New Razer Blade gaming laptop officially released this month


Andrew Wafer
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First announced in the middle of March, the new Razer Blade gaming laptop will be officially released this month. This new and improved model of the original Blade comes with upgraded specs and with more appealing pricing. In fact, this laptop starts at $1,999, a sizeable price cut compared with its predecessor’s initial price point of $2,399.

Even with its lower price point, the new Razer Blade remains a powerful gaming laptop with high-end specs and a smooth user experience for both entry-level users and their more demanding counterparts. Specs wise, the new Razer Blade will pack a 3200×1800 QHD+ display and will weigh in at just 4.25 pounds. Two versions will be up for grabs depending on the built-in internal storage you choose: 256 or 512 GB. In addition, both models are powered by a 6th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor along with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU with 6 GB of VRAM.

A solid-state drive running PCIe SSD technology now ensures speeds that are 3x faster the hard drives used on the Blade’s previous model. Its performance and speed will be supported by 16GB of DDR4 dual-channel RAM and by wireless AC. For connectivity, the new Razer Blade sports three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4b video and audio output, and a 3.5 mm dual headphone/microphone port. You will also get a 2MP webcam, stereo speakers, an array microphone, a Razer Synapse-enabled programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, fan control, and a 70 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery.

Of course, Windows 10 will come pre-loaded on the new Blade to run all your favorite programs along with the Office suite. Again, the new Razer Blade is now more affordable than its predecessor and can be had for $1,999 if you spring for the 256 GB model, or for $2199 in case you go for the 512 GB version. Pre-orders are live with the first laptops shipping this month.