Buddy J wrote:
I think half the folks in staff chat are butthurt and jelly because they don't want to admit that they're tempted to buy it just on looks alone. Looks like Razer has some balls and is trying to capture the MacBook crowd with a PC product. Can't knock 'em for trying.
The touchpad is total fucking fail for lefties like myself.
a truly portable, lightweight machine that is specifically designed for gamers
Razer has done a wonderful job of making consoles look more attractive, IMO. The "savior of PC gaming" is a $3000 laptop.
My m11x is too. It was $700.
This is refreshing, and they did a great job marketing it so far. Remember price is part of the marketing mix, consider the target market here. My guess is they are going after rich parents of male teenage gamers. Full page WSJ ad much? You guys can rage about hardware to price ratio, but that doesn't matter. This is business folks, and they took a nice risk here. I dig it, and honestly that little keyboard lcd is shmexy. I hope this works out for them.
Except for the facts that contradict it.
To be clearer; I don't think Razer's a bad company, nor do I wish them anything but success. But economic reality has a way of intruding on that. And frankly, this kind of a blunder has a history of completely destroying companies. And I don't want to see that happen to Razer, because they made a foolish business decision.