AfterDawn: Tech news

Razer shows off the 'world's thinnest gaming' notebook

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 May 2013 20:28 User comments (7)

Razer shows off the 'world's thinnest gaming' notebook Yesterday, Razer unveiled their "Blade" notebook, a device they claim is the 'world's thinning gaming laptop.'
The notebook is just 0.66-inches thick, and the company says it offers "more power-per-cubic-inch than any other laptop in the world."

Under the hood is a 4th generation Intel Core processor (Haswell), a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 756M GPU, 8GB of 16000 Mhz DDR3L memory and 128GB SSD storage in its base model. The device runs on 64-bit Windows 8. Despite being thin it is not too light, at 4.135 pounds.

"We've designed and built the thinnest, most powerful 14-inch laptop in the world," Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan noted. "Thinner than a dime and more powerful than other traditional desktop replacements today, we've created an entirely new category of thin and powerful laptops that is generations ahead of other PCs."

Besides the powerful specs, the Blade has a 14-inch LED-backlit HD display at 1600x900 resolution. The trackpad has multi-touch support and the keyboard is backlit and includes full anti-ghosting capabilities and programmable keys.

The laptop will cost $1800.




Previous Next  

7 user comments

11.6.2013 0:42

i wonder how hot this will be. in my experience, a laptop running game and blu-ray should be large enough and have a good cooling system to dissipate the heat. not so easy with a small lappie.


ASUS G73JW | Intel Core i7-740QM, 1.73GHz | 8GB DDR3 | Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M, 1.5GB | OCZ 120GB SSD + Seagate 500GB Hybrid 7200rpm | 17.3" FHD/3D | Blu-ray Write | Win7Pro64

21.6.2013 1:44

Impressive specs given it's size, but therein lies the problem...the screen's just too small for a gaming laptop.

31.6.2013 1:46

Wait...the video says it's a 17'' screen, but the AD article says it's a 14''. TYPO?

41.6.2013 2:53

Hmmm...based on the keyboard, the screen seems to be a 17"...a bit small for a expensive gaming laptop, but certainly better than 14". Personally I don't care about how tiny it is; it is performance and capability (and price) that matter to me. Give me a big screen, a good CPU and GPU, room for a 2TB hard drive, and a trackpad where I can reach it while one-hand typing (I'm a lefty). Plus, it should be impossible to overheat or even get so warm it is uncomfortable on the lap..even if I'm burning a bluray while watching netflix and doing a full system stress test. Give me those things for a fair price and it can be the size of a brief case.

[edit]
Oh, and if there is room for 2 hard drives so I can have redundant disks, that is great too.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jun 2013 @ 2:55


51.6.2013 5:34

Originally posted by DarthMopar:
Impressive specs given it's size, but therein lies the problem...the screen's just too small for a gaming laptop.
hdmi cable,wireless keyboard and mouse your set in your living room.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

69.6.2013 8:44

This is the wrong video. The video is for the 17" pro model, not the thin 14" model. Way to confuse everyone.

712.6.2013 8:47

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
Originally posted by DarthMopar:
Impressive specs given it's size, but therein lies the problem...the screen's just too small for a gaming laptop.
hdmi cable,wireless keyboard and mouse your set in your living room.
That means no mobility though, therefore defeating the purpose.

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive