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.
Today Razer announced a 14-inch version of the Razer Blade. Known simply as the Razer Blade (yea, we don’t get these new-age naming conventions either), the small gaming laptop is incredibly svelte being thinner than a standing dime. Measuring .66 inches tall, Razer boasts that it is the world’s thinnest gaming laptop and that it is actually skinnier than the fattest part of a MacBook Air.
Gaming laptops tend to push garish, over-the-top designs these days; the second-generation Razer Blade throws these clichéd conventions out the window. The result is a 16.8x10.9x.88-inch minimalist laptop that resembles a large matte-black MacBook Pro. This doesn't mean the Blade looks plain, however. Its alluring green LEDs coupled with its slick LCD trackpad give this Blade a killer edge.
Note: This review was taken from the Holiday issue of the magazine.
October was a scary busy month for Tech (Halloween pun totally intended). Manning and "womening" episode 191 of the No BS podcast are Editor Josh Norem, Editor-in-Chief Katherine Stevenson, Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang, and Deputy Editor Gordon Mah Ung. This time around the crew tackles a wide variety of topics that include:
First things first -- a disclaimer. We are in no way affiliated with Razer or its latest sweepstakes, so if something goes awry, don't shoot the messenger. Savvy? Cool, because we definitely wanted to share that Razer's giving away a custom designed Razer Blade laptop decked out in Star Wars: The Old Republic trim. On the inside, it's like every other Razer Blade, but on the outside, it's completely different.
Razer Blade looks sharp and cuts deep (into your pocket book)
The saying, "You get what you pay for" gets tossed around a lot, but sometimes this proverb doesn't always ring true. At $2,500, the new 17.3" Razer Blade gaming laptop certainly is expensive, but is it worth it?
PC gamers wishing for a Razer Blade gaming laptop underneath the ol’ tree this Christmas got some news that tastes like charcoal a couple of days ago; the company’s foray into personal computing is getting pushed back until January. It’s a sudden abrupt-face from Razer’s position a couple of weeks ago, when CEO Min-Liang Tan said that systems were expected to ship before the holidays. But hey, you’ll be getting some extra features in exchange for your patience.
Usually, shaving accessories are generally regarded as a cop-out last-resort gift for the guys on your holiday shopping list. Disposable Bics still suck as presents, but the new $2,800 high-end laptop Razer’s putting out is decidedly cooler – and even though it hasn’t been released yet, you might just be able to find one under your Christmas tree this year. And hey, Razer managed to pull a Santa and hide a secret upgrade gift inside the Razer, too.
Remember that whole “PC Gaming is not dead” ad campaign Razer launched leading up to PAX back in August? The company kept us guessing about just what the hell they were talking about for a couple of days, then pulled back the curtain and revealed… the Razer Blade gaming laptop. Unfortunately, some sticky-fingered gamer couldn’t wait the month or two to pick up the notebook for himself; Razer reports that a thief has stolen two Razer Blade R&D prototypes from the company’s San Francisco lab.
When Razer launched their pcgamingisnotdead.com teaser site last weekend, I assumed it was going to be about some new high-end peripheral--the kind of thing the company's famous for. When they went a step further, and took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal I started to think this must be something more. You don't normally see that kind of promotion for just another mouse or keyboard, and besides, as Maximum PC's peripheral reviewer, I probably would have heard about something like that in advance.
Then, on Tuesday, I got a chance to see Razer's new product. And while I'm not sure it'll be the sole savior of PC gaming, it is something pretty unexpected. Meet the Blade, the first gaming laptop from Razer. This isn't just another gaming notebook, though--read on to find out why.