Razer’s New Blade Notebook Is As Powerful As Ever


A true gaming beast

Razer’s taken the opportunity at Games Developer Conference to unveil the latest iteration of their Blade Notebook. The fifth generation, 2016 model is leagues ahead of the 2014 variant, offering significant performance boosts while still retaining the trademark look of its hi-end notebook.

Razer Blade (2016) specs

  • Intel Core i7–6700HQ Quad-Core Processor with Hyper-Threading 2.6GHz / 3.5GHz (Base/Turbo)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU (6GB GDDR5 VRAM, Optimus Technology)
  • 14-inch IGZO QHD+ display with LED backlight, capacitive multi-touch, 3200×1800 resolution
  • 256GB SSD (PCIe M.2)/512GB SSD (PCIe M.2) storage
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C),  USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed),  HDMI 1.4b video and audio output, • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Windows 10

New features include a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, GeForce GTX970M GPU with 6GB of VRAM, 802.11 WiFi as well as a PCIe solid-state drive for speedy access to data. The new notebook has a gorgeous 3,200 x 1800 QHD+ display as well as the company’s patented Chroma keyboard, all encased in a CNC-milled aluminum chassis that’s only 17.7mm thick.


The new Blade is slated to retail for $2,000 (Php 93.6K) for the 256GB storage version, while the 512GB version will set you back $2,200 (Php 102K).

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. Even if the latest Asus ROG has better specs, I would still choose the new Razer blade due to it being lightweight, and oh those beautiful chroma keys! It looks elegant and swell, unlike other bulky looking gaming laptops.

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