Gaming notebooks are special breeds, offering colorful keyboards, high-end components, and generally a more exciting look and feel. Razer is one of the best-known purveyors of such machines, and their most recent offerings are now available at the Microsoft Store online.
Two configurations are being offered of the Razer Blade gaming laptop, and both are Microsoft Signature Editions that are thus devoid of extra software fluff. Both configurations come with the same 14-inch Full HD display, and Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU (so, no Kaby Lake action here), and 16GB of RAM. Also, both offer the same compelling Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 graphics, which should provide for excellent general gaming performance and VR support.
The difference in the configurations, then is only in the amount of SSD storage:
The machines are thin for gaming systems at 0.7 inches, and both sport USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support. Here are the complete specifications:
- Display: 14 in Full HD LED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
- Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.60 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.50 GHz
- Memory: 16GB DDR4 2133 MHz
- Hard drive size: 1TB SSD
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
- Audio: Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB DDR5 VRAM, Intel HD Graphics 530
- Ports: 1 USB Type-C with Thunderbolt • 3 USB 3.0 • 1 HDMI • Headphone output/Microphone input combo
- Battery: 70WHr lithium-ion polymer
- Camera: 2MP webcam
- Wireless: 802.11ac (Miracast enabled)
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
- Dimensions: 13.60 x 9.30 x 0.70 in (345.44 x 236.22 x 17.78 mm)
- Weight: 4.00 lbs (1.81 kg)
- Color: Black
- Other: Model number: Razor Blade RZ09-0195 • TPM 2.0 • Touchpad dimensions: 108 x 70 mm • Anti-ghosting keyboard with Chroma backlighting • Kensington security slot
If you're in the market for a good looking gaming notebook with excellent specs, and have some money to spend, then the Razer Blade is a good option. Let us know in the comments if you're thinking about picking one up.