New 14-inch Razer Blade Comes with Highest Resolution Display

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PCWolf

Will this Laptop come with a supply of Screen Wipes so you can clean your finger prints off it after touching it?

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LatiosXT

All those pixels that a GPU can't handle...

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PCWolf

My thoughts exactly.

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devin3627

rich boy's toy.

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TheMissingPiece

Ah, Nvidia's work on the 800Ms is already coming to fruition. Can't wait for the benchies on this, both at 1080p and 1800p. Can't see it doing well at 1800p though, but considering the 860M is on par with a 750 Ti, and the 14" Blade is using a 870M, it could be somewhat possible.

I guess could see this being popular with gamers, CAD/3D modeling developers (is that the correct term?) and the few graphic designers (like video editing and heavy photoshop guess?) that aren't using Macs. That screen real estate and hardware horsepower would be invaluable for those situations.

Can't say I like the price though, but considering what you get it's not bad, I guess... I'm guessing a 20% "innovation and marketing" markup. I certainly can't afford it, so I'm going to have to rely on the competition to bring something to the market. Gigabyte, maybe? I remember them releasing an "Ultrabook" that had a discrete GTX 760M, and Anand mentioned that Gigabyte would be releasing ultrabooks with 800Ms (although from the slides I saw, the Gigabyte "ultrabook" I saw featured an optical drive in the back of all places!).

I can't say how I'd like 3200x1800 on such a small sized screen, but I'm sure it can't hurt. Actually, I think it can. My eyes....

Also, is Razer boasting that 6 hour battery life on 1080p? I can't imagine that laptop running 6 hours on gaming at full resolution...

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Sean D Knight

Razer didn't offer specifics as to what kind of setup would be required in order for the running time to be six hours. My guess, probably not.

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azzazin5577

Still no Ethernet port...fail. For a gaming marketed laptop i just find it bad that they don't include an Ethernet port on there. Because playing on wi-fi is pretty bad and would be anyone's last resort for gaming. Who cares about the display, for 2k I want an Ethernet port on there, wi-fi is poo for gaming.

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pantsupanic

You can easily use a USB to ethernet adapter for the same task:

http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Ethernet-Adapter-Black/dp/B00ET4KHJ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394730876&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+to+ethernet

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LatiosXT

Wi-Fi is great for gaming, it just depends on your setup. If you're in an area of a lot of interference or can't get a good signal, then sure, Ethernet is better. Otherwise when it works, it works great. And it has little impact on speed and latency. In fact, radio waves in the air travel faster than electricity over a wire (look up velocity factor). But the propagation delay of either is insignificant compared to the processing time of the packet.

Also 802.11n is capable of up to 600Mbps. With 802.11ac, you're looking at 867Mbps up to 1.69Gbps. So already you're closing in or have surpassed gigabit Ethernet... And even then any network speed is faster than your internet speed, so it doesn't matter anyway.

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azzazin5577

Yeah I live in an area with a lot of interference. I have an AC wifi and it still won't go all the way to my room.

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MrHasselblad

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/32355-netgear-ex6200-ac1200-high-power-wifi-range-extender-reviewed

There are even very low cost versions of ways to get far extended range out of WiFi AC. But be cautious though, some will also void any warranty

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Mastercheese

do a site survey and change ur channel broadcast on ur router.

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MrHasselblad

ASUS ASUS RT-AC66U; not fast enough??

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AFDozerman

Ha. The third picture shows Wolfenstein. Imagine playing something like that on something like this.