IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today announced the launch of new Razer Book and Razer Blade 15 Advanced models, pre-loaded with Windows 11. Additionally, compatibility with Windows 11 will extend across all Razer laptop product lines with free upgrades offered to current Razer laptop owners when available. Rollout of Windows 11 upgrades will begin on October 5th, and will continue throughout 20221.
“Razer laptops like the Razer Book are built to use the highest quality tools available, so that any user can accomplish their tasks efficiently without hardware or software limitations,” says Brad Wildes, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Razer’s Systems Business Unit. “Windows 11 helps us do exactly that as we quickly adapt to a more powerful operating system for work and gaming.”
New Razer Book: Performance Meets Productivity
The new Razer Book is crafted with the Windows 11 experience in mind; with its 16:10 thin bezel display with resolution options up to a 4K Touch, users can experience the future of Windows in absolute clarity. Newly refreshed features on Windows 11 like Widgets and improved Teams integration lead to a clean and creative space to work on the Razer Book.
Every model of Razer Book is ready for whatever life’s adventures throw at them, coming standard with milled aluminum chassis and Corning Gorilla® Glass reinforced displays. With its ultra-thin design, powerful 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, and universal connectivity, the Razer Book is a perfect companion for all-day productivity. The latest models of the Razer Book will come with Windows 11 preinstalled and at an all-new price starting at $999.99 USD / 1099.99 €. Additionally, the 4K model is available with double the storage, giving even more space for projects or personal files.
New Razer Blade 15 Advanced: Still the Best Gaming Laptop, Now on Windows 11
The new Razer Blade 15 Advanced also benefits from powerful Windows 11 integration for gaming. With features on Windows 11 including Xbox GamePass, Xbox GameBar, and DirectStorage, gaming has never been easier, anytime and anywhere. Newly available models of the Blade 15 Advanced will come preloaded with Windows 11 starting today, with displays featuring QHD resolution, 240Hz refresh rates, 100% DCI-P3 color space and NVIDIA® Advanced Optimus and G-Sync. Existing Razer Blade owners will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 as the phased rollout begins on October 5th.
Peripherals, Upgrades, and Software
With this announcement, Razer confirms as well that all Razer software and peripherals are fully compatible with Windows 11. Users of compatible Razer laptops will be free from searching for new drivers online as automatic updates will be integrated into Windows 11 through Windows Update.
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1) The Windows 11 upgrade will be delivered to qualifying devices late 2021 into 2022. Timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware (see here).
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Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.
The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.
Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.
Razer’s software platform, with over 150 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system supporting thousands of devices and hundreds of games/apps), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).
Razer also offers payment services for gamers, youth, millennials and Gen Z. Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest game payment services, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets.
Founded in 2005, Razer is headquartered in Irvine (California) with regional headquarters in Hamburg, Shanghai and Singapore. Razer has 18 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).