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Computers: Razer Blade packs a slim gaming laptop behind a higher-res screen
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Computers: Razer Blade packs a slim gaming laptop behind a higher-res screen

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The weak display in last year's Razer Blade gaming laptop is swapped out for an amazing 3,200x1,800 one.

-I'm Dan Ackerman and we're here taking a look at the 2014 edition of the Razer Blade and the Razer Blade Pro, two new gaming laptops, The Blade Pro, big 17-inch laptop, 1920 x 1080 non-touch display, but it does have that very unique razor feature. That's this smart touchpad over here. It's a glass panel. That's a touchpad and the backlit touchscreen with some customizable buttons on top of it. There are not that many games and apps that use it, but Razer, you know, was adding more here and there. You're certainly not gonna find that on any other gaming laptop. But, of course, no touchpad here. You gotta remember, it's all the way over here. Much more interesting is the new 2014 edition of the Razer Blade. This is still a super slim 14-inch gaming laptop. Last year's model looked very similar. Had one big problem. It had a 1600 x 900 display that was a non-touch display. In fact, they just didn't look very good. They finally fixed that for the new version. This is, of course, a touchscreen. It's got edge-to-edge glass on it. And here's the real key: Not only is it an IPS screen, it is a 3200 x 1800 resolution screen. They really fixed that weakness from the previous year's model and turned it into a strength for this year. And, of course, both these models have NVIDIA's new 800 series graphics cards. This has got the 860M, this has got the even more powerful 870M, and they said that you can pretty much take any current game, crank it up to 3200 x 1800 and medium to medium-high settings because you're really pushing so many more pixels, which is really amazing with something so thin. Of course, these don't come cheap. These guys start to $2199, $2299. You can add some more SSD storage that will drive the price up even more. I'm Dan Ackerman with the 2014 edition of the Razer Blade gaming laptop lineup.

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