Razer’s Latest Blade Lineup Aims to be Cutting Edge
As part of Day One of CES 2022, Razer has shown off its new lineup of Blade laptops.
For a long while now, the Razer Blade has been a mobile gaming PC lineup that’s stayed ahead of the curve, and that appears not to have changed with the new Razer Blade 14, 15 and 17 models.
As with most Original Equipment Manufacturer [OEM] branded products, the Razer Blade offers a number of configurations for gamers looking for work and play on the go or a truly mobile battle station to rival the best custom build Desktop PCs.
The more expensive configurations are offering some truly god-tier performance parts, but anyway you slice it, these are powerful PCs. So let’s take a look.
Razer Blade 14
The Razer Blade 14 may be small, but it’s certainly mighty! Across its three configurations, it ships with an AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX Processor (8-Cores /16-Threads, 20MB Cache, Up to 4.9GHz max boost) with an integrated Radeon 680M graphics chip. Paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (6GB GDDR6 VRAM), you’ll be able to run most every game one the market with at least “High” settings graphically. Performance-wise, 16GBs of Dual-Channel DDR5-4800MHz gives you up to 50 percent better processing power than past Razer Blade models.
If you’re into gaming on an integrated screen, you’ll be doing so clearly and precisely with an FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS-grade panel, clocked with a 16:9144Hz Refresh Rate and AMD FreeSync to keep things buttery smooth. You certainly won’t be needing a removable hard drive because there’s a 1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD on board with the option to go up to 2TB.
The base Razer Blade 14 goes for $2,540, with an additional NVIDIA RTX 3070Ti model ($3,303.27) and a NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti model ($4,446.72). Both of which offer an upgraded QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS-grade display with a 16:9165Hz Refresh Rate and AMD FreeSync.
Razer Blade 15
The new Razer Blade 15 is packing a processing punch with a brand new 12th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor (14-core) i7-12800H, 1.8GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, with 24MB of Cache to keep you both productive… and less so.
What is truly a sight to behold of the new Razer Blade 15 is its ultra-fast 360Hz Full HD 15.6-inch (diagonal) IPS-grade display, illuminated with LED technology (1920 x 1080 native resolution), with a 2ms response rate and up to 100% sRGB colour support. With a display like that, the Razer Blade 15 should be a go-to for FPS players. For those looking for smooth visual fidelity, the top Razer Blade 15 model offers NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.
You’ll never have to decide what games you have on hand because the new Razer Blade 15 packs a 1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD that’s upgradeable to 2TBs. There’s also an open M.2 Slot that supports PCIe and SATA SSDs, which is upgradeable to a 2TB SSD.
The Razer Blade 15 starts at $3,176.22 for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 iteration, and there’s an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti with NVIDIA® G-SYNC model that goes for $3,811.47 each.
Razer Blade 17
Made for creators, gamers and pros looking for the most powerful outside of a Desktop PC, the Razer Blade 17 is truly a cut above everything else. Once again, the Razer Blade 17 boasts a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor (14-core) i7-12800H, 1.8GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, with 24MB of Cache. Similarly again, the Razer Blade 17 starts at an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and is available with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti.
Unlike before, there’s three-screen setups on offer here. The base model comes with a fast 165Hz 17.3-inch (diagonal) IPS-grade display, illuminated with LED technology (2560 x 1440 native resolution at 169 pixels per inch) with 100% sRGB colour support. While you have a choice between an IPS-grade display with 1920 x 1080 native resolution at 127 pixels per inch with a 100% sRGB colour support or an IPS-grade display with 2560 x 1440 native resolution with support for 100% DCI-P3, Advanced Optimus, and NVIDIA G-SYNC on the more expensive models. If you never want to delete anything that’s on your hard drive, storage across the board is a 1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD, upgradeable to a 4TB SSD. There’s also an open M.2 Slot that supports PCIe and SATA SSDs, upgradeable to 4TB SSD.