The Razer Blade is sharp

We got to check out the Razer Blade at the IT show earlier in March. Aaron, Razer’s PR guy, showed it to us and we were thoroughly impressed. The Blade is awesome, for want of a better word.

In time to come, it’s probably going to become the de facto gaming laptop. But its availability and price in the Singapore market is pending further announcement from Razer, so don’t go crazy just yet.

The Blade weighs in at just a little under three kilograms, which is incredible considering that it’s a seventeen inch powerhouse. And by removing the optical drive, Razer has managed to shave it down to be just 2.24cm thick.

Wait, powerhouse? Don’t laptops usually sacrifice power for portability? They do, but not the Razer Blade. It’s too l337 for that. Within that incredibly thin chassis is an i7 processor, a CPU with a base speed of 2.8ghz and eight gigabytes of ram. It also has both integrated and dedicated graphics cards (a 2GB GT555M, if you must know) to cater to all situations of use.

The keyboard also has anti-ghosting capabilities, so you’ll never lose out in games! But all of the above is not what impressed us most about the Blade.

The coolest thing about this laptop is undoubtedly its Switchblade UI. It looks pretty unimpressive at first – just a touchpad and some buttons in the corner of the laptop. But hit the little Razer logo on the keyboard and it lights up to become an innovative, full customisable user interface that can do just about anything.

You can bind macros or shortcuts, you can use social media, you’ll even be able to view in-game maps or use game-related widgets once development for them gets underway. The Switchblade UI is an amazing addition to what would otherwise be an ordinary – if powerful, sleek and cool – gaming laptop.

The Razer Blade won’t ship in Singapore just yet, but you can be sure it’ll be nothing short of awesome when it finally does.

Find out more about the Razer Blade at its nifty microsite.