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Lenovo is the biggest PC OEM in the world, and we were reminded of that fact yesterday when the company released a whole gaggle of Think-branded notebooks, convertibles, tablets, and all-in-one devices. But the Chinese company isn’t finished; tonight it’s time for Round 2, which means we’re seeing a heavy dose of consumer-centric product announcements. First up is the new Yoga 900S, which is the world’s thinnest ultraportable convertible, measuring in at just 12.8mm thick and weighing in at 2.2 pounds. Lenovo is able to achieve this thinness (while maintaining chassis durability and stiffness targets) and lightness due to heavy use of carbon fiber. You’ll also find... Read more...
Although Lenovo already has a lineup of high-powered gaming desktop and notebook computers, it’s not exactly the first brand that we think of when it comes to satisfying our PC gaming fix. Lenovo, however, is looking to change that with a new partnership with well-known gaming enthusiast company Razer. The somewhat odd pairing will see both Lenovo and Razer co-brand and co-market Lenovo’s Y Series gaming rigs as Lenovo Razer Edition products. The first product birthed from this fresh marriage is the Lenovo Razer Edition Gaming Desktop, and from a performance standpoint, there doesn’t appear to be much new here. However, there are some visual and software tweaks that gamers might appreciate. Lenovo’s... Read more...
If you're an old school gamer, then you probably remember Razer's original Diamondback mouse. Released in late 2004 at the World Cyber Games, it was one of Razer's earliest products, with only the Boomslang (multiple versions) and Viper predating it. If you were a fan of the Diamondback, you'll be happy to know that Razer is bringing it back. This isn't the same Diamondback from a decade ago. It's been updated for the modern gamer, which means colorful LED lighting, something that peripheral makers seem to think is a necessity these days. In this case, the cutomizable Chroma lighting loops around the Diamondback's midsection as a tasteful accent. The sides of the scroll wheel and a logo on the... Read more...
Gaming peripheral maker Razer is once again teaming up with NZXT to pimp out one of its computer cases. This time the recipient of Razer's "predatory design" makeover is the S340, a compact mid-tower chassis with 90 percent steel construction for durability and a budget-friendly price tag.This is the second product to come from the "Designed by Razer" licensing program, the other being the H440, a mid-tower enclosure also belonging to NZXT. Other case manufacturers are welcome to join Razer's licensing party, though only NZXT has done so up to this point.Through this collaboration, the S340 gains a black paint job with a Razer's signature green backlit triple-headed snake logo on the front panel... Read more...
Razer today confirmed reports that it has acquired OUYA's software assets, including its content catalog and online retail platform. As part of the deal, OUYA's technical team and developer relations staff will join the software team at Razer and begin working on a long-term plan for its Android TV efforts, including Android-based consoles. The acquisition is a play for software and personnel only -- Razer did not buy OUYA's hardware or other related assets. However, the company does plan to publish Android TV content and Android-based TV console games under the OUYA brand as a separate interest. "Razer has a long-term vision for Android TV and Android-based TV consoles, such as the Xiaomi Mi... Read more...
Just when you thought the whole Android micro-console craze might have run its course, here comes Razer ready to shake up the category with its Forge TV, winner of eight awards in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including a pair of "Best of CES" awards. Needless to say, the hype is high for this pint-sized gadget, but should you pre-order one? You'll have to decide that for yourself, and while you mull it over, here's what you need to know. Forge TV is a NUC-sized device that measures 105mm by 105mm by 17mm (4.1 inches by 4.1 inches by 0.7 inches). Inside and around the diminutive console is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 System-on-Chip (SoC) with a quad-core Krait 450 CPU clocked... Read more...
Just a few years ago, 3D TVs were all the rage in the consumer technology space, and now it appears that the new focus is on virtual reality. VR headsets are coming out of the works like the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR, and now Leap Motion is looking to make the VR experience more immersive with its hand-tracking technology. While you have been able to attach a Leap Motion sensor to a VR headset in the past, it made for a clumsy and bulky experience — not to mention that you had to purchase two separate devices and a $20 mount. However, Leap Motion announced today that is has partnered with Razer to integrate its technology directly into Open-Source Virtual Reality Hacker Development... Read more...
It may look pretty much unchanged on the outside, but there are plenty of changes under the hood with the 4.47-pound, 14-inch Razer Blade gaming notebook. For starters, the amount of standard RAM has been doubled from 8GB to 16GB. In addition, the 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 4720HQ (3.6GHz with Turbo Boost) is a noticeable step up from the 2.2GHz Core i7 4702HQ that was in last year’s model. Unfortunately, fifth generation Intel Core processors aren’t in the cards this time around.  When it comes to graphics, Razer ditched the “old and tired” GeForce GTX 870M for the “new hotness”: a Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB of RAM. When you aren’t gaming, and find yourself working on more sedate... Read more...
When you're on the path to becoming a power user, you begin to notice certain things that the average person might not. One of those is the difference between typing on a sweet mechanical keyboard with luxurious key action versus pounding away on a run-of-the-mill squishy plank that relies on mushy membranes to register your keystrokes. The difference may seem subtle to the uninitiated, though even casual typists can recognize that there's something inherently superior about typing on a mechanical keyboard, even if they can't pinpoint what exactly it is. Of course, we know it's the mechanical key switches that are responsible for elevating the typing experience. These are better than the... Read more...
Razer today announced that its Nabu smartband will begin its world tour in North America on December 2, at which time you'll be able to purchase the wearable device for $100 at Razer's online store and, shortly after, from select retailers. It will be available in two sizes -- small-medium and medium-large -- along with four color options that include green, white, orange, and black (kudos to Razer for refraining from making up fancy names for its color options, like "Toxic Green" for example). What exactly is the Nabu? Short and simple, it's a smartband with various capabilities (we caught our first glimpse of the device at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year).... Read more...
The co-founder of Razer didn't mince any words when posting a humble apology to the company's Facebook page for failing to deliver Razer Blade laptops to gamers in a timely manner. Point blank, Min-Liang Tan said that Razer's "been doing a terrible job anticipating and meeting demand" for its products, including the Blade announced in March of this year, which still hasn't arrived in the hands of many gamers who pre-ordered on the day of launch. "I wish I could claim t hat it's a one off situation and we'll do better the next time -- for the past couple of years, every time we launch a new product, demand just far outstrips the supply," Tan explains. It's not for lack of trying. Tan says his... Read more...
Every time NVIDIA drops a new line of GPUs, all your favorite boutique PC builders refresh their systems with the tasty new components, and today’s debut of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series of GPUs is no exception, as CyberPowerPC, Maingear, MSI, Razer, and Origin PC all have new machines ready to go. For more on the 800M series GPUs, bang it here. CyberPowerPC loaded up its FANGbook EVO HX7 notebooks with the new goods as well as 4th-gen Intel Core processors. There are four base models in the series, from the HX7-100 to the HX7-400, and they start at $1,499. The base HX7-100 features a 17.3-inch Full HD 1080p display, an Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor, and a GeForce GTX 870M (6GB) GPU.... Read more...
You won't find larger fans of mechanical keyboards than right here, which is why we're pretty pumped each time we see a company push the envelope in the space. Razer's the latest to do so, introducing a the Mechanical Switch. It's a mechanical keyboard technology engineered first for gaming, while most of the mechanical boards on the market cater first to typists. As you'd expect, Razer invested a bit of time in researching the needs of gamers, identifying the "optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the distance between the actuation and reset point by almost half to allow for faster, more precise gaming commands when compared to standard mechanical... Read more...
Razer has impressed at past CES events with innovative ideas such as Project Fiona (which became the Razer Edge), and the company is looking to conjure up that magic again with Project Christine, a unique, modular approach to constructing a gaming PC. Basically, the machine starts out with a spine of sorts onto which a number of modules can be attached. There are modules for CPUs, GPUs, storage, RAM, and everything else; all of the components sync via PCIe interfaces, so ostensibly all you need to do to upgrade a component is to pop in a new module. Want to upgrade from a single GPU to a tri-SLI setup? Just slap in two additional GPU modules. And so on. Razer’s idea here is that building... Read more...
As much as we'd all like to sit around and play video games all day long, there are certain external factors that pull us away from the PC from time-to-time. You know, niggling things like work, exercise, weddings, birthday parties, food shopping, graduation ceremonies, Little League games, and the list goes on. For those times when you have to step away from the keyboard but still want to be kept in the loop with your gaming buddies, Razer has a solution. Razer Comms, now available for Android devices, is the world's first VoIP solution to allow games to make VoIP calls and messages from in-game to Android phones and tablets and vice versa. You probably shouldn't stand up in the middle of a... Read more...
Hello Razer, have we met before? You may ask yourself the same question after spying the peripheral maker's new Kraken Forged Edition headphones. Razer's been known to put out some solid gaming accessories, no doubt about that, but the Kraken Forged Edition aims higher than Razer has perhaps ever aimed. Not only is this a premium (and premium priced) headset, Razer's touting it as the "best headphones" you can buy, point blank. "These are the best headphones on the market for both music and gaming, period," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "We’ve made some incredible audio products in our time, and I’m proud to say that we have taken another huge step... Read more...
Razer’s Naga gaming mouse has proven popular with MMO gamers since its release in 2009, but the company announced today that it has improved on the design. The new Razer Naga has the same 12-button grid on the thumb side of the mouse, but now those buttons feature mechanical switches, which are designed to enhance “tactility, speed, and actuation assurance”. The mouse has also been given a new shape, which is broader and offers a gentler down-slope which is designed to offer reduced fatigue and a better overall grip, and the scroll wheel has tilt-click functionality, so gamers can use it to click in and out as well as left and right. Users can also use the Naga’s configurator... Read more...
Typically, one of the caveats of a gaming notebook with incredibly powerful components inside is that the chassis is large and the whole system is quite heavy. Razer is trying to break out of that mold with its new Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro gaming notebooks. (So that's what they were teasing.) The bigger brother of the two is the Razer Blade Pro, which boasts a 17.3-inch full HD LED backlight display and runs an Intel 4th-generation (Haswell) Intel Core processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU (with Intel HD4600 graphics), 8GB of DDR3L-1600MHz RAM, and a 128GB SSD. (256GB and 512GB mSATA SSDs are available options.) For connectivity, the Blade Pro has a Killer NIC N1202 chip (802.11a/b/g/n... Read more...
Razer says that it will introduce a new product for “serious gamers” at an event in San Francisco on Thursday, May 30th, and the subject of the announcement is shrouded in mystery. Razer’s teaser line for the event is, “What’s Thinner Than a Dime?”; an accompanying teaser trailer for the event is just as obtuse, so much so that you’ll probably be annoyed with yourself for even watching it. But go ahead anyway. See? There’s not much there, although the rolling dime does bump into something dark roughly ten seconds into the video, which is probably a clue. Razer already has the Blade gaming notebook and the Razer Edge gaming tablet/PC hybrid, so it’s... Read more...
Looking to get in a bit of Street Fighter action with your Xbox 360? Razer's got you covered. The accessory company has just launched the new Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox 360. Razer's been beta testing thing quite a bit, and it's seemingly launching just days before Microsoft is set to reveal to next-generation of Xbox.  The device features Sanwa components, 10 buttons, and an 8-way joystick. It's also highly customizable, with users being able to swap in their own personal designs while while also getting access to the internal compartments and honeycomb structure for easy screw mounting.  The easily accessible internal compartment of the Razer Atrox reveals dedicated slots to... Read more...
Over the years, Razer has spread its wings and expanded into much more than just mice and keyboards for gamers. This, however, may be one of its most broad initiatives to date. Razer Comms is the new product from the company, launching as an open beta and described as an "all-in-one communications solution for gamers." Applying feedback gleaned from a community-based closed beta program, Razer Comms now combines VoIP client, instant messaging and IRC-chat features, allowing gamers the world over to connect with one service, free of charge. It also features an in-game overlay and seamlessly integrates with PC games, providing for uninterrupted gameplay while at the same time typing or talking... Read more...
Some enterprising hacker decided to test out gaming accessory maker Razer’s UK Razerzone store shopping cart by dropping in a 90% off coupon code. Then, the coupon code went viral, and people started buying Razer gear at firesale prices. Once Razer finally discovered the code, it quickly removed the company but was left with a very expensive mess. What’s a company to do? Retract all those sales and make everyone mad, or eat the cost? Razer is taking the latter path. “While we have the option of cancelling the orders legally, we’ve always had a customer comes first policy at Razer and in respect of this incident, we have decided to honor the orders that were placed using... Read more...
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