A few days ago Razer made a declaration to the three console gaming supers powers, telling them that “PC gaming is not DEAD!”. The letter found in the Wall Street Journal detailed a few reasons why the demise of PC gaming has been greatly exaggerated and that on August 26th they would “seek to bring a new age of openness and innovation to all gaming!”. To say we were intrigued when the press release landed on our laps would be a slight understatement.
Well today is that day, and Razer have unveiled the sleek new Razer Blade; the “world’s first true gaming laptop” (ahem!). The first thing that hit us was how sleek and beautiful that aluminium chassis looked, and yes, how strikingly similar it looked to a Macbook air/pro (we know you were thinking it too).
Razer are advertising the laptop as a blend between portability and gaming performance, making it the choice for on-the-go gaming. The laptop comes in at 16.81″ (Width) x 10.9″ (Depth) x 0.88″, weighing just 6.97lbs and packing a 2.8GHz Intel® Core i7 2640M Processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M. What sets this laptop apart from the rest though are the customisable keys with game specific visual overlays and the multi-touch pad that can display in-game information and screens (this is a Razer product after all). This comes at a bit of a price though, in the form of a gimped keyboard, which could possibly make everyday typing a little uncomfortable, not to mention that none of this is cheap. Razer’s fancy bit of tech will set you back $2799.99! Ouch!
If you are still wondering whether this is the laptop for you, then maybe Mr Min-Liang Tan will convince you.
- 2.8GHz Intel® Core™ i7 2640M Processor
- 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
- 17.3″ LED Backlit Display (1920×1080)
- NVIDIA GeForce® GT 555M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
- Built-in HD Webcam
- Integrated 60Wh Battery
- 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
- Wireless Network 802.11 b/g/n Compatible
- 16.81″ (Width) x 10.9″ (Depth) x 0.88″ (Height); 6.97lbs (Weight)