Last year, Razer announced their entry into the PC space: The Razer Blade, a laptop which the company touts as “the world’s first gaming laptop.” Priced at the low cost of $2800, it packs a 17.3″ LED backlit display with a full HD resolution, a 2.8GHz i7 2640M processor, an Nvidia GeForce GT555M GPU, and — now, this is unique — an LCD panel near the keyboard area, along with dynamic, programmable keys above it. Cool, right?
The founder of VoodooPC, Rahul Sood definitely thinks so. After taking the Blade for a spin, he professed some pretty strong positive feelings for the device, stating that the company “takes over where Voodoo left off”, going on to praise the device’s hardware build quality and design. He also noted that Razer will be able to create an “Apple-esque movement” in the PC space, and here’s why:
Besides the amazing craftsmanship, the quality of materials, unique ID, beautiful packaging, and the fit and finish, the Razer brand is something else. Razer built their brand on a thriving community, they have evangelists all over the world who live and breathe their products very similar to Apple in their early days. People overlook this important ingredient too often, the small community Apple once fostered became a movement that helped make them who they are today.
So overall is it worth the ~$2800? – *@#! yes it is.Anyone who compares this to your average “thick-brick-super-hot-loud-laptop-with-faster-hardware” doesn’t have a clue what they’re missing.