Razer has come out with an impressive gaming laptop today. The gaming laptop in question is the new Razer Blade laptop. It is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop which is being termed as the “thinnest” laptop in the industry. It comes equipped with a Core i7-8750H hexacore processor and a choice of GPU between Nvidia’s GTX 1060 and GTX 1070.
The laptop looks absolutely pristine with its ultra-thin aluminum body and bold black color. It features an exciting 144 Hz 15.6 Full HD 1080p display. The high refresh rate of the display does compliment the powerful specs of the laptop. Razer claims that each laptop display is individually calibrated to perfection for sublime color accuracy. The bezels surrounding the screen are the thinnest we have seen on a laptop till now. At only 4.9 mm the bezels look skillfully crafted and it is no revelation that the Razer Blade gaming laptop looks very appealing to the eye.
The Razer Blade gaming laptop only measures 0.66 inches in thickness making it one of the thinnest gaming laptops out there. The body is beautifully crafted through the use of precise CNC machining and features a single sturdy block of aluminum making the laptop more compact and solid. However, this ultra-thin form factor does come at a cost of high CPU and GPU temperatures which Razer assures that they have done a good job of keeping it under control. Razer claims that they have implemented a new cooling technology known as vapor chamber technology. As opposed to the traditional heat pipe configuration, the vapor chamber technology helps dissipate heat through the use of vacuum-sealed vaporized liquid. The heat dissipation process is further aided by the graphite-based server grade thermal interfaces which reduce hot spots and help dissipate heat more easily. Aside from this Razer has also incorporated low-noise high-performance fans which pushes air across dual heat exchanges with 0.1 mm thin fins, effectively moving the hot air out of the laptop and keeping it cool.
Razer Blade Specifications
The Razer Blade is powered by Intel’s latest and fastest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor. In the graphics department, the Razer Blade comes equipped with either a GTX 1060 or a GTX 1070, depending on which GPU you opt for while making the purchase. The 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor offers turbo boosts of up to a whopping 4.1 GHz. So its evident that there is no shortage of processing power for the Razer Blade. For multitasking purposes, Razer has chosen to offer the fastest 16 GB of 2667MHz dual-channel system memory and fast PCIe SSD storage with configurations up to 512GB, with support for up to 32 GB of memory and up to 2 TB of storage. Following is a full list of specifications:
Built-in 80 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery, NVIDIA® Optimus™ support
[GeForce GTX 1060] 0.66 in. / 16.8 mm (Height) x 14 in. / 355 mm (Width) x 9.3 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
[GeForce GTX 1070] 0.68 in. / 17.3 mm (Height) x 14 in. / 355 mm (Width) x 9.3 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
[Full HD] approx. 4.56 lbs. / 2.07 kg
[4K] approx. 4.73 lbs. / 2.15 kg
As far as connectivity is concerned, Razer offers different options such as being able to output to up to three external displays though Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and Thunderbolt™ 3. There are three USB 3.1 slots as well.
Razer Blade Price
The Razer Blade comes in different configurations and is priced accordingly. Below is the list of prices for specific versions of the laptop.