Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Gets The Kaby Lake Treatment

When it comes to Windows 10 gaming laptops, Razer has made quite a name for itself, regularly launching some compelling new devices, and updating them timely when needed.

Case in point, this 14-inch Blade laptop that received an update to the GeForce GTX 1060 GPU last September.

Now, the company has gone back and swapped the CPU on the machine, sliding in new Intel processors based on the new Kaby Lake platform. It’s not a massive upgrade by any means, but one that makes the gaming notebook just a bit faster than the mode that was on the market last year.

As noted by Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO:

“The Razer Blade sets the benchmark for performance in thin laptops. More users embraced this flagship computer model in 2016 than ever before, and we are excited to make it even more available worldwide this year. Beyond gaming, it has been really gratifying to see people enjoying the power and portability of the Blade for video editing, music creation and software development.”

The new Blade now comes equipped with the quad-core Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor that runs clocked anywhere between 2.8GHz to 3.8GHz.

It replaces the previous generation Core i7-6700HQ, with the Skylake part running at 2.6GHz to 3.5GHz.

Buyer now also have the choice of a slightly faster maker of RAM, though the capacity remains the same at 16GB. But Razer has also added a 4K Ultra HD display option at 3840 x 2160 resolution, complete with multi-touch support.

And while the 4K model will be available in the second quarter of the year, you can buy the Blade with the Full HD display direct from Razer here for $1,899.

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