As the series inches ever closer to a more obtainable price. While they certainly won’t be maxing out Battlefield 3 anytime soon, the Haswell-refreshed line-up once again shaves off some dollars for those that are willing to sacrifice power for more portability. Coming in at .66 inches and 4.1 lbs, the new 14-inch Blade puts itself in MacBook Air territory and other competing ultrabooks. It does however have some things missing: no switchblade interface and the resolution has been lowered to 1600×900. Price is at a wallet burning $1,800.
In true Apple fashion, Razer has also renamed the larger 17-inch version as the Blade Pro. While it retains the previous features along with a Haswell hardware refresh, the new Blade Pro manages to shave off another $200, coming in at a still very expensive $2,300.
Again, the guy with the odd voice:
Don’t expect 6 hours while gaming though.
With something that expensive, it certainly seems like a risk to play with a giant 17-inch screen on a bus. Awkward too.
Processor – Unknown Haswell Processor
Memory – 8GB DDR3 1600
Graphics – Nvidia Geforce GTX 765M (2GB GDDR5)
Display – 14 inch 1600×900, 17 inch 1080P
Storage – 256GB SATA III SSD
Communications – Killer™ Wireless-N 1202 (802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth® 4.0)
Operating System – Windows® 8 (64-Bit)
Personally, I might just wait for Broadwell and see if they can shave another $200 off. Or heck, even Skylake. Regardless, it is a very nice looking gaming laptop. We’ll have to see how good it is at heat dissipation later on.