Meet the Razer Blade: the world's new thinnest gaming laptop is unveiled

Razer has announced the Blade, the world's thinnest gaming laptop, packing some powerful kit into a very small space.

The Blade is just 0.66in thick and features a 14in LED backlit display (with a 1,600 x 900 pixel resolution), fourth-generation Intel Core “Haswell” processor, 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M graphics card, 8GB of DDR3L RAM, and 128GB SSD (with an option to upgrade to as much as 512GB).

There are also a few unique Razer elements, such as a custom-built trackpad, an anti-ghosting keyboard with adjustable backlight and programmeable keys, Synapse 2.0 for storing your game settings in the cloud, and a Kensington lock for additional device security.

The laptop has a battery life of up to six hours, while the Qualcomm Killer Wireless-N network adapter pushes wireless networking speeds up by as much as five times compared to other network cards.

“We’ve designed and built the thinnest, most powerful 14in laptop in the world,” says Min-Liang Tan, co-founder, CEO and creative director of Razer. “Thinner than a dime and more powerful than other traditional desktop replacements today, we’ve created an entirely new category of thin and powerful laptops that is generations ahead of other PCs.”

Pre-orders open on 3 June in the US and Canada. Prices start at $1,799 (£1,183). Razer told us that a final release date and pricing for UK and Europe has yet to be confirmed.