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CNET First Look
A gaming laptop with a colorful personalityThe Razer Blade is one sold-separately accessory away from being ready for high-end VR.
Razer makes a very slick-looking gaming laptop and even a very cool non-game model called the Stealth, but this is its 14-inch flagship the Razer Blade, which combines above average gaming performance. With a body that looks and feels a lot like a Macbook Pro, if a Macbook Pro was made of matte black alumium and had a twisty, glowy, snakey logo on the back. This new version is a little thinner than last year's, and it starts at $2000 which is a few hundred dollars less than before Compared to a standard 15 inch gaming laptop it's unbelievably tiny. You get the same NVIDIA 970 M for gaming. But you get a new sixth gen Intel Core I7. Like the razor blade stealth we looked at a couple of months ago you get the same crazy multi colored keyboard combinations that can breath. Way, ripple or reconfigured in any number of crazy setups. Display is close to 4K, it's a 3200x1800, and it's a touchscreen, although for the most part for games we'll probably dial it down to 1920x1080. The coolest part is something we don't have just yet. It's the USBC's Thunderbolt port which can connect to the upcoming Razor Core. That is a bread box size accessory that fits a desktop graphics card. And that should allow you to use this or the smaller [UNKNOWN] model for high-end VR gaming. [MUSIC]