Razer's 17.3" Next-Gen Blade Laptop Puts Other Gaming Rigs To Shame

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When it comes to gaming laptops, not a whole lot has changed in the past 10 years. They've got a little thinner, the battery life is a bit better, and they're obviously more powerful. But overall, a gaming laptop is a gaming laptop. Razer set out to change that with the original "Blade," and now the second installment of the Blade is ready for public judgment. It's the next-generation Blade, which offers the newest line of Intel quad-core processors, NVIDIA's GTX-class graphics and the "fastest RAM available." The new edition is just 0.88" thick, which is wildly thin for a gaming beast, and it ships with an ultra-slim power supply as well. The whole thing weighs less than 7 lbs,. again -- that's pretty impressive.

There's a 17.3" HD display, a hybrid hard drive solution, quieter fans than before, and three USB 3.0 ports that'll charge products even with the laptop powered off. Of course, there's an LCD display/multi-touch panel and 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys that really put this above the fold. The Switchblade UI features a growing list of applications designed specifically for gaming by Razer's in-house software engineers as well as by Razer's active community of users. These apps allow users to browse the web for in-game guides, watch online videos, stay connected within their social networks, and take advantage of an expanding list of dedicated gaming apps without ever having to leave a game.

It's up for pre-order now starting at $2499, with shipments to North America expected to start on September 30th.
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Wow. Im bias to a desktop but this looks sexy. I would not mund gaming o this one at all but with that price tag its a little bit harsh. But then agaib you et what you pay for.

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CDeeter replied on Sat, Sep 1 2012 10:00 AM

That's a cool idea moving the track pad out of the way of the keyboard! And I like the clean design, and back-lit keyboard too.

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Erakith replied on Sat, Sep 1 2012 4:53 PM

It looks nice and it performs well, but there are more powerful gaming laptops out there, for less money. 660M? Meh. 680M? Pls. Price also seems inflated because of the name, which is another meh.

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mhenriday replied on Sun, Sep 2 2012 12:46 PM

Wouldn't at all mind having one of these - but I certainly don't intend to pay two and one-half large for the privilege....


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