Gaming laptop trumped for price and portability est Jan 15th

The razer blade a 2500 dollar laptop sporting such a price tag for being .88 inch thick with a GTX 660m video card; conclusion mediocre and over priced
In january the Idea pad Y480 also less than an inch thick and almost 2lbs lighter will be sporting a GTX 660m as well, for bout half the price.

RazerBlade 17.3

• Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor with Hyper-Threading
• CPU: 2.2GHz (Base) / 3.2GHz (Turbo)
• Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M 2GB GDDR5
• 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
• 500GB 7200RPM HDD (Primary Storage)
• 64GB SATA III SSD (Cache Acceleration)
• Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit or Windows 8 64 Bit

Retail 2499

Width: 16.81 inches (42.7cm)
Depth: 10.90 inches (27.7cm)
Height: 0.88 inches (2.24cm)
Weight: 6.6 pounds (2.99kg)


retail 2499

Idea Pad Y480

3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M Processor( 2.50GHz 1600MHz 3MB) to 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor( 2.40GHz 6MB)
Hard Drive
750G 7200rpm (Hybrid) - 1TB 5400 rpm
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
Optical Drive
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer) {Blue Ray optional}
Windows 8 64


345mm x 239mm x 20-32.8mm (13.6" x 9.4" x 0.8-1.3")
2.2 kgs (4.85 lbs)

1366x768 Anti-Glare display

I have been searching for a portable gaming laptop for a while when I learned this, I thought it was amusing, a more portable gaming laptop with an optional internal bluray drive minus the switchblade (which looks awesome btw)


I dont mean to bash the razer ( I would purchase one in a heartbeat if it wasn't so large 17.3, not very portable even if thin) but I found a smaller laptop thats also about 2lbs lighter with comparable specs
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  1. For $2400, if you can handle a little bit more weight, you can have a LOT more power than the Razer will ever offer.

    $2400 is a fully-tricked-out 15" with a 680m, i7 extreme, SSD, bluray, 16GB+ RAM, secondary hard drive, 95% NTSC 1080p anti-glare screen and the works.

    Yes, it will be a bit heavier and thicker, but who cares about a couple tenths of a pound and a fraction of a inch thickness when it almost triples your performance and makes heat a non-issue?
  2. That's why I posted this, the Y480 doesn't cost 2400 (about half the cost) and is as slim and lighter to boot.
  3. I found you pay a lot for the Razer name, and that little game pad they have, and the SFF I suppose, but still overpriced. I suppose if you had the cash to blow why not.
  4. Well, to be fair to the Razer...

    The Razer has some higher-end hardware than the Y480 can boast. Larger/better screen, SSD, numpad gadget, etc.

    The Razer is massively overpriced, but it does indeed outclass the value-oriented Y480 in hardware everywhere but the GPU.

    The Y480 is a really good choice, but you make sacrifices in features. (smaller screen, lower res, lower quality screen, no SSD, etc.)
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