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My sig laptop's got a GT555M and it cost me $1100. Added a 160gb SSD for $260, so $1360 total.
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There is no such thing as a Gaming Laptop....
There are only extremely overpriced underwhelming desktop gaming wannabes in the laptop market...
With that said, don't waste your money, you could buy a complete badass gaming desktop for around $1,400...

You just keep putting your foot in your mouth lately. For instance, I would say my ASUS G74SX is on a magnitude 50% more powerful than your desktop, give or take 10%.
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way overpriced for spec of hardware...standard Razer pricing.
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I was actually very impressed. I thought it'd be total garbage, but it looks like a fantastic product. Hopefully they continue to make laptops over the years and their prices go down.
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There is no such thing as a Gaming Laptop....
There are only extremely overpriced underwhelming desktop gaming wannabes in the laptop market...
With that said, don't waste your money, you could buy a complete badass gaming desktop for around $1,400...
You know, I know exactly how you feel, told my bro that his HTPC I sent him is great, and all he needs is a monitor, and monitors have superior quality over HDTVs...
He ignored me and bought the HDTV cause it was cheaper. >.>
I said dude, but all you need is a monitor, you already have the graphics card and TV tuner in your HTPC! You sacrificed quality because of your ignorance, you paid for the Graphics Card and TV Tuner again in the HDTV and got a really low quality smaller TV instead of a 23" HD Monitor of high quality. He said, but it's an 21.5" HD LED TV! I just facepalmed..
Some people JUST WILL NOT LISTEN NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY! frown.gif

So there's no such thing as a gaming laptop and yet a medium-spec gaming laptop($999) will handily outperform your sig rig in both CPU and graphics assuming stock settings for both.

Also, monitors and HDTVs use the same panel technology, even in-plane switching. I don't know where you get your information, but stop getting it from there.
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Gaming laptops just don't make sense to me. They can barely play the latest games with the crappy mobile gpus and if you want to play it portable, you have to use the touchpad. Aiming with a touchpad is horrible.

You do realize that those "crappy mobile GPUs" are variants of desktop parts but are usually under clocked and under volted right? Even entry-medium end GPUs will play every game just fine at .9 megapixels with a few multiplications of ant-aliasing.
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I really like it. Just, not at that price.
Like the review says though. It's a good effort for a company's first try.

Razer is a relatively small company, so they can't afford to subsidize their products through other ventures like Asus, Dell, HP, etc. can.

A 11-13" Ultrabook would have been more profitable given that Intel already subsidizes them until manufacturing cost can be driven down. Hence, we have Ultrabooks shipping this year for $800 that would have normal been $1200+. Perhaps Razer is waiting on this chance?
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The switchblade panel, and Macros are BOSS.

The customizable LCD Displays would be very useful for quick-launch applications, and displaying the tool-tip for the macro ON the key would be surreal.

But you gotta pay to play and sadly, I cannot pay.

EDIT: 10 115x115 LCD's and 1 800x480 LCD are an extra 500K pixels, raising the overall pixel-count by about 25% thumb.gif

Hope this sells enough to warrant an Ivy-kepler refresh
    
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post #27 of 40
Im not in the market for a gaming laptop, but if I were I wouldnt buy one of these. The price stinks of apple's overpriced tactics. If razer cant make these cheap enough to compete with other companies, they arent long for the business world.
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Other selling points are the build quality, macro keys, and touch screen pad....

You lost me at build quality. This is a Razer product remember.

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You just keep putting your foot in your mouth lately. For instance, I would say my ASUS G74SX is on a magnitude 50% more powerful than your desktop, give or take 10%.


Your G74SX is actually running an underclocked version of his GPU, and while you have a newer quad core, his is likely running at close to double the clock rate, so no your "gaming laptop" that likely cost twice as much as his sig rig should lose by 20-30%.
    
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You lost me at build quality. This is a Razer product remember.

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No matter what you think about the specs or the price, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the Blade is a gorgeous, gorgeous device. It’s very obviously built to a high standard of build quality, with a machined aluminum unibody chassis that, even being so thin, is very structurally rigid. The lid and hinge are also pretty sturdy feeling, and the keyboard has no flex. Nothing about the look and feel of the Blade suggests anything less than a truly premium product.
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Aluminum = good built quality? Materials stronger/with better strength:weight ratio used in laptops:

Carbon fiber (ex: Vaio Z and T/W Thinkpad)
Magnesium alloy (All Porteges and T/W Thinkpads)
Duraluminum (Samsung 9 series, I believe the Zenbook as well)

Razer is just doing the aluminum to look snazzy. For a $2700 laptop I'd expect a truly premium chassis and not just something made from aluminum.


OT but isn't this thread #5000 on Razer Blade? http://www.overclock.net/t/1219288/engadget-razer-blade-review
 
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