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That is quite dramatic... a 256gb ssd is around 300-500 and a 320gb HDD is only $100.

Dell did the same thing with my Alienware they upgraded my 320gb HDD to a 256gb SDD so exactly the same thing. thumb.gif
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http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/sponsors-of-tomorrow/ultrabook.html

These will be here next year. No reason to flip tables for the Razer. wink.gif
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http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/sponsors-of-tomorrow/ultrabook.html
These will be here next year. No reason to flip tables for the Razer. wink.gif

Um...most of them are already here this year. The Razer's advantage is that it has a decent GPU.
     
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post #14 of 29
The blade is hardly portable. There is a difference between thin and portable. The blade is thin, but being a 17" laptop it is by no means portable.

And the GT555M GDDR5 in the blade is weak, with only 96 stream processors. Certainly not enough to drive modern games at 1080p


Also, the blade has a dual core at a time when laptops costing 1/3 of the blade's $2800 price tag have quad cores. That is simply inexcusable.
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Looks awesome. I do wonder about quality, though.
fixed rolleyes.gif

You're the one who made the post, so what's your point?

Way overpriced for the specs, you can get something with a gtx 580m/6990m for about half or a little more, if they had a more competitive price tag I could see it being a success.
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I wonder if it still costs the same, changing from a 320gb HDD to a 256gb SSD isn't really cost effective.

it was extremely overpriced even if its original specs included a 256GB SSD, now its a bit more reasonable

granted, the major problem with Razer Blade is that in just a few months we'll have 22nm CPUs and 28nm GPUs, Blade should have debuted with both instead of settling for midrange 32nm and 40nm CPU/GPU combo long after such parts had been available

the form factor and screen will really be the only things going for this laptop as it will quickly be outdated
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Even with the SSD, $2800 for a Dual Core CPU and a GT555 is pathetic.
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I wonder if it still costs the same, changing from a 320gb HDD to a 256gb SSD isn't really cost effective.

it was extremely overpriced even if its original specs included a 256GB SSD, now its a bit more reasonable

granted, the major problem with Razer Blade is that in just a few months we'll have 22nm CPUs and 28nm GPUs, Blade should have debuted with both instead of settling for midrange 32nm and 40nm CPU/GPU combo long after such parts had been available

the form factor and screen will really be the only things going for this laptop as it will quickly be outdated

See, I don't even understand that last argument. The form factor of the Blade has been done before in the Macbook Pro. And the really sad part is, for the same price as a Razer blade, you can get a 17" Macbook Pro, which has a better screen (IPS vs. TN in the Blade), a better processor (quad core i7 vs dual core), and a similar GPU (HD6770M vs GT 555M with 96 shaders in the Blade). This is true even when you add in the cost of a 256GB SSD to a 17" MBP.

When a Macbook pro beats the Razor Blade in terms of features for the price...that's when you know there is something seriously wrong with the pricing.
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I'd rather have the baseline 15 inch MacBook. Granted it "only" has a 6750M and half the RAM in it, it's $1000 less. Having owned a 17 inch laptop before, I know it doesn't matter how thin it is, I'm still not going to want to take it anywhere.
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