Razer has launched a laptop device which is being touted as the "world's first true gaming laptop", with promises of reviving the PC gaming industry.
Building on its ‘PC gaming is not dead’ ad campaign, the company, known for its gaming keyboards and mouse, has launched its first ever gaming laptop Razer Blade.
Blade comes with a 17-inch display and is powered by a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 2640M processor. The laptop is equipped with 8GB 1,333MHz DDR3 Memory and the NVidia GeForce GT 555M graphics card.
The device, which is 2.2cm thick and weighing around 3.1Kg, comes with a set of 10 programmable keys which when pressed display icons on the key face. Below the keys is the touch pad, which doubles up as a secondary display, handy for in-game information, when an additional mouse is connected.
Even if this radical placement of the touch pad won’t raise eyebrows, the price will. For a gaming laptop, the device is priced exceptionally high at $2,800, which might be prove to be a hindrance for the sale of this otherwise excellent laptop.
"Gaming consoles have also taken advantage of this innovation slump in the PC industry to garner attention from game developers and gamers alike, to the extent that now PC versions of cross-platform games are often sub-par ports of their console counterparts," the company said.
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