Razer Unveils Remarkably Thin Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro Gaming Notebooks

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Typically, one of the caveats of a gaming notebook with incredibly powerful components inside is that the chassis is large and the whole system is quite heavy. Razer is trying to break out of that mold with its new Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro gaming notebooks. (So that's what they were teasing.)

The bigger brother of the two is the Razer Blade Pro, which boasts a 17.3-inch full HD LED backlight display and runs an Intel 4th-generation (Haswell) Intel Core processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU (with Intel HD4600 graphics), 8GB of DDR3L-1600MHz RAM, and a 128GB SSD. (256GB and 512GB mSATA SSDs are available options.)

Razer Blade Pro

For connectivity, the Blade Pro has a Killer NIC N1202 chip (802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0), and there’s also stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 technology, array mics, a front-facing 2MP webcam, and three USB 3.0 ports. It also has an anti-ghosting keyboard and the Razer Switchblade user interface, which is comprised of 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys and an LCD trackpad and resides over where the numpad would normally be.

Razer Blade Pro

The Razer Blade lacks the Switchblade UI, but it does have impressive specs of its own; it also has a 4th-generation Haswell chip as well as the same GPU, SSD (with the same upgrade options), Killer NIC chip, three USB 3.0 ports, and speakers and microphones. Where they primarily differ is that the Blade has a 14-inch (1600x900, LED backlit) display. It also has a slightly lower-res webcam.

Razer Blade Pro

The Blade Pro, which is also touted as a workstation replacement for creative pros, starts at $2,299, while the Blade starts at $1,799.
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