Razer Blade: portable gamer computer with SwitchBlade
August 30th, 2011 - 09:23 am ET by D. T.
The Razer brand has launched a laptop computer especially designed for gaming: the Blade.
Benefitting from an aluminium shell that is only 2.24 centimetres thick, weighing 3.16 kilograms and with the brands black and green colour scheme, this 17.3 inch laptop computer is powered by a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-2640M processor paired with 8 GB of DDR3 memory.
It comes with an nVIDIA GeForce GT 555M video card with 2GB of dedicated memory to power the rear-lit LED LCD screen which has a resolution of 1 920 x 1 080 pixels. A HDMI output is also present to display content on an external screen.
The laptop comes with a Gigabit Ethernet port, 802.11n wireless network module, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, a USB 3.0 port, a 320GB 7200 rpm hard drive, HD webcam and internal microphone.
It should be noted that there is a rear-lit chiclet keyboard and zone named Switchblade which has ten customisable keys and a tactile screen which can also be used as either an 800 x 480 pixel colour screen or tactile keypad.
The Razer Blade laptop computer (click to enlarge)
Planned for release in the fourth quarter of 2011, the Razer Blade laptop computer will cost, wait for it, 2 800 dollars! It goes without saying that it will be reserved to gamers who have a large bank account.