Razer is unveiling the latest model in its line of gamer laptops, the Razer Blade. Less than an inch thick and priced at $2,000, the laptop is loaded with all of the latest gamer gear.
The 14-inch screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 3200 x 1800. It features a Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics card with 6 gigabytes of video memory.
You can also enhance that graphics performance. The new Razer Blade will work with the Razor Core, a graphics card add-on enclosure that will sell for $500 (or $400 with a new Razer Blade), without a graphics card.
It also has an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor and 16 gigabytes of DDR4 main memory. It also has 256 gigabytes of SDD storage or an option for 512 gigabytes. And it has a Killer Wireless-AC 1525 Wi-Fi communications card. The device has a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connector, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4b output, Windows 10, and a 2 megapixel camera. It weighs 4.25 pounds. And it has a built-in 70 watt-hour rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery.
Kevin Sather, global director of product marketing for systems at Razer, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the new Razer Blade is faster and brighter than the previous model, and it has a keyboard that can be custom lit with 16 million different colors. Prices start at $1,999 and go up.
Razer will start taking preorders this month and will ship the machine in April.