Razer unveils new $2,800 gaming notebook

Got a spare $2,800 in loose change in your piggy bank or burning a hole in your pocket? Here's something to spend it on!
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer

Is PC gaming dead? Not according to Razer. And to prove just how committed it is to PC as a gaming platform it unveils a new $2,800 gaming notebook - the Razer Blade.

So, what do you get for $2,800?

  • 2.8GHz Intel CoreTM i7 2640M Processor
  • 8GB 1,333MHz DDR3 Memory
  • 17.3" LED Backlit Display (1,920x1,080)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with NVIDIA Optimus Technology
  • 2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
  • Built-in HD Webcam
  • Integrated 60Wh Battery
  • 320GB 7,200rpm SATA HDD
  • Wireless Network 802.11 b/g/n Compatible
  • Dimensions: 16.81" x 10.9" x 0.88"
  • Weight: 6.97 lbs

Another innovative feature of the Razer Blade is the 'Switchblade User Interface' which features an combo LCD screen/multitouch panel and 10 dynamic keys to the right of the keyboard.

Is there a market for a $2,800 gaming notebook? Probably, but how much of a market remains to be seen. I love PC gaming, but gaming on a notebook has always felt lacking - the power's not there, there's the heat and noise, and battery life sucks. On top of that, $2,800 is an awful lot to pay when a gaming PC can be picked up for a lot less and a new Xbox 360 will only set you back $200.

Interested? The Razer Blade will ship Q4 2011.

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