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Valve revealed the specs for the high-end version of its Steam Machines, and they look impressive. Most of the parts were detailed, so it's easy to figure out how much these could cost.
I put together some parts that match Valve's list, and priced it out on Amazon with a Prime account. I have four options, ranging from low-end to extreme. Even the "low-end" system is still a hefty machine capable of speeding past the next-gen consoles, and the extreme system is an insane beast that will gladly make your eyes bleed with pixels.
Some of the prices might seem steep, but remember that these are high-end systems. These rigs are made for people who want to be able to have this be their primary gaming computer, and for those who don't want to rely on streaming from another device. These are the boxes you want to look at if you want to get into PC gaming with some really nice performance.
Price cuts? Love 'em. Especially when they happen for something I need. Look at the cuts NVIDIA has made for some of their desktop line, effective today:
GeForce GTX 660: $179
GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB: $149
I've been playing PC games with Razer's Ouroboros wired/wireless ambidextrous gaming mouse for a bit now, trying out everything from MMOs to FPS to casual games. This is one really nice mouse, but it had better be for its asking price of $149.99.
MSI Computer Corp has unveiled the GS70, the world's thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop at just .85 inches! It features a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, and features a 1TB or 750GB HDD depending on the configuration you want to get.
The 1TB HDD version is going for $1999.99, while the 750GB one is $1799.99. Both models also include 16GB of DDR3L memory, four USB 3.0 ports, three audio jacks, 720p HD camera, and support for up to three external displays via HDMI and mDP ports.
All in all, it weighs 5.73 pounds, and gives the Razer Blade Pro a run for its money. Still, the Razer Blade (14-inch) is the true thinnest laptop in general, but the GS70 is now the thinnest 17-inch model laptop. Plus MSI's most expensive configuration is cheaper than Razer's 17-inch, while the cheaper version comes in at the same price as Razer's 14-inch. Nice.
To win, just leave a comment below telling us how badly you want these. Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address. You have until this Sunday, August 11 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter.
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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[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.
Dtoid is partnering with our friends at Elgato to give away three of their badass Game Capture HD game recorders! Valued at $179 each, these devices allow you to capture gameplay and live-stream at 1080p from your Xbox 360, PS3, or PC.
To win one of these beauties, you need to make the case for why you have what it takes to be The Internet's Next Top Streamer! Write an essay in our community blogs, record a video of yourself gaming with your shoddy little webcam, or do something completely off the wall to show us why we should help make your dreams come true. The choice is yours! The only requirement is that you do something to demonstrate your winning personality.
So what do you say? Think you've got the skills to rub elbows with the big boys like those at Dtoid TV? Now's your chance. Once you've figured out your entry, just post a link to it in the comments below. You have until Friday, May 17 at 11:59 PM Pacific to make your submission, and the contest is open WORLDWIDE! Good luck, everyone!
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