade is only 0.7 inch thick. Due to its sleek aluminium body, the laptop looks like a Macbook pro on steroids. It tips the scales at approx 2 kg. The 256 GB SSD base model will be priced at $1999 (approx Rs 135,000). Muricans can pre-order the device right away. The shipping is expected to begin in April.

Product features:

  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (6 GB GDDR5 VRAM)
  • 16 GB Systems Memory (DDR4, 2133 MHz)
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • 256 GB / 512 GB SSD (PCIe M.2) options
  • 14.0-in. IGZO QHD+ 16:9 Ratio, 3200×1800, with LED backlight, capacitive multi-touch
  • Anti-ghosting keyboard with per-key lighting Powered by Chroma
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
  • USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 1.4b video and audio output
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Array microphone
  • Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
  • Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
  • Kensington security slot
  • Compact 165 W power adapter
  • Built-in 70 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
Chandrakant 'CK' Isi

Technology editor, movie buff, and wannabe space explorer.