Razer Blade OD’s on Power!

February 4, 2015

New device boasts IGZO display

‘A gaming laptop more powerful than ever’. Definitely sounds like your usual PR spiel. Since we’re talking about the Razer Blade, we are listening. The brand has announced the new version of the Razer Blade, which incidentally is the world’s thinnest and lightest 14-inch gaming notebook.

jcrop-previewFor starters the Blade has an IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) display panel. Meaning significantly higher pixel densities [double the resolution of traditional LCD’s] and reduced power consumption. IGZO was of course, rumored to be featured on the iPhone 6 and later on the iPad Air 2 [rumors still persist with regard to the iPad Air 3].

On the processor side, the Blade has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB VRAM powered by NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, 16GB of fast 1600MHz DDR3L memory and includes solid-state storage with options for up to 512GB.

jcrop-previewThe device has an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, normally found in larger notebooks, giving the Blade 2.6GHz of quad-core processing power and Turbo Boost speeds. Hyper-Threading technology provides eight virtual cores for improved gaming performance.

In other words, this could literally take on any game, with far less concerns of battery life.

All said, Razer’s ongoing quest to build the ultimate gaming laptop seems to be in fine form.

Now available for order online from Razer Store or Microsoft Stores in the US and Canada, the Blade will be available in the UAE from March 2015. The 14” Razer Blade is available from $2199. 

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.