If you’re on the hunt for some high-tech gaming gear, Razer is almost always your best place to start looking. Today they’ve announced some updates to their line-up of products fans of the company should be excited to note. First and foremost, are their gaming laptops, the Blade and Blade Stealth.
Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the new Razer Blade 14-in. gaming laptop. Striking a perfect balance of power and mobility, the new Blade is designed to be the most portable PC that can play games at maximum settings.
Earning a multitude of Editors’ Choice awards from LinusTechTips, PC Magazine, Laptop Magazine and more for its performance and portability, the new Razer Blade is now more powerful than ever armed with a next-generation NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics processor. Designed with the new NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, the GPU is three times faster with a performance increase of more than 40% compared to the previous generation, delivering incredible graphics power so you can game at the max settings effortlessly while enjoying the most realistic cinematic experiences with technologies like NVIDIA GameWorks™.
This performance is packed into the thinnest design available in its class. Measuring just 0.7 inches thin and weighing just over four pounds, the latest Razer Blade sets a new milestone in terms of power per cubic inch. Built with a unibody CNC aluminum chassis, the Blade is thin and also incredibly durable.
Razer’s latest system is optimized for VR performance with low latency and plug-and-play compatibility. The laptop also supports the capture of 360-degree images to view in VR in games that support NVIDIA Ansel™ technology. This makes the Razer Blade the most portable virtual reality system available today.
Razer today announced its new version of the award-winning 12.5- inch Razer Blade Stealth. The “Ultimate Ultrabook” has earned more than 20 awards since its January launch, including “Best of CES – ‘Best PC’” and ‘People’s Choice’” and PC Mag “Editor’s choice,” and it is critically acclaimed worldwide. This latest laptop by Razer is designed to meet the needs of young professionals and students by combining best-in-class performance, top-of-the-line features, and improved battery life at a remarkable value price. The new Razer Blade Stealth stands as one of the most portable laptops in the world, measuring 0.52 inches thin and weighing 2.84 pounds. The sleek CNC aluminum chassis of the new Razer Blade Stealth houses the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor for ultimate performance. The ultraportable laptop now packs up to 1 TB of PCIe solid-state storage and up to 16 GB of fast, dual-channel memory for increased storage and productivity. All told, this Razer Blade Stealth sets a new standard for power, durability and design in a system perfected for productivity anywhere.
“The new 7th Generation Intel Core processor takes mobile computing performance to the next level while also delivering all new media capabilities for an unmatched 4K UHD experience,” said Chris Walker, vice president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of Mobility Client Platforms at Intel. “The new Razer Blade Stealth leverages the efficient performance of 7th Gen Intel Core to give people the power they need to create, watch and play at full capacity in a beautiful and ultra-portable design.”
A QHD 2560 x 1440 IGZO touch-enabled display comes standard on the new Razer Blade Stealth to provide best-in-class visual performance. Designers, professionals and other creatives who need more pixels can upgrade to a 4K IGZO touch display for 100 percent Adobe RGB color saturation.
Also new on the latest Blade Stealth is a larger 53.6 watt-hour battery with over 15 percent more capacity than the previous generation. When on the go, the Blade Stealth can last up to nine hours on a single charge.
On top of providing new gaming laptop options, Razer also has some updates on their other products, like the upcoming Stargazer webcam. Pre-orders are now open and the camera is set to launch on October 2nd. If you pre-order now, you’ll get it discounted from $199, to $149.
The Razer Stargazer was produced as an advanced webcam with features for video production and broadcasting. Among its many abilities are ultra-high frame rate capture, dynamic background removal to create professional-looking streams without a green screen, 3D scanning for game immersion, and advanced facial/gesture recognition for desktop experiences.
Lastly, they’ve also announced their new headset, the Razer ManO’War 7.1:
This analog-digital gaming headset is an encore to the recent debut of the wireless Razer ManO’War, an editor’s choice among the ranks of TechRadar, Tom’s Guide, VentureBeat and more.
Powerful 50 mm drivers deliver virtual 7.1 surround sound* to the listener. The Razer Synapse configuration software allows gamers to customize the sound. The Razer ManO’War 7.1 is equipped with sound isolation technology, while in-line volume controls and a retractable MEMS boom mic offer a streamlined gaming audio experience.
An included USB digital-to-analog convertor (DAC) allows the Razer ManO’War 7.1 to deliver crisp, outstanding audio on PC and Mac platforms. The pure analog connection (3.5mm audio jack) offers universal compatibility for Xbox One®, PlayStation® 4, and other platforms.