Wednesday 18 April 2012

Hands-on the Razer Blade. Portability + Performance?

The Razer Blade is Razer's latest and first flagship gaming laptop featuring the latest Intel Core i7 and a Nvidia GeForce graphics processor, on an impressive 17.3 inch display, only 0.88 inches thin and weights at a mere 6.4lbs. Evidently, it aims to achieve the optimum portability while correctly balancing it with top-notch gaming performance.

Also, arguably it's most significant and distinct feature is its Switchblade User Interface, which functions in two modes: one mode that displays in-game information when a mouse is in use; and another mode that functions as an ultra-sensitive, multi-touch track-panel designed solely to accommodate portable  gaming experience.

Taken from their official website, it strives to be "the best gaming experience on-the-go with true portability, incredible performance, and all-new revolutionary user interface". Looking at its specs, it definitely sounds extremely portable though we would like to try its performance for ourselves. Unfortunately, we are unable to get hold of one yet, due do location (it's not available in Malaysia yet) and price factor. BTW, it sells at a whopping $2800 (or RM8400 in Malaysia).

Anyway, here's a short clip from Razer's CEO Min-Liang Tan himself playing Skyrim at its highest settings as he travels through the clouds 35,000 feet high.

"The Razer Blade's 0.88" thinness and 6.6 pounds means true gaming anytime, anywhere." 
-Min-Liang Tan, CEO, Creative Director of Razer
Do you agree? And if you could, are you willing to fork out that sum of money for the Razer Blade? For me, I'll just wait until it comes to Malaysia. (:

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