Razer announces new Blade 14 laptop with AMD Ryzen 9 CPU, up to RTX 3080 GPU and more
Electronics manufacturer Razer has announced its new Razer Blade 14 laptop as well as a forthcoming Razer Raptor 27 monitor set to be released later this year.
Razer Blade 14
The Razer Blade 14 line has made its return, this time with a powerful eight-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor (7nm) at the heart of the 14" laptop (3.3GHz base, 4.6GHz ‘Max Boost’). The Blade 14 comes in three distinct models, with the main differentiating factor between the three being the GPU inside: The base model, which will retail for $1,799, comes with an NVIDIA RTX 3060, while the two top-end models feature the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, and will retail for $2,199 and $2,799, respectively.
Aside from the GPU inside, the only other differentiating factor between the models is the display. The entry-level Blade 14 has a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) display that covers ‘up to’ 100% sRGB while the two higher-end models will use a Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixel) that covers ‘up to’ 100% DCI-P3 and offers 165Hz framerate. All of the laptops support AMD FreeSync Premium.
Built-in storage for all three models is a 1TB PCIe SSD, but it’s user upgradeable. RAM, on the other hand, is soldered in and stuck at 16GB of dual-channel DDR4–3200MHz. Powering all models is a 61.6WHr lithium-ion polymer battery, which Razer claims can hit 12 hours of battery life (although it’s likely limited to less graphics-demanding applications).
Other features include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, THX Spatial Audio support, a 720p webcam, an IR sensor for Windows Hello facial recognition login, Razer’s signature Chroma RGB keyboard and an array of ports that includes two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, an HDMI 2.1 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The laptop measures 16.8mm (.66”) tall by 220mm (8.66”) deep by 319.7mm (12.59”) wide when closed. The new Razer Balde 14 is available starting today at Razer.com and authorized Razer retailers with the base model starting at $1,799.
Razer Raptor 27
Razer has also announced its Raptor 27, a new 27" 165Hz display with THX Certification. According to Razer, this certification is obtained by passing ‘more than 400 individual tests to ensure color, tone and images are displayed as their creators intended, for a stunning picture quality and level of detail.’
The IPS display offers a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution and supports both AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-Sync adaptive sync technology to make the most of the 165Hz refresh rate. The display offers 95% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage as well as HDR400 support.
In typical Razer fashion, the Raptor 27 will have built-in Chroma RGB lighting effects that can be synchronized with other Razer Synapse 3 accessories. The monitor itself features a matte-black finish and is mounted on a forged aluminum base, which includes integrated cable organization.
The Razer Raptor 27 will be available in ‘early Q3 2021’ for $799.99 / €999.99 on Razer’s website and through authorized Razer retailers. There’s also a new Razer VESA Mount Adapter for the Raptor 27 that will be available at the same time for $99.99 / €99.99, except it will only be available on Razer’s website.
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