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Razer updates the Blade with Kaby Lake Processors and 4K display

Razer updates the Blade with Kaby Lake Processors and 4K display

by LouisFebruary 14, 2017
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The lightweight Blade finally gets its Kaby Lake update.

Razer’s 14″ gaming notebook, the Razer Blade, is officially getting its own Intel Kaby Lake processor update after its smaller brother, the Blade Stealth receive its own back last Sept 2016.

Re-released as a “new” model, Razer seems to have dropped the QHD+ display version for the 2017 model of the Blade in exchange for a 4K display and a capacitive multi-touch feature. Both the Full HD, or the “base” version, and the 4K display iterations of the Blade will still be utilizing a 6GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and 16GB of DDR4 memory modules, albeit with a higher frequency of  2400mhz, packed inside a 4-pound frame.

Pricing for the new Razer Blade Kaby Lake model will start at USD 1,899 which is USD 100 more than the price of the Skylake equipped model, and is now available at the Razer store for US, Canada, UK, Germany and France, and will be pushing through for release to the rest of the global market sometime this March 2017, the 4K version, on the other hand, will be hitting the stores at a later date and will be released this April 2017.

Razer Blade 2017 Model Tech Specifications

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Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor with Hyper-Threading
Graphics Geforce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
Display Full HD Matte Version

  • 14.0″ IPS Full HD, 1920×1080

4K Version

  • 14.0″ 4K UHD, 3840×2160
Memory DDR4 2400 16GB Dual Channel on-bard Memory
Storage Variations
  • 256 GB SSD (PCIe M.2)
  • 512 GB SSD (PCIe M.2)
  • 1TB GB SSD (PCIe M.2)
USB Interface
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
  • x2 USB 3.0
Ethernet Killer Wireless-AC 1535
Input Anti-ghosting Keyboard with Chroma Backlighting
Pricing Full HD Matte Version

  • 256 GB – USD 1,899.99
  • 512 GB – USD 2,-99.99
  • 1 TB – USD 2,499.99

4K Version

  • 512 GB – USD 2,399
  • 1 TB – USD 2,799
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Louis
Gaming know it all, dresses like a thug at conventions, loves to spam Spiritbreaker in Dota 2, and only owns video games because of free keys and game codes.

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