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Razer delays Blade to January to guarantee speedy SSD

updated 11:55 pm EST, Thu December 22, 2011

Razer CEO explains Blade delay

Razer chief Min-Liang Tan stated this week that the Blade's SSD upgrade would lead to the gaming notebook missing the holidays. The switch to the much faster storage happened at the "eleventh hour," he said, making it impossible to ship in 2011. The first models of the 17-inch notebook would ship in mid-to-late January instead.

Tan cast it as a hard but important decision, especially as the SSD wouldn't care a price premium over the 320GB spinning hard drive Razer had originally planned on. "It was a painful decision for us to delay this till after Christmas but we decided the upgrade from the HDD to the SSD drive was just something we wanted to have as gamers ourselves," he explained.

In exchange for the delay, those who go to the Blade's store page and choose to be notified will get a coupon for a free Blade Edition of the Orochi gaming mouse, with a color-matched body and lighting to match the notebook.

The Blade promises to be one of the more advanced gaming notebooks, carrying a unique side section with 10 programmable LCD-touting keys and a touchscreen that works either as a trackpad or a status display. Inside, it carries a dual 2.8GHz Core i7, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GT 555M, even though it measures 0.88 inches thick and is relatively light for a 17-inch system at just under seven pounds.







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