We've been at the Computex trade show for the last week and have seen more Z87 motherboards and DDR3 memory than we care to shake a stick at.
Perhaps the most lustworthy product on show was at the Razer suite, where the company formally announced the Razer Blade - touted as the world's thinnest gaming laptop. The 14in machine fits a quad-core Haswell processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M into a chassis that's 16.8mm in height.
Rather than choose an off-the-shelf chassis from a bunch of Taiwanese manufacturers, Razer has been developing the Blade for a number of years, optimising every facet for performance and form factor, according to the company's engineers.
Though we have already covered the Blade in a previous article here at Computex, we grabbed the opportunity to have a wide-ranging chat with Razer CEO, Min-Liang Tan, and discuss the gaming scene, specific challenges for developing a fully-custom gaming laptop, and where Min sees the industry going.
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We believe the mobile PC gaming market needs standout products that buck the me-too trend and myopic focus on building budget machines. That said, the $1,800 starting price does seem rather steep.