Razer Blade 14: The World’s Thinnest AMD Gaming Laptop
11 July 2021 12:00 Technologies
At E3 2021, Razer revealed the new Razer Blade 14, which they claim is the world’s thinnest gaming laptop and is the first-ever Blade to finally have an AMD processor. The Razer Blade 14 is powered by the AMD flagship Ryzen 9 5900HX and features an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics card — all in a 14-inch CNC aluminum body. Yes, it exists.
Read on for the Razer Blade 14’s specifications:
The Razer Blade 14 flaunts a 14” FHD 144Hz display that supports 100% sRGB and a QHD 165Hz display with a color space of 100% DCI-P3. Both models are suitable for professional and gaming use, especially for those seeking a more color-accurate display. It’s tiny compared to most gaming rigs, with a dimension of 12.59 x 8.66 x 0.66 inches. However, it’s a beast.
The laptop is thinner than a dime, but the size doesn’t sacrifice performance. Razer is known for its insanely powerful gaming rigs, and they’re not about to give up that reputation. The Razer Blade 14 comes with 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz RAM out of the box, a chipset that has eight cores and 16 threads, and a clock speed that runs up to 4.6 GHz. In other words, it can handle heavy software use and gaming.
This laptop promises a 12-hour battery life; a lot of users typically look for around 10-11 hours of usage. It also comes with liquid-vapor cooling, with 88 blades and a wider surface for improved heat dissipation. AMD always beats Intel when it comes to performance and battery life, and the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is no different.
The laptop’s three different models come in the Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3000 series. The base model comes with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM. The second model comes with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB of VRAM. The top model flaunts the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with 8GB of VRAM. All of these GPUs deliver impressive performance, especially in AI capabilities, Ray Tracing, and DLSS.
Unlike most gaming laptops, this laptop comes with a 720p webcam and a pre-installed THX Spatial Audio. The Razer Blade 14 sports a Razer Chroma RGB keyboard with up to 16.8M colors of RGB light that can be enabled for different keys. It can also sync up with video games for a more immersive gameplay experience. To top it off, the device comes with Microsoft Precision Glass, and as usual, the speakers fire on top of both sides of the keyboard, which is loud enough for your room.
Port & Storage
The Razer Blade 14’s storage includes a 1TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4). The device has free slots as well, so you can expand the storage later. Because of the price point, 1TB of storage will give you less compared to other gaming laptops that have much greater storage options. However, in terms of ports, the Razer Blade 14 is highly equipped. It has two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports and two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports that support display and charging. In addition to that, it comes with an HDMI port, a 3.55 combo jack, and TPM 2.0 Security. The device also features Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for a faster connection.
The Razer Blade 14 is slightly more expensive than other gaming laptops, starting at $1,799.99 for the base model. The second one comes in at $2,199.99, while the top model is priced at $2,799.99. All three models come with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 16GB RAM, and 1TB storage.
It’s exciting to see Razer finally incorporate top-grade processors into their top-grade build, and we hope to see more work like this from them in the future.