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Razer is in a tough spot. Gamers who may spend that much on a laptop do not care about thinness as much as performance. Basically they are targeting the 17-inch MBP crowd. The 17-inch MBP type of buyers prefer build quality and thinness over raw gaming performance.

Exactly. I really don't see any way they can be in the green from that decision

anyone serious enough to spend 3k on a gaming lappy just wants to run games at high settings. Anyone that wants a 17 inch mbp that can "game" will probably just buy a mbp anyways and run bootcamp or something
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i would rather have an Alienware
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i would rather have an Alienware

rather have this: http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/18/alienware-x51/
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The laptop is a piece of crap. 2800 for a laptop that has a garbage 555m in it. the stupid laptop is already behind what a waste

hey be easy on the 555m..............my XPS has that card in it........ then again my XPS was half that price too....WITH 3 year accident warranty too LOL
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hey be easy on the 555m..............my XPS has that card in it........ then again my XPS was half that price too....WITH 3 year accident warranty too LOL


Yeah that wasnt my actual intent to diss the 555m. What I really meant was they are charging roughly 3000 dollars for a laptop with already outdated hardware. They could of given you a better GPU for the price then the 555m. Its crazy how much laptops cost for the performance the offer.

 

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Heck a 2800$ MacBook has better specs...
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The laptop gaming market is pretty solid as is, alienware/sager for the high end crowd with no to little budget concerns. Theres the Asus G series for those who do not farm money, incredible hardware for the price. Got me a i5, 460m, 1080p screen for a little over a grand after tax a year ago.

Not to mention its ugly, looks like a black older macbook. The designers might wana take a look at the Asus G series, now that is sexy.
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Yeah that wasnt my actual intent to diss the 555m. What I really meant was they are charging roughly 3000 dollars for a laptop with already outdated hardware. They could of given you a better GPU for the price then the 555m. Its crazy how much laptops cost for the performance the offer.

The MSI GT683DXR (It has a GTX 570M) that I pointed out eariler is actually not the horrendous if you can get it for the advertised 1500€.
    
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Razer is in a tough spot. Gamers who may spend that much on a laptop do not care about thinness as much as performance. Basically they are targeting the 17-inch MBP crowd. The 17-inch MBP type of buyers prefer build quality and thinness over raw gaming performance.

Well, the Razer is rendered irrelevant by a couple of overall better options:

1: LG P330. A cheaper 13" with an i7 and a GT 555m beats it in portability, looks, and build quality by a LONG shot, and matches it almost everywhere else.

2: Any 15" or 17" gaming laptop. The new HP Envy, the Asus N75sf, and even the Dell XPS beat this out for big screen lovers, while real gaming laptops put it to shame.

3: Those who want a stylish computer like a 17" MPB will... well... buy a 17" MPB.


No, this isn't the MPB crowd. They're targeting a very specific market: rabid, hardcore MMO fans, the kind who pay big bucks for WOW and SWTOR themed stuff. They aren't tech savvy and hardware obsessed like we are here at OCN, so this represents their ultimate gaming machine.
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