The New Razer Blade Boasts a 3200x1800 QHD+ Resolution, Powered by a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU
With the unveiling of NVIDIA's new GTX 800M GPUs for notebooks, Razer has revealed its latest iteration of the Razer Blade gaming notebook. Not only does the Razer Blade hold on to its title as "the world's thinnest gaming laptop," it now also boasts "the highest resolution 14" notebook display on the planet." While the original 14" Razer Blade featured a resolution of 1600x900, amounting to 131 pixels per inch (PPI), the new model features a whopping 3200x1800 resolution, amounting to 262 PPI. Of course, that wouldn't mean much without an amazing screen, so Razer is using an Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) IPS touchscreen, which should provide stunning details and colors at any angle.
Powering the new Razer Blade is an Intel Core i7-4702HQ quad-core CPU, 8GB DDR3L-1600MHz RAM, and the newly announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, equipped with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM. All that at a mere 0.7" thickness and weighing under 4.5 pounds. It's currently available for pre-order at Razerzone.com, starting at $2,199 USD, with shipments expected to go out early April.
Meanwhile, the Razer Blade Pro, which features the unique Razer Switchblade user interface, is also getting an update, but only to the GTX 860M and only with a 1920x1080 resolution, though it is doubling the RAM to 16GB. With a higher starting price tag of $2,299 USD, as cool as the Switchblade interface is, I think the obvious choice would have to be the vanilla Razer Blade – though calling that "vanilla" seems a bit unfair.