Razer has announced a new lineup of Razer Blade laptops at CES 2022 and while they don’t have the best GPUs, they are priced better than their higher-end machines.
The new Razer Blade laptops at CES 2022 include the Razer Blade 14, the Razer Blade 15, and the massive Razer Blade 17. All three new laptops will offer RTX 30-series GPUs in a thin, portable form factor, as well as DDR5 memory.
It’s worth mentioning that while the Razer Blade laptops at CES 2022 are not their highest-end laptops, they are still premium-tier priced, as the Blade 14 starts at $2000, the Blade 15 starts at $2500, and finally the Blade 17 starts at $2700. The Blade 14 will go up for pre-order on February 10th while the Blade 15 and 17 will go up for pre-order on January 25th.
To recap what a whopping $2000 will get you with the Blade 14, it sports a 1080p 144hz display with a GeForce RTX 3060 (with 6GB of RAM) GPU, a Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, and lastly 16GB of DDR5 memory. To compare, the higher end Blade 14 that comes with a GeForce RTX 3080 starts at $2800.
“The Razer Blade series continues to be the best gaming laptop by providing desktop-class performance on-the-go,” says Travis Furst, Senior Director of Razer’s Systems business unit. “Additionally, we’ve enabled creators to work anywhere with gorgeous displays, available NVIDIA Studio drivers, and up to 14-Core CPUs. Users will have the ability to choose any model or configuration that best fits their gaming or creating needs, while getting the latest and greatest in graphics, memory and processing technology.”
Here’s a rundown on the new laptops:
Lean, Mean, and Razer Green
The Razer Blade 14, 15, and 17 are powered by cutting-edge advancements from both AMD®️ and Intel®️. The Blade 14 returns with the next generation of AMD️ Ryzen™️ 6000 Series processors. Every configuration offers the ultra-fast Ryzen™️ 9 6900HX processor, enabling some of the most powerful AMD gaming possible on a mobile device.
Both the Blade 15 and Blade 17 come equipped with the newest ️ 12th Gen Intel Core™️ H-Series Processors, up to an Intel Core™️ i9-12900H with a new 14-core count over the previous 8-core generation. Intel’s 12th Gen processors bring a revolutionary new design with a performance hybrid architecture that combines performance-cores with efficient-cores, offering users the freedom to chat, browse, stream, edit, record, and play. The newest generation of Intel Core i9 processors will see high-speed frequencies up to 5.0GHz.
Each Razer Blade is uniquely imagined with exemplary CNC-milled aluminum chassis and high-quality custom components, resulting in a gaming laptop unlike any other on the market. Designed with the gamer’s wellness in mind, the new Blades sport a refreshed keyboard design, with slightly larger keys, making the typing experience more ergonomic than ever before. The revised design also includes laser-cut speakers, a refined hinge design with a thinner profile and additional ventilation with well-designed rubber feet to create convenient cooling airways.
Blade 14: The Ultimate 14” Gaming Laptop
The most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop of 2021 is back and more powerful than ever before. The new Razer Blade 14 combines the latest AMD️ Ryzen™️ 9 processor with an improved 16GB of DDR5 memory to create a blazing-fast gaming device that surpasses the previous generation.
The Blade 14 continues to be a remarkably thin, light, and compact device with impeccable performance, now packed with further refinements to make a great gaming laptop that much better. With a newly implemented MUX Switch, the Blade 14 sees increases in gameplay performance by utilizing the discrete GPU to drive games on the internal display. The Razer Blade 14 now also joins its slightly larger family members with the addition of the same fingerprint resistant coating and a 1080p IR webcam that supports Windows Hello, making video calls twice as clear as before.
Blade 15: Power. Performance. Perfection.
Beyond offering the latest chipsets from both NVIDIA GeForce and Intel, the Razer Blade 15 returns with cutting edge displays to make the most of the latest hardware. The Blade 15 will continue to offer the best of the best in display technology, including Full HD 360Hz and QHD 240Hz configurations, as well as an all-new UHD 144Hz configuration. The new IPS-Grade display features improved refresh rates, up from the 60Hz of previous generations, while simultaneously covering 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, to provide superb clarity and contrast when gaming or creating. Featuring the most powerful processors, boundary pushing displays, and blazing-fast memory all fitted into a finely tuned premium chassis, the Razer Blade 15 remains the perfect gaming laptop.
Blade 17: Built for the Pros.
Professional creators and gamers hunting for the ultimate desktop replacement need to look no further, as the new Razer Blade 17 comes with specifically chosen advancements in both audio and power delivery. The Razer Blade 17 doubles down on music and gameplay, boasting eight total speakers, up from the previous four, meaning creators can pick up minute details in audio mixing even without dedicated speakers or headsets. Backed by the NVIDIA Studio platform, creators also get RTX acceleration in 70+ of the most popular creative applications and a suite of exclusive apps: NVIDIA Omniverse, Broadcast and Canvas. Enjoy more hours of gameplay than ever before when unplugged or on the go with the larger 82WHr internal battery, over 10WHrs larger than previous generations. And when bringing the Blade 17 on to go, traveling is easier than ever as it now ships with a newly designed GaN-powered 280W charger, giving users access to even more power in a size comparable to the average 180W power brick.
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