Razer Blade gaming PC notebook delayed to January 2012

The Razer Blade PC gaming notebook was supposed to be out by the end of the year. Now Razer has announced that the high end notebook, first announced in August, will not make that previous release date. In a post on the company's Facebook page, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said that the decision to switch from a regular hard drive to an SSD for storage was the reason for the delay.

Tan states:

Because we managed to upgrade the HDD to an SSD at the eleventh hour, we were only able to secure quantities of the new SSDs to arrive at our manufacturing facilities at the last minute and as a result, we will not be able to fulfill our initial launch orders of the Razer Blade before the holidays. We expect to be able to ship our initial quantities of the Razer Blade only in mid to late January for our customers in North America. We will be doing everything humanly possible to bring this date forward if we can.

If you have already pre-ordered the Razer Blade you can go to the notebook's official web site and click on the "Notify Me" button. Razer will then be able to send information about when the notebook will ship when the time is ready. Tan also says that those who pre-ordered ordered the notebook will also get a coupon code for a free Blade Edition of their Razer Orochi gaming PC mouse. It will ship alongside the Razer Blade. Tan says, "These mobile gaming mice were custom designed for the Razer Blade with a matching matt black finish and a green LED."

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4 Comments

x-byte said,
So, now it will be even more expensive. Not really a smart move if you ask me.

Nope, they said for the same price you get a SSD instead of a HDD so it is infact a free upgrade!

Those who pre-ordered with a HDD will get the SSD upgrade for free; also I'd be surprised if they raised the price for an SSD version at the moment given the current market climate.

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