The Razer Blade is a family of laptops developed and manufactured by the American computer hardware manufacturer Razer Inc. as part of their Razer Blade lineup. The first laptop in the series, simply called the Razer Blade, was announced on January 10, 2011, at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011; since then, there have been several iterations adding newer processors and graphics cards and other improvements to increase performance and battery life among other things.
The Razer Blade is a 2-in-1 laptop that can be configured with either one or two touchscreens or an external display via HDMI or Mini DisplayPort. All models also include USB 3.0 ports Type A, Ethernet port for LAN insertions, MagSafe power adapter connector, and Thunderbolt port. The laptop is sold with either an Intel Core i7-7700HQ or an Intel Core i7-8750H, 16 GB RAM (i7-7700HQ) and up to 32 GB (i7-8750H), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/1070 MaxQ design graphics card with 6 GB VRAM (only if equipped with touch screen). Visit https://www.razer.com/sg-en/gaming-laptops/razer-blade-stealth for more information about Gaming laptops.
The first laptop in the series, simply called the Razer Blade, was announced on January 10, 2011, at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011; since then, there have been several iterations adding newer processors and graphics cards and other improvements to increase performance and battery life among other things. Razer Blade laptops are available in 14-, 15.6-, 17.3-, and 15-inch screen sizes. The laptops are marketed as gaming laptops due to their high-performance components, such as mobile GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia and Intel’s Extreme Edition processors (i7-7820HK), which makes them also suitable for video editing and content creation, although they lack certain features usually found on workstation laptops like professional certification, ECC memory support or Xeon W processors.
The first iteration of the Razer Blade was announced at CES 2011 in January 2011 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. It was announced with an Intel Core i7-2640M dual-core processor clocked at 2.8 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M discrete graphics card with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory. The Blade had a 17.3-inch widescreen LED-Backlit Display, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, and a 1000GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive for storage.
The second iteration, the Razer Blade Stealth laptop, was marketed as an Ultrabook by Razer even though it lacked some features such as extreme thinness or touchscreen displays which are usually found on other Ultrabooks; however, these were offered as options to be installed after purchase. Instead, it is built as a traditional format laptop but has a very low profile due to a super-slim body made of CNC aluminum, with a thickness of only 0.52 inches and weighing 2.75 pounds.
The Razer Blade Stealth was praised by critics as a MacBook Air competitor due to its high-quality body design and slim profile, gorgeous display, and the inclusion of Thunderbolt 3 ports, allowing them to have two 4K displays attached which can be used as an external desktop GPU enclosure driving the internal graphics card enabling it to drive games at 4k resolution or VR experiences without performance issues. However, it was criticized for its short battery life due to low-capacity batteries installed in order to keep the body slim and have only average performance.
The Razer Blade, which is the major update in the series, was announced on May 13, 2016, at CES in Las Vegas. It is built with a single block of CNC aluminum, giving it a slimmer design than previous models that are made up of several parts joined together.