Razer Blade Specs, Prices, Review — True Gaming Laptop

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 processor and a high performance NVIDIA GeForce® graphics processor. The hardware was designed to run 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.”

“We’re proud to co-develop this revolutionary gaming laptop with Razer,” said Mooly Eden, VP and General Manager of the PC Client Group, Intel. “Utilizing our fast Intel® Core™ i7 processor, the Razer Blade delivers top-class gaming performance in a 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 www.razerzone.com/blade.

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
Availability: North America Q4 2011
Product Specifications / Specs:
  • 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)

For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com/blade.

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  1. This looks like a great machine. But it's too expensive. I appreciate why it costs so much, putting together that kind of build quality along with high quality specs isn't cheap, not to mention the multi-touch LCD trackpad (!!!). Given the choice I'd totally choose this over a Macbook Pro, and I always wanted a real powerhouse gaming machine that I can still easily take out to places. But still too expensive, can't justify 3 grand on a laptop no matter how good. Let's get this closer to $2000 and it's sold!

  2. Ugh...$2799? Too much. As Ganar said before me, let's get this down to $2000. No one should be able to justify paying this much for a laptop. You have to be one of those fools that gets confused by Apple's smoke & mirrors to even consider it. For this much money I could a desktop so powerful it would make this laptop look like a 1993 Packard Bell. And I would still have money left over.

  3. I liked it before when it was 7 inches, all the buttons where screens, had a touch screen, came bunddled with a mouse. It could even fit in a pocket!

  4. ok where is the review here? the title says review. and how can you review an item that's not yet out?

  5. this look fantastic almost perfect but 320gb is a pretty small amount of storage.

  6. "320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD" for 2799.99$ LOL, for the price it should be almost an OCZ Vertex 2 Series SSD 240 GB. It smells like "we decide at first a SSD, but our stock market decide it will be HDD".
    Same for the video card, today a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M is the best! What about the mother board

  7. Whoever said seven inches, this is the razer blade that was the razer switchblade and its still coming out and still gonna be badass

  8. Oh, what a rip! I bought a laptop twice as powerful for 2000 with a three year warranty!

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  10. WOOOO!!!! $3K !? Would rather build one for cheaper and better specs. The term "Gaming PC's" in my opinion are just serious marketing techniques. 320 GB HD? lol ew. You'd expect much larger base storage at that price.

  11. geforce 555m is garbage :(

  12. First true gaming laptop?

    This is garbage, sorry razer, but really, up your ante. And first true gaming laptop? That is misleading to the max...

  13. Windows function key relocated: Responding to cries from gamers, MSI got together with gaming equipment manufacturer Steelseries to create a keyboard for the GT783. Not only is the keyboard more rugged, the Windows function key has been repositioned to the right side to reduce the possibility of accidently striking it when you're surrounded by bad guys.

  14. Good design but the price is a bit of an issue here. I'd go for an alienware laptop with 16gb ram 4gb dedicated video memory, 1.5tb gb hd and is powerred by 3rd gen i7. the price is almost the same as the razer.

  15. I already bought it,its amazing,i dont ca about the price..


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