Razer Introduces “World’s First Gaming Laptop”

Well this is weird. Razer has announced their thing that will prove that PC gaming isn’t dead, and it’s… a gaming laptop. Not just any gaming laptop, though — a $2,800 one. Here’s what you get for all that dough:

  • 2.8GHz Intel® Core™ i7 2640M Processor
  • 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
  • 17.3″ LED Backlit Display (1920×1080)
  • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce® GT 555M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
  • Built-in HD Webcam
  • Integrated 60Wh Battery
  • 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
  • Wireless Network 802.11 b/g/n Compatible
  • Battery: 6 hours idle, 2 1/2 if playing “hardcore” game.
  • 16.81″ (Width) x 10.9″ (Depth) x 0.88″ (Height); 6.97lbs (Weight)
In addition to that, you get ten dedicated gamer buttons, and the touchpad doubles as a touchscreen. But, still, $2,800? That’s a lot of money. I can’t even get financing for that much, because I’m poor. I have to admit, though, it’s a sleek piece of machinery, and it’s remarkably thin for something like this. Take a closer look in this video:

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14 Comments on Razer Introduces “World’s First Gaming Laptop”

Brice

On August 26, 2011 at 11:22 am

Wow…..was this there big world changing announcement?

I have a better laptop than that, that I payed less money for….

LTenhet

On August 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

…Way to perpetuate the stereotype you need to spend over a thousand bucks for a gaming machine Razer! Give the Trolls Fuel!

Red Menace

On August 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

PC gamers can let out a collective sigh of relief. Razer has done it, they’ve single-handedly saved PC gaming from consoles! Sure, it cost $2,800 dollars and sure, consoles only cost like $300-$400, but this will change everything! I’m sure of it!

Steve

On August 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Wow. Razer really is trying to be Apple’s protege these days.

JosephPS3

On August 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Lets see how far $2800 will take you if you go the console route:

1) PS3/Xbox x 2- So you and your friend can go online and play co-op etc. Cost $250×2=$500

2) Extra Controllers & Peripherals- Lets put $200

3) Remaining cash left for games: $2100! If each game cost $60, that’s 35 titles. If you buy 7 titles a year you’re guaranteed to get almost every AAA title. You will have enough money to buy every AAA that comes out (7/year) for the next 5 years!

Hmmm that Vs 1 laptop with no games….jeez its pretty hard to decide…NOT!

drsgfire

On August 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I want to like this so badly. Being an apple fan, especially of their Macbook pro line, I can appreciate the way they put this laptop together. I don’t think what they have done is any different from hardware specs today go, but what I do see is innovation in its delivery and usability. I would love to give one a try for about a month to truly get a feel for how well it does for gaming with different genres. I really like the multi-touch display. That would definitely make some games much easier and more enjoyable. The layout of the keyboard and track pad alone make much more sense for a gamer. I don’t know how well it would do on fps games, but I’m sure eveyone that buys a razorblade would have a nice razor mouse too :)

zach

On August 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm

So this is what the razer switchblade became… Nice but to expensive

Darkraidor

On August 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm

$1500 and then it’d be fine.
lol @ redmenace

Martie

On August 27, 2011 at 1:09 am

That thing looks like a Mac Book on steroids. I have an Alienware M14x thats half the price of that with comparable specs. The hard drive size, unless it was solid state, is kinda weak and 17″ isn’t all that portable. Other than that its a sweet lookin laptop. If only I had 2.8k lying around….

SupremeAllah

On August 27, 2011 at 2:50 am

It is still a laptop. It has interesting features but put all that in desktop form, and you’d save a grand or more.

Shock2k11

On August 27, 2011 at 9:21 am

Shame on you Razer I was expecting a Virtual Reality set for a PC not something this lame -_-

Phil Owen

On August 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm

@SupremeAllah

More like two grand. I build a tower a little better than that last week for $850.

Computica

On November 19, 2011 at 11:56 am

My XPS 16 works just fine. At that price I’d rather build a tower.

ScrewTheConsole

On December 8, 2011 at 3:28 am

Wow but gaming isn’t designed for laptops end of… Just PC’s!