As far as gaming laptops, it’s hard to beat the Razer Blade. But if you want a slightly cheaper and slightly smaller version than the 17” beast that’s already out, Razer recently released a 14” version that packs just as much power into an insanely thin and wonderfully gorgeous laptop. It’s pretty, it’s sturdy and it’s got an Intel Core i7-4702HQ quad core processor running at 2.2GHz (3.2 when Turbo Boosted) and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
Not content with coming out with an awesome-looking gaming laptop, Razer announced today at CES that it’s also working on a gaming tablet, right now called Project Fiona. The tablet is unique among its brethren in that it combines the functions of a tablet and a gaming console controller, so no more swiping at the screen when you should be pushing buttons.
If you were hoping to get your hands on a Razer Blade gaming laptop by Christmas or even by the end of December, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. Just as the laptop was about to launch, Razer pushed the date back so they could swap out the 320GB hard drive with a solid state 256GB hard drive.
Razer makes some pretty decent peripherals on their own, but for their new Xbox 360 arcade stick, they’re looking for plenty of feedback from gamers to get everything just perfect. I’m really hoping they nail it, because I’m a huge fan of arcade pads for games of all types, and I’m still convinced that the NES Advantage was one of the best controllers ever. If they can get something similar to that, I’ll be getting one for sure.
Razer will be getting feedback from a closed community beta program, which you can find out more about here.
If there’s one thing that Razer has, it’s an enormous passion for PC gaming. They even recently took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal, declaring that PC gaming isn’t dead and they were going to prove it. And their proof was today’s unveiling of the Razer Blade, a hardcore gaming laptop with an innovative game-centric design and interface.
Most of the attention at CES this year is on tablets, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still room for netbooks, especially if it’s a netbook specifically for PC gaming. The Razer Switchblade is still a prototype, but it’s got a 7” screen (the same size as the iPad) and 45 programmable OLED keys that can be set to whatever your heart desires, whether it’s commands or letters or in-game action buttons.