Best Buy becomes first U.S. retailer to sell Razer systems
Computer savvy users have little fear about shopping online, especially if doing so translates into a lower price, but there's something to be said for being able to try something out before you commit. If you happen to live close to a Best Buy (and/or are willing to make the trip), you may be able to sneak a peek at the Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop and Razer Blade tablet for gamers, as both are now available in approximately 100 Best Buy locations nationwide.
"Two years ago, Razer was known as a niche company that made the world’s best gaming peripherals," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "Today, we are leading the charge in tablet and laptop innovation with systems available at Best Buy stores across the country. This is truly a gratifying day for our company and for gamers and computer aficionados alike."
Best Buy is actually the first retailer in the U.S. to showcase Razer's systems, and it will be the only brick-and-mortar to carry the above mentioned items.
The Razer Blade runs $1,999 and includes a 14-inch display (1600x900), Intel Core i7 4702HQ processor, 8GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 765M graphics, 256GB solid state drive, Qualcomm Killer NIC (802.11n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0), built-in stereo speakers, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 1.4a output, 1.3MP webcam, Windows 8 64-bit, and a few other odds and ends.
As for the Razer Edge Pro, it costs $1,449 and includes a 10.1-inch display (1366x768), Intel Core i7 dual-core processor, 8GB of RAM, GeForce GT 640M LE GPU, 256GB SSD, a single USB 3.0 port, 2MP webcam, and Windows 8 64-bit.