Razer’s Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop, Blade, has Arrived

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If you’re looking to pick up a gaming laptop, but don’t want anything bulky, today is your day. Razer has officially launched the Blade, a super thin (barely more than a half-inch) machine that still packs all the gaming power you need to play your favorite titles anywhere: 

Blade Side

ULTRA FAST

The available 144 Hz refresh rate 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) display of the new Razer Blade enhances gaming and entertainment viewing with full-frame fluid motion graphics and 100% sRGB color. Users can also step up to 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with touch functionality and 100% Adobe™ RGB color support.

Each laptop display is individually custom calibrated in production for amazing color accuracy out-of-the-box. Best-in-class 4.9mm thin bezels flank the display, while retaining the ideal web camera placement at the top of the screen.

ULTRA SMALL

The world’s smallest 15.6-inch gaming laptop measures as little as 0.66-inches thin and with a minimal footprint for ultimate mobility. The refined chassis is individually CNC milled from a single aluminum block to provide a sturdy yet compact design, and features a scratch resistant anodized black finish.

Managing heat without sacrificing performance in such a small form factor is no easy task, but Razer innovated by utilizing vapor chamber technology for the cooling solution instead of the traditional heat pipes found in most gaming laptops.  Beyond cooling the CPU and GPU, the vacuum-sealed vaporized liquid helps dissipate the heat generated from other components within the laptop.

Ultra-thin nanoparticle material and graphite-based server grade thermal interfaces reduce hot spots and facilitate heat transfer, while high-performance low-noise fans push air across dual heat exchanges with 0.1mm thin fins, quickly moving heat out of the chassis and away from the user.

ULTRA POWERFUL

The near bezel-less Razer Blade features the new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H and is available with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10 Series graphics. The new Intel 6 core CPU eclipses its predecessor in throughput and responsiveness with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.1 GHz.

To drive fast frame rates users can choose either a GeForce GTX 1060 or GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, featuring Max-Q design for an optimized gaming experience.

For extreme multitasking, Razer also includes 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.

If that’s not enough for you, or you simply want to get more power out of your current setup, Razer has also revealed/launched the Core X. The little cube is filled with high-end graphics cards and a plug-in-play design that allows you to super charge your laptop (or desktop) for the ultimate performance:

Razer Core X Key Visual 980 X 500

The new Core X transforms integrated graphics laptops like the Razer Blade Stealth into desktop-class gaming machines by adding an external graphics card. Gamers can also future-proof their gaming laptops or unlock VR-Ready experiences by boosting the performance beyond the current laptop’s limits.

Designed with a standard Thunderbolt™ 3 connection, the Core X is incredibly versatile and compatible with not only Razer Blade laptops but also systems running Windows and macOS- specifically Windows 10 Redstone 1 or later and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later with compatible AMD Radeon™ cards. Razer compatible laptops include the Razer Blade Stealth, Razer Blade, and Razer Blade Pro (GTX 1060 version). Additional Windows 10 laptops require a Thunderbolt 3 port with external graphics (eGFX) support.

Crafted from the ground up, the Razer Core X features an expanded internal design with a wider aluminum shell to accommodate up to 3-slot wide desktop graphics cards. The Core X supports the latest desktop PCIe graphics cards such as NVIDIA® GeForce®, NVIDIA® Quadro®, and AMD XConnect™ enabled Radeon™ and Radeon™ Pro cards. Harnessing the power of these high-performance graphics cards, the Core X accelerates creative workflow and creates a compact work- or battlestation.

The Razer Core X embraces plug-and-play capabilities with the Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) connection to the laptop. This eliminates the need for lengthy reboots every time the external graphics enclosure is connected. The convenient Thunderbolt™ 3 connection also yields fast speeds at up to 40Gbps.

Both the Razer Blade and Core X are currently available for purchase now.

-Jordan