Remember how Razer blew minds with the palm sized MMO player, the Razer Switchblade, and then how they went back on their word of proving the death of PC gaming to be a lie by releasing the finalised version as a laptop at least three times more expensive than it’s desktop counterpart?
Yeah, well, they’ve dropped that ball yet again today at PAX.
Min-Liang Tan announced the new, reformed, Razer Blade. $300 less expensive yet packing more of a punch than last years model, the Blade 2.0 brings the more powerful, less power hungry nVidia 660m GPU (with 2gb of graphics memory) over its former GT 555m. A healthy 8GB DDR3 memory and an upgrade from the previous 2.8GHz Sandy Bridge i7 processor to a currently unannounced Ivy Bridge chip is also found underneath it’s slim exterior.
Many still see the Razer Blade as a poor excuse of an attempt to prove PC gaming to anyone. Never the less, more power for less money is never a bad thing. Pre-orders open September 2nd with units shipping out to North America later next month. Those who shelled out for the last iteration will perhaps find solitude in a nice $500 discount on the newly announced second coming.