Since so many people have been asking me about my opinion about the Razer Blade, I’m here to lay down some cold hard facts.
So, as many of you may already know, Razer has been working on a campaign to prove that PC gaming is not dead. While this is definitely an audacious statement to make as a company, it probably isn’t too far from the truth. However, today we won’t be addressing the death of PC gaming nor whether or not Razer is right or wrong about it. Frankly, the ‘PC gaming is not dead campaign’ is just a viral marketing campaign designed to draw attention to their new product. The aptly named Razer Blade
Before we explain why we wouldn’t touch the Razer Blade, we have to go back into the not so recent past and see that Razer had already announced the Razer Switchblade Concept
at CES 2011, which they touted as the future of gaming. The Razer Switchblade was a small 7” portable gaming device which is severely underpowered
as it only features an Intel Atom processor, which any gamer knows is almost useless for any real gaming unless that gaming is done via a service like OnLive. This began the company’s obsession of trying to get a foothold in the gaming platform market.
Now that we’ve provided backstory to Razer’s attempts to create a gaming platform prior to the release of the Blade, we want to go over the specifications and price of the Razer Blade. First of all, Razer’s marketing team has decided to peg the Razer Blade as, “The World’s First True Gaming Laptop.” Where they get this brilliant
marketing idea from we have no idea but we’ll leave the ridiculous statements by Razer to be evaluated by you.
The specifications of the Razer Blade are as follows:
Intel Core i7 – 2640M processor – Dual Core Core i7
8GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 Memory
17.3” 1920x1080 Display
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with 2GB of GDDR5 with Optimus
320GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD
Single HDMI connector
1x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0
3.5mm audio microphone/headphone jack
Gigabit ethernet port
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi B (doesn't say what type)
Weight ~ 6.9 Lbs.
Razer Switchblade TouchPad
Price? $2800 USD
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