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The Razer Blade gaming laptop has just been upgraded with some new specs such as an optional 4K display.
In the new model, the laptop will come with a Skylake (Core i7-6700HQ) to a Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, the obvious step up to take, providing more grunt and better power efficiency chops.The 14-inch notebook can also now be specified with a 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution screen, or you can still plump for a Full HD display if you prefer. Other updates include the memory, with slightly faster system RAM on offer – you can now benefit from 16GB of DDR4 running at 2400MHz (as opposed to 2133MHz on the previous model).
In terms of graphics card, you get a GeForce GTX 1060, with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM, and storage options running from 256GB through 512GB to 1TB (in the form of a PCIe M.2 SSD). And for connectivity, you get Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11ac Wi-Fi) and a Thunderbolt 3 port alongside a trio of USB 3.0 connectors.
The new Razer Blade also comes with an anti-ghosting keyboard featuring Chroma lighting effects (customizable to the tune of 16.8 million colors), a 2-megapixel webcam, stereo speakers and Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition sound. The laptop is also lighter, as now it weighs 1.86kg (from 1.88kg), although that’s for the Full HD model – with a 4K screen, the portable is marginally heftier at 1.95kg. The notebook remains 17.9mm in terms of thickness.
As of now, the Razer Blade is available on Razerzone.com (for the US and UK, as well as Canada, France and Germany), with prices starting at $1,899. A worldwide release is expected in March. However, we might only see the 4K model sometime in April.