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The New Razer Blade Review 512GB Version

The New Razer Blade Review 512GB Version

The New Razer Blade is one beasty machine. Razer is definitely targeting the gamer croud, but also the musician community. If you have ever worked with music production software you know that it takes a lot of time to convert large audio files to various formats, save them, etc… Hell working with FLAC files is not only time consuming but you need a good amount of space to work with them as they are enormous.

Razer’s new Razer Blade might just be the answer because not only does it have a really nice 6th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor and Gobs of high end ultra fast DDR4 RAM, it comes with a free full licensed version of fruit loops (err FL) studio 12.

For gamers it is packed with the same high powered processor, and ultra fast RAM, in addition it has an incredibly sharp 3200×1800 QHD+ touch display.

The company has a feature list below, clearly the laptop is not thinner than a dime. The HDMI port is thicker than a dime and since they have to include one… the feature should read “screen is thinner than a dime”.

Features:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
6th Gen Intel® Core i7
Faster Memory. Faster Storage.
Maximum Performance
3200 x 1800 QHD+ Touch Display
Pixel Purity
16.8 Million Colors Per Key
Thinner Than a Dime
Big Power. Slim Design.
Comes with a free copy of The Division and Free fully licensed copy of FL studio 12 Producer Edition.

Specs:
14.0″ IGZO QHD+, 16:9 Ratio, 3200×1800, with LED backlight, with capacitive multi-touch
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M (6GB GDDR5 VRAM, Optimus™ Technology)
Intel® Core™ i7–6700HQ Quad-Core Processor with Hyper-Threading 2.6GHz / 3.5GHz (Base/Turbo)
Mobile Intel® PCHM 100-series chipset, HM170
16GB dual-channel onboard memory (DDR4, 2133MHz)
Windows® 10 (64-Bit)
Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)
Multi-point touchscreen interface
Built-in webcam (2.0MP)
Anti-ghosting keyboard with Chroma backlighting
Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
USB 3.0 port x2 (SuperSpeed)
HDMI 1.4b video and audio output
3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port
Built-in stereo speakers
Array microphone
Bluetooth® 4.1
Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard
Kensington™ Security Slot
Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
Compact 165W power adapter
Built-in 70Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
0.70 in / 17.9 mm (Height) x 13.6 in / 345mm (Width) x 9.3 in / 235mm (Depth)
4.25 lbs / 1.93 kg

This configuration is blazing fast for most desktops, and comes close to a high end desktop in the way of performance. It’s pretty sexy looking too 😉 I’ve had a number of Razer products over the years and I can say their support is excellent.

By far the biggest development with the new Razer Blade laptop is the new Razer Core (sold Separately).razer blade core review

With this bad boy you can choose which graphics card to add to the mix.  You just open the core using the handle and pull it out.  You use this by adding a Thunderbolt 3 docking station.  That’s not to say you can’t play any game right now off the shelf without the core.  It’s just that 3 or 4 years down the road you will be able to upgrade your graphics without a hassle and keep the same system going.  Not a bad option at all.

The new Razer Blade has the full Chroma Keyboard with all the RGB LED lights under each key.  I’m not a huge fan of LED lights on my system so that’s not much of a reason to buy for me, but it does make for an impressive light show at night.

You can expect about 4 hours of solid use from the battery on the new Razer Blade.  As usual with any killer gaming laptop don’t stray too far from a power source it might leave you stranded if you do 🙂

The new Razer Blade starts shipping March 31st, 2016.  We give it 4 out of 5 stars.  It’s a solid machine.

 

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