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Many gamers’ wishes have finally come true after months of whispers and conjecture. Razer today revealed the new Razer Blade 14, which is powered by AMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 5900HX processor. It is the first Razer Blade to include an AMD CPU, and it is now available for purchase on Razer’s website for $1,799.99.
The 14-inch gaming setup will also have an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU and a QHD 165Hz or FHD 144Hz display. With dimensions of 12.59 x 8.66 x 0.66 inches, Razer claims the Blade will be the smallest 14-inch gaming laptop on the market. There’s also a 720p webcam (which isn’t always standard on gaming laptops nowadays). The rest of the laptop appears to be a conventional Razer Blade, complete with the characteristic per-key RGB keyboard and the three-headed snake emblem on the lid.
Razer’s Intel systems have routinely rated among our top recommendations for the finest gaming laptops on the market. Its Blade 15 Advanced boasts high frame rates while being in size range with a variety of 15-inch work workstations.Its Blade Stealth 13 is one of the only 13-inch gaming laptops capable of running AAA titles at native resolution, while its Blade Pro 17 offers some of the most powerful performance available in a gaming laptop, period.
However, in recent years, laptops with AMD CPUs have outperformed those with Intel CPUs in terms of both performance and battery life. Our top two picks for the best gaming laptop, as well as our best budget pick, are both AMD-powered. The AMD-powered Zephyrus G14 from Asus offers some of the finest performance and battery life we’ve seen on a 14-inch laptop.