Kotaku - When I see the term 'gaming laptop', the first word that comes to mind is 'performance'. And when I hear of a gaming laptop with a price tag of nearly $2,800, I imagine a system that can readily outperform any less expensive machine.
That's just the way I've traditionally evaluated a gaming system — I am paying for performance. Judging by the initial reaction to Razer's modestly-spec'ed Blade laptop, I'm not alone. While many members of the PC gaming crowd were intrigued by the Blade's unique design, more still pointed and laughed, wondering why anyone would spend so much money when a similarly-powered system could be had for half the price.