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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: September 2012
  • Price at launch: $2,499.99


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

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No


  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3632QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.2 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GTX 660M

GPU (base)

  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz


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


  • Video resolution: 1080p


  • USB 3.0: 3
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0


  • Size: 60 Wh


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