Today Razer announced the Blade laptop, a $2800 highly-designed machine that crams some neat tech into a thin and light form factor. Join Icrontic reporters in discussion about this controversial move.
Question is, Is this the best "razer" a man can get ;)
Pc Gaming is not dead - it's just extremely costy.
It's really not... If you can't afford a $2500 PC, the price of a great gaming PC, you probably shouldn't be buying games every 3-4 months. I can afford that and I'm a college student.
Where do you work?!?!?
I work in tech support at a company called Volt making $12 an hour. I'm also a freelance application developer, going to school for my BSCS.
Sorry bro, i bought a computer, worth 1.2k 1 year and a half ago. Now if i want to Play BF3 at a frame rate that's higher than 10 on low, i have to dish out 800 for a new one. My PS3 tho, costed me around 400 4 years ago and still lasts.
@siliticx That's the biggest load of rubbish I've read in some time. If a $1200 PC wouldn't be able to run BF3 on low then how to do expect your PS3 to run it, which is essentially a mid range PC from 2006 and WAY below what is even considered minimum these days. This of course is assuming you actually bought a PC for that price in the first place, which I somehow doubt. What did you do, get tricked by some sales assistant at PC world into buying some pre-build e-machines crap? Give us a list of the specs just so we know you're either lying or an idiot. Judging by your agrees It looks like the console gamers have found this article is lightning fast time!
Intel core 2 duo 30£ Geforce gtx 430 50£ DVD driver 10£ Samsung 250GB HDD 30£ Any decent power supply and motherboard 70£ Casing 10£-50£ depending on the materials Here you go you can build a gaming pc that run better than consoles and still cost around 200£ And sure other people have better setups for cheap.
A $2500 computer would be on the highest-end of the high-end spectrum. Nobody really buys computers that expensive. A typical gaming computer nowadays will run you roughly $600 and will do most games on high settings. To say PC gaming is expensive is like saying the PS3 has no games and the Xbox 360 red rings all the time.
I want it but there is no way I will pay 28 hundred for it. If they lower the price to say 10 hundred and my current laptop broke on me then I might consider it. I mean, Alienware is even cheaper than this...
you can get similar specs for much less with Alienware. Although I wouldn't condone either razer or alienware, Just sayin'
I condone alienware, their laptops perform better than similar machines with higher specs. Good cooling and good motherboards matter.
"for much less with Alienware." Now THATS something you never hear anyone say! Leave it to Razor though to go mental with the pricing.
100% rip off.you would be better off buying the msi gt780.
Ten hundred is 1000. And there's no way they'd charge $1000 for this.
Though i can agree this thing is nice i dont think its worth the 2800$. the current laptop i have is better and cost me about half of that. but its a nice start for a good company.
Under powered? That site is full of retards. Stay away from tech if you don't understand it. Look at how thick that laptop is and look at the specs.
the only thing thats considered under powered, and this is my opinion. is the CPU they should have stuck a quad in there then it may have justified its $2800 price tag but a dual core is just hold this thing back.
>size of laptop >power Nice try. For its price, it is highly underpowered. Very nice on the eyes though.
You definitely need to take the profile into consideration. Ignoring the size is foolish.
as a tech geek if i had the cash id buy it cause im geeky like that not much of a gamer but it would turn some heads
Even if you aren't tech savvy, you can have a friend build you one for MUCH cheaper than this. Or... ibuypower.com Just saying.
Not a laptop though. It's harder(IDK if even possible) to get all the laptop parts of your choice and put it all into a separate. Desktop though, yes. You can easily get someone to build you one or learn yourself(it would take about an hour or two researching on the internet if you don't know how).
Whoa whoa whoa... A 320 GB HDD?!? Seriously? Is this 2004?
so is this what it cost to be a PC gamer lololololol
I know right? I mean, just take your PS3 or 360 around and pull it out at the airport to play on your lap. PC gamers. Ridiculous. Hey you can play it for at least an hour.
And play it for 5 minutes before the battery dies or your scrotum turns into black pudding.
Yeah, lets just ignore those articles that crop up every month or so showing you can build a gaming PC for just over the price of a home console. It's like saying you need a top of the line Alienware PC just to play PC games, in other words a load of bollocks.
It's always been interesting to me that people would pay more for less, just because something is smaller. Same thing goes for the iPad, when for around the same price you can get a rather powerful laptop. However, if you have money to burn or you prefer form over function, go for it. Because honestly, it is a pretty sexy device. In general, I am more for performance rather than form when it comes to electronics.
This thing is 17".
I can see this thing getting a lot of hate from true PC gaming enthusiasts, but it looks perfect for me. I'm currently looking for a high-end laptop with a large screen and excellent build quality. My main use is for multimedia anyway, so being able to play some games on the side is a great bonus, and not my main attraction to this thing. Also, Razer is a rather exotic brand most people don't know, and this is their first laptop, so it'd be quite exclusive. Actually I'm convincing myself more and more writing this! Like I said, PC gaming enthusiasts can find much better for their buck, even on the laptop side (see Asus) but for me this thing looks perfect.
I can't see spending that much money on a device right now. But what I do appreciate is that innovative laptop designs will keep them legitimate. If people keep designing cool laptops, they will not become obsolete at the hands of devices like tablets. Also, this this is a BEAST compared to any tablet on the market. Currently, one of the reasons people buy tablets is because they are elitists. It's about time someone designs laptops for this demographic. I will probably watch this company, or even consider designing something like that. Which was kind of my intention for a while.
the g74 is faster and cheaper, this is a bad buy.
I imagine that this product is going to be another failed re-incarnation of the Razer Lycosa, which would malfunction every time the touch surface had fingerprints or dust on it. Also, did they not think about all the left-handed gamers out there? What are they supposed to do? Also, you can get an HP Envy 17 for about half the price, which has a quad-core i7 option, goes up to 16GB of ram and has a far superior Radeon 6850M. Epic failure written all over this machine.
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