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Razer, a well-known maker of devices aimed at gamers, has introduced its first notebook, which the company proudly calls the world’s first “gaming notebook”. Despite of naming and claims, hardware specs of the device do not impress. Nonetheless, the 17.3-inch device features a number of very impressive things.

The Razer Blade laptop is based on Intel Core i7 2640M (2.8GHz) microprocessor, 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 memory, 17.3" LED (1920x1080) display, Nvidia GeForce GT 555M with Nvidia Optimus technology with 2GB GDDR5 memory, 320GB/7200rpm hard drive, Wi-Fi, HD webcam and so on.

The Razer Blade sports a full aluminum chassis, it weighs more than 10lbs. The Razer Blade measures 0.88" thin, less than half that of current mobile gaming systems, and weighs 6.97lbs, achieving a balance between portability and performance – making it the world’s first true gaming laptop.

The Razer Blade features the Switchblade User Interface - Razer’s intuitive interface technology. The interface is comprised of 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys for easier access of 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 an ultra-sensitive, multi-touch panel designed for gaming on the go.

“The Razer Blade was designed to give gamers a laptop they could truly use on the go. Its sleek, lightweight aluminum construction makes it the thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop available today," said Min-Liang Tan, CEO and creative director at Razer.

 The device is expected to be available in Q4 2011 at an unknown price.

Tags: Razer, Intel, Nvidia

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Yeah that's great and all... BUT WHERE'S THE ABILITY TO HOLD THE THING IN YOUR HANDS??? I thought that teaser was going to lead up to the inevitable release of the Switchblade, which was supposed to make handheld PC gaming a reality. Instead Razer pulls a **** move and releases this expensive 17" monster.
0 0 [Posted by: DirectXtreme  | Date: 08/28/11 11:41:43 PM]
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Razor's website has pictures of someone holding to in their hands under their concept design page for the switchblade ..... just saying
0 2 [Posted by: veli05  | Date: 08/29/11 06:52:03 AM]
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i think this gaming laptops are just over hyped they cost 3 times more than a good gaming desktop they have 2 hours of battery in game mode so it isn't exactly mobile because you always need to be at a power plug.
the mobile parts are slower than the desktop counterparts and there is no upgrade path.
i think a laptop could be a huge enthusiasm hit if you had a motherboard size standard like ATX and that you have side panels for the connectors. so you would be able to upgrade your laptop when needed it.

would also lower the electronic waste that is made every year.
1 0 [Posted by: massau  | Date: 08/29/11 02:39:30 AM]
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I think this picture properly explains why this "gaming laptop" is garbage:

http://i.imgur.com/wTTck.png

Yeah, asking price for this thing is $2,800 (read from TechReport) with sub-par graphics, a dual-core CPU, where is the IPS panel, a stupid touchpad on the bloody right of the keyboard (why?), I'd also expect a pretty decent SSD too.

1 0 [Posted by: RtFusion  | Date: 08/29/11 03:56:44 AM]
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worlds first true gaming laptop? lol what a joke.
2 0 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 08/29/11 01:37:06 PM]
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nuff said
1 0 [Posted by: verndewd  | Date: 08/30/11 12:35:28 AM]
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Way overpriced....they will sell a few but there are other laps that are much cheaper and could put up a fight.

Ill mark this one as a swing and a miss, less than 2000 would have made it a great buy but 3000 bucks for a laptop?

Unless your on the road all the time I just cant see spending monster desktop gaming rig money on a lappy.
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