The new Razer Blade is, by far, the most exciting gaming laptop out there today. The 2014 model has shown bigger improvements than its 17 ? inch and 14 ? inch versions in 2013. This includes the upgraded Nvidia graphics, and the improved IGXO high ? resolution 3, 200 x 1, 800 pixel touch display.
The 14 ? inch Blade last year ditched the second ? screen touch interface of the 17 ? inch Blade Pro. It went looking like a black MacBook Pro with Retina Display. This year?s new model looks the same as a sleek, all ? metal stunner. Weighing only 4.47 pounds and 0.7 inch thick, this laptop will slide easily into any backpack.
The Blade?s best new feature is the IGXO 3, 200 x 1, 800 display. This glass ? covered display is packed with excellent viewing angles and a multitouch feature. It has an onboard Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M GPU that comes with 3GB of DDR5 RAM for highly improved graphics. The Blade, like all Razer laptops, is Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled. It can save game settings for peripherals and keyboards in the cloud, as well as allow for deeper customization.
Gamers can find three USB 3.0 ports on the Blade?s edge, as well as an HDMI. It also has 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Those who love doing in ? game chats can do so using its 2MP Web camera, and array microphone. The Razer Blade 2014 boasts of better performance, thanks to its 2.2GHz quad ? core Intel Core i7 ? 4702 HQ processor.
Battery Life and Storage
Battery life is always a problem in many gaming laptops. While the Blade last year held on for 7 hours and 46 minutes, this year?s version only lasted for 4 hours and 27 minutes. This gaming laptop?s lone configuration variable is the solid ? state drive storage (SSD), which comes in 128GB, 256GB or 512GB and cost$2, 199, $2,399. And $2, 699, respectively. Both pricing and availability outside the U.S shall be announced later this year.
Even with a short battery life, the new Razer Blade is at its near ? perfect state. It almost has all of the great things that every gamer would love.