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CNET First Look
Razer's new Blade offers more power for less moneyThis 14-inch ultraportable designed for gaming still isn't cheap, but now you can add external graphics.
[MUSIC] Love that hinge. This is the Razorblade. One of the best thin gaming laptops that you can buy. Only it's not the model that nearly tempted me to buy one last year. This is the improved 2016 model. It's got double the video memory inside on its nVidia GTX 970 graphics chip, faster Intel processor and a lighter frame, about a quarter of a pound lighter, despite having the same battery capacity inside. It has this new chroma keyboard. You'll see lights dance across the keyboard as you press down leaving lasting trails or ripples across the surface. Reg is even working with some game developers so when you get shot and counter strike it will flash red or when your super is ready in particular games it will let you know that your charged up and ready to go. How much more would you expect to pay for these extra features? Maybe a couple hundred bucks? Compared to last year's model with the super high def screen, this 2016 Razor Blade is $400 cheaper. It's $1,999. And there's one more thing I haven't shown you yet. This Razorblade has an Intel Thunderbolt Threeport, that allows it to connect to this Razor core, external docking station. There's a full desktop graphics card inside this case. One you can swap with any other graphics card that comes out in the feature to turn this laptop into a more More powerful one. Even if games require more performance than this laptop can handle in the future, a desktop graphics card can help solve that. You'll be able to find our full review of the 2016 razor blade at CNET.com. [MUSIC]