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.
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What You Need To Know
- Its multitouch pad transforms into an additional LCD touchscreen when an external mouse is used
- It now has three USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth 4.0 built in
Traditionally, gamers have looked to hefty, monstrous machines with stylish designs — though some prefer the term “ostentatious” — for their portable gaming needs. Even as other laptops get thinner, lighter, and sexier, gaming laptops remain bulky and incredibly powerful, making them the best option if you’re looking for a portable — well, relatively portable — computer that can handle the latest games in their full glory.
However, wanting to play games doesn’t necessarily mean you want a...
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