But are the fairly impressive specs worth the $2999 price point?
By Alex Walker on September 19, 2012 at 9:02 am
Peripheral manufacturer Razer yesterday used an event in Sydney’s Cockle Bay Wharf to announce the launch of their latest Razer Blade gaming laptop.
Described a little cheekily as the ‘world’s first gaming laptop’, the mice, keyboard and headset maker unveiled its unique take on portable gaming, featuring some impressive hardware and the unique Switchblade UI touch pad. The laptop includes an impressive Intel i7 3632QM, a 2GB Geforce GTX 660M, a 1920×1080 (17.3″) screen, 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 64GB SSD and 8GB (1600mhz) of DDR3 RAM.
While the specs are certainly enough to handle the current crop of games, it doesn’t come cheap. The $2999 asking price is on par with Apple’s most expensive offerings, but the inclusion of the 660M should be attractive for any portable gaming enthusiast.
The included matte finish and its slimline design (0.8 inches to be exact) might even convince some gamers to pass on the MacBook. Whether other hardcore gamers will be convinced to pay the not-so-insignificant premium for mobility remains to be seen – but as far as Razer’s concerned, it won’t be from a lack of trying.
The Razer Blade launches November 1 and will be available from the Razer Online store and select JB Hi-Fi stores around Australia. Click here for more information.