Latest Razer Blade Gets Outfitted with More Potent Gaming Hardware, Costs Less than Predecessor

edwardquilo - September 4, 2012 06:18AM in Mobile

The Razer Blade isn't going to be the world's ultimate gaming laptop in terms of sheer performance, but it certainly makes up for it by being surprisingly portable and functional, gaming-wise. With the second-generation Blade, Razer seems to have taken user feedback to heart and improved on the sexy form-factor's innards. "We've been listing to gamers and made a chart of all the pros to keep, and all the cons to address. Every single one of them," declared Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. Together with Razer's multitouch LCD Switchblade interface, the remarkably thin 0.8-inch aluminum chassis stays on, while almost every component gets an upgrade: an unannounced Core i7 processor coupled with graphics using NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 660M 2GB DDR5, 64GB of speedy SSD SATA III for faster Windows bootup and a 500GB 7200RPM hard disk, along with 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM. The Blade's refreshed sound system is also 250% louder, and apparently produces no distortion.  Owners of the previous-gen system get a $500 discount off the new Razer Blade's $2,499 sticker price, the latter of which is considerably lesser than its predecessor's original cost.