Razer builds a $2800 gaming laptop

Razer has debuted a $2800 gaming laptop. Aptly dubbed “Razer Blade,” the system measures 0.88 inches thin, weighs 6.97lbs and features 10 adaptive tactile keys for in-game commands.

Razer Blade also boasts an Intel Core i7 processor, high-performance Nvidia GeForce graphics and an LED-backlit high-definition 17″ display. 

A second, smaller tactile display (next to the keyboard) is capable of operating in two modes: one that renders in-game information when a mouse is in use; and another mode which functions as an ultra-sensitive, multi-touch panel.

“The Razer Blade was designed to give gamers a laptop they could truly use on the go,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Creative Director, Razer.

“Its sleek, lightweight aluminum construction makes it the thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop available today.”

Additional specs include:

  • 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 2640M processor
  • 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 memory
  • 17.3″ LED backlit display (1920×1080)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with Optimus tech & 2GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory
  • Built-in HD webcam
  • Integrated 60Wh battery
  • 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
  • Wireless Network 802.11 b/g/n
  • Ethernet jack
  • One USB 3.0 port
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • 3.5mm headphone and mic combo jack.
  • 16.81″ (Width) x 10.9″ (Depth) x 0.88″ (Height); 6.97lbs (Weight)


Razer Blade will be available in North America during Q4 2011.