Seattle – Razer, a
manufacturer of gaming peripherals, introduced its first laptop designed specifically for gamers.
The Razer Blade
aims to eliminate the notion that gaming laptops have to be super-heavy, bulky
computers. The Blade features a full aluminum chassis yet measures 0.88 inches
thin and weighs 6.97 pounds.
Features include a
2.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 memory, Nvidia GeForce
graphics, built-in HD webcam, integrated 60Wh battery, 320GB 7,200 rpm SATA hard disk drive, and an LED-backlit
17-inch HD display.
The laptop comes
with Razer’s SwitchBlade user interface, which was introduced at the 2011
International CES. It is comprised of 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys for
easier access of in-game commands, and an LCD capable of two modes – one mode
that displays in-game information when a mouse is in use, and another mode that
functions as a multi-touch panel, Razer said.
Suggested retail is
$2,799. Availability is scheduled for the fourth quarter.