Razer's Big Announcement is a Gaming Laptop With a Twist

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 26 August 2011 15:24

Razer's Gaming Laptop

We've all seen gaming laptops: big, bulky, heavy, and powerful. But what if you could have something that's thinner than an inch, less than 7 pounds, and packed with all sorts of power? If you can afford it, Razer today announced just that, following up on their Wall Street Journal ad "PC Gaming is Not Dead." Here are the specs:

  • 2.8GHz Intel® CoreTM i7 2640M Processor
  • 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
  • 17.3" LED Backlit Display (1920x1080)
  • NVIDIA GeForce® GT 555M with NVIDIA® OptimusTM Technology
  • 2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
  • Built-in HD Webcam
  • Integrated 60Wh Battery
  • 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
  • Wireless Network 802.11 b/g/n Compatible
  • 16.81" (Width) x 10.9" (Depth) x 0.88" (Height); 6.97lbs (Weight)
That's some extremely beefy hardware for a laptop so thin and light. The touchpad isn't below the keyboard as normal touchpads on laptops are, but it's to the right to sort of simulate the keyboard+mouse combination. Southpaws should feel left out, sadly, as there is no word on whether there will be a version with the touchpad on the left. The touchpad does, however, act as a screen, similar to how Razer's Switchblade is. It's planned to ship in Q4 2011 for $2,799.99 each. Hefty price, but I'm wondering if the market will think it's worth it. Read more on the laptop here.