The new AMD-powered Razer Blade 14 Probably someone The worst kept secrets of the year. hell, Min Lian Tan And the Frank Azure He’s been intentionally teasing fans on Twitter for a long time, long after we knew he was coming. But it was finally revealed at the Razer E3 presentation, and some would say, it’s about time.
But this isn’t just a standard laptop with the new AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPU thrown into it, Razer has built a whole new class of Blade hardware This is the first 14-inch notebook to be made since Windows 8.1 was a thing, and more Strength than anything in the same ballpark.
There’s a chance that separating AMD from its small 14-inch niche would be a good way to keep Intel and Nvidia sweet when it comes to its other lineup of laptops, but it’s also possible that AMD’s 14-inch is now made because Razer’s been eagerly looking at the ROG G14 Awesome from Asus.
This laptop was one of the leading Ryzen laptops for the first new wave. In fact, in its marketing of the Blade 14 Razer, it’s clearly overshadowing Asus’ way when talking about materials and the choice of the ultimate GPU for the competition.
With “a lot of flexibility” in the competing machine, and the RTX 3060 as the best GPU, it’s clear where Razer sees its advantage. The new Blade 14 uses ultra-thin CN aluminum to make its chassis as solid as you want it to be, and offers SKUs with up to 100W TGP RTX 3080 inside.
Looking at the Razer Blade 15 Advanced I’m writing on here, it only uses a 95W RTX 3080, which is pretty impressive from such a neat build.
But the chassis and graphics are actually the least exciting things to talk about when it comes to the Razer Blade 14. It’s the fact that it uses AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX processor at its core and that’s the really big news. Unfortunately, AMD’s naming conventions vary from desktop to mobile, so the Ryzen 9 5900HX is a very different spec than the Ryzen 9 5900X. This is an eight core chip, 16 threads, while on a desktop you get a 12 core and 24 thread processor.
But the 5900HX mobile is still a solid Ryzen, with a 3.3GHz base and 4.6GHz boost clock speed. It’s about as powerful a processor as you’ll find in a gaming laptop, and most notably in one you can fit in a messenger bag.
Razer is also talking about 12 hours of battery life from this little thing, although if you crash the 100W RTX 3080 into a 61.6WHr battery, I’m assuming you’ll be looking at much less than that. In particular, if you’re rocking a QHD panel option like IPS, 1440p, 165Hz as well.
There’s also an HDMI 2.1 port if you want to export to a 4K monitor or 120Hz TV, something you might not expect from a thin 14-inch laptop. There are actually quite a few ports on this slim device too, just like the more awesome Blade 15 laptops.
the new Blade 14 is now on sale, with three models and prices starting at $1,799 for a 144Hz 1080p option with the RTX 3060. There are also RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 with a 1440p 165Hz screen option for $2199 and $2,799, respectively. They all come with the same Ryzen 9 5900HX chip, 16GB 3200MHz RAM, and 1TB PCIe SSD, and they’ll all be excellent gaming laptops.