Razer is updating its line of gaming laptops with a new model that measures just 0.7 inches thick, weighs about 4.5 pounds, and packs a 14 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixel touchscreen display.
Unfortunately all that power doesn’t come cheap: Prices for the new Razer Blade start at $2220.
The notebook features an Intel Core i7-4702HQ quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of solid state storage. You can also opt for 256GB or 512GB of you want more space.
The Razer Blade has 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2MP webcam, and a 70Whr battery. It runs Windows 8.1 and measures 13.5″ x 9.3″ x 0.7″.
It’s the display and graphics card that really help set this model apart from earlier Razer Blade laptops. The GTX 870M graphics card features 3GB of dedicated video memory, support for NVIDIA’s new Battery Boost technology, and up to 70 percent higher frame rates than earlier NVIDIA chips.
The Razer Blade display is an IGZO/IPS screen with 262 pixels per inch and a 250 percent higher contrast ratio than the screens on earlier Razer Blade models.
Razer says the new Razer Blade should be able to get about 6 hours of battery life under normal use, and about 2-3 hours of battery life while gaming (which sounds pretty awful unless you’ve ever done some serious gaming on a laptop, in which case it sounds pretty great).
Razer is also offering a new Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop with a 17 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics. It’s a bit less portable though, measuring 0.9 inches thick and weighing 6.6 pounds.