CES 2022: Razer brings switchable gameplay performance to its updated Blade series

Kareem Anderson

The new Razer Blade 14, 15, and 17 is making CES 2022 news for its courtship of both Intel and AMD’s latest chipsets but also a newly implemented MUX Switch that taps discrete GPUs for better performance on the fly among other features.

Razer showed off its Blade 14, 15, and 17 during a virtual keynote at this year’s CES convention. Respective of their titles, the 14-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch gaming laptops from Razer can be configured with the latest 12th Gen Intel Core H-Series processors with a Core i9-12900H and 14-core setup or AMD’s Ryzen 9 6900HX processor.

Razer is also touting its MUX Switch as a standout feature for its Razer 14 that will allow “players to increase gameplay performance by utilizing the discrete GPU to drive games on the internal display.”

In regards to the 15-inch, gamers will receive improved screen configurations that include a bump in refresh rate as well as 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut for sharper images and colors.

Lastly, on the largest screen, Blade 17 owners can tout their additional speaker configuration and 82WHr batter for convenient music and video production on the go.

As for share features and specs,

The new iterations of the Razer Blade 14, 15, and 17 ship with Windows®️ 11 pre-installed, with all its prevalent gaming benefits including DirectStorage, Xbox GameBar and Xbox Game Pass. The sides of each Razer Blade are lined with a variety of inputs, depending on the chassis, ranging from USB-C to HDMI 2.1 to a high-speed UHS-II SD card reader, so users can connect to anything, without hunting for a dongle.

The keyboards of all three Razer Blades are powered by Razer Chroma RGB that can be customized for productivity or gaming with front-facing speakers to keep work and play fun and engaging. All three of the new Razer Blades continue to provide immersive audio for a 360-degree soundscape when listening to movies, music, or games with THX® certified THX Spatial Audio over any analog headphones or the device speakers.

Razer’s newest Blades will be available via pre-order in February starting at $1,999.99 and all will ship Windows 11 out of the box.