Razer has revamped its 14-inch Razer Blade Windows 8.1 notebook, adding faster hardware inside a case that's has the same thickness (0.70 inches) as the old version. The new Blade is now on sale on Razer's website for the starting price of $2,199.99 and will go on sale February 16 on the Microsoft Store website and in select retail stores.
Inside the 4.4-pound Razer Blade is an Intel Core i7 4720HQ processor with a clock speed of 2.6 GHz, along with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU with 3GB of video memory. There's also a whopping 16GB of RAM and it contains a Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide touchscreen display with a resolution of 3200x1800. Buyers can get the Razer Blade with either a 128GB, 256GB or 512GB SSD for storage. There's no word on the battery life for the Razer Blade but, to be honest, you don't really get this kind of laptop and expect to last all day on battery power.
Razer is also selling a cheaper version of the Razer Blade later in February that costs "just" $2,000. It only has 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage and a non-touchscreen IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1080, but it still has the same processor and GPU as its more expensive cousin.