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Razer Introduces 17.3-inch Blade Pro Laptop; Shrinks the Blade to 14-inch

Category: Gadgets
Posted: May 31, 2013 12:25PM
Author: bp9801


Razer doesn't intend to sit by with its Blade laptop when there's all this new hardware on the horizon. It also doesn't intend to just have one size for gamers to choose from, as Razer is introducing a 14" version of the Blade that doesn't lack in power compared to its big brother. The 14" Blade features a fourth-generation Intel Core processor (Haswell), 8GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU with 2GB of VRAM. Its display is a 14", LED backlit, 1600x900 resolution screen that should be perfect for many. A 128GB SSD is standard on each Razer Blade, but there's an option to increase it to 256 or 512GB if you need more storage. The Blade comes in at 0.66" thick and weighs 4.135 pounds. Razer promises six hours of battery life on the Blade, which is nice to see on a 14" laptop.

As for the bigger laptop, Razer has renamed the 17" one to the Blade Pro. It packs the same processor, GPU, and RAM as the Blade, but features a 17.3", LED backlit, 1920x1080 resolution screen. It also makes use of the Switchblade User Interface (SBUI) so users can utilize a variety of apps and tools. There are ten "dynamic adaptive tactile keys" and an LCD trackpad for SBUI, plus Razer has some new apps to take advantage of programs like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Maya, GIMP, and others. It is a little bigger at 0.88" thick and 6.5 pounds. The Blade Pro looks similar to its predecessor on the outside, just with a new name and hardware inside. Both the Blade and Blade Pro include three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out, a Killer N NIC, Dolby Home Theater v4, and a full-size keyboard with adjustable backlighting.

The Razer Blade is priced at $1,799 and the Blade Pro at $2,299, with pre-orders going live on June 3.

Source: Press Release




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