The Razer Blade Pro. In this special refresh of the gaming hardware company’s laptop is two different updates: the Blade Pro and Blade 14-inch, both of which gets the new Intel Haswell technology and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M graphics processor. As for storage, there’s 128GB SSD standard, with optional upgrades to 256 or 512GB.
And while all the new silicon and parts have been added, it still carries a 74Wh battery (the older Blade had a 60Wh cell). Other than that, the Blade Pro comes with Razer’s Switchblade interface, a trio of USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1920 x 1080 display, just like its predecessor.
To cut a sharp corner, the Blade 14-inch will contain mostly the same specs as the Pro: a Haswell chip and GTX 756M graphics and different SSD options. The physical measurements are 13.6 x 9.3 x 0.66 inches, and weighs 4.13 pounds. The main trade-off is the loss of SwitchBlade buttons and screen, a downgraded 1.3 megapixel webcam and a lower-res 14-inch 1600 x 900 display, but still has a 70Wh battery inside.
Both models will be released in Q2 of 2013; the Pro starts at $2,299 and the 14-inch model retail starting $1,799. Pick your blade, I guess.