Razer announces pre-orders for its new Blade gaming laptop


Along with its Razer Stealth Ultrabook, Razer is also delivering an update to its new Razer Blade for gamers – primarily aimed at improving the graphics performance of the gaming laptop.

According to Razer, the new Blade is supposed to be the “most portable PC that can play games at maximum settings”. With that in mind, there’s a focus on the raw power and the weight of this device.

In terms of power for gaming purposes, the Blade sports a new NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics processor. Razer claims that this increases the performance by a boost of more than 40% for a better and more cinematic experience when laying games.

Razer also claims that the device is equipped for a great VR experience – telling the Verge that they aren’t simply “scraping the bare minimum to get to VR”. The firm cites low latency and plug and play compatibility as advantages, and notes that it has support for screen-capture of 360 images in VR experiences which support NVIDI’s Ansel Technology.

Unlike the new Razer Stealth, though, there’s no Kaby Lake processor present, you’ll have to make do with an intel i7 Skylake processor – which is still pretty decent and powerful for a laptop like this. 16GB of DDR4 Ram and up to 16GB of SSD storage wrap up the specs, with a Choma powered anti-ghosting Keyboard and up to 3200 x1800 touch enabled display present.

In terms of portability, the new Razer Blade is 0.7 inches thin and weights just over 4ibs in an aluminium chassis. Razer says its the thinnest design in its class of laptop and touts its power per cubic inch ratio.

Unlike the new Stealth (once more), the Razer Blade laptop won’t be available for purchase right now, but it’s up for pre-order and should be shipping in October in the USA with worldwide availability coming in November.

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