Razer - known for its gaming and related lifestyle products - has always used Intel processors in its laptops and notebooks. However, that is set to change as the firm announced today its new 14" thin and light Blade 14 gaming notebook powered by a Ryzen 9 5900HX.
The 5900HX is a part of AMD's Zen 3-based 5000 series mobile processor lineup that the company launched earlier this year at CES. It is one of AMD's new 'HX' mobile CPUs and that means the chip can burst past the 45W TDP which most of the other 'H' rated chips are specced at. Thanks to the available power, the 8-core Ryzen 9 5900HX comes with a pretty high base clock of 3.3GHz and can boost even higher, reaching 4.6GHz. You can view the entire Ryzen 5000 mobile processor lineup here.
The Razer Blade 14 features a 165Hz Quad HD (1440p) screen and to power these many pixels at such a high refresh rate during gaming sessions, the company has included Nvidia's RTX 3080 as dedicated graphics.
Despite all this power-hungry hardware, the firm claims up to 12hrs of battery life. To keep the notebook cool in the thin chassis, Razer has used vapor chamber cooling instead of heat pipes used in bulkier systems.
In the audio department too, Razer claims the laptop is pretty impressive as it features 7.1 channel surround sound powered by THX Spatial Audio.
In terms of ports, the Blade 14 has:
- 2x UBC Type-C (3.2 Gen 2 Charging - Display Port),
- 2x USB Type-A (3.2 Gen 2),
- 1x HDMI 2.1 (Up to 4K 120Hz),
- 1x 3.5mm audio port.
Price-wise, the new Ryzen-powered Razer Blade 14 starts at USD $1799.99 / €1,999.99 MSRP and is available now at Razer.com, RazerStore retail locations, and with select retail partners. You can read more about the Blade 14 here.