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Gaming is a lucrative business, and that includes the mobile front, which generates around $175 billion per year from an audience of 2.5 billion mobile gamers. Compare that to the movie industry that raked in less than $45 billion last year and you'll understand why gaming is such an important consideration for many companies. That's all to say there is ample incentive for chip makers to focus on gaming, and so it's no surprise Qualcomm is expanding its offerings with the new Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform, with an assist from Razer (more on that in a moment). The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 is a purpose-built platform for gaming, and one that could potentially help expand the growing field of... Read more...
Buying a next-gen gaming laptop when the time comes around could cost a bit more than you were anticipating. So suggests Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, who on Twitter gave a heads up that gaming laptops in general will be going up in price next year as the component shortage continues to take its toll on the industry at large. The global shortage of silicon has already made it difficult to buy the latest hardware, including game consoles like the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch OLED. And to some extent, prices have gone up on certain hardware, namely graphics cards for gaming on PC. For the most part, however, the silicon shortage has resulted in desirable items almost always being... Read more...
Know what is even better than scoring a gaming laptop for a discount on Cyber Monday? Buying one on sale with a high-end display, whether that be a fancy OLED screen or a panel with a fast refresh rate. As it so happens, there are several options that fall into those categories, all marked down on Amazon for Cyber Monday. If sleekness and portability top your list of wants, then check out the Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook (OLED) that is on sale for $1,499.99 at Amazon (save $500). That is a big savings, and not just over MSRP but also from recent street pricing—looking at this laptop's price history on Amazon, it has bounced up and down from $1,999.99 and $1,799.99 over the past few... Read more...
With Thanksgiving over and the Black Friday rush over at many retailers, you might think the deals are over but we have some early Cyber Monday deals ahead of tomorrow's main etail event on Speakers, WiFi 6 Mesh networking systems and some other great PC tech gear. After taking the family out shopping, you should take a look at these online options today, to get ahead on your holiday gift-giving game, or pick up a little something for yourself because, let's face it, you deserve it. Our first item on the list is the Backbone One Mobile Gaming Controller for the iPhone. This device basically allows you to turn your Apple smartphone into a Switch-like handheld gaming device and is now on sale... Read more...
We all know the situation with graphics cards right now—you'd have better luck turning space junk into rocket fuel (actually possible) than finding a desktop GPU in stock and at a reasonable price (nearly impossible). But when it comes to gaming laptops, it's a whole other ballgame, one you can actually win. Case in point, a whole bunch of gaming laptops are on sale as we head towards Black Friday. If you're looking for a decked-out gaming laptop, then take a peek at the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 that's on sale for $2,199.99 at Amazon (save $200), it's lowest price ever. This is the kind of laptop that, if it found its way into Santa's bag, he might just choose to leave it there rather than... Read more...
Don't let a crummy peripheral stand between you and virtual victory in whatever games you're playing these days. If you're still getting by with a dilapidated mouse or an aging keyboard with a couple of missing keycaps, treat yourself to an upgrade. You don't have to wait until Black Friday either, because several of Razer's gaming peripherals are on sale. Shown above is the Razer DeathAdder V2, a slick gaming mouse that's on sale for $34.99 at Amazon (save 50%). It features a second-generation optical switch for faster click response, an ergonomic shape for right-handed users, eight programmable buttons, onboard memory to save up to five profile, and a Focus+ optical sensor with a 20,000 DPI.... Read more...
It's almost that time of year again, as the holidays, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching, along with the usual bevy of tech deals they bring. But that doesn't mean you have to hold out and fight the masses on those major shopping days. We've managed to find some great gaming laptop deals ahead of these official deal days, and have brought them here right to your screen. We get it, the thrill of banging the F5 key to get the laptop or desktop you wanted this holiday season is exhilarating, but wouldn't it be much more enjoyable to already be getting your shopping game and let others are fight over what's left? The early bird gets the worm after all, right? Here's a quick... Read more...
For most of its existence, at least from an outsider's perspective, Razer has aspired to be an enthusiast brand and "lifestyle" company. That is to say that, if you so desire, you can have every tech product you own be Razer-branded. The company is not quite there—yet—but today's announcements at RazerCon 2021 mark one more step forward in that direction. The Razer Kunai, Razer Hanbo, Razer Katana, and quizzically-lacking-a-themed-name Razer PWM Fan Controller are the first internal PC components to be released by the company. Naturally, all of the parts are integrated with the company's "Synapse" software, and they all feature addressable RGB LED lighting. The "kunai" is a throwing... Read more...
If you have aspirations of making it big as a streamer, more power to you—it's certainly a fun way to make a living. Streaming can be expensive, though, presenting a challenge right off the bat. To help with that end of things, Razer on Thursday announced an expansion of its streaming hardware catalog to include a couple of entry-level additions, the Kiyo X webcam (top left) and Ripsaw X capture card (top right). In a note sent to us by Razer, the company said this effort is aimed at "lowering the barrier of entry for customers looking for premium feature sets." Neither device is the cheapest in its respective category (webcams and USB capture cards), but neither one will break the bank,... Read more...
Amazon is currently running a big sale on popular Razer laptops, and the discounts ring in at as little as $350 to over $800. Not surprisingly, the most significant discounts are reserved for high-end gaming models, which already feature sky-high MSRPs due to their powerful internals. Starting things off is the Razer Blade 15 Advanced (2020 Model), which comes with an 8-core Intel Core i7-10875H processor, 16GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q discrete GPU. The potent GPU fuels a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a blazing fast 300Hz refresh rate, which is a boon for FPS gamers (among other genres). A 512GB SSD is included in the mix, and you'll find a keyboard with per-key Razer... Read more...
We often cover vulnerabilities in Windows 10 that involve convoluted methods of gaining admin access to systems using privilege escalation. However, the latest exploit involving software for Razer products is facepalm-worthy in its sheer simplicity. In this case, the problem stems from Razer's Synapse software, which configures its peripherals like gaming mice and keyboards. This software can adjust macros, program mouse buttons, and control your RGB lighting. However, security researcher jonhat revealed via Twitter that an unscrupulous person with a Razer mouse or keyboard could gain SYSTEM access to a Windows 10 (or Windows 11) PC simply by plugging the device into the target PC. Need... Read more...
Razer is a company that prides itself on delivering high-performance gaming laptops for enthusiasts, and that continues to be the case with today’s announcement of the refreshed Blade 17. The Blade 17 is the largest laptop in Razer’s portfolio and is now available with the fastest 11th generation Intel Tiger Lake-H processors. According to Razer, this is the most powerful Intel processor that it has ever crammed into a laptop. In this case, the Blade 17 is now available with the flagship Core i9-11900H processor. The Core i9-11900H is an 8-core/16-thread processor that packs in 24MB of Intel SmartCache. Its base clock is OEM-configurable from 2.1GHz to 2.5GHz, while the maximum turbo... Read more...
Fireworks are not the only thing popping today, so are all kinds of deals on games and PC hardware. If you have not already, check out Steam's Summer Sale, and be sure to claim your copy of The Spectrum Retreat for no cost at the Epic Games Store. Then after stocking up on games, if you decide you could use a gaming laptop upgrade or some fancy new peripherals, we have rounded up some more deals that might be of interest. Let's start things off with the Alienware m15 R4, discounted to $2,279.98 at Amazon (save $120.01). We reviewed the Alienware m15 R4 with the a similar configuration as this one, and donned it with our coveted Editor's Choice award for offering excellent gaming performance and... Read more...
It's no secret that Razer has been working on an AMD Ryzen-powered Blade laptop, as we're seen multiple leaks over the past few months. Razer confirmed everyone's suspicions this week at E3 2021 with the launch of the Blade 14, which it bills as the world's most powerful 14-inch-class gaming laptop. As noted in our earlier reporting, the Blade 14 is powered by an 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 9 5900HX processor based on AMD's latest Zen 3 architecture. While the Ryzen 9 5900HX (which can boost up to 4.6GHz) has its own integrated Radeon Vega 8-based GPU, gamers don't give a hoot about that; they're more interested in potent discrete graphics solutions. To that end, Razer is giving customers the choice... Read more...
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti are perhaps two of the worst kept secrets in the gaming hardware realm. The two Ampere SKUs have been rumored for months, and recently, we've been able to pin down exact announcement and launch windows for both cards. Now, it looks as though Razer's Chinese arm has jumped the gun by making the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti available in its preconfigured desktop systems. Systems are currently available for preorder on Razer's official store on the Tmall e-commerce platform. The listings were first discovered by @harukaze5719 on Twitter. There are multiple configurations available, including an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X system with 16GB of DDR4-3200... Read more...
It was around this time last year when Razer shifted some of its assembly lines to producing and donating over a million critically needed masks to healthcare workers, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Then earlier this year at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Razer unveiled Project Hazel, a concept billed as "the world's smartest face mask," with RGB lighting, of course. While not all concept projects actually come to fruition, Razer has confirmed its high-tech face mask will. An N95 filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) is a type of mask commonly worn by healthcare workers who take care of COVID-19 patients. True N95 masks are designed to filter at least 95 percent of airborne particles,... Read more...
When it comes to OEM system builders, AMD has been a bit like Rodney Dangerfield, in that it sometimes can't "get no respect," to quote the former comedian (RIP). The company's Zen architecture has been a game changer, though, especially its latest generation Zen 3 CPUs. They are so enticing, there is a rumor Razer will launch its first AMD-based gaming laptop. Up to this point, Razer has exclusively sharpened its Blade laptops with Intel's silicon. Available in 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch variants, each current model sports an Intel Core processor, with Comet Lake, Ice Lake, and Tiger Lake CPU options. But what you won't find among any of Razer's laptop models is an AMD processor. Not yet,... Read more...
Back in 2020, Amazon announced the Echo Frames, a pair of glasses with the power of the Alexa digital assistant that could be heard through the earpieces. Now, Razer is entering the ring with its own rendition of the technology called the Anzu Smart Glasses. According to Razer, these glasses are “lifestyle eyewear with built-in headphones for immersive audio.” In general, the Razer Anzu glasses look more or less the same as the Echo Frames, but with some key differences, such as the option of blue light filtering or polarized sunglass lenses. Razer claims that the blue light lenses can filter up to 35% while the polarized lenses option provided 99% UVA and UVB protection. As... Read more...
Thunderbolt 4 docks are not exactly plentiful, but the options for consumers did just grow by one with the introduction of Razer's Thunder 4 Dock Chroma. It is packed with ports to expand your desktop or laptop connectivity options, be it a Windows or Mac system, and of course it offers up RGB lighting, because this is Razer after all. The reason why there are not many Thunderbolt 4 docks on the market is because it is a relatively new standard. The final specification for Thunderbolt 4 was published last July. It delivers all the goodness of Thunderbolt 3, and adds USB4 (no space, for whatever reason) support. Thunderbolt 4 is the best iteration of USB-C, in a nutshell. Razer's latest dock serves... Read more...
Razer is introducing a rather intriguing device for us today, and it's a nice departure from the steady stream of gaming PCs that the company typically releases. The company is looking to chop through the desktop gaming market with the Tomahawk modular gaming PC, which is based around Intel's NUC platform. To be more exact, at the heart of the Tomahawk is the Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element card. The Complete Element card contains the processor -- up to a Core i9-9980HK -- memory, and SSD on a single module. This module is then plugged right into the chassis, which makes serviceability and upgrades a quick and simple affair. In this case, the module features a 512GB PCIe 3.0 SSD... Read more...
Black Friday is finally here, and while retailers got an early jump on the sales season as they always do, the floodgates on savings have officially opened. And as they are prone to do every year, Razer is getting in on the festivities. Over on Amazon, there are several gaming peripherals marked down, as well as a few Razer Blade 15 laptops. Starting with the peripherals, the Razer BlackWidow Elite (pictured above) is a great mechanical gaming keyboard, and is on sale for $84.99 at Amazon (down from $169.99). Your mileage will vary when it comes peripherals, but for what it is worth, I have been hammering away on a BlackWidow Ultimate since 2014, without issue. This one has customizable RGB lighting,... Read more...
We typically think of Razer's notebooks as being aimed at the gaming crowd, but the company has its eyes laser-focused on productivity with the new Razer Book 13. As its name implies, the Razer Book 13 has a 13-inch display (13.4 inches to be exact), but unlike most offerings in this space, it does not feature a 16:9 aspect ratio. Instead, the Razer Book 13 is boasting an aspect ratio of 16:10 with up to an UHD+ resolution touch display (an FHD+ non-touch display comes standard), putting it on an even keel with the very popular Dell XPS 13. Even better is the fact that the bezels are razor-thin all around, yet there is still room up top for a HD webcam with a 4-microphone array... Read more...
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