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Razer CEO discusses super-thin Blade gaming laptop

by Tarinder Sandhu on 7 June 2013, 02:30

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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.



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This is good but will it be able to stay cool enough?
mikeybinns
This is good but will it be able to stay cool enough?

That's my concern too. Surely running a GTX class will put out considerable heat. I wonder if it'll share a heatpipe with the CPU and one/both end up throttling to avoid burnout. Would like to see a tear down.