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The Razer Blade is specifically designed for the gamer on the go and weighs just under 7 pounds. It features a green backlit keyboard and a multitouch pad that can transform into an additional LCD touchscreen during your gaming experience when an external mouse is used.

Description

Succeeding the original Blade, Razer's Blade R2 is a refresh keeping the same shell but updating the internals of the gamer-specific notebook. It features a new quad-core Intel Core i7 processor paired to 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GTX 660M for discrete graphics, and a new 64GB SSD + 500GB HDD storage layout. The Blade R2 retains its 17.3-inch 1080p display, green-backlit keyboard, and multifunctional, multitouch LCD.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 2011
  • Price at launch: $2,799.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: September 2012
  • Price at launch: $2,499.99
  • Laptop type: Gaming PC
  • Width: 16.81 inches
  • Depth: 10.9 inches
  • Thickness: 0.88 inches
  • Weight: 6.4 pounds
  • Color: Black / Green

Hardware

  • Laptop type: Desktop replacement, Gaming PC
  • Width: 16.81 inches
  • Depth: 10.9 inches
  • Thickness: 0.88 inches
  • Weight: 6.6 pounds
  • Color: Black / Green
  • Screen size (diagonal): 17 inches
  • Technology: LCD, LCD
  • Backlight: LED, LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px, 800 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px, 480 px
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 17.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD, LCD
  • Backlight: LED, LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px, 800 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px, 480 px
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px

Display (max)

  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes

Mouse

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2640M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.5 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3632QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.2 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.2 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2640M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.5 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GT 555M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GTX 660M
  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 256 GB

Storage

  • Options: HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 64 GB
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Webcam

  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • USB 3.0: 3
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Size: 60 Wh
  • Chemistry: Unknown

Battery

  • Size: 60 Wh
  • PCMarkVantage: 14494
  • 3DMarkVantage (GPU): 6561
  • 3DMark06 (GPU): 11554
  • 3DMark11 (GPU): 1652
  • HAWX: 75
  • Just Cause 2: 46.26
  • The Verge Battery Test: 3 hours and 21 minutes

Benchmarks

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