At its E3 2021 showcase, Razer has unveiled a new Razer Blade 14 with the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX – making it the first laptop to feature an AMD processor instead of an Intel processor and also the first 14-inch gaming laptop from the brand in years. Along with it also refreshed its Raptor 27 gaming monitor with FreeSync Premium support and 165Hz refresh rate. This Raptor 27 monitor will releases in Q3 2021 with a price tag of $799.99, and as for the Razer Blade 14 with AMD processor, it’s now available for purchase on Razer’s website starting at $1,799.99. Let’s take a closer look at these two products!
Razer Blade 14: Razer’s first AMD-based gaming laptop
Razer Blade 14 is the first gaming laptop of the company without an Intel processor. Razer this time integrating 8core 16 thread AMD Ryzen 9 5900 HX with a 4.6Hz boost clock which is one of the top laptop processors from AMD. Despite its high performance, it will give 12 hours of battery life.
To make it a gaming beast, where all other companies offer up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 in this form factor, Razer has added support for upto Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (8GB VRAM) in this 14-inch laptop with a QHD 165Hz screen. Along with it is the smallest gaming laptop in the market with dimensions of 12.59 x 8.66 x 0.66 inches. It also offers two USB Type-C 3.2 ports with power delivery, two USB Type-A ports for legacy connections, an HDMI 2.1 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 720p webcam.
This new Razer Blade 14 features 16GB RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. Like other laptops of Razer, it will also be coming with its RGB keyboard lighting.
Razer Blade 14 is going to be available on the Razer website, price starting from $1,799. Soon it will be available from third-party retailers too. The QHD model of Razer Blade 14 is available for $2,799.99 with mixed configurations of GPU’s and Screen.
Here’s what Saeid Moshkelani, SVP, and GM of AMD’s client business unit said about AMD Ryzen processor used in Razer Blade 14 laptop.
“As gamers demand lighter and more powerful form factors in gaming laptops, we have remained committed to our goal of delivering best-in-class mobile processors for premium OEM designs, we are excited to collaborate with Razer, for the first time, by powering the Razer Blade 14 with the best mobile processors we have developed for gaming”.
Razer also announced a new USB-C GaN Charger which can charge up to 4 devices (2 USB-A and 2 USB-C) in one go for an output of 130W. It is available for $179.99 and is the smallest charger in the market
Razer Raptor 27 with a faster 165Hz refresh rate
Razer has also come up with a refreshed Raptor 27 gaming monitor with few upgrades in it. It still uses the same Quad HD (2,560 X 1,440) resolution, Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, and a 27-inch QHD IPS panel which covers 95% of the DCIP3 color space. But with a better refresh rate 165Hz.
Through Raptor 27 updates it becomes the first monitor to get THX Certification. It means monitor ensures the accuracy of color, tone, and imagery. Razer announced the VESA adapter for the new Raptor 27 and the previous Raptor, which will mount it to the wall or a mounting arm. Through its use, it will force to lose RGB lighting of Raptors base.
Refreshed Razer Raptor 27 will be available on Razer’s website at $799 in early Q3 of 2021. The VESA adapter will cost around $99. Later it will be available from third-party retailers also.
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