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Razer sharpens 14-inch Blade gaming notebook

by on04 February 2015

With new Core i7-4720HQ CPU and GTX 970M

Razer has upgraded its 14-inch Blade gaming notebook by adding a new Intel's Core i7-4720HQ CPU, option and an Nvidia's Geforce GTX 970M GPU.

Razer decided to describe it, as its most powerful blade ever, but we tend to hear that from all the shaving adverts and our chins are still suffering.  It is a 14-inch, 17.8mm thick gaming notebook coming with either a 14-inch IGZO 3200x1800 touch screen or a standard 14-inch 1080p non-touch IPS screen and will be available with Intel's Haswell quad-core Core i7-4720HQ CPU and Nvidia's Maxwell-based Geforce GTX 970M GPU.

The Core i7-4720HQ is Intel's 22nm mobile Haswell CPU clocked at 2.6GHz base clock with 3.6GHz Turbo, packs 6MB of L3 cache and has Hyper Threading. It has an Intel HD 4600 integrated GPU clocked at 400MHz base and 1200MHz maximum frequency. The Nvidia Geforce GTX 970M is based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture, packs 1280 CUDA cores, runs at 924MHz for the GPU and comes with 3GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 192-bit memory interface.

In addition to the Intel Haswell CPU and the Nvidia Maxwell GPU, Razer changed a few things on two of the  available Blade SKUs, including a standard 16GB of DDR3L-1600 memory on the QHD+ Touch version and 8GB of DDR3L-1600 memory on the Full HD IPS version. In case you missed it earlier, Razer's Blade comes with M.2 SSD storage ranging from 128 to 512GB as a choice on the QHD+ Touch version and 256GB on the non-touch Full HD IPS version.

According to Razer, both versions of the new Razer Blade gaming notebook will be available at Microsoft Stores and Razer's own web-store as of February 16th with a price starting at US $2,199 for the QHD+ version, which is the same price as the last year model, and US $1,999 for the Full HD IPS version.

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