Let's take a look at the specs
- 2.8GHz Intel® CoreTM i7 2640M Processor
- 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory
- 17.3" LED Backlit Display (1920x1080)
- NVIDIA GeForce® GT 555M with NVIDIA® OptimusTM Technology
- 2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
- Built-in HD Webcam
- Integrated 60Wh Battery
- 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
- Wireless Network 802.11 b/g/n Compatible
- 16.81" (Width) x 10.9" (Depth) x 0.88" (Height); 6.97lbs (Weight)
It will ship in the fourth quarter of 2011 for $2,799.99.
So it's got a slim form factor with somewhat beefy capabilities. It's got a touchpad with an LCD on it! And um, it's got 10 other buttons for contextual stuff.
I don't really see how PC gaming is really dying, nor do I understand how this will save it from the brink. From what I can tell from its rhetoric, Razer intends to build a legitimate PC gaming platform to compete against consoles. Does anybody see this as a viable revitalization strategy? Anyone see this as an answer to a problem no one posed?
EDIT: Here's the full page ad in the Wall Street Journal that started this.