The gaming laptop is something of a strange beast. The concept of a laptop is that it’s portable but if you’ve ever picked up or shared a room with a dedicated gaming laptop then its considerable size and weight will baffle. However, Razer is changing all that with the release of the predictably named Razer Blade. The new laptop, which is currently only available for pre-order in the USA and Canada, measures a mere 0.66 inches thick while still packing more than enough power to run the latest games.
The Blade is a slip of a thing, measuring 0.66 inches thick and weighing just 1.9kg. Despite its slight frame, though, the device is still able to pack the punch that’s needed. Under the hood it has an i7 Haswell Core processor and nVidia GeForce GTX 765M GPU. Razer claim that it has the highest horsepower per cubic inch than any other laptop in the world which means that it might be light in weight but not in terms of power and features. You certainly won’t struggle to play the latest Chrome games at any rate.
The company also claims, perhaps a little optimistically, that the 70Wh lithium-ion polymer battery will provide for six hours of use but don’t expect that kind of longevity when running energy intensive games. The screen is HD+ at 1,600 x 900 resolution and the laptop will include 8GB of DDR3 RAM. While the device is only currently available for pre-order in the USA and Canada, priced at $1,799, they have said that they are working hard to make it available in other regions around the world.