Razer’s Updated Blade 14 Is Now Available at the Microsoft Store and Comes in Two Models
The new and heavily improved Razer Blade 14 is finally available to purchase and thanks to its updated and efficient hardware, the Blade 14 maintains the same footprint as its predecessor while offering more performance from it. On a side note however, you will still have to pay quite a sum to experience high-end gaming on a laptop this compact.
Kaby Lake-Powered Razer Blade is Currently Only Available in a 1080p Display Version – 4K Variants Will Ship Later in the Year But With Same Hardware
Visit the Microsoft Store right now and you will see just two models listed on the company’s website. Razer does intend to bring more variants to this compact gaming notebook family but you will have to wait some time for that. The 14-inch gaming laptop is running an i7 processor running at 2.80GHz per core and to complement the performance of the 7th generation processor, you have 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a GTX 1060 with 6GB video RAM. According to the company’s website, the notebook is VR ready and if you want to get more performance out of the machine, there is a simple fix for that.
The updated Razer Blade comes with a Thunderbolt 3 port that is compatible with the Razer Core so when better performance desktop-grade graphic cards arrive in the future, you can easily get more frames out of the more demanding titles. If you ask me, the 4K display option would simply be a waste on a gaming laptop of this size. A better solution would be to hook up the notebook to an available 4K monitor and game on that setup instead.
Eventually, the GTX 1060 will start to show its age when it comes to performance but the addition of the Thunderbolt 3 port will definitely come in handy. As for its price, the 256GB SSD version will set you back $1,899.99 while the 512GB SSD will cost you $2,099.99. Before you guys start to comment on that high price tag, just know that it takes a lot of impressive engineering to cram a lot of powerful components into a gaming laptop of this size.
With the Razer Blade 14, you’re getting a very compact form factor, making it highly portable and it also packs quite a punch for a gaming notebook with just a screen size of 14 inches.