The ultra thin gaming laptop from Razer is entering the big time with a major power increase to almost all components.
Razer certainly pulled no punches when they claimed that the original Razer Blade was the first ever gaming laptop, their reasoning was of course that current mobile gaming machines were merely desktop replacements and were hardly portable. The gaming community however, were quick to point out that Razer’s machine sacrificed performance and at a price of $2,500, the Blade was hardly worth a purchase.
Fast forward to September 2012 and the New Razer Blade is still $2,500 but has some beefy new components to better justify the big price point.
The all new Blade will be packed with an Nvidia GTX 660m, 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory, 500GB 7200RPM HDD primary storage memory and 64GB SATA III SSD with NVELO Dataplex Software, plus an unnamed third-generation Intel Quad-core processor.
With great power comes great.. er heat, which is why Razer have developed their own custom cooling technology, which basically consists of lowering the heat sink pipe to increase air flow.
Unfortunately if you live outside of North America then getting your hands on the Blade will prove difficult, Razer’s sexy piece of hardware is still only being sold in the USA and Canada.