Razer have just announced a new addition to the family, the new 2016 Razer Blade.
Featuring all the same bells and whistles as the 2015 model, the new 2016 edition comes with better ram, a more graphics card memory and a new Intel Core i7-6700HQ Skylake processor and 16GBs of DDR4 running at 2133 MHz to boot.
The 2016 model will come with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics card featuring a whopping 6 gigs of VRAM, doubling the amount present in the 2015 edition. NVIDIA Optimus Technology will switch from utilising the 970M to the Intel Integrated Graphics card as required to maximise battery life. If that’s not enough processing power for you, the 2016 Blade sports a Thunderbolt 3 port, enabling it to connect to the Razer Core external GPU, as well as make use of USB 3.0 and Ethernet at speeds of up to 40 Gbps.
Razer’s Chroma technology will be present, enabling millions of colour variations for the backlit keys, as well as integration with other Razer Chroma peripherals.
Dedicated to remaining competitive, the gaming laptop will feature a lower price point:
“We are getting much more aggressive as far as price point, but that hasn’t come at a cost to the performance or design of the Razer Blade,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’ve improved nearly every aspect of the 14-inch laptop, from CPU and GPU performance to system memory and port selection. Chroma technology unlocks an unprecedented, immersive experience on a gaming laptop.”
The new notebook will retail at $1,999 USD for the 256GB variant and $2,199 for the 512GB variant. Pre-orders are available now, and Razer intends to ship the product in April.
For a full list of specifications, visit http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade