Razer CEO: 'I don't hate on Windows 8'; is 'super disappointed' with Dell and HP

Earlier this week, Razer announced two new Windows 8 laptops; the 14-inch Blade and the 17-inch Blade Pro that will go on sale next week. Both notebooks are very thin and fairly light for their sizes but are packed with high end PC CPUs and GPUs. Earlier this year, the company released the Windows 8 Edge and Edge Pro tablets, again with high end hardware that is normally not found on touchscreen portable devices.

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan sounds like an executive who isn't afraid to launch products in what can be a tough industry. In a new interview on The Verge, he stated that the reason why they wanted to get into the PC hardware space in the first place was to make products that "that we want ourselves". Tan doesn't reveal just how many of Razer's previous Blade laptops or Edge tablets have been bought by the public, saying only, " ... we’ve sold quite a large number of them. We can’t keep them in stock."

He also takes the time to slam two of the biggest PC makers, Dell and HP, saying that he is "super disappointed" with how they have treated the industry. He says, "HP’s doing a horrible job with it. Dell’s doing a horrible job with it. They just don’t want to do anything with the PC anymore."

And what about Windows 8, which some analysts claim has not helped the PC industry? Tan states:

I’ve heard a lot of hate on Windows 8 by gamers. I think it’s OK. I don’t hate on Windows 8. Once you get used to it, it’s fine. The only thing I missed was the start button and now they’re bringing it back. And, I don’t know if it’s in 8.1, but the ability to boot right straight to the desktop (Editor's note: Yes, that's in there too) — those are the two things I wanted. If they put the start button back and let me boot straight to the desktop, I’m OK. You know the rest of it is just OK, but it is better than 7.

Tan also says that there are no plans to launch new laptops with touchscreens, stating they will add that feature in future notebooks "when it’s relevant"

Source: The Verge | Image via Min-Liang Tan

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