Razer has been making premium gaming laptops for a long time now, but all of them have been equipped with Intel processors. That’s changing today with the Razer Blade 14, the company’s first AMD-powered laptop that might also be the most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop on the market when it launches later this year.
Each configuration comes with a 1TB SSD, which can easily be expanded later via the single M.2 slot; however, you will be stuck with the 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz RAM that is soldered onto the board. Wi-Fi 6E is included for some future-proofing as well as Bluetooth 5.2 support for low-latency peripherals.
In terms of I/O, the Blade 14 gives you numerous options to turn it into your central gaming machine for the home, too. There’s an HDMI 2.1 output that can support 4K at 120Hz, which is perfect for the latest monitors launching with support for the new standard. You’ll also get two USB-C ports with power delivery and DisplayPort 1.4 support as well as two USB-A ports for all your daily accessories and an auxiliary jack for headphones. There’s no Thunderbolt support since it’s AMD-based, of course.
The Razer Blade 14 starts at $1,800 for the FHD, RTX 3060 configuration, increasing to $2,400 for the QHD, RTX 3070 and a further $2,800 for the RTX 3080. That doesn’t make the Blade 14 cheap by any measure, but it’s difficult to recommend another alternative that’s this powerful while remaining as portable. All configurations are available starting today.
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