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    Razer unveils new slimmer gaming laptop

    PC accessory and gaming laptop makers Razer unveiled their newest gaming laptop yesterday at a press release in San Francisco: a slim 14-inch machine named the “Razer Blade.”

    With a thickness of only 0.66 inches, it is officially slimmer than Apple’s 0.68-inch Macbook Air. The gaming laptop also comes packed with the Intel’s currently unreleased next generation core processor, which is said to improve battery life drastically.

    The new Blade will also come packed with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 765 graphics card. Razer has also stated that the laptop has been engineered from the ground up for improved cooling.

    While the newly unveiled 14-inch laptop will bear the title “Razer Blade,” the company’s previous flagship 17-inch laptop will be getting an internal facelift, receiving the same new technology and with a new name: “Razer Blade Pro.” In addition, the 17-inch model will come pre-installed with designer software such as Adobe’s Photoshop.

    Razer’s previous laptop was hailed for its slim form factor, a feature uncommon in most gaming laptops. However, it drew criticism for its premium price (over $2,000), and received mixed reviews towards its unique customizable “Switchblade” UIE.

    The new slimmer 14-inch “Razer Blade” will be up for preorder on the company’s website this coming Monday.