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Koenigsegg and Razer Push Performance Obsession with Design Partnership

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Razer, the global leader in gaming devices and software, announced today a partnership with Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg to produce a series of not-for-sale Koenigsegg limited edition Razer Blade laptops. The alliance is emblematic of the two brands' common preoccupation with engineering perfection.

"Every single detail of a Koenigsegg car is measured against our continuing goal to enhance vehicle performance," says Koenigsegg Automotive AB CEO Christian von Koenigsegg. "This is reflected in everything we do. Nothing is insignificant. We find our doppelganger in Razer - a company inspired beyond conventional reason to design products for extreme functionality and fun."

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I always find the laptop co-branding deal to be so stupid but those with more money than brains rush to hand over piles of cash to pretend their laptop is the equivalent or representative of an exotic car. They must be using some good meds.
 
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I always find the laptop co-branding deal to be so stupid but those with more money than brains rush to hand over piles of cash to pretend their laptop is the equivalent or representative of an exotic car. They must be using some good meds.
I'm the worst person to say this but, I'll just leave this here:

 
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I'm always stupefied by the fact that laptop manufactures forever try to draw parallel with supercars, in fact that most people who show interest in these laptops could never afford a supercar, neither would anyone who drive supercars would be remotely interested in a gaming laptop - unfortunately (for us) they probably have better things to do.

Then why does a supercar manufacture even remotely care about a slab of metal that is laptops? Less for one that isn't even up for sale? Its like a golf club company trying to sell their limited edition signature clubs to a bunch of pre-teen girls. Not to mention that a supercar isn't even made out of metal, as metals are too heavy and not an ideal impact absorbent material, so then tell me what does a supercar company know anything about CNCing of aluminum or metallurgy? (they mostly use some form of carbon fiber and advanced plastics)

Looking at the pictures, there were no such "design innovations" that went into this laptop other than tacking a ridiculously superficial logo on to a Razer Blade. By the looks of it, Koenigsegg probably took no part in this other than lending Razer their name. Does this somehow make the rest of us jealous that we aren't entitled to own this 'limited' piece of fake PR crap?
 
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Driving a supercar doesn't make you some elite exquisite gentleman. My local supercar club (well not super-supercar consist mostly of 458, 911 and McLaren 12C) is doing what wannabe people doing such as watching Fast n Furious franchise and buy Fanatec Porsche 911 steering wheels just because it looks like Porsche's (he owns Ferrari 360 CS though).
Also people buy the brand attributes like crazy. You can almost be guaranteed to see Ferrari owner/fans to wear shirt/cap/watch/bag/backpack/sunglasses with Ferrari logo etched into it.

So yeah, people will buy it.

On the other hand, the Koenigsegg livery is derived from Speedracer anime and in my opinion, tasteful.
 
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I always find the laptop co-branding deal to be so stupid but those with more money than brains rush to hand over piles of cash to pretend their laptop is the equivalent or representative of an exotic car. They must be using some good meds.
No need to be jealous if you cant afford High-end gaming laptop, We buy what we want to buy, so chill
 
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so bmw, lamborghini then Koenigsegg
 
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Gosh that's ugly, laptops are about function over form. Random curves just make you wonder if it came out last year, or 6 years ago.