Yes, we first saw the unveiling of the Razer Blade slightly more than a year ago, where it was touted to be the “world’s first true gaming laptop”, and here we are with the latest version of the Razer Blade which was unveiled to the masses at PAX Prime. The next generation Razer Blade will not come cheap, where pre-orders start from $2,499 from yesterday onwards, and shipping commences to North American consumers on September 30th, 2012.
Something that is touted to offer top notch performance would definitely heat up fast, but fret not – Razer’s engineers have ditched the original Razer Blade’s thermal system, building it from ground up using custom-crafted parts with larger vents as well as specially designed heat pipes so that additional airflow can flow to the unit’s extreme components. This allows the Razer Blade to be, if you will excuse me for it, a razor thin appearance of just 0.88” thin. That’s slightly more than double the depth of your iPhone 4S, now how about that? More on the Razer Blade’s features and a rather extensive photo gallery is available for your perusal in the extended post.
The Razer Blade will come with a 17.3” high definition display, a quieter set of fans, a new hybrid drive solution (500GB hard drive and 64GB SATA III SSD), optimized speakers, a trio of USB 3.0 ports with charging capabilities that works even when the Razer Blade is switched off, the multi-award-winning Switchblade User Interface (UI), an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, a high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB graphics processor, a HD webcam, and a full-size keyboard, all crammed into a chassis that tips the scales at 6.6lbs. Any takers? [Press Release]