Razer revealed the return of the Razer Blade 14 at the company’s E3 2021 keynote. The laptop is the first from the company to feature an AMD processor, the 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX to offer the fastest gaming performance in its glass. The Razer Blade 14 2021 will also feature up to the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU, and up to a Quad HD 165Hz display and in the world’s most compact 14-inch gaming chassis. You get all the signature Razer trappings with per-key RGB backlighting, immersive THX® Spatial Audio for dynamic sound, and an abundant offering of ports to make everyday life easier.
“When we introduced the Blade 14 in 2013, Razer challenged the industry to think bigger, yet smaller. The original Blade 14 revolutionized the mobile gaming landscape, earned laptop of the decade, and brought us to where we are today. The new Blade 14 aims to shake up the industry once again by combining Razer’s decade worth of experience in crafting ultra-compact and high-end gaming machines with the power and efficiency of AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors. We are thrilled to bring the ultimate mobile gaming experience to gamers with the Razer Blade 14.”
Brad Wildes, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Razer’s Systems Business Unit
“As gamers demand lighter and more powerful form factors in gaming laptops, we have remained committed to our goal of delivering best-in-class mobile processors for premium OEM designs. We are excited to collaborate with Razer, for the first time ever, by powering the Razer Blade 14 with the best mobile processors we have developed for gaming, the Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors.”
Saeid Moshkelani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Client Business Unit, AMD.
The new Blade 14 means a new partnership between Razer and AMD. The AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX 8-core, 16-thread processor clocks up to 4.6GHz to handle demanding workloads while being efficient enough to provide up to 12 hours of battery life. With the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs up to RTX 3080, you get improved ray tracing and advanced AI features for heightened graphical performance alongside a suite of Max-Q technologies such as Dynamic Boost, Whisper Mode 2.0 and a resizable BAR for a quiet and powerful machine.
The Razer Blade 14 offers the fastest 14-inch Full HD 144Hz up to Quad HD 165Hz display for the 2021 market, both offering excellent colour coverage, reaching up to 100% SRGB on the Full HD panel and up to 100% DCI-P3 on the Quad HD panel. The high refresh rate paired with integrated AMD FreeSync Premium technology for crisp and fluid visual gaming. Each panel is also custom calibrated at the factory for colour accuracy.
As with the previous Blade 14s, the 2021 edition has an all-aluminium chassis, precision milled and anodized with a matte black coating for a consistent finish that is resistant to scratches. The Razer Blade 14 2021 is thin and compact with 0.66” x 8.66” x 12.59” dimensions, making it the world’s smallest 14-inch gaming laptop. This is possible thanks to Razer’s unique vapor chamber cooling solution; a vacuum-sealed chamber using vaporized liquid to dissipate heat while working in tandem with two ultra-low-profile fans, each of which features 88 fan blades at a mere .1 mm thin.
Naturally, the laptop also has an abundance of user-friendly features that go beyond gaming to improve the day-to-day experience. The top bezel has a sharp 720p webcam and IR sensor for seamless Windows Hello logins. As mentioned, the punchy keyboard has customizable per-key Razer Chroma RGB across 16.8 million colours, flanked by booming speakers tuned via built-in THX Spatial Audio. Ports include two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports with power delivery, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, HDMI 2.1 and 3.5mm jack.
The all-new Razer Blade 14 starts at USD $1799.99 / €1,999.99 MSRP, available through the website and select retail locations.
That’s not all! Razer also announced their first Gallium Nitride (GaN) charging device, the Razer USB-C GaN charger. Utilizing cutting-edge GaN technology, the new charger is perfect for gamers, prosumers, or those on-the-go. Offering up to 130W of combined charging power between the two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports, it enables customers to charge their smartphone, tablet, or laptop, while being small enough to easily fit in a pocket.
The GaN technology featured in the new charger is not only more efficient in terms of size and power delivery compared to a traditional silicon-based charging brick, but also in thermal performance, meaning a reduced risk of over-heating or short circuiting of connected devices. The Razer USB-C GaN Charger ensures gamers and prosumers can always stay connected and powered up on the go.
The Razer USB-C GaN Charger is available now for USD $179.99 / €179.99 MSRP, available through the website and select retail locations.