With the launch of the Razer Blade 14, Razer has made a historic shift in its gaming laptop lineup. What the company calls the world’s most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop is also the company’s first laptop with an AMD Ryzen processor.
The Razer Blade 14 is the company’s first deviation from its regular Intel processors, and it was announced during Razer’s keynote at E3 2021. Razer Blade 14 uses Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs in addition to AMD’s latest Ryzen 5000 series CPU.
According to Razer, it has “maxed out all aspects of the Razer Blade 14” to provide “the ultimate AMD gaming laptop.” As a result, the first-of-its-kind processor on a Razer laptop is getting a lot of attention. Here’s a breakdown of what this means for gamers.
Price and availability of the Razer Blade 14
The Blade 14 gaming laptop is available in three different configurations from Razer. The base model, which includes the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, costs $1,799 (roughly Rs 1.31 lakhs). This model will be the only one with a 144Hz Full HD display.
A model with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 will cost $2,199 (roughly Rs 1.60 lakhs), while the premium model with the GeForce RTX 3080 will cost $2,799 (roughly Rs 2.04 lakhs). Both models will have a QHD resolution and a 165Hz refresh rate.
All of the models will come in one color: black, with a backlit green logo and green USB ports.
Specifications for the Razer Blade 14
The premium models of the Razer Blade 14 will have a 14-inch QHD (2,560×1,440 pixels) resolution display with up to 165Hz refresh rate, while the base model will only have a 14-inch FHD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution display with a 144Hz refresh rate.
The AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX octa-core processor with 16 threads and a boost clock of 4.6GHz will power all variants. All three models of the Razer Blade 14 run Windows 10 Home and have 16GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 3,200MHz. The gaming laptop comes with a 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD for storage.
An Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with 8GB VRAM and up to 100W power on the top model handles graphics. The base and middle variants, respectively, are equipped with GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards.
Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports, an HDMI 2.1 out port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack that can also be used for microphones are all included in the Razer Blade 14. The Razer Blade 14 also includes an IR HD 720p webcam with Windows Hello built-in.
A 61.6Whr battery powers the gaming laptop and promises up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge. A 230W power adapter is included in the box to charge it.
Other features include Razer Chroma RGB lighting for the keyboard and N-key rollover support. A precision glass touchpad is also included on the laptop, which supports a variety of gestures for Windows operations. The Razer Blade 14 weighs 1.78kg and measures 319.7x220x16.8 mm.