Razer Blade laptop just got a makeover with the up gradation of the graphics card. The previously housed GTX 970M is now replaced with the bigger GTX 1060 which has added a lot to the performance of the machine.
Because this was the only major change that we witnessed in the new model, the chassis of the laptop and even the name has been kept the same as of the previous model. The amazing hardware specs of The New Razer Blade (2016-2017) are encapsulated in a beautiful aluminum body and is pretty sleek in design. The 17.9mm thick machine has 3 variants with respect to internal storage and 2 variants with respect to the display.
Talking about the storage variants of the machine, the M.2 SSD of the Razer Blade comes in 256GB, 512GB or 1TB versions. Also, the two panel options for the 14-inch screen include one with a matte IPS Full HD screen having 1,920×1,080p resolution and the other with a QHD resolution of 3,200×1,800p with a touch screen. This touch screen model is priced £300 more than the normal one.
As stated above, there were no major changes made in the newer model except fewer ones, here’s a list of the updated model for your better understanding.
- Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.6GHz/3.5GHz)
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM)
- 16 GB System Memory (DDR4-2133 MHz)
- Windows 10 64-bit
- 1 TB Samsung PM961 PCIe M.2 SSD
- 14.0-in. IGZO QHD+, 3200×1800, capacitive multi-touch / 14.0-in. IPS Full HD Matte,
- 1,920×1,080 optionsAnti-ghosting keyboard with per-key lighting powered by Razer Chroma
- Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1)
- Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
- USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
- HDMI 2.0 video and audio output
- 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
- Built-in 2Megapixel webcam
- Built-in stereo speakers
- Array microphone
- Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre Edition
- 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
- Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
- Kensington security slot
- Compact 165W power adapter
- Built-in 70 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
Razor Blade Provides Better Cooling
The model in reference comes with two heat pipes connected to each cooler. The design allows the fresh air to come from the bottom and it leaves through the exhausts at the rear. This can be checked while you move the laptop’s screen. You’ll notice that the noise level changes as the exhaust air reflect off the panel.