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The Razer Blade gets sharper with a new refresh

By Jasper Oregas & Salehuddin Bin Husin - on 5 Feb 2015, 10:56am

The Razer Blade gets sharper with a new refresh

 It looks the same externally, but it's a whole different beast inside.

With their Razer Blade lagging behind more and more as modern machines come out, it was a matter of time before Razer decided to refresh their notebook again. Frankly, we're surprised it's taken them this long in the first place, we expected a new Blade entry late last year. That doesn't matter now though, the updated Razer Blade is here and we have the lowdown on what you can expect if you decide to get one.

We reviewed the old Razer Blade back in 2013 so if you missed that review, head on over to that article to see the machine in action.The newest Razer Blade (it saw a refresh last year) ditches the old graphics card it was paired with and is now equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, as well as the new Intel Core i7-4720HQ (2.5Ghz) processor. It continues to use IGZO technology for its QHD+ (3200 x1800) screen, which is leagues above most notebook offerings. What's IGZO? We've anticipated that very question and have written all about it in a past article. Of course, the nobody will be gaming with the latest games on the Razer Blade at that resolution (definitely not with a single NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M if you're expecting decent framerates), but if you're aiming to use the Razer Blade for design or video editing, it might just fit the bill.

You can get the new Razer Blade (there's no Pro version yet) at Razer's website right now. The base model with a Full HD display (not the IGZO screen) starts at $2999.90 with the versions with the IGZO displays starting at $3299.90.