Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Aug 2011 17:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The race to the bottom has wrecked havoc in the PC industry. The only PC maker with decent margins is Apple, and even they aren't doing anything particularly innovative. Razor, though, wants to buck the trend. After a ballsy marketing campaign, the company has unveiled the Razer Blade. The Razer Blade is what you get when you combine the team behind OQO, add some engineers from Dell, Apple, and others, and tell them to design the thinnest, most stylish gaming laptop - no questions asked. The result is striking.
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RE[5]: And?
by molnarcs on Fri 26th Aug 2011 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: And?"
molnarcs
Member since:
2005-09-10

nah I don't want to be very harsh, I'm just surprised at the overly negative response to this. Regardless of the price, they did came out with something unique I think. Thing is, we are not the target audience for this - but I can imagine a sizeable rich parent's kids market who would want this gadget ;)

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RE[6]: And?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 26th Aug 2011 19:26 in reply to "RE[5]: And?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Especially now that Apple is insanely mainstream and boring. This could be just what the rich hipster ordered - gamer or no.

And once a few of these sell, you can expect Razor to produce cheaper versions - 15", maybe 13". That's a very common strategy for new toys like this.

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v RE[7]: And?
by Joy_Division_Lives! on Fri 26th Aug 2011 19:42 in reply to "RE[6]: And?"
RE[7]: And?
by molnarcs on Sat 27th Aug 2011 04:56 in reply to "RE[6]: And?"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Especially now that Apple is insanely mainstream and boring. This could be just what the rich hipster ordered - gamer or no.

And once a few of these sell, you can expect Razor to produce cheaper versions - 15", maybe 13". That's a very common strategy for new toys like this.

Well, we'll see how they do in the marketing department. Despite Apple being pretty much mainstream, they still manage to convince people that it's sooo special (not to mention magical!) to own an Apple product. I'm not saying Razor needs to be as good as Apple at marketing, but they have to be fairly good to sell.

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RE[7]: And?
by kristoph on Mon 29th Aug 2011 05:00 in reply to "RE[6]: And?"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Rich hipsters don't run windows.

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RE[6]: And?
by bloodline on Fri 26th Aug 2011 20:02 in reply to "RE[5]: And?"
bloodline Member since:
2008-07-28

nah I don't want to be very harsh, I'm just surprised at the overly negative response to this. Regardless of the price, they did came out with something unique I think. Thing is, we are not the target audience for this - but I can imagine a sizeable rich parent's kids market who would want this gadget ;)


Actually i think you're right, my reaction was overly negative... I guess that comes from being an Amiga Fan ;)

The market could do with another desirable device, right now only the MacBook air 11" has made me reach for my credit card... But I quickly put it away again... I don't need a new laptop right now ;)

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