Razer introduces refreshed Blade gaming laptop with new CPU, GPU

Gaming company Razer has updated its Blade gaming laptop, now including the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M and Intel Core i7-4720HQ CPU.

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The QHD+ Model starts with the following specifications: Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 16GB RAM, Microsoft Windows 8.1, 128 to 512GB SSD options, and a 14″ IGZO QHD+ (3200×1800) screen. Prices start at $2,199.

Meanwhile, the Full HD Model has the following specifications: Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and 14″ IPS Full HD (1920×1080) screen. Prices start at $1,999.

The Full HD Model will be available starting in February, while the QHD+ Model is available now for U.S. residents – and will be available worldwide in March.

“When we debuted the Razer Blade in 2013, we set the benchmark for gaming laptops – and other companies worldwide have followed in our footsteps,” said Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer. “We continue to listen as gamer needs evolve and the new Razer Blade again sets the industry standard by which gaming laptops are measured.”