The Razer Blade, which claims to be the world’s first true gaming laptop, was unveiled last year. It retailed in North America in Q4 2011, and today, the company has brought the gaming machine to Singapore.
Min-Liang Tan, chief gamer and CEO of Razer, introduces the Razer Blade which boasts a 17.3-inch full high definition screen, measures 2.24cm thin and weighs 2.92kg. (It is a lot slimmer and lighter than most of the gaming laptops of similar screen sizes in the market to date). The Razer Blade is not just portable, but it also promises performance; it is powered by an Intel Core i7 2640m CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GT555m GPU which are sufficient to run most of the latest 3D games including Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, Battlefield 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3. Singapore will be the first country in Asia, outside of North America, to have the Razer Blade.
The gaming laptop has a sleek aluminum black finish, green back-lit LED keys and green-lit halo on the power button. One unique feature of the Razer Blade is the Switchblade User Interface (on the right of the keyboard) that allows you to bind an infinite number of commands, skills and macros to the 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys with custom icon overlays for the game you are playing.
While the Razer Blade looks to be a great portable gaming laptop, we wondered if there are many gamers who would bring their gaming laptop wherever they go, set it up and play their favorite game. Most of the gaming laptops today are designed to be desktop replacements, and to remain stationary on your table in your room than to be lugged around with due to their bulkiness. According to a Razer spokesperson, the company has done their research and surveyed online gamers with regards to this trend of mobile laptop gaming. But unfortunately, Razer is unable to share the figures and findings on that.
So you may be asking, how much is the Razer Blade? Well, the Razer Blade will retail at S$3,999.99 and is going to be available this Thursday, 14 June. Needless to say, that is more expensive than the other gaming laptops, and even the new Macbook Pros that were recently announced at WWDC. Not to mention, the Razer Blade will not be using the third generation Intel Core processors, but the second generation ones which the company said is sufficient to run the latest games. But if you want a out-of-this-world gaming laptop and don't mind paying such a high premium, check it out at Best Denki at Orchard Takashimaya (http://ap.razerzone.com).