New Razer Blade Might Be 'World's Smallest Laptop'
Razer's flagship laptop just got a huge overhaul, with everything from its look to its core components getting an upgrade. The refinements are exactly what you'd expect to find in an upper-echelon laptop, and they easily set up the Razer Blade to be one of 2018's best gaming laptop options.
Essentially one-upping its predecessor in every way, the Razer Blade now sports a 15.6-inch IPS display that's available in 60Hz at 4K resolution or a blistering 144Hz at 1920x1080. The bezels around the screen are now thinner (4.9mm) and squared off, eschewing the 14-inch's rounded edges for a more modern look. And the Blade accomplishes all of this while taking up the same footprint as the 14-inch -- its ultra-thin block chassis measures only 0.66 inches thick and weighs only 4.5 pounds.
As for its other specs, the Razer Blade is armed to the teeth -- 100% ready for all modern gaming can throw at it, including virtual reality. The laptop comes with Intel's six-core 8th Gen i7-8750H (which can reach speeds of up to 4.1GHz), as well as your choice of an NVIDIA GTX 1060 or 1070 Max-Q.
The laptop also comes stocked with 16GB of 2667MHz RAM and a 512GB SSD. You can opt-in for the upgraded version which supports up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage.
Needless to say, the new Razer Blade is meant for power gaming and multi-tasking.
We are proud to have again stepped-up as an industry leader, taking laptop engineering to the next level to give gamers the performance they require and the mobility they desire.
-- Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan
The latest model also features an anti-ghosting keyboard complete with full-spectrum RGB backlighting, dual front-facing speakers (with Dolby Atmos), and an 80-watt battery. On top of that, you'll get three external display I/Os in a Mini Display Port, an HDMI port, and a Thunderbolt 3 port, as well as three USB 3.0 connections.
The Razer Blade 15.6-inch gaming laptop is currently available in the United States, Canada, France, U.K., Germany, and China. You can purchase it here starting at $1,899.