Originally Posted by XNine
Ugh, if it's yet another underpowered "gaming" laptop, I will lose faith in yet another company.
Maybe it's a better version of a one-hand keyboard. I love my G13, but there are definitely some things that could be improved on it.
The Razer blade isn't underpowered, just redonkulously over-engineered and overpriced
I just recently went shopping for a laptop, and you really can't find anything that can compete with Razer Blade's performance in a formfactor that is remotely portable. The major problem, at least IMO, is that Razer tried to go too big (ie 17" class), so even though its very thin and light weight for its class, its size is still rather cumbersome. And the worst part is that its price is just far too prohibitive (more expensive than the average Apple). I think they would have been much better off trying to target the 13-15" range and stay under 5lbs as well as in a price range (more like the $1500 mark) that they could compete with the likes of HP Envy, the new Dell XPS 14/15z, and especially the MacBook Pro models. The GT555M might seem like a joke for desktop gaming, but for notebooks it really does blow the average mGPU out of the water (you'll be lucky to find a reasonably portable model with something better than a 520 or 6470, or more than the iGPU in the CPU), and even a dual core mobile i7 is more than enough for games today.
Honestly I think Alienware's X51 SFF desktop does more to help PC gaming than Razer's Blade. But if Razer continues in the direction they've been going, a smaller and even more portable, affordable, and ultimately more practical laptop would be a very enticing product for PC gaming. Things could get even more interesting with the advent of Thunderbolt, as we would then even have the option of having a very beefy external GPU to dock to when we're not on the go.