Recently, we have been seeing a spat of 'reviews' of Razer's Blade Laptop. Considering that we actually had a chance to play with the Blade at both NVIDIA's GeForceLAN and this year's CES 2012, we are confident we have an idea of what the laptop looks and feels like.
Our real concern is that we have heard rumors that Razer is fearful or at least hesitant to sample the Razer Blade to ‘real’ tech media. When we say “real tech media”, we are referring to sites like our own; sites that do in-depth product reviews and whose opinions primarily rely upon the overall performance and experience of a gaming system. Furthermore, there have been allegations that Razer has attempted to influence the opinions of reviewers who have already been sampled and have used the product itself, trying to prevent any negative coverage.
The truth is that the Razer Blade is a mediocre product at a luxury price point, even though we have done our best to make this known to Razer by attempting to reach out to the company multiple times, to no avail. Our previous Op-Ed outlined
the reasons why the Razer Blade is the wrong decision for any gamer with more sense than money, and still the wrong decision for any gamer with more money than sense considering the alternatives from other manufacturers at that price point.
Razer already backtracked
on one of their original design decisions and ended up delaying the laptop's launch as a result, considering the change should not have been a change at all, but rather included in the original design. Razer is more concerned with profit margin than they are with performance and function. The Razer Blade has a 17" screen and as a result runs at a relatively high resolution, which requires more graphical power than an NVIDIA GT555 can deliver, even with additional VRAM.
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