Exclusive: Razer Blade available in UAE on Sept. 30

By on September 25, 2012
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Packing the latest from Intel and Nvidia

The Razer Blade is one of those elusive gaming laptops that never landed on the shore of UAE, but today we have some good news for portable gaming enthusiasts. The latest revision of Razer Blade gmaing laptop, announced first at Gamescom last month, will be available for sale in Sharaf DG & Virgin Megastores on September 30th.

Packing a very impressive Intel 3rd generation processor (we can’t mention until the NDA lifts!) and an Nvidia GTX 660M with 8GB RAM and 500GB + 64GB SSD hybrid solution, this premium gaming machine will retail for AED 9,999. The price also takes into consideration the 17-inch 1080p monitor plus the Razer Switchblade UI all packed into a 0.88-inch thick body weighing just under 3 kgs.

Stay tuned as we’ll have the first review in the Middle East  very soon.

Press Release

Razer Announces Availability of the World’s First True Gaming Laptop in Dubai


The new Razer Blade features extreme performance, ultra-portable form factor, and all-new features
and applications.

DUBAI – September 25, 2012 –Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, unveiled the next generation of the world’s first true gaming laptop, the Razer Blade. The Razer Blade raised the bar on portable gaming laptops, pushing performance limits without compromising on its ultra-thin form factor. The new Razer Blade will be available for AED9,999 on September 30 at Sharaf DG Dubai Mall and Virgin Megastore Mall of Emirates.

“The all-new Razer Blade is built to defy all conventions; it has extreme levels of performance and yet amazingly thin,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer Chief Executive Officer. “The Blade features the next generation of Intel® quad core processors combined with powerful NVIDIA® GTX class graphics chips and the fastest RAM available, resulting in a machine that is insanely powerful.”

The original Razer Blade’s thermal system was completely re-engineered and built from custom-crafted parts with larger vents and specially designed heat pipes that allow more airflow to the unit’s extreme
components. With one of the most innovative thermal solutions in the industry, the new Razer Blade incorporates a tremendous amount of power and performance in an ultra-thin form factor.

The new Razer Blade is only 0.88 inches thick, less than half the thickness of traditional gaming laptops of comparable performance. Combined with an ultra-slim power supply, the entire system weighs less than seven pounds, less than half the weight of other gaming laptops, making it the lowest profile, lightest gaming laptop of its class.

In short – the Razer Blade has equivalent performance to some of the most powerful traditional gaming laptops, but at a fraction of their size and weight.

PC gamers will now be able to experience today’s most graphics-intensive games at phenomenal frame rates on the new Razer Blade’s remarkable 17.3-inch high-definition display. The machine’s new hybrid drive solution delivers data up to three times faster than traditional hard drives, with double the storage space. Additional features include quieter fans, optimized speakers, and three USB 3.0 ports with charging capabilities even when the system is switched off.

The most striking and innovative feature of the Razer Blade remains its multi-award-winning Switchblade User Interface (UI). The unique integrated LCD display/multi-touch panel and 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys put commands and control functions within fingertip reach. 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.

Product Specifications:

- Future platform with 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
- NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology 2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
- 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory
- 17.3-inch LED Backlit Display (1920×1080)
- Built-in HD Webcam
- Integrated 60Wh Battery
- 500GB 7200RPM HDD (Primary Storage)
- 64GB SATA III SSD with NVELO Dataplex™ Software (Cache Acceleration)
- Wireless Network 802.11 A/G/N + BT4.0
- 16.81″ (Width) x 10.9″ (Depth) x 0.88″ (Height); 6.6lbs (Weight)


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