Razer reveals Blade PC gaming laptop

For the past several days the Razer gaming PC peripheral company has been teasing the public with a web site, PCGamingIsNotDead.com, with the promise of a major new product that it claimed would put PC gaming back on top. Today that product was finally unveiled and is a PC gaming laptop that the company is calling The Razer Blade. The laptop features a 17 inch back lit screen but weights just under 7 pounds and is only .86 inches thick.

The Razer Blade's has a full aluminum chassis. Inside you will find 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. It also has a HD web cam built into the case, a 320 GB hard drive, two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, and an HDMI port.

The new device will also be using a version of the Switchblade user interface which the company introduced when it announced its Switchblade portable PC concept device in January. The Razer Blade will have 10 special keys that can change depending on which game is being played on the Razer. it also comes with an LCD placed next to the keyboard. When used with a PC mouse, the LCD screen displays in-game information. You can see how the keys and the LCD screen works in the video below.

Razer will be showing off its Razer Blade laptop at PAX Prime in Seattle this week. The laptop is scheduled to launch later this year for $2,799.

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Wrong way around.
When even consumer cars are moving from Heads Down Dash-Boards to Heads Up Displays(HUDs), why is the computer world moving in the other way?

well i would rather have alienware. which have a cooler design. but gaming laptop? seriously, i thought it would be desktop, you know something like Origin PC. i wonder how many gamers would actually pay for a laptop, i mean real ones, when they can get a better desktop computer. i havent known any, but i guess there is business for anyone in this world.
too much for this computer, yeah touch bla bla, but how many people would use that? i mean gamers for the price of the computer. but oh well,

I've been waiting for this 'innovation' for a while, and I was actually expecting it to come from apple (screen inside of the trackpad). It looks great, and the whole razor laptop looks incredible, they have the aesthetics down to a tee.

I would buy that in a heartbeat if i had the money.

The internal specs might not be worth the price, but the chassis and workmanship make this thing stand out on its own.

This machine is really pretty thin for what it is packing inside.

My Lenovo W520 has better specs. than this (minus that touch-screen which is probably a $100 option) and it was half the price. Razer, your disgustingly overpriced, Made in China junk is really getting old!

vladmphoto said,
My Lenovo W520 has better specs. than this (minus that touch-screen which is probably a $100 option) and it was half the price. Razer, your disgustingly overpriced, Made in China junk is really getting old!

To each their own. I for one love Razer products. I have 7 mice and various trackpads through the years. This looks like an enthusiast product for an enthusiast crowd.

I am enthused

dotf said,

To each their own. I for one love Razer products. I have 7 mice and various trackpads through the years. This looks like an enthusiast product for an enthusiast crowd.

I am enthused

A deathadder is worth the £40, this is not worth $2800.

If you wanted to play games properly, you would be using a desktop anyway. Unless you want a quick game of Crysis on a trackpad in starbucks.

dotf said,

To each their own. I for one love Razer products. I have 7 mice and various trackpads through the years. This looks like an enthusiast product for an enthusiast crowd.

I am enthused

Out of interest have you had 7 different razer mouses through choice or because their cheap crap quality products keep braking? ive not got one friend whos razer product hasnt gone faulty.

Im still using a logitech mx518 thats 3 years old.... still going strong.

WarioTBH said,

Out of interest have you had 7 different razer mouses through choice or because their cheap crap quality products keep braking? ive not got one friend whos razer product hasnt gone faulty.

Im still using a logitech mx518 thats 3 years old.... still going strong.

Purely choice. Since the original Boomslang I've coveted each new model until the day I purchased them. I gifted my old ones to the less fortunate gamers in my friendship circle.

Luis Mazza said,
2800 for a dual core system?

Where did you get dual core from? lol. It is a quad core (octocore if you count the 4 virtual cores).

Caleo said,

i7 2640M is dual core.

Also, instead of a large SSD this thing has a small HDD. Freaking ridiculous.

Buying an SSD is a huge investment if you get a big one, so I'm glad they didn't make me invest in one I didn't want. I'll pick my own SSD to clone that drive onto.

Way too expensive, Graphics card should be a 560 gtx at least, and ram should be over 8 gb for that price. I expect this machine to flop. I would rather just configure a new Rig on origin pc for that price.

They should have switched the keys and the screen, you will be resting your hand on the screen if you are constantly using the keys during gaming.

I don't know why nobody has implemented that into the laptops yet, I mean... the screen touchpad... because it really looks sleek.

Arceles said,
I don't know why nobody has implemented that into the laptops yet, I mean... the screen touchpad... because it really looks sleek.

Because Apple hasn't done that, which they would call magical and revolutionary...

I'm just saying, a 17" macbook pro with an HDMI port and real windows drivers is probably worth the $2700 they're charging. That awesome keyboard thing is icing on the cake!

greenwizard88 said,
I'm just saying, a 17" macbook pro with an HDMI port and real windows drivers is probably worth the $2700 they're charging. That awesome keyboard thing is icing on the cake!

.................................................................... I say not a mack book pro, but other alternatives like the ones from Asus.

I just want the spare parts to come up so I can get the LCD keyboard part and do a custom thing on my PC with it.

Either that or make it into an optimum maixmus for 100 timess cheaper.

It really is beautiful....but you are NOT going to put PC gaming back on top with something that costs Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Nine Dollars. Especially when cutting edge gaming means that it will be outdated in 12 - 18 months and not upgradable.

Chasethebase said,
I see that bits from the Switchblade concept made it in.

Also $2800 is reasonable since it has that touch panel.

Personally, I was hoping to read "multi-touch" about the touchpad.

SpyderCanopus said,

Personally, I was hoping to read "multi-touch" about the touchpad.

If you go to the site it says that it is multi-touch.

1. Screw that site for resizing my browser (again).
2. $2800 for $1000 guts in a macbook body - it's slick, but no thanks.

3. Here's to hoping for a Razer Blade firesale.