The world’s “first gaming laptop” gets an upgrade and a price cut.
While specs have indeed been bumped, perhaps the biggest change to the new Razer Blade is its entirely redesigned thermal system. Despite the new thermal system, the new laptop retains it’s compact .88″ thickness, and is just a fraction of a pound lighter than its 6.9 pound predecessor.
While the first Razer Blade’s $2799 pricetag made it a little out of reach for most (and by “a little out of reach for most” we mean “way, way out of reach for just about everyone”), the updated Blade will cost $300 less at $2,499. We’re not sure that dip is going to be enough to win over the masses, but we’ll have to wait and see. The new Razer Blade releases on September 30th, and is available for preorder on September 2nd.
While much of the original Razer Blade’s components remain the same, the new Blade has an upgraded HDD and a 64GB SATA, as well as a beefed NVIDIA card. Check out the new Blade’s specs below:
- Future platform with 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
- NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology 2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
- 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory
- 17.3-in. LED Backlit Display (1920×1080)
- Built-in HD Webcam
- Integrated 60Wh Battery
- 500GB 7200RPM HDD (Primary Storage)
- 64GB SATA III SSD with NVELO Dataplex™ Software (Cache Acceleration)
- Wireless Network 802.11 A/G/N + BT4.0
- 16.81″ (Width) x 10.9″ (Depth) x 0.88″ (Height); 6.6lbs (Weight)
What do you think of the new Razer Blade? Is this the laptop you’ve been waiting for?