If you’re looking for a thin and light gaming laptop that doesn’t look that wild, the Razer Blade may have become your best bet over the past few years – and it doesn’t look like that will change in 2022 .
The blade models presented at the CES this year are equipped with GPUs from the GeForce RTX 30 series from Nvidia, with the most powerful variants up to an RTX 3080 Ti and, depending on the desired size, with an Intel Core processor of the 12th generation or AMD’s Ryzen 9.
The most backpack-friendly Razer Blade 14 combines the Ryzen 9 with improved 16 GB DDR5 RAM. The entry-level model gets an RTX 3060 GPU and a 1080p 144Hz IPS display, but you can upgrade the graphics chip to a 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti and swap out the panel for a QHD 165Hz alternative. All models have 61.6 Wh batteries and a 1080p webcam.
The 15-inch and 17-inch models get Intel Core i7s under the hood, with the same basic RTX 3060 configurations, but they can go up to an Intel Core i9 laptop with a 240 Hz 4K IPS Display and a 4 TB SSD can be expanded on the larger model.
The 15 has an 80 Wh battery, with a slightly larger 82 Wh cell found in the largest blade.
Prices start at $ 1,999.99 for the Razer Blade 14 and $ 2,499.99 and $ 2,699.99 for the 15 and 17. They are scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of this year.