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Razer wants to reinvent the gaming PC as we know it photo
Razer wants to reinvent the gaming PC as we know it
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

I'll give you a second to take in the image of Razer's new modular PC concept.

Project Christine is a "revolutionary new concept design that will change the way users view PCs." Basically, the system will allow for anyone to build and customize your own PC. No prior technical knowledge is needed, and as upgrades come to the market users will be able to easily to swap parts out.

This is all thanks to the modular design that allows users to install modules on-the-fly. The PCI-Express architecture automatically syncs components and the setup features up to quad-SLI graphics, multiple SSD and RAID storage components, I/O and more.

Interesting concept, but a pretty closed system as only Razer would presumably be making all the modules.

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Review: Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones photo
Review: Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones
by Dale North

Niiiiice. That's what you'd expect to say trying out a premium set of audiophile-quality headphones, especially when they're priced at $299.00. Razer's Kraken Forged Edition music and gaming headphones are certainly nice in both form and function. 

But are they $299 nice? Do they have a look and sound so good that you'd be okay eating ramen for the next month?

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Playing Skyrim, Darksiders and The Crysis on a Razer Edge photo
Playing Skyrim, Darksiders and The Crysis on a Razer Edge
by Jim Sterling

Your old buddy Jim Sterling has borrowed a Razer Edge with which to do all sorts of videogame things. You can watch me have a bit of a play on Skyrim, Crysis, Castle Crashers, and Darksiders II if you want. I try to make it interesting. A bit.

A more thorough write-up on the Edge will be coming in the future, but for now, watch me do playing about for a bit or something. If you want. You don't really have to.

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7:30 AM on 07.08.2013

Razer's lack of PS3 products due to CEO's gaming habits

You may have noticed that Razer doesn't produce any products for the PS3. It's kind of a mystery, and some gamers contended that a deal was struck between Razer and Microsoft to bring peripherals exclusively to the 360 -- but...

Chris Carter



Review: 14-inch Razer Blade photo
Review: 14-inch Razer Blade
by Dale North

By now you know Razer's game when it comes to laptops: custom builds of handsomely outfitted specialty gaming machines that cost a pretty penny. Their latest outing, the 14-inch Blade, hits all of those marks. But it adds a new mark with portability.

As their marketing is keen on telling us, the machine is thinner than an on-end dime, coming in at 0.66 inches thick. And at about 4 lbs in its all black aluminum chassis, it really feels like you could take it anywhere. Even the power supply is a skinny little sliver of a thing. Razer has made sure that you have no excuse -- you should take this machine with you everywhere.

And with a lower price point, you may be able to afford to take it with you.

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10:00 AM on 06.28.2013

Razer Surround: Virtual surround to stereo sets, for free

Did you know that Razer has more software engineers than hardware engineers? While the company is known for its high-end (read: pricey) peripherals and daftly sleek gaming laptop, it does equally wild work on the software sid...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 06.04.2013

Razer price shaving newest laptop for successful indies

Last week, Razer unveiled the world’s slimmest gaming PC. The original, impressive, expensive Razer Blade has been rebranded as the Razer Blade Pro and received some expected upgrades and a small price decrease (down to...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 06.04.2013

Super-thin Razer Blade laptop now available for pre-order

That wafer thin laptop computer from Razer that everyone is talking about is now available for pre-order. The new 14-inch Blade gaming laptop is 0.66 inches thin, and rocks a Core i7 processor, SSD, and 8GB of RAM. Gamin...

Dale North



Razer unveils world's thinnest gaming laptop photo
Razer unveils world's thinnest gaming laptop
by Alasdair Duncan

[Update: Razer also announced a new version of their 17" Razer Pro series, detailed below.]

Razer have unveiled an ultra-slim, gaming laptop called the Razer Blade. The specs are seriously impressive; a 14" HD screen, a 4th generation Intel processor, and a NVIDIA GeForce 765 graphics processor. That's some serious horsepower for a gaming laptop.

Also included is 8GB of DDR3 - 1600Mhz RAM and 128GB SSD drive, which can be upgraded to either 256GB or 512GB. It's the form factor that's most impressive to me; I really like my Samsung despite it's bulky frame but I do wish I had a more svelte laptop. Considering it's tiny dimensions, it's impressive that Razer have fitted so much in there.

Our esteemed Dale North was really impressed with the 2012 model of the Razer Blade but he realized the price was out of the range of most gamers. Starting at $1,799, the Razer Blade 14" might be a bit more palatable but still out of the range of some gamers. However, it might be the perfect sweet spot between portability and performance. 

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2:30 PM on 04.01.2013

Razer mice updated to work as phones

Tired of not having your phone with you while you are gaming? Razer has released an update for its Naga line of mice to make them work as a phone. Now you will always have your phone handy while you're playing hardcore video...

Joshua Derocher

12:45 PM on 02.26.2013

Razer Edge up for preorder March 1

The Razer Edge -- a gaming tablet designed to play full PC games and use physical controls -- is available to preorder from March 1. The system will cost you $1,299.99 for the 128GB model, and $1,449.99 for the 256G...

Jim Sterling

3:00 AM on 02.23.2013

Crysis 3 can be run on the Razer Edge

Razer's Edge gaming tablet thing has been pretty interesting on the whole. The early prototype we saw running Skyrim last year was impressive, for sure. Now, Razer has published a video showing yet another demanding gam...

Conrad Zimmerman



Review: Razer Taipan gaming mouse photo
Review: Razer Taipan gaming mouse
by Patrick Hancock

Until recently, I had always used the same mouse forever: the classic, three-button optical mouse with nothing special about it. It was, and still is, passable, but my competitive gaming needs are a bit higher these days. Using the keyboard for voice chat just isn't going to cut it.

The Razer Taipan mouse is a good step up from the basic model that I, and many others, have always used. It isn't too complicated and strikes a nice middle ground between basic and complex. It doesn't have a million buttons nor does it feel too simple or cheap. It's marketed with a heavy emphasis towards "eSports athletes," but if you're a normal schmuck like me who likes to play Counter-Strike and MOBA games with a hint of seriousness, it'll make you happy just as well.

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Review: Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad photo
Review: Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad
by Chris Carter

Do you really need multiple methods of control outside of a mouse and keyboard? Well, in today's PC climate with the vast amount of games available at a moment's notice for pennies, it's never be a bad thing.

Between bluetooth to PC Wiimote capabilities, plug and play 360 controllers, and a host of different mouse and keyboard options, there's something for every type of gamer out there.

But what about a gaming keypad? Is it really necessary on top of everything else out there? In order to find out, I put Razer's successor to the Nostromo to the test.

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Review: Razer Sabertooth  photo
Review: Razer Sabertooth
by Dale North

I've tested many third-party game controllers in my day, and while I've liked quite a few of them, I always end up going back to the stock console controller. At the end of the day there's never enough there in these third-party offerings to warrant staying away from what I feel is the default and proper controller for a given console. Again, it's not that these controllers aren't nice -- they usually are. It's just that, outside gimmicks or options, they're never really better than the standard controller.

Maybe that has changed with Razer's Sabertooth controller. I've been using one non-stop for a couple of weeks and it has become my controller of choice.

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7:00 PM on 01.17.2013

Razer giving away the first Edge Pro gaming tablet

Hot on the heels of the recent news that their Edge gaming tablet won the Best of Show award for CES 2013, our friends at Razer are celebrating with a pretty sweet giveaway. From now until January 22, you can hop on over to t...

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