Following quite a while of bits of rumors and speculation, many gamers’ fantasies have at long last worked out. Today, during the ongoing E3 gaming conference, Razer has announced the new Razer Blade 14, which is powered by AMD’s leader Ryzen 9 5900HX. It’s the first Razer Blade to incorporate an AMD processor, and it’s accessible for buy now on Razer’s site beginning at $1,799.99.
The 14-inch gaming rig is paired with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU and two display options. The company says that the Razer Blade 14 will be the smallest 14-inch gaming laptop in the market with dimensions of 12.59 x 8.66 x 0.66 inches. The two display option include a QHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate and an FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. There will be 1TB of SSD storage on offer. There is also a 720p HD webcam, which is rare on gaming laptops these days. It comes with Razer’s THX Spatial Audio.
Design-wise, the laptop looks like the usual standard Razer Blade, including the signature per-key RGB keyboard and the triple-headed snake logo on the lid.
Razer’s choice to go with an AMD processor for its gaming laptops comes as laptops with AMD CPUs have been showing preferred outcomes over those with Intel CPUs as of late, as far as execution and battery. Razer says that the Razer Blade 14’s battery lasts up to 12 hours. In any case, Razer’s Intel-controlled gaming laptops have ended up being the absolute best gaming laptops throughout the years including products like the Razer Blade 15 Advanced, Blade Stealth 13, Blade Pro 17, and that’s just the beginning.
Asus’ AMD-powered Zephyrus G14 delivers some of the best performance and battery life that we’ve ever seen from a 14-inch laptop. It’s exciting to see Razer combining its top-notch build quality with these top-notch processors, and we’ll see how well it stacks up to Asus’ offerings once we’ve gotten our hands on the unit.