Razer Blade 14 returns to the arena with the Ryzen 9 5900HX in tow

Razer touts the Razer Blade 14 as the world's smallest 14" laptop.

by Justin Choo

The Razer Blade 14 is back after three years and will feature an AMD processor for the first time.

Razer’s latest blade will feature the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and can be specced up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU for best-in-class levels of performance in a laptop.

But the selling point would be its sleek form factor – it measures no thicker than 16.8mm (319.8 x 220.0 x 16.8), thanks to its unique vapour chamber cooling solution. With the help of two ultra-low-profile fans (88 fan blades, 0.1 mm thin) the vacuum-sealed chamber dissipates heat away from integral components through the vaporised coolant. And yet, Razer says the Blade 14 can be cool and quiet and eke out up to 12 hours of battery life.

You can choose from a range of IPS panels that will leave the factory colour calibrated: Full HD 144Hz up to Quad HD 165Hz. The Full HD panel covers up to 100 per cent SRGB for colour gamut, while the Quad HD 165Hz reaches up to 100 per cent DCI-P3. Both support FreeSync as well for more fluid visuals.

Other perks include per-key Razer Chroma RGB backlighting, THX Spatial Audio for any scenario, and an abundant offering of ports to make everyday life easier – two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports with power delivery, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.1, and a 3.5mm jack. The front-facing webcam has 720p resolution and also has an IR sensor to enable login via Windows Hello.

Also launched – and presumably to complement the Razer 14 – is the Razer USB-C GaN (Gallium Nitride) charger, which can charge power-draining devices while small enough to fit into pockets. It is capable of discharging up to 130W of combined charging power between the two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports.

Prices for the Razer Blade 14 start from $2,949 (144Hz, RTX3060) while the USB-C GaN Charger is priced at US$179.99.

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