Razer Announces Blade Gaming Laptop, with Switchblade UI (Updated: Images)

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Razer has been working on expanding into the laptop market for awhile now. At CES in January they showed off a Switchblade prototype laptop that has an LED keyboard that changes based on the game being played.the new Razer Blade gaming laptop

Now, citing the bleak outlook of the PC industry (based on the fact that HP is getting out of the PC building business which seems like overreaction and marketing hype on the side of Razer) they have decided its time for them to enter the gaming laptop market with the Blade.

The Blade features a full aluminum chassis gaming laptop for portability, performance, and an all-new revolutionary user interface. 

The Razer Blade measures 0.88 inches thin, less than half that of current mobile gaming systems, and weighs only 6.97lbs, achieving a balance between portability and performance.

Developed in partnership with Intel, the Razer Blade features an Intel Core™ i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor.  The hardware was designed to run the most demanding games of today without sacrificing the laptop’s portable form factor.  The Razer Blade also does not compromise on screen size as it comes with an incredible LED-backlit high-definition 17” display.

The Razer Blade features the Switchblade User Interface which is an intuitive and interactive interface (on the right side of the unit). The interface is comprised of 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys for easier access of in-game commands, and an LCD capable of 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 panel designed for gaming on the go.

The pricetag for this wondrous piece of technology? $2,799.99 MSRP

Availability:
North America Q4 2011

Product Specifications:

  • 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 2640M Processor
  • 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
  • 17.3" LED Backlit Display (1920x1080)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with NVIDIA Optimus Technology
  • 2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
  • Built-in HD Webcam
  • Integrated 60Wh Battery
  • 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
  • Wireless Network 802.11 b/g/n Compatible
  • 16.81" (Width) x 10.9" (Depth) x 0.88" (Height); 6.97lbs (Weight)

For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com/blade

It certainly does look cool and the Switchblade UI is definitely interesting. As for the rest of the specs, those are all attainable in various other machines of varying design, size and weight from a range of manufacturers.

More screenshots will be posted shortly.

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