Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Getting a Hardware Refresh

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Razer announced their ultra thin gaming laptop will be getting a hardware refresh. The Razer Blade will now come in two resolutions, QHD+ and Full HD. Both models now sport Intel Core i7-4270HQ quad core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphic cards in a CNC’d aluminium chassis that weighs 4.47 lbs/2.03 kg or less.

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The QHD+ model features a 14″ IGZO screen with multi-touch functionality and 16GB of RAM. Systems start at $2199 USD for a model packing a 128GB SSD, with prices going up for the 256 GB and 512 GB options.

A matte 1920×1080 IPS model with no touch screen will be available exclusively through the Razer Store. This model is only available with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. This is a more affordable model that will cost $1999 USD.

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The full specs of both Razer Blade laptops are as follows:

Product features (QHD+ Model):

  • Intel® Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6GHz / 3.6GHz)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M (3GB GDDR5 VRAM)
  • 16GB System Memory (DDR3L-1600MHz)
  • Windows® 8.1 64-Bit
  • 128/256/512GB SSD (SATA M.2) options
  • 14.0″ IGZO QHD+ 16:9 Ratio, 3200×1800, with LED backlight, capacitive multi-touch
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.0)
  • (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
  • Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm microphone/headphone combo jack
  • Array microphone
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Built-in full-HD webcam (2.0 MP)
  • TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module)
  • Compact 150W Power Adapter
  • Built-in 70Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
  • Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
  • Razer Synapse Enabled
  • Kensington™ Lock interface
  • 13.6 in. (345 mm) Width x 0.70 in. (17.8 mm) Height x 9.3 in. (235 mm) Depth
  • 4.47 lbs. / 2.03 kg

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Product features (Full HD Model):

  • 14.0″ IPS Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920×1080, with LED backlight
  • Intel® Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6GHz / 3.6GHz)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M (3GB GDDR5 VRAM)
  • 256GB SSD (SATA m.2)
  • 8GB System Memory
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.0)
  • (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
  • Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theatre Edition
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm microphone/headphone combo jack
  • Array microphone
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Built-in full-HD webcam (2.0 MP)
  • TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module)
  • Compact 150W Power Adapter
  • Built-in 70Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
  • Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
  • Razer Synapse Enabled
  • Kensington™ Lock interface
  • 13.6 in. (345 mm) Width x 0.70 in. (17.8 mm) Height x 9.3 in. (235 mm) Depth
  • 4.19 lbs. / 1.9 kg
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