Razer introduces 17-inch Blade Pro and 14-inch Blade laptops

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Razer has introduced two new gaming laptops, which will replace the existing Switchblade. The Blade Pro is the direct successor to the Switchblade, and a smaller 14-inch Blade will also make its debut.

Razer Blade Pro

The Full HD 17-inch Blade Pro is a lightweight notebook with a slim appearance. The system weighs about 2.98 kilograms and is just 22.4 mm thick. Nevertheless, it packs quite a punch, and contains a Haswell processor with a 47W TDP. Graphics are provided by Nivdia's GTX 765M video chip, which has 768 Cuda-cores, an 850 MHz clock frequency and 2 GB of GDDR5 at 2000 MHz that is addressed using a 128-bits interface. Razer has added 8 GB of DDR3L memory and a 128/256/512 GB SSD to the notebook.

The feature set consists of Windows 8, a 74 Wh battery, webcam, 3x USB 3.0, a 3.5 mm audio jack, Gigabit LAN and both 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth through a Killer Wireless-N 1202 wireless adaptor. The Blade Pro is set to launch June 3rd and starts at $2299.

Razer Blade

The 14-inch Blade laptop has a 1600x900 pixel resolution and is powered by similar hardware: a (slower) Haswell processor, combined with the same GeForce GTX 765M graphics card. This model also has 8 GB of memory, in addition to a 128/256/512 GB SSD. With its 16.8 mm thickness and weight of 1.88 kilograms, the Razer Blade is even slimmer than its Pro counterpart. The system has 3x USB 3.0, HDMI-out and a Killer Wireless-N 1202 wireless network card. A 70 Wh battery is used to power the notebook.

Razer's Blade will be up for pre-order June 3rd at a price of $1799. Details on when the device will be shipped haven't yet been provided.

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