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Everything about this laptop makes me cringe. In the review it says "abysmal audio" because they put the speakers on the BOTTOM OF THE LAPTOP! The specs are crud, we all know that. The price is OUTRAGEOUS. We all know that. I don't see a single reason anyone would want to buy it. I hope Razer gets a slap in the face with ZERO sales.

 


I agree with this. I know that people get for these LAN parties, but my God, for $2,799, you can have the best desktop gaming rig in the world or the best musical headphone system in the world. What a waste of money! sleepsmiley02.gif
 
Such is life for the traveling gamer...

 


Edited by Deverica Wolf - 2/22/12 at 7:36pm
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for the price you can get a SB-E i7 + 580m laptop or better.

Personally, I go to the gym so don't mind a slightly thicker and heavier laptop, the blade looks like it would snap like a twig if I breathed on it...
Edited by Sainesk - 2/22/12 at 7:48pm
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The only saving grace for this laptop is that tiny kids with rickets and poor eyesight can now carry a 17" laptop that's 0.8" thick around.

Otherwise, why make a thin 17" laptop? It's 17 bloody inches! Nobody cares if the laptop is 5 pounds like most 15" or 7 like most 17", it's an extra 2" of space and needs a larger backpack, something no amount of "thinness" can change.

Goddamn, who takes a 17" laptop and thinks: "OK, what is the LEAST useful element of this laptop we can change to be different. Graphics card? Nah. IPS Screen? Nah. Making a 17" screen fit into a 15" chassis? Nah. Making the entire laptop a battery so it can last for 10 hours? Nah. I know, let's make it THIN!!! Great, so now it's 17" across, and less than an inch thin. That will really make people care! Now they only need oversize bags in 2 of the 3 possible dimensions, it's brilliant!
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The only saving grace for this laptop is that tiny kids with rickets and poor eyesight can now carry a 17" laptop that's 0.8" thick around.
Otherwise, why make a thin 17" laptop? It's 17 bloody inches! Nobody cares if the laptop is 5 pounds like most 15" or 7 like most 17", it's an extra 2" of space and needs a larger backpack, something no amount of "thinness" can change.
Goddamn, who takes a 17" laptop and thinks: "OK, what is the LEAST useful element of this laptop we can change to be different. Graphics card? Nah. IPS Screen? Nah. Making a 17" screen fit into a 15" chassis? Nah. Making the entire laptop a battery so it can last for 10 hours? Nah. I know, let's make it THIN!!! Great, so now it's 17" across, and less than an inch thin. That will really make people care! Now they only need oversize bags in 2 of the 3 possible dimensions, it's brilliant!

I think you need a hug. Come'ere!!

All things considering, I have an Acer gaming laptop. I go back to my hometown every other weekend and lugging my desktop that's in an 800D is....not fun.

My laptop retailed like 600 on newegg and has an AMD X3 Phenom II 2.2ghz and a 5650 in it. It gets the job done and plays just about everything, maybe not on max but enough that I can have some eye candy and fun. And they want that much for that thing?

I also went and got a FiiO E7/E9 Combo and Sennheiser 280pro's. Still costs less than that piece of crap.

I used to like Razer a lot but they seem to not be thinking straight as of late.
Edited by SpykeZ - 2/22/12 at 9:22pm
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with that price tag id rather get raped by a sony viao z series than that thing.
Z series used to be uncompromising, however the newer models have since removed the discrete GPU and ROM drive and moved them to an external dock and is linked to it via Thunderbolt. A fully tricked out 15.5" S series would be closer to what Razer is trying to offer, however Sony stops at a Radeon 6630 on the S series so even then the GPU is a fair bit weaker and no quite the same as what Razer is trying to do.

A combination of the two ideas would be amazing though. Hopefully Razer scales down the Blade into smaller models and perhaps even ends up offering an external dock via Thunderbolt so that we could pair a truly powerful GPU with it.

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For that price I'd rather get a macbook pro and throw Windows 7 on it.
My dad's 17" dell laptop he got for $800 new is almost the same specs wise, GT555M, i7 and all. This is beyond an insane price.
lol, and how thick and heavy is that Dell?

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you can get a sager that will smoke that thing 3 ways from sunday for cheaper.
again, the cost of the Razer is all in the over engineered design. A tricked out Sager will be twice as thick and heavy.


Razer's Blade is all about its industrial design more than its internal specs. IMO where they screwed up the most is that even thought its only 0.88" thick and just under 7 lbs, which is remarkable for a 17", the problem is that its still 17". That's just way too big and clunky to be truly mobile. Heck, I consider my 4.4lbs 15.5" Sony S to be borderline portable, I can't really imagine getting anything much bigger and be comfortable toting it around.

Had Razer introduced a design with the same spirit as their 17" Blade but in the 13.3-15.6" range and kept the price just under 2 grand, I would have bought it in a heartbeat - basically the same conclusion that Engadget comes to...
Edited by bojinglebells - 2/22/12 at 9:39pm
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I just don't get the gaming and laptop marriage. I have never enjoyed one second of gaming on a laptop.
   
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Personally, I go to the gym so don't mind a slightly thicker and heavier laptop

this is the funniest thing i've read on here in a long time.

moving on, for the guy above me, just because you don't use a laptop for gaming doesn't mean it doesn't make sense.

there is a problem around here where if the poster doesn't see something as useful then every other person on earth must see it in the same exact light.

people travel for long periods of time, some of these people enjoy gaming, so they have a laptop that they can use to game when they're away from home. it's not that ridiculous, and yes i understand that the precious price/performance ratio doesn't make sense when looking at a gaming laptop, but if everyone here really cared about that we wouldn't have overkill PSUs and memory.
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this is the funniest thing i've read on here in a long time.
moving on, for the guy above me, just because you don't use a laptop for gaming doesn't mean it doesn't make sense.
there is a problem around here where if the poster doesn't see something as useful then every other person on earth must see it in the same exact light.
people travel for long periods of time, some of these people enjoy gaming, so they have a laptop that they can use to game when they're away from home. it's not that ridiculous, and yes i understand that the precious price/performance ratio doesn't make sense when looking at a gaming laptop, but if everyone here really cared about that we wouldn't have overkill PSUs and memory.

Exactly, this is more of a prototype/showcase item to show off at things like CES. They didn't expect to sell these to the masses like hotcakes at $ 2,799. It's to get people interested in Razer products and to make a small push into someone like Alienware's laptop line.

Looks like it worked, because here we are talking about it.

And also my sig refers to Don Karnage's quote about Sandy Bridge E. It was more of a joke than anything. This laptop isn't meant to be affordable. They didn't sit around a board room table and decide that a $2,799 laptop was the easiest way to break into the gaming laptop game. You people can be so dense.
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^Isn't the whole point of a halo product to be ridiculously awesome? When's the last time Nissan/Toyota/Mercedes/Audi made a halo car with a measly 300HP engine? They're not the fastest, but they're sure not "middle-of-the-pack" in terms of performance. Now if Razer shoves in a quad-core and an Nvidia 560M, boom, they now have a product.

If Razer really was innovative, there would be breathable keycaps (Lenovo, Toshiba) so the keyboard can act as an intake, in addition to whatever intake/exhaust ports it has. Perhaps they'd make it slightly thicker and slice down every mm from the screen thickness so they could shove in a better heatsink. The screen bezel would be Razer thin, like the Samsung Chronos 7. Infinity display, like Macbook Pro/HP Envy. And it would be constructed of magnesium or duraluminum. Aluminum isn't anything special in terms of strength-weight ratio. Compared to a MBP that's just 0.1" thicker, I'm not seeing the "wow" factor from Razer. Gimmick LCD macro pad is the only sell point. Halo products are supposed to be something that you'd outright choose over the competition, neglecting cost. Don't see that happening, even if it was cheaper than a MBP 17. But hey, this is Razer, putting out a half-assed halo product. Not surprised.
 
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Now if Razer shoves in a quad-core and an Nvidia 560M, boom, they now have a product.
They would've charged $3500 for those specs. I'm not kidding.
Edited by Tippy - 2/23/12 at 2:39am
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