Razer unveils the Razer Blade at PAX
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Razer unveiled what they are hailing as “the first true gaming laptop” at PAX yesterday, and at first glance it does look pretty awesome, the device has been built in partnership with Intel.
The Blade features an all aluminium chassis weighing in at 6.97lbs and only 0.88 inches thick and a 17 inch LED backlit 1080p screen, Switchblade User Interface – Razer’s 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.
- 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)
- USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports
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.
“To truly co-develop a gaming laptop of this caliber with a company like Razer is quite a remarkable feat, said Mooly Eden, VP and General Manager of the PC Client Group, Intel. Bringing together our engineering forces and utilizing our fast Intel® Core i7 processor, the Razer Blade delivers top-class gaming performance in a very portable form factor.”
The device is due late 2011 at a MRSP US$2799.99