Razer Blade: Latest Gaming Laptop, The Best So Far?

Razer Blade: Latest Gaming Laptop, The Best So Far?
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Gaming enthusiasts know that the build, system and processing power are essential elements in creating the perfect gaming atmosphere. One of the gaming laptops that has recently been released by Razer seems like it took to heart what it has learned from its previous builds and incorporated them into this new offering they have – the all new Razer Blade 2016 gaming laptop.


The fifth edition from the company’s gaming laptop series, the new upgraded laptop comes with a lighter and lower price. It was first shown off at the CES 2016 event that happened last January. The said laptop is coming with two different storage variants to choose from – the 256GB and the 512GB storage models.

According to Gadgets 360, the overall design of the Windows 10-based laptops is almost the same as the previous models. However, it is noticeably lighter as, according to the company, it has shed some weight off the CNC-machined aluminium chassis. While it remains to be 0.70-inch thin or 17.9mm it only weighs 4.25 pounds or 1.93 kg, making it more portable.

The new Razer Blade 2016 laptop has a 14-inch IGZO touch screen display with a 3200 x 1800 pixel resolution and LED backlighting. It runs on the sixth generation quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, which has a 2.6GHz base clock and a 3.5GHz boost clock. It has a 16GB DDR4 RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M and a 6GB VRAM, which is twice than what its predecessor has. It is compatible with Razer’s Core enclosure for desktop graphics cards.

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The Razer Blade following Razer’s Blade Stealth Ultrabook will be the second laptop in the world to have an individually backlit RGB keys. Millions of color options for the anti-ghosted keyboard are now available due to Razer’s Chroma technology, reports PC Perspective. Imagine a keyboard sport several color patterns.

And though the keyboard lighting feature might not be that necessary, one has to admit that it can make it interesting and fun for gamers. Additionally, the gaming laptop has a built-in 2MP webcam, 3.5mm headphone/mic combo port, Dolby Digital powered built-in stereo speakers, and a Kensington security slot. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 and microUSB 3.0 in terms of connectivity

Digital Trends adds that the new gaming laptop by Razer has a USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 support, which it can use to connect the Core for external graphics power. Razer has also taken it upon itself to resolve one of the key issues that its previous Blade models have. The issue of overheating is a major drawback, the system gets hot on both under load and idle times.

This time, though, the tech company has modified its thermal distribution to push heat away from areas that the player touches frequently. The gaming laptop’s fan has also been adjusted to run at a more regular interval, thus avoiding noisy spin-ups.

Overall, the Razer Blade measures 17.7 x 345.4 x 236.2mm. The variant 256GB costs $1, 999 USD while 512GB costs $2, 199 USD. Pre-orders have already started and it is expected to be shipped by next month.

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