Razer recently unveiled two high-performance gaming laptops under the Razer Blade brand. The Razer Blade Pro builds on the success of the original 17-inch gaming system while the 14-inch Blade is being billed as the world’s thinnest gaming notebook.
The larger of the two machines measures 0.88-inches thin, weighs 6.5 pounds and is described as the most portable 17-inch gaming laptop in its class. Under the hood is a fourth generation Intel Haswell processor, GeForce GTX 765M GPU, 8GB of system memory and a 128GB SSD with the option for a 256GB or 512GB upgrade. The 17.3-inch Full HD LED-backlit display operates at a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080.
The 14-inch Razer Blade’s all-aluminum chassis measures just 0.66-inches thin and is paired with a 14-inch LED-backlit HD+ display that carries a native resolution of 1,600 x 900. A custom trackpad offers multi-touch gesture support while a backlit gaming-grade keyboard is said to deliver full anti-ghosting capabilities and programmable keys.
It’ll be powered by a fourth generation Intel Core processor, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 765M GPU, 8GB of DDR3 1,600MHz memory and a 128GB solid state drive for starters. Buyers will have the option for a 256GB or 512GB SSD upgrade for a nominal fee. All said and done, the Razer Blade is said to deliver up to six hours of battery life.
Both systems will be available for pre-order in the US and Canada as of June 3 with pricing starting at $1,799 for the 14-inch Blade and $2,299 for the Blade Pro.
The Razer Imperator features a clickable scroll wheel, right and left click buttons, two DPI adjustment buttons below the scroll wheel and two thumb buttons on the left side of the unit. On the bottom we find three large Teflon mouse feet, a profile selector button, a slider labeled "front" and "back" and the 3.5G laser sensor.
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