Razer Blade is 14-inches of lightweight, thin and powerful gaming laptop goodness

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razer-blade-2013.pngRazer may have just revealed the most attractive gaming laptop we’ve ever seen with the unveiling of their new 14-inch Razer Blade.

Featuring the company’s signature black and neon green stylings, it weighs just 1.88kg and is a slim 16.8mm thick, making it on a par with Apple’s svelte 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro models (weighing in at 1.54kg and 19mm thick).

Despite that, the Razer Blade remains a powerful gaming machine too, packing in a Nvidia GTX 765M (2GB GDDR5 memory) and Intel HD4600 graphics, one of Intel’s latest Haswell Core i7 processors, 8GB DDR3 RAM, a choice of either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB SSDs, 3 USB 3.0 ports and a claimed 6 hours of battery life (though we’d imagine that to drop considerably under a gaming load. razer-blade-2013-side.pngIt’s one slight failing? It’s resolution, hitting highs of only 1600×900 rather than being a full HD panel.

If previous Razer machines are anything to go by, expect the build quality here to be of Apple-like standards too – Razer have formidable expertise when it comes to putting together comfortable keyboards and trackpads in particular.

Equally formidable however is the Razer Blade’s price. Starting at around £1,200, it’s a luxury item, and one that will likely look a little outdated a year or two down the line. Still, at the moment it’s about as luxurious as ultraportable gaming laptops get.

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