New Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Allows External GPU Support
The new Razer Blade gaming laptop has just been revealed by Razer. Although the company starts the marketing with taglines like “more powerful” and “insanely thin,” in our opinion the best part of the whole thing is that it supports external GPUs.
While gaming laptops are all compact and portable, they always lack the flare of a gaming PC primarily because of the graphics cards restrictions that are based on the size of the device itself. Making a laptop “insanely thin” as well as “more powerful” has always been a tough task due to this.
However, thanks to a Thunderbolt 3 compatible a USB-C port, this new feature has been added to the laptop. Through this, the Razer Core external graphics enclosure can be used with the laptop:
Transform the Razer Blade into a desktop gaming experience with the Razer Core external graphics enclosure. Complete with 4 USB 3.0 ports and Ethernet, making it incredibly easy for you to connect all your devices. Razer Core, the most advanced and versatile external desktop graphics solution.
If that doesn’t make you feel good about the new Razer Blade Gaming Laptop, I don’t know what will. Maybe the complete rundown on the specifications? Here goes:
- Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (6 GB GDDR5 VRAM)
- 16 GB Systems Memory (DDR4, 2133 MHz)
- Windows 10 64-bit
- 256 GB / 512 GB SSD (PCIe M.2) options
- 14.0-in. IGZO QHD+ 16:9 Ratio, 3200×1800, with LED backlight, capacitive multi-touch
- Anti-ghosting keyboard with per-key lighting Powered by Chroma
- Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1)
- Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
- USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
- HDMI 1.4b video and audio output
- 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
- Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
- Built-in stereo speakers
- Array microphone
- Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
- 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
- Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
- Kensington security slot
- Compact 165 W power adapter
- Built-in 70 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
- Approx. Size: 0.70 in. / 17.9 mm (Height) x 13.6 in. / 345 mm (Width) x 9.3 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
- Approx. Weight: 4.25 lbs. / 1.93 kg
The new Razer Blade Gaming Laptop costs $2000 or $2200 depending on the 256GB or 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD.