Razer, the PC peripherals manufacturer, are making bold moves to break away from the current gaming-laptop pattern. They have announced the release of something slim and light that still packs plenty of gaming prowess.

The new Razer Blade is a gaming laptop that is just 0.66 inches. It will run on Intel’s Haswell quadcore CPU in the same way as Razer Pro refresh. CEO of Razer, Min-Liang Tan (pictured below), said that they took inspiration from the thinness and lightness of the MacBook Air and power of the Alienware M14X. By combining them into a single reference point, they hope to achieve an ultra-portable gaming system. Tan summed up the new release saying “In a single sentence, it’s the world’s thinnest gaming laptop. It’s impossibly thin, insanely powerful and designed just for gaming.”

Razer Blade: The Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop

It is certainly light at 4.135 pounds but depite this it still supports Intel 4th gen CPU, a GTX 765M GPU and comes with 128GB SSD as standard but it can be configured with 256GB or 512GB. The screen is 14-inches and the 16:9 matte display has a 1,600×900-pixel resolution. However, this isn’t a touch screen!

The OS of choice is Windows 8, while the battery is aimed to last six hours. Tan explains, the company got rid of all the superfluous hardware to keep the Razer Blade powerful yet light and slender.

This is not a cheap piece of kit. It will set you back $1,799. However seeing as you can carry it around with you everywhere in your backpack, maybe it’s worth it?! The question is will the current trend for touch design be missed? Share your comments below.

[Image via wired]

Source: www.techradar.com