Razer introduces The Blade

By on August 26, 2011
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Reinventing the way you look at PC gaming.


Razer just introduced The Blade, what they claim to be the “world’s first true gaming laptop.” What seems to be one of the best kept secrets in the industry, where hardware leaks keep on coming left and right, Razer has put up a small video showcasing The Blade.

The Blade seems to be a step ahead of the Razer Switchblade which was a small gaming PC in the form of a netbook. The Razer Blade is an unltraportable laptop sporting an Intel Core i7 Sandy bridge processor and an Nvidia GT555m GPU. The 17″ Razer Blade weighs in just over 3kgs and just 2.24cm thin.

As you can see, next to the keyboard is an touchscreen LCD keypad, which can show in-game messages and UI items. Above the trackpad are a set of buttons that will change depending on the game and customization, just like the Switchblade. Design wise The Blade looks similar to existing MacBook Pros, only much cooler and, dare I say, more functional.

Full system specs are as follows:

The Blade
Price: US$2799.99
Availability: North America Q4 2011
Product Specifications:
· 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
· Battery: 6 hours idle, 2 1/2 if playing “hardcore” game.
· 16.81″ (Width) x 10.9″ (Depth) x 0.88″ (Height); 6.97lbs (Weight)


From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

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    grr! too costly.. gonna stick with a regular desktop pc :P

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