Submitted by Nineball2112 1017d ago | review

A tale of two gaming laptops: The x17 vs. the Blade Mk2 | ARS

ARS: Razer's Blade gaming laptop is nothing if not unique. The first version of the attractive-but-expensive laptop launched at a whopping $2,800 and wasn't the fastest laptop on the block. It tried to make up for it with a stylish design and unique touchscreen-turned-trackpad with configurable buttons.

To help see where the Blade falls in context, we'll be comparing its looks, its build quality, and its performance to a more conventional gaming laptop—Digital Storm was kind enough to send us one of their x17 gaming laptops for comparison. (PC, Tech) -

jetpacksheep  +   1017d ago
The blade is such a nice machine but sooo expensive.
Coach_McGuirk  +   1016d ago
i cringe every time i hear someone utter "gaming laptop"
hellvaguy  +   1016d ago
I been gaming on laptops for over 5 years now. The experience is far superior in most aspects to me. I can take it on the go or to work. Most importantly, I get a sore back easily from sitting in desk chairs so with a gaming laptop I can lie in my recliner chair.

I have a Sager notebook that allows you to upgrade any component almost as easily as a desktop. (Sager/Clevo is the only notebook I know of which allows you to do that. I tried replacing graphics cards and wireless cards on ASUS, and they wont let you do any of that).

To me, I cringe whenever I hear someone say desktop pc.
#2.1 (Edited 1016d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Coach_McGuirk  +   1016d ago
I didn't mean to offend anyone, so I apologize for that. I'm just used to people asking me to advise them on a good gaming laptop, then they'll tell me their budget is $1000..
I'm fully aware of Sager laptops and their quality. If I were to need a good laptop, I'd definitely go for them. What makes you cringe about a desktop pc though? The fact that you can game on them for about $1000 less than a laptop with equal performance?
#2.1.1 (Edited 1016d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
hellvaguy  +   1016d ago
No need to apologize. Just different opinions floating around.

Your always gunna pay more for laptops vs what you'd get in a desktop which has no size or heat restrictions to hold them back. You can find real good deals on ASUS gaming laptops priced under $1,000 from www.newegg.com, especially if you look under the refurbished section.

Whenever I spec out a desktop, I can never keep it under $2,000 with the monitor. I just like higher parts and get greedy, hehe. But obviously that's a gaming monster in that range. I've resisted pushing the buy it now button for the past few years, because I mainly play online mmo's that don't utilitize all that power.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

PDP AG7 True Wireless Headset for Xbox One - Hardware Review

1h ago - Chalgyr's Game Room writes: PDP has been on a roll these last few years as they have been cons... | Xbox One

Heroes of Albion: Flash

1h ago - Do you like lightning? How about chestless shirts and insane hair? Check out the most recently an... | PC

Top 5 Movies To See This Month

Now - The month of September has Johnny Depp portraying an enraged criminal, a group of climbers trying to make it home safely, and the return of the sur... | Promoted post

10 Scary PS4 Games to play this Halloween

1h ago - PS4 Home: "With the PS4 having the best selection of horror games as an 8th gen console, Hallowee... | PS4

Top 10 Best-Selling Nintendo DS Games

1h ago - VGChartz's William D'Angelo: "It has been exactly one month since we took a look at the top 10 be... | Nintendo DS

hocus.: Walkthrough Guide and Solutions

1h ago - AppUnwrapper writes: "This is a complete step-by-step walkthrough with answers and solutions for... | iPhone