Razer Announces Blade Gaming Laptop

by Andrew Cunningham on 8/26/2011 2:30 PM EST
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  • fhaddad78 - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    This computer looks sweet. Too bad I'll never buy another Razer product again. Their customer service is sub-par and their product QC is garbage. The Razer Lycosa keyboard and Razer Naga mouse was my own personal experience with them. The keyboard had a defect where keys would just stop working, or the lights would just turn off. The only way to resolve the issue of the keys not working was to unplug the keyboard and reconnect it. I called them about it, and despite it being a known issue, they would not stand behind the keyboard and replace it. They wanted me to go back to the place where I bought it from, which was Newegg. BTW, Newegg stood behind the product even after 30 days past from when I purchased it. The fact that the company would knowingly sell a defective product and then not stand behind it when a customer receives one is pathetic. That's my two pennies. Reply
  • Aikouka - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    In a $2800 laptop!? I can see that they wanted to go thin based on the photos, but the laptop won't even be able to play higher demanding games at 1080p. Reply
  • sigmatau - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    You can buy a Lenovo with similar specs for about $900. I guess the case costs almost $2000! Reminds me of Apple. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    Only if the Lenovo is on a major sale/rebate, but even at regular pricing... $1200 now for a Lenovo with similar specs (or $1000 or so for a Clevo with similar specs). I guess the R&D for the multi-touch LCD touchpad is a $1500 expense? Reply
  • Aikouka - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    Jarred, I think it might be worthwhile to consider that you can buy an Alienware M18x with dual 6990Ms in Crossfire for less than this laptop. The positive aspect of that is you get 2 hard drives (nice for a powerful laptop) and you can actually play games at 1080p with all the bells and whistles. The negative aspect is that the M18x is like lugging around a bag of bricks. :P Reply
  • LauRoman - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    What a great way to waste the numpad space... /s Reply
  • tehoriman - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    Hey Razer! Why not make a laptop that actually compares and works better to yours THEN add your retarded touchpad/keys and only make it cost $200-300 more, not over $1000 more.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    And your only things better than this laptop are weight, size(arguably) and CPU by 10 in the series, cause turboclock is retarded to judge by.

    Also, Asus has REAL customer support and it is GREAT.
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  • Ronakbhai - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    Ooh! Good find! :D Reply
  • sigmatau - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    Um, wrong!!!! The example you gave has a Nvidia 560M which is waaaaaaaaay better than a 555M. The 555M retails for about $90 or less while the $560M retalis for about $300.

    The 555M is actualy slower than a 460M I do believe. I will say it is hard to find a laptop with a 1080p screen. The below link allows you to build a similar computer for about $1200.

    http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Xplorer_X7-7500...

    You can get a Lenovo on Newegg with almost everything the same except for the 1080p screen for about $900.
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  • shabby - Saturday, August 27, 2011 - link

    That laptop is almost 3 times thicker than the razer laptop, that's where the premium price comes from, why can't people figure this out? Reply
  • twindragon6 - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    Don't get me wrong the touch pad is cool. But why not just buy a Falcon Northwest, get custom paint and call it good!?! Where it the esata, hotkey bar, card reader, external out, etc.
    I could go on for days. A little OLED touch pad thingy isn't going to sway me into buying a jank laptop!
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  • RaistlinZ - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    $2,800.00?!?! The specs of this thing make it a mid-range gaming rig, something that should sell for $1,200 tops. Reply
  • thatlaptopguy - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    This overpriced, underwhelming laptop is supposed to "save PC gaming"???? Bahahahaha. Reply
  • Jongtimson - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    I also could wrote a whole page about this but instead I found someone who perfectly conveyed my feelings in one post. Mandatory: http://doughbills.blogspot.com/2011/08/razer-we-wi... Reply
  • Hrel - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    I really like the look and design of this. But you can keep ur fancy screen double touch what not. You can also make it a little thicker. Give me a GTX560M with Optimus, 15.6" 1080p screen. USB 3.0 galore. I'd rather have a 10-key than that thing.

    P.S. SO HELP ME if you put blu ray in it!!!!!!!!!!! Just don't, kay? Kay.

    Get the price to roughly 1200 bucks and I'd be pretty happy; on like newegg or something.
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  • Mumrik - Saturday, August 27, 2011 - link

    I must say... I think they missed the point. Reply
  • ChuckDriver - Saturday, August 27, 2011 - link

    They charge $2,800 and it doesn't have a SSD standard. This looks big enough to accommodate two drive bays. If that isn't the case they could have at least installed a mSATA SSD for speed and a spinning disk for capacity. Reply
  • Johnmcl7 - Saturday, August 27, 2011 - link

    ...a gaming laptop taking aesthetics and form factor into account as the cooling system should be the top priority in the design to ensure the machine can cool its high performance hardware efficiently and quietly. I find it frustrating when higher performance machines make concessions for their looks and form factor leaving you with roaring fans and a machine melting through your lap as the cooling system struggles to keep the tempertures down. Some of the older machines were much chunkier which was less aesthetically pleasing but they could cool the laptop down far more effectively and given I buy a gaming laptop for gaming and not to look pretty that's where the priority should be as I doubt most people buy gaming laptops to melt down while gaming and look pretty while not gaming.

    John
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  • Dustin Sklavos - Monday, August 29, 2011 - link

    This is actually the one point I do think they got things right. Ignoring the dumber-than-a-box-of-rocks asking price for a laptop without an SSD, look at where they placed the vents: there's a wind tunnel that basically blows straight through the chassis, with a clear intake on one side and an exhaust on the other. If nothing else, this should be a big improvement on how laptops are traditionally cooled. Reply
  • Buckleys - Saturday, August 27, 2011 - link

    This guy made an amazing post about the laptop: http://doughbills.blogspot.com/2011/08/razer-we-wi...

    Couldn't agree any more with his opinions
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  • Dustin Sklavos - Monday, August 29, 2011 - link

    You can get an Alienware M14x with better specs than this for half the price. It weighs less, although it's a bit thicker and has a smaller screen. On the flipside, the GT 555M can actually handle the M14x's 900p, whereas it'll choke on the Razer's 1080p screen. Reply

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