Kaby Lake, 4K Touchscreen Come To 14-Inch Razer Blade Gaming Laptop

Razer announced that its 14” Blade gaming laptop can now be equipped with Intel 7th generation (Kaby Lake) processors, in addition to a new 4K display option.

The Razer Blade remains relatively unchanged from the previous iteration, with a 14-inch display, 16GB DDR4-2400 RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics card, and up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage options. The device’s thin profile (0.70 inches) also remains unchanged with the update, and the Blade offers Killer Wireless AC and plenty of USB connectivity.

The Blade comes stock with a FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, but you can soon equip it with a 4K (3840 x 2160) touchscreen option, a first for the 14-inch model. Although the display may not pair well with a GTX 1060 for gaming, the increased screen pixel count is a definite plus for productivity-oriented users. The latest Kaby Lake processors also make the update, with the Blade offering an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor.

The new Razer Blade is available now from Razerzone, the company’s online store, with configurations starting at $1,899.The 4K display option won't be available until Q2, though.

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  • CaptCalamity
    Can someone please explain to what use a 4k screen is on a gaming laptop? You are insane if you think any laptop video card can drive that many pixels at an acceptable frame rate.

    Wastes power and offers zero benefit. Kinda makes me think Razer lost its way.
  • kinggremlin
    Who thought this was a good idea? A 14" 4k screen on a gaming laptop? The gpu is way too weak to game at that resolution, and no one is buying a razer for productivity. Even if they were, the 315 dpi is about double what a normal person can comfortably use for a windows display.
  • therealduckofdeath
    Why? Because, even though it's a gaming laptop people should be allowed to use their own device for other things when they're not gaming? Why do people on the internet always get so offended when they see a device built to be used in a way they themselves don't use a PC? I mean, the point with PC's is that you get to buy one that fits you, not one model force fitted to all. 300 DPI is a normal density for printing. Getting a display on your laptop able to present text and image as clearly as printed material is definitely not a bad thing.
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