I can’t think of the last time I was blown away by a laptop. But this. The Razer Blade. It’s 0.88 inches thin. aluminium chassis. Inside? A 2.8GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 555M video card. And it’s got Razer’s touchscreen Switchblade built in. Oh, it’s $US2800.
Razer is best known as the maker of glossy, glossy high-end gaming gear. $US150 mice. $US50 mousepads. But with the Blade, they’re putting their money where their balls are: They’ve designed and built — with the close collaboration of Intel and Nvidia — what could be the most exquisite gaming laptop ever, reviving the tradition of the dearly departed Voodoo PC.
Yes, it’s 17 inches. Yes, it’s nearly 3.2kg. Yes, it’s $US2800. But this is the first machine in a long time to not compromise on anything. It’s using fastest dual-core chip Intel offers. A fat, fat graphics card. Eight gigs of RAM. It’s all in a machined aluminium chassis that’s only 0.88 inches thin. Razer’s made something different. They’ve taken a chance. And it just might be incredible.
· 2.8GHz Intel® Core™ i7 2640M Processor
· 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
· 17.3″ LED Backlit Display (1920×1080)
· 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)