Razer Builds a Netbook Concept for Gamers on the Go

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Fecal Face

As long as this doesn't get too pricey.. I would get one.

Getting around the $350 range would be a bit of a stretch for me though. Something like $250 would be just right, but maybe I'm being too optimistic.

I was originally thinking they should have thrown something a bit more powerful in there than an Atom processor, perhaps whatever that nvidia GPU+CPU thing is that nvidia was doing, project denver I think it was called? Didn't AMD also do GPU+CPU?

Then again, how much horsepower do you really need for a 7" screen? I guess that would depend more on what the resolution would be on a 7" screen?

It would be awesome if you could set up wifi networks (ad-hoc? whatever) with these so you could play multiplayer. (I'm pretty sure W7 can do something like that?) So if you find someone else with one of these, or you have a bunch of friends over, you could have a makeshift LAN party using your wifi connections.

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Kethsar

Off topic, but I heard portal in the background of the video. That makes this an instant WIN!

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EricX2

The link for the picture gallery is going to the picture gallery logo, not that actual gallery.

 

http://www2.razerzone.com/asset/campaign/switchblade/images/gallery_button.jpg

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Paul_Lilly

Fixed the link, thanks for the heads up: http://www2.razerzone.com/switchblade/gallery

-Paul Lilly

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Ntldr

I am not really sure how this will do for gaming.  Unless they have made some major steps forward with the Atom and how much memory some of those little PCs can hold/utilize I think this is going to be a  major disappointment. 

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Havok

Throw an SSD in there, 4 gigs of DDR-3, ION 2, the best Atom there is, mix it all together and you'd be surprised with what it could do. Do you notice that WoW is on screen and not Crysis? Mobile gaming. Not necessarily best of the best, but Starcraft 2 or Source engine worthy. Believe it or not, you can get a good, relatively powerful netbook if you find a good base model and then soup it up.

Keyword being relatively.

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Ntldr

I did notice that World of Warcraft was on the screen and the keys were lit up but that could just be a photo and demo buttons.  I am still skeptical but I will see how it is, also I don't think many ppl will play WoW on that small of a screen. 

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Paul_Lilly

They're real buttons. You can check out Engadget's hands-on impression here, as well as Razer's promotional video below:

Cool stuff.

-Paul Lilly

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Ntldr

I am not saying they are not real keys but I want to see it run with someone actually putting their hands on it not just a video playing on the screen and the keys showing up.  Playing a video of the game and actually playing the game is different.  That video does make it look a bit more realistic in my mind and really makes me want to get my hands on one.  Also isn't the screen to small or am I missing where it says what the screen size is?  

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