Razer gave the finger to focus groups and bean counters calling for cheap, bland computer accessories and built a product line of stuff they’d want to use for PC gaming, and they were successful despite the much higher price point and niche market. Now they’re attempting the same in the laptop computer market with the Razer Blade, a gaming laptop using Intel’s fastest dual-core mobile chip and a decent graphics card. More importantly, it has ten pre-programmed LCD keys which change based on the game you’re playing and an LCD trackpad which can be used as a mouse or as a customized display for videos, chats, etc. The trackpad is located on the right side instead of the bottom center, so it’s more convenient for right-handed people (and sucks for the one out of eight who are lefties).
More pictures and a video are after the jump, and here are some specs:
- Only 0.88″ thick; 16.81″ (Width) x 10.9″ (Depth); weighs about 7 pounds
- 2.8GHz Intel® CoreTM i7 2640M Processor
- 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
- Will totally get you dates when sexy people walk by and see your level 85 Paladin in WoW Cataclysm
- NVIDIA GeForce® GT 555M with NVIDIA® OptimusTM Technology
- 2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
- Capable of awakening the gazebo
- 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD [Not solid state? Why?]
- Integrated 60Wh Battery
- Integrated drink holder for Mountain Dew Code Red [fingers crossed]
- 17.3″ LED Backlit Display (1920×1080) with HD webcam
- Wireless Network 802.11 b/g/n Compatible
- Impervious to Cheetos dust (we assume)
Nice. The downside? It’s $2,800. That’s an expensive WoW addiction. I just got an 1.2 GHz HP Touchpad for $99. I could get 28 of them for the price of one Razer Blade. Oh man, 28 simultaneous games of Angry Birds, here I come.