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Razer, a leading developer of PC gaming hardware and accessories, revealed two new gaming laptops today designed for extreme performance and portability at an event in San Francisco.
The latest Razer Blade model is being advertised as “thinner than a dime,” measuring 345mm wide-by-16.8mm high and weighing just 4.135 pounds while still packing in all of the following key specifications:
- 14-inch HD+ Screen
- Intel Quad Core i7
- NVIDIA GTX 765M
- 8GB of 1,600 MHz DDR3L memory
- 128GB of solid-state storage (options available for 256GB or 512GB upgrades)
- Dolby Home Theatre v4
- “Up to” six hours of battery life
It’s important to note that “thinner than a dime” actually means shorter than a standing dime (see above). While Razer’s catchy tagline is a bit misleading, the Razer Blade is still thinner than a MacBook Air and delivers “more performance per cubic inch” than any other gaming laptop.
“The 14-inch Razer Blade packs a ton of horsepower into a very small chassis,” said Rene Haas, the vice president and general manager of notebook GPUs at Nvidia. The chipmaker unveiled its new line of GeForce GTX 700M graphic processing units (GPUs) alongside the Razer devices, boasting unparalleled performance and efficiency per watt and “the thinnest chassis ever seen in the gaming segment.”
The second new notebook, the Razer Blade Pro [above], is twice as fast as last year’s Razer Blade model, according to the company. While it compares to similar notebooks in stature, Razer is promising more power than its competitors. The Razer Blade Pro is not only targeted at gamers but also creative professionals such as graphic designers and video editors using processor-intensive programs.
The Razer Blade (starting at $1,799) and Razer Blade Pro (starting at $2,299) are available for preorder starting June 3 via the official website. However, as part of Razer’s continued support of indie developers and projects made possible through Kickstarter, the Razer Blade Pro is available for $999 through a special promotion.