I can't think of the last time I was blown away by a laptop. But this. The Razer Blade. It's 0.88 inches thin. Aluminum chassis. Inside? A 2.8GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 555M video card. And it's got Razer's touchscreen Switchblade built in. Oh, it's $2800.
Razer is best known as the maker of glossy, glossy high-end gaming gear. $150 mice. $50 mousepads. But with the Blade, they're putting their money where their balls are: They've designed and built—with the close collaboration of Intel and Nvidia—what could be the most exquisite gaming laptop ever, reviving the tradition of the dearly departed Voodoo PC.
Yes, it's 17 inches. Yes, it's nearly 7 goddamn pounds. Yes, it's $2800. But this is the first machine in a long time to not compromise on anything. It's using the fastest dual-core mobile chip Intel offers. A fat, fat graphics card. Eight gigs of RAM. 10 gaming keys. A multitouch screen. All in a machined aluminium chassis that's only 0.88 inches thick! So thin. And I mean, just look at it. Razer's made something different. They've taken a chance. And it just might be incredible.
· 2.8GHz Intel® Core™ i7 2640M Processor
· 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
· 17.3" LED Backlit Display (1920x1080)
· NVIDIA GeForce® GT 555M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology 2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
· Built-in HD Webcam
· Integrated 60Wh Battery
· 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
· Wireless Network 802.11 b/g/n Compatible
· 16.81" (Width) x 10.9" (Depth) x 0.88" (Height); 6.97lbs (Weight)