After month of rumors and speculation, the dreams of many gamers have finally come true. Today, Razer announced the new Razer Blade 14, which is powered by AMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 5900HX. It’s the first Razer Blade to include an AMD processor, and it’s available for purchase now from the Razer website starting at $ 1,799.99.
The 14-inch gaming rig will also include up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU and a 165Hz QHD display as well as a 144Hz FHD option. Razer says the Blade will be the smallest gaming laptop of 14. inches in the market, with dimensions of 12.59 x 8.66 x 0.66 inches. There’s also a 720p webcam (which isn’t cheap on gaming laptops these days).
The rest of the laptop looks like a fairly standard Razer Blade, including the per-key RGB keyboard and the three-headed snake logo on the cover.
“As gamers demand lighter, more powerful gaming laptops, we have remained committed to our goal of delivering best-in-class mobile processors for high-end OEM designs,” said Saeid Moshkelani, vice president Director and General Manager of AMD’s Customer Business Unit. “We are delighted to be working with Razer, for the first time, by equipping the Razer Blade 14 with the best mobile processors we have developed for gaming. ”
Razer’s Intel systems have always been our picks for best gaming laptop you can buy. His Blade 15 Advanced delivers excellent frame rates while remaining comparable in size to a number of 15-inch productivity machines. His Stealth Blade 13 is one of the few 13-inch gaming laptops that can run AAA titles in native resolution, and its Blade Pro 17 delivers some of the most powerful performance you’ll find in a gaming laptop, period.
But laptops with AMD processors have fared better than those with Intel processors in recent years, both in terms of performance and battery life. Our the first two the picks for the best gaming laptop are both powered by AMD, as is our top budget pick. Powered by AMD from Asus Zephyr G14 delivers some of the best performance and battery life we’ve seen with a 14-inch laptop. It’s exciting to see Razer combine its top-notch build quality with these top-notch processors, and we’ll see how it stacks up against Asus’ offerings once we get our hands on the unit.