Razer Refreshes the Blade 14 for 2021
Razer has announced during their E3 keynote the return of a gaming legend: The Razer Blade 14. After a three-year hiatus, the Blade 14 is back to shake up the scene as the first Razer Blade to ever feature an AMD processor, the 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX, offering the fastest gaming performance in its class 1.
The new Razer Blade 14 will also feature up to the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU, and up to a Quad HD 165Hz display, all packaged into the world’s most compact 14-inch gaming chassis. Rounding out the 14-inch powerhouse are the signature Razer trappings that have established Razer Blade laptops as one of a kind, including per-key Razer Chroma RGB backlighting, immersive THX® Spatial Audio for dynamic sound, and an abundant offering of ports to make everyday life easier.
With the revival of the Blade 14 comes the birth of an entirely new partnership between Razer and AMD, culminating in the first Razer Blade ever to run on an AMD processor. The AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX 8-core, 16-thread processor features a max boost clock of up to 4.6GHz, enabling it to quickly dispatch dense workloads, reduce latency when gaming, and chew through demanding workloads at breakneck speeds. The new Blade 14 with AMD Ryzen™ doesn’t just offer the highest raw computational power in its class, but does it with a cool, quiet efficiency, providing users with up to 12 hours of battery life so they can spend less time near an outlet and more time on the move.
The Blade 14 features the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs, up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU. Built with NVIDIA’s Ampere architecture, the RTX™ 30 Series offers improved ray tracing and advanced AI features to create more visually immersive worlds. In addition to the improved graphical performance, the GeForce RTX 30 Series features a suite of Max-Q technologies such as Dynamic Boost, Whisper Mode 2.0 and a resizable BAR that allow the Blade 14 to remain silent but deadly.
Matching power with visual fidelity, the Blade 14 offers the fastest 14-inch gaming displays in the market. Ranging from Full HD 144Hz up to Quad HD 165Hz, both IPS-grade panels offer
excellent color coverage, reaching up to 100% SRGB on the Full HD panel and up to 100% DCI-P3 on the Quad HD panel. The high refresh rate of both panels, paired with the integrated AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology 2 , delivers a crisp and fluid visual gaming experience. To ensure a consistent and vibrant experience for every user, each panel is custom calibrated at the
factory for color accuracy.
Continuing a legacy of industry-leading compact design, the Blade 14 features an all-aluminum chassis, precision milled to reduce any excess waste in the frame and anodized with a matte black coating to ensure a consistent finish that is unique to the touch and resistant to scratches. To make the Blade 14 not just thin but overall compact, the chassis dimensions have been trimmed down to a mere 0.66” x 8.66” x 12.59” – making it the world’s smallest 14-inch gaming laptop. To achieve this technical feat, the Blade 14 utilizes Razer’s unique vapor chamber cooling solution instead of the bulky and inefficient heat pipe systems that other gaming laptops rely on.
The vacuum-sealed chamber within the Blade 14 uses vaporized liquid to dissipate heat away from integral components, while working in tandem with two ultra-low-profile fans, each of which features 88 fan blades at a mere .1 mm thin, equivalent to the thinness of a human hair, to pull cool air in and push hot air out, ensuring both the CPU and GPU can operate at maximum capacity while remaining cool.
Designed to be a versatile tool, the Blade 14 boasts an abundance of user-friendly features that go beyond gaming to improve the day-to-day experience. Lining the top bezel of the display is a sharp 720p webcam for taking web calls when working away from the office, with an IR sensor for a safe and seamless login via Windows Hello. The punchy keyboard is accented with per-key Razer Chroma RGB that can be customised to match any of the 16.8 million colors available within Razer Synapse.
Flanking the keyboard are booming speakers that can be tuned via built-in THX Spatial Audio technology for gaming, movies, or music. Lining the sides of the Blade 14 is a plethora of ports including two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports with power delivery for charging when in a bind, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports for connecting legacy items, HDMI 2.1 for easily hooking into board room media sets, and a 3.5mm jack for listening to immersive 3D audio with THX Spatial Audio.
The all-new Razer Blade 14 starts at $3,099 AUD and is available now:
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