Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Hands-On (Video)

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Ninjawithagun

Waaaayyyyyyyyy overpriced and underpowered. This laptop should cost no more than $2000...NUFF SAID!

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dakishimesan

With Macs, what you were really paying a premium for is the build quality; so if the razor blade has that kind of premium build, there are some customers out there who might justifiably pay the premium.

But I have to say that, in comparison, the retina MacBook Pro which is 2 pounds lighter, has seven hour battery life, 256gb SSD, geforce 650m (only downgrade), and the same processor is a better deal at $2199.

15-inch: 2.3 GHz Retina display
2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
256GB flash storage 500mb/s read/ 475 write
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (7 hours)
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$2,199.00

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Nimrod

LMFAO no you are not paying for build quality. It is a special tax just for being stupid.

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bobthegoat2001

A couple other downgrades you forgot to mention is the screen size (15" vs 17") and the mouse screen. Just sayin'.

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ness64

Yeah, but it's a Mac with OSX.

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prince_david

So pay another hundred bucks for Windows to dual boot and it's still less than this and of a higher build quality.

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HeartBurnKid

I really, desperately want to like the Blade. I love the styling, and I love that special trackpad. And if money were no object, I'd own one. But unfortunately, money is an object, and even if I could afford it, there's far more bang to be had for the buck elsewhere.

Still, I guess I should be glad that somebody's at least trying to do something different in the laptop space.

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djhicks1

The ad before the video wasn't skippable and too long to wait through.

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Nimrod

Ad Block Plus. The only site that still has ads in front of the video is Hulu. Theres no fucking way in hell i would ever sit thru a dumb fuck video commercial on the mother fucking internet.

Ad Block Plus

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Pyrophorics05

Between tech used and software/drives, Razer has made some of the worst products in my experience. Maybe building their own machine will allow their own devices to work flawlessly, however I would never trust that amount of money with this company.

Stick with their mouse pads.

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Crosswind

Do they make a left-handed version of this, lol ;)

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CaptainDoug

Wh=work hour not watt hour.

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zulfy26

Sorry no: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt-hour

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RaptorJohnson

I'm curious how well these will sell. It seems like the high end PC gaming customer is pretty well informed about how much hardware should cost.
The people who are willing to spend premiums on their computers without premium performance already have bought Macs.
This seems like a PC that comes with the "Mac Tax" but not the "I've just bought a new apple product and now feel better about myself" thing that makes people camp out in front of stores for yearly incremental upgrades.

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tekknyne

LOL well said. You get what you pay for except in post mortgage-crisis, post oil-futures fail sauce USA, where companies try to charge what they want and if the market isn't aware, snowball people and call it "good business" or "maximizing shareholder value" aka fucking people.

Fortunately for us Razer is hardly the only player in town. Supply-side sounds nice except when people go " $2500? HAH" and move on.

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TommM

The term "gaming laptop" is an oxymoron.

Unless you are one of those that has more money than sense, paying that much money to play games on a laptop is just plain dumb.

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prince_david

I've been happy to have a portable gaming laptop for over 4 years now, still runs what I need it to run, and I can take it with me on the road. If you are a person who enjoys games but travels a lot, it's very valuable.

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tekknyne

+1 for this.

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Electrik

You can build a helluva desktop for that much money...in fact, I just did.

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TheMissingPiece

Hey, good job with putting up videos, Jimmy! Look forward to similar posts in the future. It's nice to see the website post videos again.

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jimmthang

Thanks, TheMissingPiece! :)

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