If you’re a true gamer you probably own a behemoth of a machine that runs 24 hours a day and generates enough heat it can keep your bedroom toasty even on the chilliest of nights.  But any true gamer knows that the real fight is at the tournaments and lugging a 25lb machine 500 miles can be a back breaking experience.

Say hello to Razer’s Blade laptop.  They say it’s the “world’s first true gaming laptop,” and given its spec set we’d have to agree.  Unlike other machines in the same class, which can weigh upwards of 10lbs and measure over 2-inches thick, the Blade is just .88″ and weighs in at a hair under 7lbs.

And make no mistake.  Just because Razer has managed to trim this machine down to a portable level, the screen size hasn’t take a hit, measuring 17-inches and producing a full HD resolution.  Under the hood is a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 2640M Processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with NVIDIA Optimus technology with 2GB of dedicated RAM, 320GB HDD and a built-in 60Wh battery.  There is of course built-in WiFi and an HD webcam.

If the name Blade sounds familiar you may recall that Razer announced a gaming laptop at CES earlier this year called the Switchblade.  The concept laptop called for a touchscreen and an LED keyboard that displayed keys according to the game.  While Razer has foregone the touchscreen, they’ve included 10 gaming keys that can adapt according to the game.  They’ve also included a mini LCD screen that doubles as a ultra-sensitive multi-touch panel and a screen to display in game information when an exteneral mouse is attached.

You can expect the Razer Blade gaming laptop to arrive in Q4 for $2,799.99.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."