At its E3 2021 event, Razer focused on gaming hardware. Among the different devices announced, the one that undoubtedly stands out above all others is the new Razer Blade 14. A gaming laptop that finally moves from Intel to AMD, accompanied by NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics and other impressive specifications.
The Razer Blade 14 has been for years one of the gaming laptops par excellence. This time the manufacturer has decided to update it again in style. With specifications at the height of very few laptops, the Razer Blade 14 (2021) also stands out for its thinness and price.
Razer Blade 14 (2021) spec sheet
|Razer Blade 14 (2021)|
|Dimensions and Weight||16.8 mm x 220 mm x 319.7 mm|
|Screen||14 ”QHD 165Hz, 2560 x 1440 or 14” FHD 144Hz, 1920 x 1080|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen ™ 9 5900HX with 8 or 16 cores|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX ™ 3070 (8GB VRAM), NVIDIA® GeForce RTX ™ 3080 (8GB VRAM), or NVIDIA® GeForce RTX ™ 3060 (6GB VRAM)|
|Internal Storage||1TB SSD|
12 hours of autonomy
|Ports||2 x USB 3.2 type A|
2 x USB 3.2 type C
1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x jack
|Software||Windows 10 Home|
AMD Ryzen 9 in a Razer Blade
When Razer entered the world of laptops a decade ago, things were very different from now between Intel and AMD. The latter has evolved and grown dramatically, offering processors that are increasingly more powerful and on par with Intel’s or better. Therefore, it is not surprising that Razer has bet on them for its new laptop, the first with AMD CPUs.
In a very specific market niche like the one Razer plays in, the new Razer Blade 14 is presented as a serious laptop for gamers looking for one that is light, easy to transport, and powerful. The AMD Ryzen ™ 9 5900HX processor is joined by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card.
As far as the screen is concerned, we have a 1080p 144 Hz 100% sRGB panel or a more powerful 1440p 165 Hz 100% DCI-P3 panel. Where there are no variants is in storage and RAM, 1 TB SSD and 16 GB DDR4-3200 respectively.
All this inside a laptop barely 16 millimeters thick. To keep it from catching fire, Razer indicates that there is a steam cooling system and different fans that ensure that the thermal energy coming from the internal components is dissipated.
Despite its thinness, Razer has managed to fit a 61.6 Wh battery that offers an autonomy of 12 hours. 12 hours according to the manufacturer and without specifying very well what use is given in those 12 hours, so it will have to be tested in a real environment to see how the battery behaves.
Otherwise, the inclusion of multiple connectivity ports stands out. There are two USB-C and two USB-A, plus HDMI 2.1 video out and a jack audio port. Razer has also equipped it with a 720p Windows Hello-compatible webcam and THX-certified spatial audio thanks to its two speakers.
Price and availability of the Razer Blade 14 (2021)
The Razer Blade 14 (2021) can be purchased right now from the manufacturer’s official website. Its price ranges from $1,799.99 to $2,799.99 depending on the model chosen. It will also be available at retail stores and Razer partners.
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