Razer Blade shaves inch off PC gaming stubble

California company Razer said it has introduced a gaming laptop at $2,800 which it claims will beat anyone else at offering a lighter machine with a high powered spec.

The Razer Blade – geddit – is 0.88-inches thick, weighs 6.97lbs and is  a collaborative process with Intel folk in Mooly Eden’s unit. (Eden: pictured)

The specs include a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 2640M microprocessor; 8GB of 1333MHz DDR memory; a 17.3-inch LED backlit display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels; Nvidia Geforce GT555M with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory; built in webcanl 3260GB S-ATA hard drive; and wireless.

The machine includes an aluminium chassis and comes with a user interface called Switchblade which has 10 adaptive tactile keys for game commands, and provides other game information.

At $2,800 it’s not cheap – the vendor has a page here showing off its features. It will become available in the fourth quarter.