Razer Announces Second ‘Blade’ Gaming Laptop
Earlier this afternoon at PAX Prime, Razer Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan announced the company’s newest product at their keynote, the second iteration of the Razer Blade gaming laptop. It promises maximum power and portability through “extreme performance, ultra-portable form factor, and all new features and applications.”
The second generation Blade takes the mobile performance Razer made possible with the original Blade, increased it significantly, and somehow made it work in a thinner all-aluminum chassis. The new Blade, at its core, contains an Intel Quadcore i7, a Geforce GTX 660M, and 8GB of memory (1600mhz DDR3 ram).
In addition to the new insides, the Blade features a fancy new user layout that adds not only macro buttons for customization of commands in-game, but physically adapts based on the game you’re playing. The secret behind it all is the fact that these buttons aren’t… well, buttons. They’re miniature projection screens that change based on whether you’re playing Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: GO, or any game that supports the custom UI. These buttons can map equipment in Firefall, classes in Team Fortress 2, and weapons in CS: GO, for example.
More interested geeks can check out the hardcore specs over on the Razer site.
The laptop will run you $2,499.99, a few buckaroos less than the list price for the initial blade, which was $2,799.99. It’s pricey, for sure, but it’s a laptop with a whole lot of punch. And seeing that it weighs in at only 6.6 pounds and 0.88 inches in thickness, that’s no small feat to accomplish for a respectable price.