With 127 entries in our second great Razer giveaway, it was always going to be a tough call to pick only five of the best. Many themes pervaded our contest: audio spam, weapon switching, complex WoW macros, and even a few of you placing calls to the significant other (or significant mother) to help you out with refreshments.
But now, after hours of arduous elimination, we’re finally ready to reveal the winners.
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.
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Ten days ago, we offered five of our handsome audience members the chance to walk away with a brand-spanking new Razer Anansi keyboard and a Razer Naga 2012 MMO mouse each – and now, we’re here to make good on that offer. With 125 spankingly excellent entries, it was difficult to narrow it down to just five, but narrow it down we did. Here, then, they are…
Welcome to the Friday Tech Roundup! Contained herein is a weekly dose of some of the best tech news from across the internet, rounded up for your edification and entertainment. Read on for all the details of when Apple’s new game controller patents, more details on the nVidia GeForce GTX 660, and Google’s plan to enter the ISP market with Google Fiber.
Razer have a lot of new gear for 2012, and they weren’t afraid to let the brutally elitist James Pinnell put it through its paces. Join us as we click, type, and bash away on the Naga, the Naga Hex, the Anansi, the BlackWidow, and Razer’s SWTOR product range. Which ones are valuable gaming aids, and which ones aren’t worth your time?
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