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    Profile Post, Jan 13, 2015
  1. Razer 11" Mini Blade - any interest?, Oct 17, 2014
  2. reloader-1

    Two points that are interesting so far - I didn't even think of a cheaper price for a smaller 11" Razer Blade, but looking back at the Razer Edge prices, even with a keyboard dock, it makes sense.

    For a similar configuration, I would imagine the split would be the same as it is now, with a $300-$400 USD difference in between the 11",14" and 17" Blades.

    Secondly, even though the sample size is still relatively small, I hope someone at Razer has noticed the trend in the poll. I always thought the Razer Edge was a great product in need of a great keyboard dock, and it seems the numbers bear me out.

    Nearly 80% of the respondents want something with a keyboard (either a full-fledged laptop or a laptop/tablet hybrid), whilst less than 5% would be interested in a plain Razer Edge tablet refresh.

    I hope Razer didn't draw wrong conclusions from the Razer Edge, I'm not sure how successful it was but it addressed only a fraction of the market potential. Min-Liang, build this!

    #newrazer #razerminiblade
  3. Razer 11" Mini Blade - any interest?, Oct 15, 2014
  4. reloader-1

    Brandon,

    Lots of things! Online gaming can be done quite well at 768p, as can offline games. In terms of doing coding, I completely agree with you that a larger screen is the way to go.

    However, for college use, medium gaming, internet surfing, Skype, e-mail and all around usefulness an 11.6" hybrid or laptop is amazing. Look at the sales figures for the Macbook Air 11, or just walk around a college campus and you'll see dozens.

    Basically, I believe the market is ripe for a second version of the Razer Edge, either in laptop or hybrid form. Like the original 17" Razer Blade, it needed refinement, and by looking at the poll responses it needed a much better keyboard dock, as most users (65%+) want something with either a built in keyboard or a snap on keyboard dock.

    #newrazer #razerminiblade
  5. Razer 11" Mini Blade - any interest?, Oct 15, 2014
  6. reloader-1

    splashman, I think you nailed it - option #2 and #3 are basically different versions of the Razer Edge. Here is a similar concept to #3:

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    #newrazer #razerminiblade
  7. Razer 11" Mini Blade - any interest?, Oct 15, 2014
  8. reloader-1

    [​IMG]
    (Intel Broadwell Reference Design)

    I've been thinking about the Razer lineup, and in particular the future of the Razer Edge and how Intel Broadwell will allow for gaming in a much smaller form factor. I wanted to ask the community, is there any interest in a new Razer Edge/Razer Mini Blade?

    Gaming on the go would make my life, and I think many others, much more enjoyable. Many times while flying I wish I could have a computer that fits on a tray table comfortably and yet handle some good games at decent specs. For travel/general use, nothing beats a good 11.6" laptop (The Macbook Air 11 is testament to this). College students would appreciate the great mix of size and utility as well.

    I think for now the specs would probably be something like the following:
    CPU: Intel Broadwell i7
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 960/970m
    SSD: 64/128/256GB Samsung
    Touchscreen

    The possible configurations I've come up with are:

    1. Razer Mini Blade laptop - 11.6" screen, basically a shrunken version of the Razer Blade 14"

    2. Razer Edge refresh - 10.1" tablet, with docking station (better made than the previous style!)

    3. Razer "Hybrid" (name TBD) - 11.6" hybrid tablet/laptop, the touchscreen tablet snaps out to enable on the go use (con: harder to cram all the above spec into just the tablet portion, thickness might be an issue such as on the original Edge)

    I'm leaning to #1, wanted to see what everyone else thought.

    I've included the Intel Broadwell reference design, Razer could come out with something really similar as option #2 or 3.

    #razeredge #razerminiblade #newrazer
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