Razer Blade laptop sells out of first wave of units

The Razer Blade is apparently a big hit, even with its high $2,799 price. The gaming PC-themed laptop, which was first announced last August, has now sold out of its first wave of units, according to a post on the company's Facebook page. Razer didn't give a specific number of how many of the Razer Blade notebooks were sold.

For those people who didn't get a chance to purchase the first versions of the laptop, Razer's message states:

Rest assured that we’re working hard to meet the demand and get them back in stock by mid February. We will update you again once our next batch is finished and we are doing all that we can to keep up with the demand.

Just to recap, the Razer Blade is a a 17 inch notebook but weights just under 7 pounds and is only .86 inches thick. It comes with a small LCD placed next to the keyboard that can display things like in-game information, or can be used as a second small monitor to watch YouTube videos or surf the net while you play games on the main screen. It also has 10 special keys above the LCD screen that can change depending on which game is being played on the Razer.

Inside it has a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 2640M processor, 8 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics chip with 2 GB of video memory, a HD web cam built into the case, a 256 GB SSD, two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, and an HDMI port.

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I like how they say "The world's first true gaming laptop." What the funk?

Alienware, hello?

and almost every laptop these days with a discrete GPU is a gaming laptop.

I like some of the ideas here. Not so much for gaming, but it could be a very productive laptop with the soft keys and everything. Being able to run an app on the touchpad to replace a numpad when necessary. There are some very smart design decisions here. It's a shame it's so expensive.

Aluminum is not durable material, sure Macbooks look nice but it wont survive when dropped, I am impressed with the Razer Blade, I hope they dont take the same route Voodoo did and sold out to HP Who is HP kidding with the Envy? It looks like a rebranded DV.

I am reading a lot of negative posts ... but it seems they are selling so SOMEONE out there is willing to cough up almost 3 grand for it...

@the stark i dont see prices in those pages and i guess you have to upgraded the components in those laptops will probably come close or even more and the msi one its ugly except for the keyboard, the keyboard its awesome

@arceles overclocking = heat in a laptop and less battery life so yeah and what kind of laptop you have that with 600 euros you come close to this razer??

@wombat its a gaming laptop not just for fps, probably in a mmorpg the second screen comes in handy to look up quest and stuff

i dont like mac but for me simple its better so this laptop to me looks good, some people like simplicity. price wise a little over priced

Sofaires said,

@arceles overclocking = heat in a laptop and less battery life so yeah and what kind of laptop you have that with 600 euros you come close to this razer??

My battery last 4.5 hours on normal mode, gamming mode at best 1 hour, no heat since this laptop was actually very well designed. DV6-6110sg.

Non-Active-Account said,
Video card is trash for that price tag.

well people would prefer to trade some graphics beef for a smaller chassis and a much more spectacular battery life... u can't expect to have everything

CronicHazel said,

well people would prefer to trade some graphics beef for a smaller chassis and a much more spectacular battery life... u can't expect to have everything

Battery life does not matter, and is never an equation when it comes to gaming laptops. Even if this was to game at full settings you maybe get 15 of batterylife. It's more or less what they call a desktop replacement.

CronicHazel said,

well people would prefer to trade some graphics beef for a smaller chassis and a much more spectacular battery life... u can't expect to have everything

For over $2,500 yes I can.

Non-Active-Account said,

For over $2,500 yes I can.

Haha, okay, then you have your alternative to this product. =)

Battery life does not matter, and is never an equation when it comes to gaming laptops. Even if this was to game at full settings you maybe get 15 of batterylife. It's more or less what they call a desktop replacement.

Yeah I understand that, but this product tries to make that compromise, and its what it is advertised as. It might make the cut, it might not.

CronicHazel said,

well people would prefer to trade some graphics beef for a smaller chassis and a much more spectacular battery life... u can't expect to have everything

Well my Sager NP8130 is 50% cheaper with much better graphic card. O wait and it's a 15.6 incher.

The Laughing Man said,

Battery life does not matter, and is never an equation when it comes to gaming laptops. Even if this was to game at full settings you maybe get 15 of batterylife. It's more or less what they call a desktop replacement.

LOL! 2 things that will never fit into one sentence, battery life and gaming. Just...a big no no.

My laptop with overclocked processor and gpu surpasses that other laptop... I say, 600 euro vs 2799 dollars doesn't compare...

that thing is stupid... When I am playing a game, I am not gonna want to look down on my keyboard cause I will die or miss something. the people who sit around for hours waiting for a raid usually have a second monitor they can use to watch youtube videos. or a phone in their pocket that can do the same thing....

This is a novelty item and I bet they didn't have that many units. The collectors already got their and the product will fail eventually.

S00N3R FR3AK said,
The concept is cool but I rather pay a lot less for one of the new alienware console sized desktops and a really nice screen.

And you would carry this around with you? Somehow i think that'd become cumbersome after a while.

Twisp said,

And you would carry this around with you? Somehow i think that'd become cumbersome after a while.

Yeah because you never know when you have to OMG GAME NAO!

max22 said,
How many did they have ? It is so ugly.

You must be kidding or have a huge lack of taste. May I ask you what do you consider as a nice looking laptop, because this is one of the finest looking laptop I've seen.

mr1nv1s1ble said,

You must be kidding or have a huge lack of taste. May I ask you what do you consider as a nice looking laptop, because this is one of the finest looking laptop I've seen.

I personally think it looks horrible too, and many people do. It looks like a slightly less refined black MacBook with green accents. And those green accents just look really cheap.

Also, it's an incredibly expensive laptop with very (very) mediocre performance. It's just not a good deal in any way.

mr1nv1s1ble said,

You must be kidding or have a huge lack of taste. May I ask you what do you consider as a nice looking laptop, because this is one of the finest looking laptop I've seen.

He probably thinks a Macbook is a nice looking laptop!

I must say I quite like the Razer, might have to get me one of these...

max22 said,
How many did they have ? It is so ugly.

I like it,it's better than most Windows based PC out there!

Raa said,

He probably thinks a Macbook is a nice looking laptop!

It is!

mr1nv1s1ble said,

You must be kidding or have a huge lack of taste. May I ask you what do you consider as a nice looking laptop, because this is one of the finest looking laptop I've seen.

with the very distasteful green-lit tribal branding on the outside and that ghastly "touch" thing on the right? no, it is fugly... without these it would make a nice laptop

Morden said,

with the very distasteful green-lit tribal branding on the outside and that ghastly "touch" thing on the right? no, it is fugly... without these it would make a nice laptop

Your face is fugly. This is a pretty sleek looking machine.

Ambroos said,

I personally think it looks horrible too, and many people do. It looks like a slightly less refined black MacBook with green accents. And those green accents just look really cheap.

Also, it's an incredibly expensive laptop with very (very) mediocre performance. It's just not a good deal in any way.

I wouldnt pay the price for the specs but its specs are not that bad just more 600 pound range ($1000-1200)

Arthax said,
Your face is fugly. This is a pretty sleek looking machine.

wow, so you like neons on cars' underside and racing stripe paintings too?

Morden said,

with the very distasteful green-lit tribal branding on the outside and that ghastly "touch" thing on the right? no, it is fugly... without these it would make a nice laptop

Regardless of aesthetics, it pretty overpriced. I really don't see how this would cost more than $1700 at the most with the specs it has. But of course, you are paying a premium for the brand and that custom touchscreen + buttons for dota/lol gaming. Besides, I would rather see Razer make the touchscreen + buttons as a usb accessory to plug into any pc rather than integrate it into the laptop itself because of the amount of space it takes on the keyboard area.