With both Intel’s Haswell and Nvidia’s new 700M-series components shrinking and sipping less power, the super-portable, 14-inch, gaming laptop revolution is about to begin. Leading the charge is Razer with its ultra-sleek new Razer Blade gaming notebook, which is a smaller take on the 17-inch version (since rebranded as Razer Blade Pro) we reviewed in our Holiday issue.
Most people know Razer as a player in the gaming peripheral market, or at least that's how the company's traditionally been viewed. However, Razer's been venturing past the point of peripherals and into actual gaming devices, including the Blade, which it claims is the world's thinnest gaming laptop. We were fairly impressed with last year's Blade, awarding it an 8/10 verdict in our formal review. While at E3, Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang had a chance to sit down with Razer CEO Min-Lian Tan to discuss its new Haswell-based Blade in detail.
Min-Liang Tan likes to think he builds a Macbook for the Windows gaming community.
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has a history of being somewhat outspoken, and in a recent interview with The Verge he didn’t pull any punches when it came to the fumbles of his competitors. "We don't think the PC is dying. Rather, what's killing the PC industry isn't the PC itself, but PC makers.” Tan claims his company’s two year old lineup of Blade laptops is a shining example of the types of innovative products HP and Dell aren’t producing.
Some lucky gamers in the U.K. received a massive discount on Razer peripherals.
Razer today issued a statement via email in regards to a leaked 90 percent off coupon code for its U.K. portal that went viral, resulting in thousands of orders being placed in the span of just a couple of hours. This wasn't an authorized or approved coupon code, but one that was generated by a third party in order to test the site's shopping cart. Even so, Razer said it will honor the discounted orders that were placed.
Pricing for the Core i5/i7-based Razer Edge will start at $1,000.
Gaming peripheral maker Razer today announced that its Razer Edge tablet will available for pre-order starting March 1, 2013 at precisely 12:01 AM Pacific. Purchased units will ship to consumers sometime in the same month, though Razer didn't announce an official launch date. Pricing for the Razer Edge starts at $1,000 for an Intel Core i5 dual-core (1.7GHz) foundation with 4GB of DDR3-1600 RAM and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE graphics.
StarCraft II themed peripherals from Razer are back once more.
If you missed out on your chance to pick up a StarCraft II-themed gaming mouse, keyboard, or headset, Razer's giving you another chance. The gaming peripheral maker today announced the re-launch of its StarCraft II peripheral lineup in anticipation of Blizzard's StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm expansion that's due to release on March 12, 2013. All three peripherals, now available, are geared for real-time strategy (RTS) games.
After discovering that Razer had brought along its Razer Edge tablet for gamers to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we knew had to infiltrate the company's suite at all costs and take a closer look. So, that's exactly what we did. The Razer Edge, if you missed our previous coverage, is the shipping name for what was previously known as Project Fiona. It's a high-end gaming tablet, notebook PC, and console all rolled into one.
The folks at Razer thought it would be groovy to blend a tablet, PC, and console into a single device, which was the idea behind Project Fiona introduced in January 2012 at the Consumer Electronics Show. Well, a full year has gone by, and Razer hasn't forgotten about that concept. Instead, Razer announced at this year's CES that Project Fiona is now the Razer Edge, which it intends to put into production and retail distribution in the coming months.
Once you go mechanical, you'll never go membrane again.
I like to think of myself as a keyboard enthusiast, though you're free to call me a typing snob if you wish. Either way, I view typing on a membrane keyboard a second-rate experience that pales in comparison to the sweet sensation (and, depending on the key switch, audible clicks) of a mechanical plank. So, I'm more than a little intrigued with Razer's Orbweaver mechanical gaming keypad.
Razer recognizes that mobile users are gamers too, and though there appears to be far less accessories available for gaming on the go, the category isn't being completely overlooked. Enter the Orochi Mobile Gaming Mouse, a dual-mode rodent that can communicate with your notebook via a wired connection or Bluetooth. Razer today announced a new version of the Orochi, one that brings an improved laser sensor and better battery life to the mobile scene.