Razer Blade remains probably one of the lightest and thinnest gaming systems on the market. The new 14-inch notebook is covered in black aluminum, similar with the 2014 version, weighs approximately 4.5 pounds and measures 0.7-inch thick. Inside, Razer Balde is powered by a high-performance Intel mobile processor, accompanied by a 3GB Nividia’s GeForce GTX 970M, 16GB of memory and by choice, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB solid-state drive.
Compared with the 2014 model, the graphics and the processor are the updates now. The new Razer Blade doubled the RAM for the same price of 2,399 dollars of last year. Opting for a 128GB SSD version, the price will be down with 200 dollars, but jumping to the 512GB SSD model, the total price will be 2,699 dollars. The laptop also features a 2.6GZ Intel Core i7 4720HQ, with 14-inch 3,200x,1800 touchscreen and 802.11ac wireless and Bluetooth 4.0. Probably, if we take those components part by part, it does not seem worth the premium price, but considering them a whole package, the new laptop is fairly priced. Razer Blade probably owns one of the nicest displays on a Window 8.1 laptop.
The new Razer Blade is covered in a silver aluminum chassis, with the famous glowing green triple-snake logo. The green from the logo continues on the inside to the backlit keyboard and to its three USB 3.0 ports. The keyboard is probably one of the finest that will be found on a system this thin. Even if on a gaming laptop, the Synaptics touchpad is not that commonly used, it is excellent, as well. It responds well and it is perfect for web browsing. The screen is pretty bright and it features an incredible 3,200×1,800-resolution touchscreen.
The laptop also comes with a Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac wireless, a full-size HDMI output with 7.1-channel audio supports, 2-megapixel webcam, with a dual-array mic to help suppress background noise and a headphone/mic jack. Unfortunately, there is no Ethernet jack, but users can invest in an Ethernet-to-USB 3.0 dongle. The battery life is pretty good for a gaming laptop, it lasts approximately 4 hours and 35 minutes on a video-playback test.