Razer Unveils 'Switchblade' Mobile Concept Gaming PC

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Bill Loguidice
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Reminds me a bit of the Pandora concept, except using regular PC guts: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375303,00.asp . If the price is right, there would definitely be an enthusiast market for this - particularly if it could be a super emulation device - but there are still way too many questions right now before/if this reaches production.

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Yeah, Clok, based on what

Yeah, Clok, based on what they want to do with it and the price of current OLED-based keyboards, I have a feeling hitting even $600 will be tough, so a reasonable version of this may just be too expensive to create its own category of device (which it really is) like the iPad was able to finally do with tablets. I also agree about the resolution. It would need a minimum x720 to be workable, rather than x600. Limited resolution is a big turn off to me on netbooks and tablets. Only the ones that go past x600 are appealing to me for a variety of reasons.

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intersting

I know i spent a few hours tweeking my ASUS netbook to play WOW. Played horrible when i started, but with enough tweeking to the actual notebook it plays pretty dang good. I didnt have to strip WOW to lowest setting (but I did turn some of it down, its stil higher setting then many players on desktop use). It plays it just fine, in fact smooth enough I would never know it was a netbook if it was pumped to my LCD. Its suprising what people will do to figure out how to play WOW. The problem i see is they mention WoW is "playble" but still some small stutters.. WOW is not a high end game. It still plays on some pretty old hardware. And if WoW is only "playable" I think newer games are going to crush this. Of course beta hardware is beta, and its a cool concept. I must agree the Keyboard is very cool ever since that one that cost $1500 with the LCD keys I hve always wanted one.

My single gripe with these systems (netbooks/small phones etc) is the screen. evrything is designed on PC (or TV) standards so the 1280X600 screens are a pain in the butt. I use a program that artificially stretched my Netbook screen to 1280X1024 (yes it can distort a tiny bit) so most games work fine on it. I use it for ALOT of DOSBOX games D-FEND (dosbox launcher) has made those old dosbox games so slick.

If this thing isnt outrgaously priced ( i thinkit will be, that keyboard alone migt be the cost of a netbook) I would think aobut one for sure.. I see a $5-600 Price tag.. to much IMHO but who knows.

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Here are some more details:

Here are some more details: http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/razer-switchblade-preview-3g-intel-oa...

I love the dynamic OLED keyboard.

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