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i for one enjoy the fact that it is a TN rather then IPS, no need to worry about others looking at your screen
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The technology here is impressive, particularly for the 14 inch. Fitting those kinds of parts and finding a way to cool them (hopefully) is quite an achievement. The screen res IS mediocre, though, and both are very overpriced, as you'd expect from Razer. I don't think they'll change the game, or even sell that well, but they're impressive to say the least.
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More overpriced than Alienware.
So many gimmicks. Probably mediocre cooling.

Probably shockingly bad cooling, actually. Penis panini anyone?
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Really? I think it has better cooling since it has separate cooling for each side. Also, doesn't the pipes look thicker since it has 2 on each die? Thicker is cooler right?
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Aimed at rich CoD kids wink.gif

Dont the COD kids only play on xbox?
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wait for haswell 15" retina macbook pro refresh instead. you will probably get a similar gpu as well. 1600x900 tn display is laughable for $1700. the very least they could give you is a nice ips 1080p. it's not like the gpu couldn't handle most games at 1080p and reasonable settings

plus you get a far superior monitor and 15" is pretty much the ideal size for portable gaming (max screen size that is still portable). though it would be sick to see a 17" with similar specs and weighing about 5.5 pounds...
Edited by perfectblade - 5/31/13 at 9:52am
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wait for haswell 15" retina macbook pro refresh instead. you will probably get a similar gpu as well. 1600x900 tn display is laughable for $1700. the very least they could give you is a nice ips 1080p. it's not like the gpu couldn't handle most games at 1080p and reasonable settings

plus you get a far superior monitor and 15" is pretty much the ideal size for portable gaming (max screen size that is still portable). though it would be sick to see a 17" with similar specs and weighing about 5.5 pounds...

REP+ for you wink.gif
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oooooo another Ridiculously overpriced razer blade that my Lenovo y580 would probably compete with despite costing significantly less.....doh.gif
Seriously though that snake logo is not worth that much and I don't know that I've ever heard razer and the words high-quality used together.

oh, so your laptop that is twice as thick, two inches wider, and two pounds heavier would probably compete for significantly less, amazing, however could it pull that off rolleyes.gif

the reason Razer laptops cost so much is the same reason Apple laptops cost so much: its all in the industrial design

while Razer deserved all the criticism in the world when they announced the first Blade with hardware that was soon to be outdated and a HDD instead of a SSD for $2500, they've clearly been learning since then. Really the only thing wrong with this model is the screen is sub par for the $1799 starting cost. And when we compare it with the closest Apple MacBook Pro, it actually looks like a bargain: http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD103LL/A

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Crappy resolution.

I'd argue its a PERFECT resolution for a gaming laptop, especially at this size. There's simply no way I'd want to run @ 1080p or better off of mobile hardware (I mean maybe the GK104 based GTX770M/780M would be up to the task of pushing 1080p+, but that's a pipe-dream in 14" laptop that is only 0.66” thick). Sure, a Haswell i7 and a GTX765M is pretty formidable, but that's about half the power I'd want to run 1080p for most of my games, but 1600x900 is pretty much right in that Goldilocks zone for that hardware.

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1) The panel should be IPS, 1080p, Touch Screen. Should have something extra like macros to make it different from other gaming laptops. I would have liked Display port out also. Price ~ 1200-1300.

IPS sure, 1080p no, and while a touch screen would be fun it really wouldn't be worth the cost in a laptop we're looking to orient towards mobile PC gaming. But yeah, 1080p is pushing it, the extra resolution does us no good if we have to scale it down to get acceptable frames. This is a small and lightweight laptop, not a desktop replacement. Although TN and 120Hz would have been even better, but I would agree that for the asking price it should have been better than a 60Hz TN panel. And 1200-1300 is a dream; there's no way you'll find anything close to that level of hardware spec in that small a form for anything less than 1500, at least not without it being a plastic piece of junk.
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I totally agree with bojinglebells. The resolution is perfect for 14" and the hardware. You will not be struggling to run high settings on most games at that res. Sure it would be nice if it were an IPS, but we will see how good the display is.
   
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IPS sure, 1080p no, and while a touch screen would be fun it really wouldn't be worth the cost in a laptop we're looking to orient towards mobile PC gaming. But yeah, 1080p is pushing it, the extra resolution does us no good if we have to scale it down to get acceptable frames. This is a small and lightweight laptop, not a desktop replacement. Although TN and 120Hz would have been even better, but I would agree that for the asking price it should have been better than a 60Hz TN panel. And 1200-1300 is a dream; there's no way you'll find anything close to that level of hardware spec in that small a form for anything less than 1500, at least not without it being a plastic piece of junk.

you can run bf3 on a 650m at medium settings and get 30fps.

1080p is way more practical than 120hz for that gpu
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