Razer is Cutting Edge at E3

Initially founded in 1998, Razer Inc. is a well-known name among PC gamers. Recognized chiefly for their cutting-edge line of gaming mice, the company has looked for ways to diversify its brand in recent years. Whether it’s smartphones, digital wallets, or top-of-the-line monitors, Razer is not content to simply be known as the company that makes an excellent mouse. They revealed several new products at E3 today, including a significant change to their line of gaming laptops.

One of the many battles between gamers is which CPU is better, Intel or AMD? Those in the AMD camp won a victory today, as Razer unveiled the first AMD laptop in their Razer Blade series. The new model continues to use some of the Razer mainstays like a T6 Grade, CNC machined aluminum chassis, and a vibrant Chroma RGB keyboard allowing per-key customization with over 16 million colors to choose from. 

They’ve also built a next-gen cooling system to alleviate any of the overheating issues that powerful laptops often struggle with. The vapor chamber cooling system is powered by 88 fan blades, each only 0.1mm thick. With this new system and other improvements, the engineers at Razer have managed to build a laptop measuring 16.8 mm. The slim and lightweight product is perfect for gamers on the move, whether they’re college students, active military, or just travel a lot. 

The most significant changes are the CPU and GPU. The Razer Blade 14 boasts an extremely powerful AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX. Utilizing 8 cores, 16 threads, a 20 MB cache, and a robust 4.6 GHz, this processor can handle anything on the market today and likely for years to come. Prospective buyers have a choice of GPUs they can pair with this bad boy. Many of us would happily settle for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, which many high-end laptops offer. For the gamer willing and able to pay more, Razer has also added the 3070 and 3080 GPUs to this 14-inch laptop. 

Complete with all of the bells and whistles, the Razer Blade 14 sports two display modes, an FHD 144HZ setting for an ultra-high refresh rate, or a QHD 165HZ for a higher quality picture. Razer is calling this the most powerful 14-inch laptop available, and it is a spectacular piece of gaming hardware. I’m sure AMD fans will be interested to see if Razer starts to integrate AMD CPUs into more of their laptops in the future. 

Check out the Razer trailer for the Blade 14:

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