Razer has finally bestowed its 14-inch Blade notebook with a much needed processor update, along with a GTX 1060 GPU as well. That said, the updated Razer Blade 14 notebook still retains the ‘all black’ design, thickness and weight of the previous model. Interestingly, there is now also an option for consumers to opt for a 4K display.
Razer’s updated 14-inch Blade notebook is now rocking a seventh generation Kaby Lake Intel Core processor; more specifically, the Core i7-7700HQ. This CPU is, of course, capable of impressive clock speeds of up to 3.8GHz (boost). When it comes to graphics performance, the Blade 14’s GPU has been upgraded to the Pascal-based Nvidia GTX 1060, which can be seen as a significant upgrade compared to the GTX 970M GPU of the older model.That’s not all, however. Razer has also equipped the Blade 14 with faster RAM as well (up to 16GB), which apparently boast frequency speeds of 2400MHz. As mentioned before, consumers will be able to choose from two display types: full HD IPS or 4K IGZ (Indium gallium zinc oxide). Those aside, storage configurations of this gaming notebook remains the same at either a 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD storage space.
Of course, as with most Razer products, one shouldn’t expect the new Blade 14 to be ‘affordably’ priced. According to Razer, the updated 14-inch Blade gaming notebook will be made available worldwide sometime in March 2017, for a price of US$1,899 (about RM8,449) – better start saving up, folks.