Razer sharpens up their new Blade gaming laptop

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Razer have announced their new thin and light gaming notebook will have a hefty screen upgrade along with the new Nvidia 800M series GPU.

We’re not quite talking 4K resolutions here but the 3200 x 1800 native resolution of the Indium Gallium Oxide (IGZO) panel isn’t far off the resolution we’ve seen from the beautiful, similarly IGZO-based 4K screen from Asus. Razer is calling the screen QHD+, because the world needs more display-based acronyms.

Razer reveals new Blade laptop

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Over at PAX this weekend, Razer has been showing off a new version of its Blade laptop. Named the Blade R2 – for obvious reasons, and not to differentiate it from a disappointing Daywalker flick – it's externally identical to the original, but with updated insides and a lower price tag.

There's still no news on whether or not it will be available outside of the US, however.

Razer: PC gaming is not dead. It's... portable?

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Very very shiny. I'll admit, I was a little skeptical about Razer's viral marketing site,, but it turns out to have been worth hanging around for on this Friday afternoon before the bank holiday.

The big announcement is the Razer Blade, which is being billed as the “world's first gaming laptop”. I imagine Alienware, ASUS, MSI, and Dell might have something to day about that, but there you go.

The Blade, though, does look very nice. It has a 17inch screen, but is just two and a quarter centimetres deep, which earns it the right to the name at least. That makes it thinner than an equivalent MacBook Pro, although it's fractionally heavier at 3.2kg.

Inside, there's a 2.8GHz Core i7 processor with 8GB RAM and a 320GB hard drive. The graphics card is a bit disappointing – the NVIDIA GeForce GT555M it sports is OK, but may struggle to doi justice at the 1920x1080 resolution of the screen.