NVIDIA Partners Announce 25 New Laptops At Computex

NVIDIA today announced the launch by leading manufacturers of 25 laptops fueled by its power-efficient NVIDIA Turing™ GPUs, broadening the reach of their revolutionary ray-tracing capabilities beyond the nearly 100 Turing-generation laptops announced earlier this year.

The latest systems include both powerful RTX Studio laptops — aimed at the new class of independent artists whose creativity is fueling fields like social media, digital advertising and 3D development — and high-end gaming laptops, delivering unprecedented levels of performance and cutting-edge features including real-time ray tracing and AI-assisted gaming.

The launch — including systems with award-winning, power-efficient GeForce® and Quadro® GPUs — rounds out the industry’s most acclaimed line of mobile PCs. RTX Studio laptops deliver performance of up 7x that of the MacBook Pro, while delivering 100 frames per second in popular titles such as FortnitePUBG and Apex Legends.

“The laptop landscape has exploded over the past six months, with Turing fueling dozens of incredible devices,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the PC business at NVIDIA. “Thanks to leaps in innovation and power efficiency, there has never been a better time to be in the market for a powerful, thin, light laptop to meet creative or gaming needs.”

RTX Studio Laptops

At Computex this week, NVIDIA introduced 17 RTX Studio laptops, which are purpose-built for creative workflows to inspire creativity and enable desktop-level performance on the go. Inside are NVIDIA Quadro RTX™ or GeForce RTX™ GPUs, which enable real-time ray tracing, AI processing and high-resolution video editing for the tens of millions of creators who have joined the workforce over the past decade.

RTX Studio laptops feature new Quadro RTX 5000, 4000 and 3000 GPUs, as well as GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 and 2060 GPUs. Quadro RTX 5000-based laptops are the world’s first Max-Q laptops with 16GB of graphics memory — the largest available in a laptop — enabling advanced multi-app creative workflows and use of large 3D models that previously were not possible while on the go.

RTX Studio laptops will be available starting in June from top OEMs, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, GIGABYTE, HP, MSI and Razer. Pricing for RTX Studio laptops starts at $1,599 and will vary based on partner designs, features and region.

Latest Gaming Laptops

Additionally, nine new GeForce-powered laptops are being introduced at Computex, giving gamers even more options to choose the best in performance and power efficiency for today’s most popular games.

In addition, systems by ASUS, HP and MSI offer the world’s first G-SYNC gaming laptops with 4K 120Hz DCI-P3 color displays, for definitive, high-fidelity, on-the-go gaming experiences.

For the gamer who prefers ultra-fast framerates, for a portable esports experience, ASUS, Clevo, Dell and Razer are demonstrating at the show their 15.6-inch, 240Hz GeForce-powered laptops. 

And ASUS, Clevo, Dell, MSI and Razer offer GeForce-powered 4K OLED gaming laptops, bringing advanced color fidelity and true black levels to a portable form factor. These are perfect for creators who need true color accuracy on the go and love high-fidelity gaming.

Razer Reveals New Blade Laptops With Intel 9th Gen Processors

Razer has launched the 2019 editions of its Blade series of gaming laptops, updating them with Intel’s 9th gen laptop processors. There are three models, the Blade 15 Basic, the Blade 15 Advanced and the Blade 17 Pro.

The Razer Blade 15 Advanced comes with up to an Intel Core i7-9750H, an RTX 2070, 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a 240 Hz Full HD display. It also features Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting and weighs about 4.73 pounds. If that doesn’t suit you, and you have more cash to spend, you can go for the other Razer Blade 15 Advanced variant that includes an RTX 2080 MaxQ, and a 4K 60Hz OLED touchscreen display. It has a brightness of 400 nits and covers 100 percent of the advanced DCI-P3 colour gamut, and also has HDR. The Blade 15 Advanced starts at a price point of $2399.

The Razer Blade 15 Basic, on the other hand, has a Core i7 processor, but is limited up to an RTX 2060. It has a 144 Hz Full HD display and weighs about 4.63 pounds. Both the Basic and the Advanced models of the Razer Blade 15 lack the option for an SD card reader. The Basic Razer Blade 15 starts at $1999.

With a bigger screen size of 17.3 inches, the Razer Blade Pro is powered by an Intel Core i7-9750H. The GPU options let you choose between an RTX 2060, RTX 2070 MaxQ and RTX 2080 MaxQ. Interestingly, the 15-inch Blade has an option between a 240 Hz 1080p panel and a 4K 60Hz display but the 17-inch Pro is limited to a 144Hz Full HD 1080p display. Apart from that, the Blade Pro includes 16GB 2667 MHz DDR4 RAM and weighs about 6.06 pounds (around 2.75 kg). The Blade Pro starts at about $2499 for the RTX 2060 model. The laptops are currently available in the US and Canada and will come to other countries next month.

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Razer Launches New Capture Card For Streamers

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announced the Razer Ripsaw HD, an external multi-platform video capture card with full HD capture and 4K throughput for a high definition streaming and gameplay experience.

High-quality recording and broadcasting with the Razer Ripsaw HD

The Razer Ripsaw HD is a compact external capture card with pro-grade features to meet the demands of broadcasters requiring high frame rate, detailed footage and crisp audio. Capturing video in Full 1080p HD at 60 frames per second, the Ripsaw HD is designed for super smooth gameplay recording and live streaming.

The Ripsaw HD features a 4K 60 FPS passthrough, allowing broadcasters to enjoy the latest ultra-high-resolution games as the developers intended, whilst sharing the gameplay with their audience with crisp 1080p Full HD resolution at super-smooth 60 frames per second.

“With the Ripsaw HD joining our extensive Broadcaster range, streamers now have a capture card ready to broadcast the latest games at high resolution and framerates from both their PC or console,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Viewers will love the Full HD streams, while broadcasters can enjoy their games as they were intended with the 4K pass-through.”

The Ripsaw HD is compatible with PC and console, featuring a simple HDMI input and output for video capture with a single USB 3.0 connection. With built-in audio mixing, streamers can broadcast both their game and microphone audio through the Ripsaw HD with zero latency and no synching delays. The microphone input allows streamers to use one microphone across two PCs, removing the need for complicated audio mixer or software set-ups and allowing streamers to use in-game comms whilst still broadcasting their voice audio to their stream.

With the addition of the Ripsaw HD to Razer’s range of innovative broadcasting products, which includes the Razer Kiyo, the first streamer-focused camera with built-in ring light, and the Seirẽn Elite, a broadcaster microphone with built-in noise limiter, Razer now offers a high-quality audio and video solution to suit every streamer and broadcaster, across multiple platforms.

ABOUT THE RAZER RIPSAW HD

Technical Specifications

  • Max capture resolution: Uncompressed 1080p 60 FPS
  • Interface: USB 3.0 only
  • Video Input: Digital – HDMI 2.0
  • Audio Input: Digital – HDMI
  • Audio Mix-in Input: 3.5 mm Mic-in / 3.5 mm Aux-in
  • Video Output: HDMI 2.0
  • Maximum Supported Pass-Through Resolutions: 2160p60
  • Other Supported Resolutions: 2160p, 1080p, 1440p, 720p, 480p
  • Includes: USB3.0 Type C to Type A cable, HDMI 2.0 Cable, 3.5 mm Audio Cable

COMPATIBILITY

Compatible with Open Broadcaster Software, Mixer, Streamlabs, XSplit, Twitch & YouTube

PRICE & AVAILABILITY

$159.99 USD / 169.99€ MSRP

Razer.com – April 11th, 2019
Worldwide – Early Q2, 2019

Razer is launching the Ripsaw HD, an external capture card that, simliar to Elgato’s HD60 S, lets you stream and record at 1080p 60FPS. The fun part is, with the Ripsaw, you can actually play at 4K resolution, provided your system is powerful enough. That’s much better than the HD60 S, which limits your own gameplay to 1080p.

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Razer Gaming Laptops Have A Critical Security Issue

Razer has made a big name for itself in the gaming peripheral business thanks to their impressive range of high-end peripherals. The company has also expanded into the laptop market with their sleek Blade. However, if you already own a Razer laptop, you might want to brace yourself.

As revealed by security researcher Bailey Fox last month, Razer laptops have a vulnerability known as CVE-2018-4251, which allows hackers to downgrade the BIOS to exploit older flaws like Meltdown, amongst other things. It relates directly to the Intel Manufacturing Mode, a testing suite for Intel-based motherboards that is supposed to be disabled before the device is shipped to consumers.

While this issue does not let the hackers take control of a system by itself, once they do get in, it makes their job much easier. The hackers could then damage the system in a variety of ways, for instance, by changing system settings and hiding malware so that it doesn’t get detected by your antivirus software.

Razer has admitted to this as well, saying that several of their laptops have this flaw, including the Razer Blade 15 (2018), the Razer Blade Advanced (2018 and 2019) and the 2018 Razer Blade 13. All these devices have shipped with Manufacturing Mode enabled, but Razer says that it has fixed the problem on their end and future orders will not ship like this. For people who already have the affected laptops, Razer has a firmware update that disables the Manufacturing Mode.

Interestingly, this is similar to the flaw detected in the past in Apple devices, which let hackers mess around with firmware on Mac devices which had Intel Manufacturing Mode enabled. Fortunately, Apple was able to detect the issue on its own and patch it with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.

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Razer Phone 2 Release Date

Razer started their journey into the mobile market by releasing a mobile phone specifically targetted at gamers with features that are exclusive to it like the 120Hz display. While the Razer Phone wasn’t a huge hit, it did well in the market and Razer announced the Razer Phone 2 sometime back and now, we might have a release date.

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Razer has been sending out invitations to the media for the launch of a new product which seems to be the Razer Phone 2. This is mainly due to the fact that the invite features the date of the event along with the words “Flagship” and “Gaming” inside what seems to be the outline of a phone. As seen from the invitation, the event takes place on 10th October in Hollywood and takes place a day after the Pixel 3 Launch event.

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While not much is known about the event or phone at this point, the phone is expected to have a Snapdragon 848 SoC and will retain the 120Hz display with a design that’s very similar to its predecessor, the Razer Phone.

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Razer Phone 2 Confirmed by Razer, Plans To Bring PC Software to Mobiles

Razer made its foray into the smartphone market with the debut of the Razer Phone last year, turning gaming smartphones into a huge phenomenon. While the trend has yet to take over the world, the success of the first-gen device speaks for itself, as a second-gen device has been confirmed.

In the latest earning reports, Razer stated that the first phone was an immense success and the company is now “focusing its resources on the development of the second generation Razer Phone”. However, no details have been revealed regarding its specifications and the release date. Here’s what the official statement says:

“Regarding the Others business, which includes the Group’s next-generation products, saw a 432.3% year-on-year growth to US$16.5 million in revenues, primarily due to the contribution of Razer Phone sales. With the successful launch of the Razer Phone in late 2017, Razer has since been widely recognised as the industry forerunner with the foresight of recognising the unmet demand for and being the first-mover to launch a mobile device for gamers, spawning a whole new category for the industry. The Group is very pleased with the success of its first generation Razer Phone, which was released in a limited run and has garnered very positive reviews internationally. Razer is now focusing its resources into the development of the second generation Razer Phone and accompanying software releases which will extend its software and services from PC into the mobile market.”

What makes it even more interesting is that Razer has mentioned that it plans to extend its PC software services into the smartphone market, though it’s not at all clear what that might entail. Whether it means a rival to the Steam Link app or something new altogether, only time will tell. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Razer Phone coming to India, Confirms CEO

The Razer Phone that released in the United States in November 2017 has finally been confirmed to be coming to India. The CEO of Razer, Mr Min-Liang Tan confirmed on Twitter that they were working on getting the Razer Phone to India during a conversation between Anuj Sharma a current employee of Razer and, Ershad Kaleebullah.

This is big news since there were a lot of people who wanted to get their hands on the Razer Phone but importing it was too much of a hassle for most people, not to mention the lack of any service centres which would also mean the lack of warranty on such an expensive phone. Mobile gaming in India has been rapidly on the rise and even though the Razer Phone might be a bit late, just the introduction into the market and giving people the choice of owning a phone that was specifically designed with mobile gaming in mind is a good step forward and hopefully, is the start of many other Razer products officially coming to India in the near future as well.

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