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Razer announces the17-inch Razer Blade Pro and 14-inch Razer Blade gaming laptops

 
Razer’s mystery countdown has finally ended and the company has introduced ‘the Blade’, the world’s thinnest gaming notebook. The devices were announced earlier today at a press event, here are the new details regarding the line.
 
The Razer Blade, measures in at 0.66-inches thin, and is powered by the 4th gen Intel Core™ processor, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU and utilizes solid-state storage technology with boot speeds of up to four-times faster than a traditional 5400-RPM notebook hard drive.
 
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The Razer Blade has an all-aluminum chassis, a 14-inch LED-backlit HD+ display and features a custom-designed trackpad and backlit gaming grade keyboard. The design was all done by Razer’s staff, the 14-inch LED-backlit HD+ display with a native resolution of 1600 x 900 and its custom-made gaming grade trackpad offers multi-touch gesture support. The Razer Blade also features a full-size backlit gaming keyboard that has full anti-ghosting capabilities and programmable keys powered by the revolutionary Synapse 2.0.
 
Other specs include 8 GB of fast 1600 MHz DDR3L memory and comes standard with 128 GB of storage with options for a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD. The Razer Blade also comes with Dolby Home Theatre v4, featuring immersive audio-quality output that is custom-tuned to deliver a cinematic sound experience.
 
The Razer Blade delivers up to six hours of battery life and includes a Killer™ Wireless-N high-performance wireless networking adapter, combining intelligence and control along with up to five-times the wireless networking speed of competitive wireless adapters.
 
The new 14-inch Razer Blade embodies Razer’s continuing goal to design the world’s best gaming laptops for those that need insanely powerful performance in the thinnest form factors to game anywhere, anytime. Razer sets out to do the impossible without compromising performance and, with the new Blade 14-inch laptop, users are able to game more and do more than ever before on an ultra-portable system.
 
17-inch gaming laptop. Powered by a future 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor, next generation NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M graphics and groundbreaking storage performance, the new Blade Pro is faster and more powerful than ever before.
 
Razer’s designers and engineers refined every inner component to increase performance, while staying true to portability. At 0.88 inches thin and weighing 6.5 pounds, the Blade Pro is the most portable 17-inch gaming laptop in its class. Every detail is sleek, slim and light, all the way down to the compact power supply, making the Blade Pro the best choice for gaming performance and creative work on-the-go.
 
The Blade Pro also features a 4th gen Intel Core processor and has the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU and comes in a 17-inch model.  The Blade Pro comes with Dolby Home Theatre , and Razer states, “all of this is topped-off with gaming-grade peripherals built right in, such as Razer Synapse 2.0, a fully programmable anti-ghosting keyboard with adjustable backlight and an ultra-sensitive track pad”.
 
The Blade pro features a full-HD 17-inch LED display linked in combination with the Switchblade User Interface (SBUI), “allowing users to take advantage of tools and creative possibilities at their fingertips” according to Razer.  The device features 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys, a revolutionary LCD track pad and professional-grade and game apps. Razer’s SBUI now includes several new, professional-grade apps and a wide array of new tools available at no charge, including programs like Adobe Photoshop  and Adobe Premiere Pro, Maya, GIMP and more.
 
The Razer Blade Pro also features 8 GB of fast 1600 MHz DDR3L memory and comes standard with 128 GB of solid stage storage, with optional 256 GB and 512 GB SSDs. With solid-state storage technology, gamers will now experience up to four-times the performance of a traditional 5400-rpm notebook hard drive.
 
Razer is also offering a new creative professional pricing program, allowing design students, game developers, development staff, Kickstarter partners and others to purchase Razer products, including the Blade Pro, at special prices. Selected developers and partners are now listed at www.razerzone.com/creativepro. Those not listed are encouraged to fill out an application on the page for a chance to be included in the program.
 
 
Razer Blade Product features: Starts at $1,799

  • • Future 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor (formerly codename ‘Haswell’)
  • • 8 GB Onboard Memory (DDR3L – 1600 MHz)
  • • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M (2 GB GDDR5) & Intel HD4600
  • • Windows® 8 64 Bit
  • • 128 GB SSD, with optional 256/512 GB SSD (mSATA)
  • • Qualcomm® Killer™ NIC N1202 (802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth® 4.0)
  • • 14.0 in. HD+ 16:9 Ratio, 1600 x 900, with LED backlight
  • • Built-in stereo speakers
  • • 3.5 mm audio microphone/headphone combo jack
  • • Array microphone
  • • (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • • HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
  • • Dolby® Home Theater® v4
  • • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • • Built-in full HD webcam (1.3 MP)
  • • Compact 150 W Power Adapter
  • • Built-in 70 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
  • • Razer™ Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
  • • Razer™ Synapse 2.0 Enabled
  • • Kensington Lock
  • • 13.6 in. / 345 mm (Width) x 0.66 in. / 16.8 mm (Height) x 9.3 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
  • • 4.135 lbs. / 1.876 kg

The Blade Pro Product features: Starts at $2,299

  • • Future 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor (formerly codename ‘Haswell’)
  • • 8 GB DDR3L (2 x 4 GB 1600MHz)
  • • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M (2 GB GDDR5) & Intel HD4600
  • • Windows 8 64 Bit
  • • 128 GB SSD, with optional 256/512 GB SSD (mSATA)
  • • Qualcomm® Killer™ NIC N1202 (802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth® 4.0)
  • • 17.3-in. Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920 x 1080, with LED backlight
  • • Stereo 2.0 speakers
  • • 3.5 mm audio microphone/headphone combo jack
  • • HD Webcam (front-facing, 2.0 MP)
  • • Array microphones
  • • (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • • Codec supports 7.1 (via HDMI 1.4)
  • • Dolby® Home Theater® v4
  • • Razer™ Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
  • • Razer™ Switchblade User Interface
  • • Razer™ Synapse 2.0 Enabled
  • • Built-in 74 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
  • • Kensington Lock
  • • 16.8 in. / 427 mm (Width) x 0.88 in. / 22.4 mm (Height) x 10.9 in. / 277 mm (Depth)
  • • 6.58 lbs. / 2.98 kg

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