Since when does a company that specializes in gaming hardware like keyboards, mice, and headphones get the moxie to create their own dedicated gaming laptop? Well since yesterday. Razer best known for their awesome gaming peripherals has launched the Razer Blade.
The PC industry is certainly in a bit of a slump these days. Both Intel and AMD’s stocks are lower than usual and more recently HP’s sudden yanking of the TouchPad and the rumors of them rethinking their role in the industry altogether has gotten everyone in a tizzy.
But just because there a few bumps in the road and Tablets and budget PC’s may be king for now. There is still a hardcore faction that loves their gaming PC’s and Razer has designed this laptop just for them. This is just the kind of news the lethargic PC industry needed right now.
Razer Blade consists of a full aluminum chassis, measuring 0.88 inches thin and weighs only 6.97lbs. The Razer Blade also features an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor and LED-backlit 17″ display.
Aside from its hardware prowess, the Razer Blade also has a special Razer touch – the Switchblade User Interface. Razer knows all to well what has been the core of its success and has integrated its award winning interface within the laptop. The interface has 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys for 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 a multi-touch panel designed for gaming on the go.
“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 a spokesperson for Razer.
There are certainly very good gaming laptops on the market but the Razer Blade just turns it up a notch. We can expect to see Razer Blade hit the US sometime before the holidays. Here is hoping that it releases on schedule. This hunk of a machine is estimated to retail for $2799.99. Which is certainly pricey in this day and age, but it could be just what the doctor ordered to give the PC industry a shot in the arm.
• 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)