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Razer goes 2.0, unveils the new Razer Blade gaming notebook

Razer unleashes the new Blade gaming notebook, no 2.0, no 2, no sequel, just new, like the iPad
By Anthony Garreffa from Sep 2, 2012 @ 7:13 CDT

The original Razer Blade gaming notebook hit the airwaves with some pretty big words behind it, being hailed as the "world's first true gaming laptop". It was impressive in some parts, but quite disappointing in others.




Razer have stepped up though, and introduced the new Blade, faster, better, stronger and best of all, cheaper. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has talked of the new Blade, where he said that the new Blade is the result of feedback not only from customers, but reviewers, too.


Razer have baked in some more powerful hardware this time, switching from the underwhelming NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M GPU to the GTX 660M, as well as throwing out the old Core i7-2640M with a new third-generation Core i7. Razer haven't stopped there, they've also changed the original 250GB SSD with a 500GB SATA drive and 64GB SSD, the wireless tech has been updated, fans are quieter, the USB ports are now 3.0, too.


I would've liked to have seen a better screen thrown in, it is a gamers notebook after all. Razer, your new, new Blade should sport a 120Hz screen. If not, a 'Retina' display would be nice, too.


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