I’m been a fan of your products, especially the Razer Edge. While other competitors may have thin and light gaming laptops, no one can claim to have released a discrete GPU tablet other than Razer.
The original Razer Edge did not sell well, because of a variety of factors. Some of them are:
1. Lack of available peripherals - This is critical for a gaming tablet, the store was constantly sold out of accessories.
2. Poor peripheral quality - A particular focus is on the keyboard dock, one of the most requested and yet horrendously bulky accessories made for the Razer Edge. This alone doomed the product.
3. Limited marketing - The product made a big splash at CES, but gamers were not convinced as to a proper “use case” for the Edge.
I know that by now, with the R&D team you have assembled a Razer Edge refresh or a 2 in 1 Mini Blade could be extremely viable in the market. The critical factor is the keyboard dock, people really appreciate a solid user experience and particular focus should be given to this. The Macbook Air 11” is incredibly popular amongst your core market of 18-49 year olds, and a new product would make inroads into that market. Also, the affordability of the Razer Edge or Razer Mini Blade would be much more enticing for those desiring a Razer laptop but not quite able to stretch to the $2000+ USD cost of a Blade or Blade Pro.
For the sanity of the members, as the Razer Edge 2013 is officially EOL, is this experiment officially over or is there some hope for the (near!) future?
#razeredge #phoenixrising #razerminiblade
(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
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