Razer unveils "Blade" ultimate gaming laptop

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]