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.