Razer have announced the world’s first gaming laptop, the Razer Blade is set to launch in Australia.
The high-performance gaming hardware is destined for Australia. Australia will be one of the first countries in the world to experience this animal of revolutionary hardware outside of North America.
The next generation gaming laptop is set for release from November 1st at Pitt St Mall JB Hi-Fi Store (Sydney), Elizabeth Street Software JB Hi-Fi Store (Melbourne), JB Hi-Fi Online and Razerzone.com.
“We’ve been told (over and over) by our Aussie gaming fans that they feel that the Australian market lags behind in terms of the availability of new hardware and games,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer Group, “and I think that it’s bloody time to set a new precedence by making Australia one of the first countries globally to have the latest Razer equipment, and there is no better way than to start that off with the new Razer Blade.”
The new Razer Blade is only 0.88 inches thick, less than half the thickness of traditional gaming laptops of comparable performance. Combined with an ultra-slim power supply, the entire system weighs less than three kilograms, less than half the weight of other gaming laptops, making it the lowest profile, lightest gaming laptop of its class.
“The all-new Razer Blade is kick-ass powerful; it has extreme levels of performance and yet amazingly thin,” Tan continued. “The Blade features the next generation of Intel quad core processors combined with powerful NVIDIA® GTX class graphics chips and the fastest RAM available, resulting in a machine that is insanely powerful.”
The most striking and innovative feature of the Razer Blade remains its multi-award-winning Switchblade User Interface (UI). The unique integrated LCD display/multi-touch panel and 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys put commands and control functions within fingertip reach. The Switchblade UI features a growing list of applications designed specifically for gaming by Razer’s in-house software engineers as well as by Razer’s active community of users. These apps allow users to browse the web for in-game guides, watch online videos, stay connected within their social networks, and take advantage of an expanding list of dedicated gaming apps without ever having to leave a game.
Full specs on the Razer Blade can be found below:
- Intel Core i7 3632QM Quad Core Processor
- CPU: 2.2GHz (Base) / 3.2GHz (Turbo)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M with NVIDIA Optimus Technology
- 2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
- 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory
- 17.3-in. LED Backlit Display (1920×1080)
- Built-in HD Webcam
- Integrated 60Wh Battery
- 500GB 7200RPM HDD (Primary Storage)
- 64GB SATA III SSD with NVELO Dataplex Software (Cache Acceleration)
- Wireless Network 802.11 A/G/N + BT4.0
- 16.81″ (Width) x 10.9″ (Depth) x 0.88″ (Height); 2.99kg (Weight)
The Razer Blade is priced at AU$2,999.00 and is exclusively available through JB Hi-Fi store locations (listed above) and Razerzone.com. Find out more about the Razer Blade at http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade.