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Razer Unveils The World's First True Gaming Laptop

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  1. btarunr

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    The PC industry today has never looked bleaker. The world’s largest PC-maker Hewlett-Packard just announced their intention to explore the separation of its PC business. With PC manufacturers increasingly abandoning design and technology in lieu of outsourcing and cost-cutting, the PC industry has seen a severe dearth of innovation in recent years. Gaming consoles have also taken advantage of this innovation slump in the PC industry to garner attention from game developers and gamers alike, to the extent that now PC versions of cross-platform games are often sub-par ports of their console counterparts.

    Razer, the world leader in high performance gaming hardware, introduces the Razer Blade – a full aluminum chassis gaming laptop featuring true portability, incredible performance, and an all-new revolutionary user interface. With the introduction of the Razer Blade – a feat of modern-day systems engineering and technology, Razer is reinvigorating technological and design innovation for the entire PC industry, and encouraging gamers and developers to return to the PC as the primary gaming platform of choice.

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    Mobile systems developed for gaming today compromise on portability and form factor for game performance. While such machines run games well, they are over 2 inches thick and can weigh more than 10lbs. The Razer Blade measures 0.88 inches thin, less than half that of current mobile gaming systems, and weighs only 6.97lbs, achieving a balance between portability and performance – making it the world’s first true gaming laptop.

    Developed in partnership with Intel, the Razer Blade features a fast Intel Core i7 processor and a high performance NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor. The hardware was designed torun the most demanding games of today without sacrificing the laptop’s portable form factor.The Razer Blade also does not compromise on screen size as it comes with an incredible LED backlit high-definition 17” display.

    The Razer Blade features the Switchblade User Interface - Razer’s multi-award winning, highly intuitive interface technology. The interface is comprised of 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys for easier access of in-game commands, and an LCD capable of two modes: one mode that displays in-game information when a mouse is in use; and another mode that functions as an ultra-sensitive, multi-touch panel designed for gaming on the go.

    “The Razer Blade was designed to give gamers a laptop they could truly use on the go,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Creative Director, Razer. “Its sleek, lightweight aluminum construction makes it the thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop available today.”

    "To truly co-develop a gaming laptop of this caliber with a company like Razer is quite a remarkable feat,” said Mooly Eden, VP and General Manager of the PC Client Group, Intel. “Bringing together our engineering forces and utilizing our fast Intel Core i7 processor, the Razer Blade delivers top-class gaming performance in a very portable form factor."

    “Powered by an advanced NVIDIA GeForce GPU with award winning NVIDIA Optimus technology, the Razer Blade has the muscle to run cutting edge games with intense graphics while still offering amazing portability,” said Rene Haas, General Manager of Notebook Products, NVIDIA.

    “The Switchblade User Interface on the Razer Blade is a revolutionary innovation that truly defines the new standard for gaming experiences on a laptop,” said Min-Liang Tan.

    About the Razer Blade gaming laptop
    The Razer Blade is a 17” gaming laptop that delivers incredible performance and a revolutionary user interface in a sleek, portable form factor. It features a fast Intel Core i7 processor and a high performance NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor designed in a lightweight aluminum chassis. The revolutionary Switchblade User Interface, found next to a full-size keyboard, was designed from the ground up to enhance gaming experiences and provide more control at the gamer’s fingertips. It features 10 adaptive tactile keys and a multi-touch LCD panel that can also display in-game information. And at just 0.88 inches thin and only weighing 6.97lbs, the Razer Blade is the world’s first true gaming laptop.

    Pricing and Availability
    Price: US $2799.99, available Q4 2011 in North America.

    Product Specifications:
    • Intel Core i7 2640M Processor (2.80 GHz)
    • 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
    • 17.3" LED Backlit Display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with NVIDIA Optimus Technology
    • 2 GB 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)
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    I saw 1000$ laptops with quads and gtx560m's, how is this better exactly? Because it has some bling?
     
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    Holy crap! Looks like an awesome lappy, however I see it packs a premium price being from Razer! Not sure it is worth the retail price.
     
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    I don't see how it's the first true gaming laptop.
     
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    2800 bucks is just outrageous for those specs....
     
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    If they want to boost the PC gaming this is not the way. Compared to this price Alienware looks like some cheap Taipei brand and even Apple seems to be made for the masses.
     
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    "World's First True Gaming Laptop"? My old Packard Bell EasyNote Limited Edition (with an 8600M GS) would disagree, as would everything Alienware has ever made.

    $2800 and all it has is a GTX 555M? What happened to the GTX 580M? Even an old 480M would be better than that...
     
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    Seconded.

    and lastly. If they had enough guts to make that claim then the images wouldnt of all been photoshopped.

    At this stage. Id say its more of an idea then anything else.

    IMO the keyboard looks rediculous. but then again hippies will walk through fire just to get to the facepainting tent.

    I wouldnt touch this laptop
     
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    All that for...WoW?
    I mean, surely there are other games where those buttons can be used...but I don't really see the need for $2.8k, other than it's design. Then again, there's the macbook.
    Nope, can't figure it out. :banghead:
     
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    Looks nice, price is a fucken joke...^_^
     
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    Any DotA clones would use those keys, along with any Diablo style games and all MMO games. Other than that, not much for gaming. Probably other software might find use for it. They have balls to put in GTX555M and call it a "true gaming laptop". Its almost like putting 2 side wheels on a bicycle and call it a car. Good effort, but no cigar.
     
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    Razer's definition of a true gaming laptop:

    - Measures 0.88 inches thin (/thick),
    - Weighs 6.97 lbs.

    That surely justifies an extra $1,000...
     
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    Well its about time! I'm sick of my fake gaming laptop :p

    I do like the keyboard. and how does this thing stay cool? Cryo-TEC Systems? :p
     
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    Stop hating! I never saw a better looking gaming laptop before. Beauty costs money baby! That touchpad and buttons are freaking insane! And who says they won't have a version with a superior video card in a few months? Give it some time. Props to Razer anyways!
     
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    I dont see my self moving my left hand all the way to that place in a dota game.. in HoN and LoL everything is keybinded anyways. its just the same old useless razer gimmick.
     
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    lol, I am not surprised at the gimmick at all.. this is after all, from the same company which sells $34 mouse pads.



    that lcd/touchpad looks cool though
     
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    it's not bad if you consider the keyboard alone is about $700 of that price scheme.
     
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    I sure hope it has better durability then razors peripherals. :roll:
     
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    GT555M for $2800? What the...Apple?

    You can poop...dookies with performance better than that :rolleyes:

    Terrible specs, all you are paying for is a keyboard. Just buy a Qosmio or something and add a razer keyboard.
     
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    I am pretty sure the LCD Keys has something to with the price....not happy about the GPU though.
     
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    Thats cheap for us :laugh: Just add another $1000 to it and that's how much it will be over here :shadedshu
     
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    I don't get it. People constantly complain about price in the U.K. and Australia. Hey, this is a free world, if you don't like it, just move elsewhere?!? Sheesh! :mad:
     
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