Razer wowed at CES with a new line of Blade gaming laptops at the Consumer Electronics Show 2022.
The leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, Razer, kicks off 2022 with new Razer Blade Gaming laptops! The Blade laptops are the world’s fastest laptops for gamers and creators and this year’s models are equipped with the recently announced NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series Laptop GPUs, up to an RTX 3080 Ti, and will ship with Windows 11. The all-new Blade gaming laptops will also include DDR5 memory, which clocks speeds up to 4800MHz, an up to 50% frequency increase compared to the previous generation.
The new line of Razer Blade gaming laptops, the Blade 14, 15, and 17, are powered by both AMD and Intel. The Blade 14 is powered by the AMD️ Ryzen™️ 6000 Series and every configuration offers the ultra-fast Ryzen™️ 9 6900HX processor. While the Blade 15 and 17 come with 12th Gen Intel Core™️ H-Series Processors, up to an Intel Core™️ i9-12900H with a new 14-core count over the previous 8-core generation. The newest generation of Intel Core i9 processors will see high-speed frequencies up to 5.0GHz.
“The Razer Blade series continues to be the best gaming laptop by providing desktop-class performance on-the-go. Additionally, we’ve enabled creators to work anywhere with gorgeous displays, available NVIDIA Studio drivers, and up to 14-Core CPUs. Users will have the ability to choose any model or configuration that best fits their gaming or creating needs, while getting the latest and greatest in graphics, memory and processing technology.”Travis Furst, Senior Director of Razer’s Systems
The Blade gaming laptops are designed with gamers’ wellness in mind. This new line will sport a refreshed keyboard design, with slightly larger keys, providing a more ergonomic experience. It also includes laser-cut speakers, a refined hinge design allowing for a thinner profile and additional ventialation. Combine with the CNC-milled aluminum chassis and high-quality custom components, the new Razer Blade gaming laptops are unlike any other on the market. Continue below for the official information about each model from Razer:
Razer Blade 14: The Ultimate 14” Gaming Laptop
The most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop of 2021 is back and more powerful than ever before. The new Razer Blade 14 combines the latest AMD️ Ryzen™️ 9 processor with an improved 16GB of DDR5 memory to create a blazing-fast gaming device that surpasses the previous generation.
The Blade 14 continues to be a remarkably thin, light, and compact device with impeccable performance, now packed with further refinements to make a great gaming laptop that much better. With a newly implemented MUX Switch, the Blade 14 sees increases in gameplay performance by utilizing the discrete GPU to drive games on the internal display. The Razer Blade 14 now also joins its slightly larger family members with the addition of the same fingerprint resistant coating and a 1080p IR webcam that supports Windows Hello, making video calls twice as clear as before.
The new Razer Blade 14 starts at $1,999.99/2,199.99€ MSRP and available for purchase from select retailers in Q1 2022.
Razer Blade 15: Power. Performance. Perfection.
Beyond offering the latest chipsets from both NVIDIA GeForce and Intel, the Razer Blade 15 returns with cutting edge displays to make the most of the latest hardware. The Blade 15 will continue to offer the best of the best in display technology, including Full HD 360Hz and QHD 240Hz configurations, as well as an all-new UHD 144Hz configuration.
The new IPS-Grade display features improved refresh rates, up from the 60Hz of previous generations, while simultaneously covering 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, to provide superb clarity and contrast when gaming or creating. Featuring the most powerful processors, boundary pushing displays, and blazing-fast memory all fitted into a finely tuned premium chassis, the Razer Blade 15 remains the perfect gaming laptop.
The new Razer Blade 15 starts at $2,499.99/2,799.99€ MSRP and available for purchase from select retailers in Q1 2022.
Razer Blade 17: Built for the Pros.
Professional creators and gamers hunting for the ultimate desktop replacement need to look no further, as the new Razer Blade 17 comes with specifically chosen advancements in both audio and power delivery. The Razer Blade 17 doubles down on music and gameplay, boasting eight total speakers, up from the previous four, meaning creators can pick up minute details in audio mixing even without dedicated speakers or headsets. Backed by the NVIDIA Studio platform, creators also get RTX acceleration in 70+ of the most popular creative applications and a suite of exclusive apps: NVIDIA Omniverse, Broadcast and Canvas.
Users can enjoy more hours of gameplay than ever before when unplugged or on the go with the larger 82WHr internal battery, over 10WHrs larger than previous generations. And when bringing the Blade 17 on to go, traveling is easier than ever as it now ships with a newly designed GaN-powered 280W charger, giving users access to even more power in a size comparable to the average 180W power brick.
The new Razer Blade 17 starts at $2,699.99/2,999.99€ MSRP and will be available for purchase from select retailers in Q1 2022.
The Blade 15 and Blade 17will be available for pre-order at Razer.com and Razer Store locations on January 25th with the Blade 14 joining them and select retailers on February 10th.
Classic Features and Extended Razer Care
The new iterations of the Razer Blade 14, 15, and 17 ship with Windows®️ 11 pre-installed, with all its prevalent gaming benefits including DirectStorage, Xbox GameBar and Xbox Game Pass. The sides of each Blade is lined with a variety of inputs, depending on the chassis, ranging from USB-C to HDMI 2.1 to a high-speed UHS-II SD card reader, so users can connect to anything, without hunting for a dongle.
The keyboards of all three Blade models are powered by Razer Chroma RGB that can be customized for productivity or gaming with front-facing speakers to keep work and play fun and engaging. All three of the new Blades continue to provide immersive audio for a 360-degree soundscape when listening to movies, music, or games with THX® certified THX Spatial Audio over any analog headphones or the device speakers.
Additionally, the new generation of Blades will begin a new extended battery warranty of up to 2 years, to help ensure users that their Blades are taken care of every step of the way by helpful Razer service and support.
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