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CES 2022: New Razer Blade laptops may be perfect on-the-go gaming rigs

Razer Blade 14, 15, 17

The Razer Blade line of laptops is often considered among the best gaming laptops out there — and now there’s an update to the series. Razer has announced a new Razer Blade 14, 15, and 17, allowing gamers to get an incredible gaming laptop no matter what size of laptop they want.

The new Razer Blade models continue Razer’s tradition of offering excellent graphics performance and a good selection of upgrades, in a laptop that’s still relatively thin and light. The new models also ship with the new Windows 11, and feature DDR5 memory for an even faster gaming experience.

Here’s everything you need to know about Razer’s latest gaming laptops.

2022 Razer Blade 14

Razer Blade 14Image source: Razer

First up is the smallest of the bunch, the new Razer Blade 14. Unlike the two larger models, the 14-inch laptop comes with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HZ. That’s coupled with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 on the lowest-end model, and up to an RTX 3080 Ti on the highest-end option. All models have 16GB of DDR5 RAM. And, all models offer 1TB of storage, which is upgradeable to 2TB.

The lowest-end model comes with a 1920 x 1080 display with a 144Hz refresh rate, while the two higher-end models have a 2560 x 1440 display with a 165Hz refresh rate.

The port selection on offer by the Razer Blade 14 is pretty good too. The laptop offers two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, and two USB 3.2 Type-C ports. You’ll also get an HDMI 2.1 port. Unfortunately, there are no USB 4 ports here.

The entry-level Razer Blade 14 starts at $1,999.99, however prices range up to $3,499.99 and beyond.

2022 Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15Image source: Razer

While only a little bigger than the 14-inch model, the Razer Blade 15 is pretty different under the hood. This laptop swaps out an AMD chip for an Intel one. All but the most expensive option come with a 12th-gen Intel Core i7-12800H processor, while if you really shell out some cash, you’ll be able to get an Intel Core i9-12900HK. Those chips are coupled with either an RTX 3060 Ti, or an RTX 3080 Ti, depending on the model you get.

There are a number of display options here. The lowest-end is a 1080p display, but there are also options for a 1440p display, and even a 4K display on the highest-end model.

By default, the computer comes with 16GB of RAM, though it’s upgradeable to 64GB. And, the base model has 1TB of storage — upgradeable to 64GB.

The ports are a little different two. This laptop has three USB 3.2 Type-A ports, with two Thunderbolt 4 ports. You’ll also get the HDMI 2.1 port, and an SD card slot, making this a great machine for creative work.

The Razer Blade 15 starts at $2,499.99, with prices ranging up to beyond $4,000 for the highest-end model.

2022 Razer Blade 17

Razer Blade 17Image source: Razer

Last but not least is the Razer Blade 17, which is essentially just a larger version of the Razer Blade 15. You’ll get the same processor options, the same graphics card options, and so on. The port selection is the same too, save for the fact that the 17-inch model comes with a 2.5Gb ethernet port for a wired connection.

The new Razer Blade 17 starts at $2,699.99, with prices ranging up to $4,299.99 and beyond.

Christian de Looper has been passionate about consumer technology since childhood, but didn’t know writing about it could be a career until he started looking for online work during college. He was born in Canberra, Australia, and has lived in France, Minnesota, and now sunny Santa Cruz, California, where he test drives cars and puts every gadget he can get his hands on to the test.




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