AU Talnoy
5,011 Posts
4.8 years ago

PAX Prime, Seattle – August 26th, 2011 – The PC industry today has never looked bleaker. The world's largest PC-maker Hewlett-Packard just announced their intention to explore the separation of its PC business. With PC manufacturers increasingly abandoning design and technology in lieu of outsourcing and cost-cutting, the PC industry has seen a severe dearth of innovation in recent years. Gaming consoles have also taken advantage of this innovation slump in the PC industry to garner attention from game developers and gamers alike, to the extent that now PC versions of cross-platform games are often sub-par ports of their console counterparts.

Razer, the world leader in high performance gaming hardware, introduces the Razer Blade – a full aluminum chassis gaming laptop featuring true portability, incredible performance, and an all-new revolutionary user interface. With the introduction of the Razer Blade – a feat of modern-day systems engineering and technology, Razer is reinvigorating technological and design innovation for the entire PC industry, and encouraging gamers and developers to return to the PC as the primary gaming platform of choice.

Mobile systems developed for gaming today compromise on portability and form factor for game performance. While such machines run games well, they are over 2 inches thick and can weigh more than 10lbs. The Razer Blade measures 0.88 inches thin, less than half that of current mobile gaming systems, and weighs only 6.97lbs, achieving a balance between portability and performance – making it the world's first true gaming laptop.

Developed in partnership with Intel, the Razer Blade features a fast Intel® Core™ i7 processorand a high performance NVIDIA GeForce® graphics processor. The hardware was designed torun the most demanding games of today without sacrificing the laptop's portable form factor.The Razer Blade also does not compromise on screen size as it comes with an incredible LED backlit high-definition 17" display.

The Razer Blade features the Switchblade User Interface - Razer's multi-award winning, highly 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," said Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Creative Director, Razer. "Its sleek, lightweight aluminum construction makes it the thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop available today."

"To truly co-develop a gaming laptop of this caliber with a company like Razer is quite a remarkable feat," said Mooly Eden, VP and General Manager of the PC Client Group, Intel. "Bringing together our engineering forces and utilizing our fast Intel® Core™ i7 processor, the Razer Blade delivers top-class gaming performance in a very portable form factor."

"Powered by an advanced NVIDIA GeForce® GPU with award winning NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology, the Razer Blade has the muscle to run cutting edge games with intense graphics while still offering amazing portability," said Rene Haas, General Manager of Notebook Products, NVIDIA.

"The Switchblade User Interface on the Razer Blade is a revolutionary innovation that truly defines the new standard for gaming experiences on a laptop," said Min-Liang Tan.

Watch the "Introducing the new Razer Blade" video at

About the Razer Blade gaming laptop
The Razer Blade is a 17" gaming laptop that delivers incredible performance and a revolutionary user interface in a sleek, portable form factor. It features a fast Intel® Core™ i7 processor and a high performance NVIDIA GeForce® graphics processor designed in a lightweight aluminum chassis. The revolutionary Switchblade User Interface, found next to a full-size keyboard, was designed from the ground up to enhance gaming experiences and provide more control at the gamer's fingertips. It features 10 adaptive tactile keys and a multi-touch LCD panel that can also display in-game information. And at just 0.88 inches thin and only weighing 6.97lbs, the Razer Blade is the world's first true gaming laptop.

Price: US$2799.99

North America Q4 2011

Product Specifications:

2.8GHz Intel® Core™ i7 2640M Processor
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
17.3" LED Backlit Display (1920x1080)
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
16.81" (Width) x 10.9" (Depth) x 0.88" (Height); 6.97lbs (Weight)
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GB Pales
Likes: 1, Like
126 Posts
4.8 years ago
Price: US$2799.99...................

I'd rather pay for a desktop.
SI primax
160 Posts
4.8 years ago
looks gr8

the price is worth it, but not sure if buying it
NL Suoiciv
35 Posts
4.8 years ago
Laptop still won't be a good substitute for a PC for me.
DK PatrickG
148 Posts
4.8 years ago
i want one just to bring it everywhere and brag about it
GB ryzyK
49 Posts
4.8 years ago
Quote from PatrickG on the 27th of August 2011:
i want one just to bring it everywhere and brag about it
Y U NO SUB ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
GB zorlac
164 Posts
4.8 years ago
Could build a much better PC for that kind of coin and the only thing you would loose it a little portability. It does look pritty sick though for a laptop
SI Gont
333 Posts
4.7 years ago
Quote from nyK on the 27th of August 2011:
Quote from PatrickG on the 27th of August 2011:
i want one just to bring it everywhere and brag about it
NZ Bankzy
607 Posts
4.7 years ago
The asian guy is concentrating to much to not speak fast. Ends up sounding like a fob haha.
That keypad :O dunno how you'd use it but wow, I also didn't see a mouse pad anywhere?
There's no shortage of competition. DICE are standing in the sidelines ready to take the crown.
GB steviek
139 Posts
4.7 years ago
Looks sweet would so love one!
Don't Cry When You Die!
3.5 years ago
Kill me , i wanna this .... ;(
IN sammed92
1 Posts
3.4 years ago
Any one who wants to try out Razer Blade 2012? Try you luck out at the official Razer giveaway

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