Razer unveils the new Razer Blade gaming notebook at PAX Prime
At PAX Prime 2012 in Seattle, Washington, gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer unveiled the update to the Razer Blade gaming notebook. Min-Liang Tan, Razer’s Chief Executive Officer, commented on the device, “The all-new Razer Blade is built to defy all conventions; it has extreme levels of performance and yet amazingly thin. The Blade features the next generation of Intel quad-core processors combined with powerful Nvidia GTX class graphics chips and the fastest RAM available, resulting in a machine that is insanely powerful.” The updated Razer Blade features a re-engineered, custom-built cooling system with larger vents.
A quick look at the revealed specifications suggests that Tan was not exaggerating. The notebook features an Intel Ivy Bridge Core processor, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M with 2 GB of GDDR5, 8 GB DDR3-1600 RAM, a 17.3-inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED-backlit display, integrated 60 Wh battery, 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 support, and a 500 GB 7200 RPM hard disk with a 64 GB SATA III SSD cache. Built into a lightweight aluminum case, the notebook has dimensions of 16.8 x 10.9 x 0.88 inches. The system weighs in at 6.6 pounds.
The updated Razer Blade carries a $2499 price tag and pre-orders will be accepted starting September 2. Razer will begin shipping the notebook to North American customers starting September 30.