Razer Gaming Laptop

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  1. SlickShoes macrumors 6502a

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    Razer just anounced this today, now apart from the touchpad position, this looks almost like someone just coloured in my macbook pro black.

    http://www.razerzone.com/blade#/image-gallery

    Will be interesting to see how much this thing costs.
     
  2. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, very Macbook/Macbook pro like.

    And price is $2800 which I see as acceptable, due to its form factor. Too bad they didn't stick more than a 555m in, but they probably made the correct choice. I myself if I wanted mobile gaming would go with an Alienware m17x or 18x with SLI/Crossfire...but alas, consoles are fine for me, as it is much cheaper to game....
     
  3. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    this is decent but the price is too much. the high end macbook pro is cheaper and faster. the razer only packs a GT555m which struggles on anything past 1440x900 res. and the processor is only a dual core. not bad but for 2800 i expect it to clean my house.
     
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  5. Killery96, Aug 26, 2011
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    Killery96 macrumors 6502

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    I bet the computer isn't all that wonderful. Specs aside, it looks like they tried to make a cheap macbook pro and cut the thickness down 0.07 inches to brag. The graphics card is about on par with the 6750m in 15 & 17" macbook pros and the processor is inferior, as far as I can tell. 8gb of memory is thrown in there to make the price a bit less mind-boggling, the 1980x1080 (2,073,600 pixels) screen doesn't seem as clear and or as nice as the glossy 1900x1200 (2,280,000 pixels) 17" screen. Both of them have a fine Webcam... ...The keys are green and backlit! GREEN. Cool, I'd like color customization on my macbook pro, but that's nothing important. If it was confined to one color, I'd pick white/blue like Apple did anyways. I bet the trackpad is nowhere near as responsive than the macbook pro'ss (although it's gaming functions do look sorta neat, though I'd never use them)... ...Uh, not to mention it's a Windows computer. Overall, for $4-700 dollars more than a macbook pro, I think it's really nothing special.

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    I'm skeptical about the battery life... It's also plastic... Grease will accumulate quicker and I bet more heat will be kept inside the computer, rather than dissipated through a metal exterior. I feel like the Macbook Pro can look at this computer and say, "Im' a terminator" with that accent. It also has half the hard drive capacity of a Macbook Pro. When Razer tried to make a computer that was thinner than Apple's, they couldn't come up with the craft and the internals... ...It's flashy, but it's plastic, expensive, and doesn't live up to what it's competing with. You can tell that it's trying to compete with Apple because all the sites I've seen it advertised on constantly compare it to the Macbook Pro laptop. I generally don't get involved with the Windows vs OSX or Mac vs PC argument, however I dislike it when reviewers find a higher number model or a different clock speed then start sneering in their reviews.
     
  6. ViviUO macrumors 6502

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    This thing just seems very gimmicky to me. I will have to read reviews and physically play with one for myself, methinks.
     
  7. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    The GT 555m does better on average than the 6750m when it comes to games and benchmarks.

    I'd give this system the overall edge over the current MBPro for gaming, even with 2 cores, since I've noticed that most games rarely use more than 2 of my PC's cores -- unless I force their affinity. It also doesn't have to push as many pixels as the Mac, if the user wants to run their game at the notebook's native rez.

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    I'm with others about the appearance. This thing looks like my MacBook Pro 17" I really like that it's all black and that the touchpad is on the right.
     
  8. Killery96 macrumors 6502

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    I'd agree with what you're saying, esp. cause this particular vid card has double the video memory of the 6750m, however if you compare benchmarks at notebook check, which are relatively reliable, the GT 555m does better or worse than the AMD 6750m by a maximum of about 5%. Not really a huge performance difference there. I feel like the processor of the macbook pro still gives it a bit of an edge, although I do agree with you that a lot of games don't use or have the ability to use more than 2 cores. I think that overall, for a black plastic macbook pro with a green keyboard, and a semi-neat trackpad, the extra money is wasted. Razer is into selling things for high prices (like a $20.00 contraption used to hold up your mouse cord... SHEESH). I do use a razor Deathadder3500, but it seems that they've overpriced their gear again...

    Humph
     
  9. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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    GTX555M is faster than the 6750M
     
  10. Killery96 macrumors 6502

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    Of course a GT"X" 555M would be faster. GT555m benchmarks around the same, above in some, just below in others, to the 6750m.
     
  11. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Which version of the 555m are they using, the difference between the different versions is almost 30%!

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M

    The NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M is a fast middle class graphics card for laptops. It is on the GF108 and GF106 chips with different shader counts, clock speeds and memory configurations. It stems from the Fermi generation and supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0.

    Versions (ordered by performance)

    144 cores 709MHz (GF106), 128Bit GDDR5 z.B. MSI GT780R
    144 cores 590MHz (GF106), 192Bit DDR3 z.B. Dell XPS 17, Alienware M14x
    144 cores 590MHz (GF106), 128Bit DDR3 z.B. Schenker XMG A501 / A701 (Clevo W150HRM / W170HN)
    96 cores 753MHz (GF108), 128Bit GDDR5 z.B. Lenovo Y570p / Y560p

    Why they all call it 555m is a mystery
     
  12. Killery96 macrumors 6502

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    It'll probably be a bit better for gaming because of it's very slightly higher performing graphics card... ...and the fact that it's running windows. But consider this: It's probably only fractionally superior, if at all superior, to the MBP for gaming. And it doesn't have anything else really to show, so why the $400 plus extra for the computer? It's 0.07 inches thinner? It has a green keyboard? It looks cool but a lot of people are complaining about the price for such a computer. Seems like Razer constantly overprices their hardware. They should stick to mice, keyboards, and headphones.
     
  13. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    well, there is no NVIDIA GTX 555 if you know graphic card. if you mean 'GTX 560M', yes. the fastest graphic card in the market for mobile PC. my gaming laptop has NVIDIA GTX 560M 2GB memory. I run every game with more than higher setting. no problem.

    by the way, for $2800 gaming laptop, Razer supposed to implant NVIDIA GTX 560M or even 580M or AMD HD 6970M with 500GB HDD (or 2 SSD 256GB). it looks very macbook pro like. one thing.... it doesn't have optical drive. so I will pass even I have enough money to buy that. I just love my Asus G73. so powerful, very nice work station.
     

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