Razer has long been known for their stylish gaming peripherals, but the company has now introduced its first ever gaming notebook, dubbed the Blade. The 17-inch laptop is meant as a desktop replacement and takes some styling cues from the 17-inch MacBook Pro with an aluminum unibody. However, it actually beats the Apple laptop in thinness.
It also manages to be black, which is a color that Apple couldn’t seem to achieve with its MacBook Airs despite rumored attempts. Inside, the Razer Blade features a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-2640M processor, 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with NVIDIA Optimus Technology, and 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory. It also has a built-in HD webcam with a 320GB (7200RPM) SATA HDD.
But what stands out the most is an integrated LCD touchscreen to the right of the keyboard that doubles as both a secondary display and a multitouch trackpad. It also includes 10 customizable shortcut keys that have their own displays. For all this gaming goodness, however, you will have to pay a hefty price. The Razer Blade will retail for $2,800 and is set to launch later this fall.
[via Ars Technica]