Now that the next generation video game consoles, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, have launched, maybe you would be interested to know about another medium to play your favorite video games. Did you know there are laptops designed especially for playing video games? Of the many gaming laptops available, one that caught my eye was the Razer Blade. Recently, while browsing in an electronics store, the Razer Blade gaming laptop caused me to take a second look. In additon to the, in my opinion, eye-catching display, the claim that it was the world's thinnest gaming laptop pixed my interest.
I took the opportunity to actually use and navigate sites on the Razer Blade gaming laptop to get a feel of using this technology. In addition to being ultra-thin and light-weight, the Razer Blade gaming laptop was, in my opinion relatively expensive, bordering on a $2,000.00 price tag, $1,999.99 to be exact as of this printing. During my on-hands inspection of this gaming laptop, I looked on the sides of the laptop, searching for the familiar CD rom where discs for PC games and other types CDs/DVDs are inserted -- but there was none. After talking to the saleperson, I found out that even though this particular gaming laptop did not have a CD rom per se, there really was no need for it, since most of the games that would be played on the laptop would probably be downloaded from the internet. He informed me there were other gaming laptops that had a place for discs. We walked to the other side of the store, where more laptops were located. There, he pointed out to me an Asus gaming laptop that had a CD rom slot. I immediately noticed how much heavier and bulkier this gaming laptop seemed to be when compared to the Razer Blade. The Asus laptop was almost half the price of the Razer Blade and I could instinctly tell the Razer Blade gaming laptop appeared to be of a higher quality. The salesperson confirmed my instincts by stating that the Razer Blade gaming laptop was a much better gaming system than the Asus.
Razer Blade Gaming Laptop
When I asked the salesperson what was the difference between the Asus gaming laptop and the Razer Blade, his answer was the Razer Blade displayed better gaming graphics and had a "solid state" configuration. I researched further and found out the Razer Blade is designed especially and primarily for gaming. It weighs a mere 4.1 lbs and has a 14.0 display with an LED backlight. Regarding its thinness -- this laptop's depth is usually compared to the size of a dime -- to give you a visual of just how thin this laptop is. According to the Razer Blade gaming laptop's website, it has an all aluminum chasis, that is seamlessly integrated with gaming grade peripherals that take gaming to a whole new level.
Razer Blade Gaming Laptop keyboard
You may say that this is all well and good -- but at the end of the day -- a gaming laptop is just that -- a gaming laptop. Some may also question why the seemingly exhorbitant price tag for this laptop. There are some people who would disagree with the statement that gaming laptops are similar to PCs. For starters, gaming laptops are distinguishable from other PCs in that they contain high-end hardware, capable of handling the latest graphics and process intensive computer games. Additionally, it's been said that gaming laptops can do what a regular PC does; however, PCs are unable to perform some of the functions of a gaming laptop -- which may also be used as a basis to justify its high price tag.
Of course, video game consoles are expected to be around long into the future. However, if you want to look into another device to play computer and video games, you may want to check out the Razer Blade or even other types of laptops and computers manufacured especially for playing and in some cases developing video games. Just as the genre of video games has expanded from wide varieties and types of games, so has the technology blossomed and spread to provide more choices upon which video games are played -- including gaming laptops such as the Razer Blade.