The Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro

Reading emails en route to meetings, describing sandwiches at lunchtime on social network sites, writing copy at hot desks, cutting a movie, coding games, checking out the latest news on SFL then settling down with a game or movie in the evening has become part of a daily routine for many. With a plethora of choices on the market, when buying a device to keep up with this routine, the decision of whether to invest in a bulky power hungry laptop or sacrifice power for a light weaker mobile option now seems redundant following Razer’s announcement of The Blade – the World’s thinnest laptop. And by thin we’re talking thinner than a dime!

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Offering users a balance between owning a massively powerful gaming machine that’s combined with a creative mobile studio that is also lightweight, the super-fast 14-inch Razer Blade is just 0.66 inches thin and weighs in at 4.1 pounds. Its bigger brother, the 17 inch Razer Blade Pro isn’t that much fatter at 0.88 inches, weighing 6.5lbs. Designed for working or playing on the go, it’s aimed at both creative professionals and hardcore gamers looking for the performance of a desktop combined with lightweight mobility. Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director said “The Razer Blade Pro can flawlessly run the most popular creative software applications, and is powerful enough to run the most graphically intensive games on the market today; perfect for gamers, game developers, creative artists and aspiring video professionals.”

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Unsurprisingly, the tech specs list is an impressive futuristic display of expensive micro commodities, all packed under less than an inch of laptop. There’s a high definition 17.3 inch LED display and full size keyboard that features anti-ghost, back-lit, and fully programmable keys. There’s also an ultra-sensitive gaming track pad, and powerful immersive speakers. Under the hood, The Razer Blade Pro is powered by a 4th gen Intel Quad Core i7, has the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics, 8 GB of fast 1600 MHz DDR3L memory with 128 GB of total solid-stage storage as standard as well as built-in professional-grade SBUI applications including Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Premiere® Pro, Maya®, GIMP and more. The Blade Pro also comes with Dolby® Home Theatre® v4, featuring immersive audio quality that is custom-tuned to each Razer laptop to deliver a cinematic sound experience.

Though it’s only available in the United States and Canada for now, it gives all of us lusting for one, time to save up the sharp $2,299 recommended retail price – that’s a fair few dimes. Packed in a beautifully sleek aluminium shell, the Blade Pro is thin in size but fat in capability.

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