Razer Blade gaming laptop updated with fast 144 Hz display, 6-core Intel processor, NVIDIA Max-Q GPU options

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Razer has finally refreshed its Blade gaming laptop with a revamped design and updated internals. The company hadn’t introduced any significant design change to the Blade since 2013. Razer’s new Blade gaming laptop packs a bigger 15.6-inch display and runs on the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors with NVIDIA Max-Q GPUs. The company claims the new Blade is the world’s smallest gaming laptop with a 15.6-inch display.

“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,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “We upgraded to Intel’s latest 6 core processor, used a fast 144Hz display driven by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics, and set a new standard for power in the world’s smallest 15-inch gaming laptop.”

New Razer Blade: Price, Availability

The new Razer Blade is now available in the US and a few other major markets. Prices in the US start at $1,899.99 (Rs.1,29,500 approx.) for the base model with a 60Hz display and NVIDIA GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics. The most expensive configuration with a 4K Touch-enabled display and NVIDIA GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics is available for $2,899.99 (Rs.1,97,700 approx.).

New Razer Blade: Specifications, Features

While the previous Razer Blade versions featured a 14-inch panel, the new Blade gaming laptop features a 15.6-inch sized display. Panel options range from a Full HD 60 Hz panel to a Full HD panel with 144 Hz refresh rate. You can also choose a 15.6-inch 4K panel with capacitive multi-touch and 100% Adobe RGB color gamut coverage. The gaming laptop is powered by the new 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor and can be configured with up to an NVIDIA GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU. Some of the other key specifications of the new Razer Blade include 16GB of 2667MHz dual-channel memory, and 512GB of PCIe SSD storage. Connectivity features include Intel Wireless-AC 9260 with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0 support, 1x USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3, 3x USB 3.1 SuperSpeed, 1x Mini Display Port 1.4, and 1x HDMI 2.0b. In terms of dimensions, the gaming laptop measures 355 (Width) x 235 (Depth) x 17.3mm (Height). The Full HD models weigh in at 2.07kg, while the 4K model is slightly heavier at 2.15kg.