Skip to main content

Apple Macbook Pro "Inspires" Razer To Deliver Blade Laptop

US-based computer accessory specialist has unveiled a new laptop called the Blade that appears to be inspired by the Apple Macbook Pro and aimed at a gaming audience.

Like the latter, it has a full aluminium chassis and comes with a matte screen. It features a powerful dual core Intel i7-2640M processor clocked at 2.8GHz, which would be a tad lightweight for heavy duty gaming.

Likewise, the Nvidia Geforce GT555M graphics card could be found lacking despite its 2GB onboard memory while the 320GB hard disk drive could well turn out to be the system's bottleneck.

The rest of the specification includes 8GB RAM, a 1.3-inch LED backlit display with a 1920x1080 pixel resolution, a built in HD webcam, WiFi and is a mere 22mm thick and weighs around 3Kg, exceptionally light for a laptop with such a big screen.

However, what separates it from the rest of the competition is its Switchblade user interface which has ten dynamic adaptive tactile keys, in essence a very small OLED touch display which can be customised according to the game.

There's also an LCD touch panel which doubles as the laptop's touchpad and is found on the right hand side of the keyboard where the numeric keypad would be. At $2800 however, the Razer Blade is significantly more expensive than a similar specced gaming laptop.