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Razer Introduces Blade – The World’s Thinnest Gaming Notebook

Gaming hardware specialists Razer have unveiled Razer Blade, the worlds thinnest gaming laptop. Measuring in at just 0.66-inches thick, Blade is claimed to pack more power-per-cubic-inch than any other laptop in the world.

The Razer Blade is powered with a future 4th gen Intel Core (Haswell) processor, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU and utilizes solid-state storage technology with boot speeds of up to four-times faster than a traditional 5400 RPM notebook hard drive. The Razer Blade has a rigid all-aluminum chassis, with a 14-inch LED-backlit HD+ display and features a custom-designed trackpad and backlit gaming grade keyboard.

“We’ve designed and built the thinnest, most powerful 14-inch laptop in the world,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “Thinner than a dime and more powerful than other traditional desktop replacements today, weve created an entirely new category of thin and powerful laptops that is generations ahead of other PCs.”

Designed entirely in-house by the multi-award winning Razer design team, the Razer Blade’s 14-inch LED-backlit HD+ display has a native resolution of 1600 x 900 and its custom-made gaming grade trackpad offers multi-touch gesture support. The Razer Blade also features a full-size backlit gaming keyboard that has full anti-ghosting capabilities and programmable keys powered by Synapse 2.0.

“Incredible innovation is happening across the computing landscape, and the new mobile gaming experience Razer is delivering with the Edge, and now its Blade, is remarkable,” says Navin Shenoy, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Mobile Client Platforms. “Powered by a future 4th gen Intel Core processor, people can expect the highest level performance from the Blade for the most discerning gamer.”

The ultra-portable laptop features 8 GB of fast 1600 MHz DDR3L memory and comes standard with 128 GB of total solid-state storage with options for a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD. The Razer Blade also comes with Dolby Home Theatre v4, featuring immersive audio-quality output that is custom-tuned to deliver a cinematic sound experience.

The Razer Blade delivers up to six hours of battery life and includes a Wireless-N high-performance wireless networking adapter, combining intelligence and control along with up to five-times the wireless networking speed of competitive wireless adapters.

“The 14-inch Razer Blade packs a ton of horsepower into a very small chassis,” says Rene Haas, vice president and general manager of notebook GPUs at NVIDIA. “The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU delivers blazing performance with incredibly efficient power usage to this ultra-portable gaming machine.”

Product features:

Future 4th gen Intel Core processor (formerly codenamed Haswell)
8 GB Onboard Memory (DDR3L 1600 MHz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M (2 GB GDDR5) & Intel HD4600
Windows 8 64 Bit
128 GB SSD, with optional 256/512 GB SSD (mSATA)
Qualcomm Killer NIC N1202 (802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0)
14.0 in. HD+ 16:9 Ratio, 1600 x 900, with LED backlight
Built-in stereo speakers
3.5 mm audio microphone/headphone combo jack
Array microphone
(3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
Dolby Home Theater v4
7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
Built-in full HD webcam (1.3 MP)
Compact 150 W Power Adapter
Built-in 70 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
Razer Synapse 2.0 Enabled
Kensington Lock
13.6 in. / 345 mm (Width) x 0.66 in. / 16.8 mm (Height) x 9.3 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
4.135 lbs. / 1.876 kg

Price starts at $1,799

The Razer Blade will be available for pre-order in the United States and Canada on June 3. For more information, go to:
http://www.razerzone.com/blade

Video:
http://www.razerzone.com/blade/video

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