Electronics company Razer has unveiled its first 14-inch , along with an updated version of its popular 17-inch Razer Blade, now called Razer Blade Pro. The 14-inch Razer Blade (pictured) is touted as the “world’s thinnestgaming laptop” at 0.66 inch, making it about half as thick as the 14-inch Alienware M14X gaming laptop. In fact, it is “impossibly thin,” it is actually thinner than a dime when placed upright.
During a recent press event in San Francisco, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said that they were able to pack high-performance parts into such a thin design by redesigning the Razer Blade’s thermals and platform architecture from scratch. He added that they used “bespoke components,” enabling them to “pack more performance-per-cubic inch than any other laptop in the world.”
The new Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro feature a new Haswell-generation Intel CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX765M GPU, and fullthat come in 128GB by default, as well as options for 256GB and 512GB. The usage of SSDs is a departure from Razer’s hybrid storage solution it used in previous laptops. Both the 14-inch and 17-inch laptops also sport Qualcomm’s “Killer” WiFi chipset to amp up the “gaming quality connectivity.”
The 14-incher comes with a 14.3-inch LED-backlit full HD screen with 1600 x 900 resolution, while the Razer Blade Pro has a 17.3-inch LED-backlit full HD display with 1920 x 1040 resolution. Like its predecessor, the Razer Blade Pro contains the company’s propriety Switchblade User Interface, which can be accessed through the laptop’s mini-touchscreen and 10 dynamic tactile keys placed near the keyboard.
The 14-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop is priced for at least $1,799, while the Razer Blade Pro will be available for $2,299, a $200 markdown from its award-winning predecessor. Bothwill be available for pre-order beginning June 3, with shipping expected to arrive two weeks later.