Three months after unveiling the Razer Phone 2 smartphone with a Quad HD 120Hz display, Razer has now taken the wrapper off its new range of PC gaming essentials at the CES 2019 event in Las Vegas. The new range of Razer products includes the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model, 27-inch Razer Raptor and Razer HyperSense vibration technology. The company also exhibited the Razer Turret for Xbox One.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model
The Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model is the latest edition of the Razer Blade 15 which debuted last year but with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs. The laptop is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 core processor with 16GB of dual-channel system memory and up to 512 GB of fast SSD storage.
The machine comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a high refresh rate of 144Hz. The display comes with 100 percent sRGB colours and 100 percent Adobe RGB colour support and can be configured to up to 4K screen with touch functionality. Other models of the same include a 15.6-inch Full HD display capable of 240 Hz refresh rates and another with a 4K OLED touch display.
Additionally, the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model packs in an anti-ghosting keyboard with Razer Chroma and 16.8 million colours per key, customisable through Razer Synapse 3 software. Connectivity options include the ability to output to up to three external displays via Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, three USB 3.1 ports and 3.5mm audio port. The machine is backed up by an 80 watt-hour battery and dual front-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos support.
The Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model will be available for a starting price of $2,299.99 (approx. Rs 1,62,100).
Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor
The Razer Raptor is a 27-inch ultra-wide Gaming IPS edge-to-edge panel monitor with a WQHD resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and high refresh rate of 144Hz. The monitor features narrow bezels that amount to 2.3mm and comes with AMD Radeon FreeSync adaptive sync technology that offers a fast response time of 1 ms.
The Raptor packs in a 95 percent DCI-P3 wide colour gamut and support for HDR content. For connectivity, the gaming monitor includes an HDMI port, a DisplayPort, a USV-C port and two USB 3.1 ports.
Additionally, the Razer Raptor comes with Chroma-powered LED strips at the base that can be customised with Razer’s Synapse 3 application. All of this is housed inside a matte-black forged aluminium base and the monitor can be tilted back to 90 degrees. At the back of the monitor is a built-in CNC milled channels which allow users to easily hide the five unique Razer green performance cables.
The Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor will be available later in 2019 for an asking price of $699.99 (approx. Rs 49,350).
Razer HyperSense haptic technology
Razer HyperSense takes advantage of each device’s position in a traditional PC gaming setup to provide powerful 360-degree tactile feedback. It features advanced haptic technologies developed by Lofelt, SUBPAC and others and intelligently triggers devices to provide high-fidelity feedback based on positional audio or specific sound cues like blowing of wind or launch of a rocket.
Razer HyperSense is capable of a more distinct and powerful immersive experience via game developer integrations which tie specific game events, audio queues and game mechanics to high-definition haptics. Razer is currently working with game developers for deeper integration with the technology.
Razer Turret for Xbox One
Razer also exhibited the Razer Turret for Xbox One which is essentially a wireless keyboard and mouse combo designed specifically for the Xbox One. Razer Turret for Xbox One offers a fast and stable 2.4 GHz wireless connection via a single dongle for the mouse and keyboard, and battery life of up to 40 hours on a single charge.
With Xbox Dynamic Lighting and Razer Chroma technology, the Razer Turret offers up to 16.8-million colour options and lighting effects that enhance in-game experiences. The keyboard comes with gaming grade mechanical switches engineered for durability and reliability with a lifespan of up to 80-million keystrokes. There’s also a dedicated Xbox key that pulls up the Xbox One dashboard.
The included mouse features a high-performance 5G advanced optical sensor and Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches with up to 50-million clicks durability. The mouse surface is conveniently hidden underneath the main body of the keyboard and can be extended for use, then retracted for charging and storage.
The Razer Turret for Xbox One is currently available for pre-order for an asking price of $249.99 (approx. Rs 17,600).