Razer has just unveiled something which they are dubbing the World’s first true gaming laptop, this is the Razer Blade and this will arrive sometime during Q4 2011, as you would expect it does not come cheaply, however it should offer a gaming experience like no other laptop has offered before.
For $2799.99 you get an Intel Core i7 2640M (2.8GHz) processor, 8GB DDR3 (1333MHz) RAM, a 320GB SATA HDD (7200rpm), NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory and NVIDIA Optimus technology, WiFi b/g/n and a built-in HD webcam. The graphics should look great on its 17.3-inch LED backlit display which outputs at Full HD (1920×1080), however there is no mention of HDMI out. We are also told that it features a 60Wh battery , but don’t know how much life you will get from a single charge.
The design itself looks great, the Blade measures in at just 16.81 x 10.9 x 0.88 (inches) and it will apparently weigh 6.97lbs, as you can see it is by no means small and thin, however this is no surprise given the technical specifications which are on offer – that said Razer claim that this is the thinner than any other 17-inch gaming laptop currently available. We have embedded some press images of the Razer Blade below, do you like the physical design?
You will notice that instead of a touchpad situated centrally below the keyboard you get Razer’s unique Switchblade UI, we have no hands on experience with this UI, however Razer say that it compromises 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”. You can find out even more about this truly unique gaming laptop by checking out Razer’s official press release.
As we hear more regarding the Blade’s release we will keep you posted, will this revolutionize PC gaming and make Razer the market leader in PC gaming? Only time will tell, in the mean time feel free to add your opinions in the comments section below. Here are a few more images to check out: