Bright Side of News heard rumors that Razer is working on a second-generation Blade gaming laptop. While the current Razer Blade left a sour impression because of its $2,800 price tag and poor hardware, the new model will reportedly feature more high-end hardware from Intel's Ivy Bridge and NVIDIA's Kepler lineup. The site claims the Blade 2.0 may hit the market as early as June and August.
We have been hearing rumors from our sources within the industry that Razer is preparing a refresh of their Razer Blade, say a Razer Blade 2.0. This laptop, we believe, will enable Razer to deliver a much higher level of performance than the current generation Razer Blade with potentially better battery life in the same size or thinner laptop. There's even a chance that Razer can reduce the weight of the Blade as well. While details are still somewhat scarce, we do believe that Razer's main limitation with the Blade was the fact that the chassis simply could not accommodate enough cooling in order to enable quad-core processors and high-end graphics.
Because of this fundamental truth, we believe that an Ivy Bridge and Kepler based Razer Blade could easily capture significantly more sales and actually give Razer something to really talk about. There is a strong sense that this Razer Blade 2.0 could honestly, in our eyes, claim the title of best gaming laptop in the world. Once Razer starts to ship in greater volumes, there could be a chance that they would change the direction of the PC gaming market and bring even lighter and thinner high-end gaming machines to the market. Hopefully, those higher volumes also might help lowering their prices.