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Razer Wants Your Hands On Blade, Blade Pro Gaming Laptops; Available Now In Retail Locations

Razer announced that its Blade and Blade Pro gaming laptops will be easier to get your hands on by expanding availability to brick and mortar retail locations in conjunction with the release of Windows 10. The company is now shipping both the Blade and Blade Pro gaming laptops with Windows 10 pre-installed, and you can now go see one in person at various stores before purchasing.

Razer's laptops will now be sold in all Microsoft stores, Fry's and Microcenter locations, as well as B&H Photo. Razer said these locations will provide a hands-on experience before purchasing, although consumers can still order the laptops from RazerStore.com if they prefer online purchases.

Razer wasted no time at all getting its Blade and Blade Pro gaming laptops out the door with Microsoft's latest operating system. The company decided it wanted to be one of the very first to market with Windows 10 pre-loaded computers. (Many companies have done the same, including but not limited to Origin PC, MSI and Maingear, along with big OEMS such as Dell, HP and Acer.)

In addition to pre-loaded computers, Razer has released Windows 10 drivers for owners of Blade and Blade Pro laptops that were purchased in 2013 and later who plan to upgrade to the latest OS. Along with the drivers, Razer has updated the software for its popular keyboards and mice to fully support Windows 10, with the intention of making the transition smooth for owners of Razer-branded peripherals.

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  • Achoo22
    Razer is such garbage.... they market their gear towards power-users, then encumber it with a bunch of mandatory shovelware. Hello, morons: the one class of consumer least willing to tolerate your intrusive drivers is the one you're marketing to.
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  • eriko
    Razer is such garbage.... they market their gear towards power-users, then encumber it with a bunch of mandatory shovelware. Hello, morons: the one class of consumer least willing to tolerate your intrusive drivers is the one you're marketing to.

    Like you read my mind...
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  • uglyduckling81
    Whilst the Blade appeals to me I can't get past the extremely low quality of their peripherals. I can only imagine it's the same in the laptops.
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  • balister
    If you want a gaming laptop, go with Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, or a boutique shop. Razer is not a good gaming laptop maker.
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  • Aragorn
    I have a 2013 razer blade pro and love it. The quality and finish are great and I have had had zero issues. I even take the thing and use it on construction sites. The only pieces of software they "force" you to use are the drivers and application for the touch screen tracpad and the buttons above with the individual images. You don't even have to use that but then you only have a tracpad, no screen behind it or functioning buttons above.
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  • j5689
    I would love to get a Blade Pro, but that GTX 960M might be a no-go for me. Why make your larger "Pro" model LESS powerful than your standard model with the GTX 970M? I have no desire for a 14" laptop and neither do lots of other people, I just want a Blade Pro with a GTX 980M or 970M
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  • scook9
    They carry the 14" at the local MicroCenter for me, seeing one in person was a big part of why I ended up buying one in early July. I had a Dell M3800 which was not built poorly at all but the Blade just was awesome to see and use in person. The price is definitely up there though and not for most users. As for their peripherals.....never owned one, all Logitech and corsair at my house :) But the 2015 Blade laptop is very high quality and I have not had a single issue with it so far.
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  • Ninjawithagun
    Razer's days are numbered. Not only are their laptops waaaaayyyyy overpriced, they don't ever listen to their customer inputs. RAZER, LOWER YOUR PRICES, LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS, AND FIX YOUR SHIT-TASTIC CUSTOMER SUPPORT!!!
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  • beardedtexan
    Whilst the Blade appeals to me I can't get past the extremely low quality of their peripherals. I can only imagine it's the same in the laptops.
    I still don't get why people get all slap happy over Razor Gaming crap.
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  • antilycus
    I love their keyboard and mouse. Their products from and respond like power users want
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