For a relative newcomer to the world of laptops, PC accessory company Razer has already put out a couple of very impressive early systems. The original Razer Blade packed a discrete GPU into a very slim, matte black body (reminiscent of the old black MacBook), along with a combo touchpad/second screen that was clever, but ultimately underutilized.
The second version went back to a basic keyboard-plus-touchpad layout, and was the thinnest, sexiest gaming laptop we'd ever seen, but it was undone by a lower-resolution, non-touch screen of dubious quality. Not what you wanted to see in an expensive laptop at the dawn of the Windows 8 era.
Razer has taken that weakness and turned it into a strength in the newest version of the Razer Blade. The just-announced gaming laptop looks very similar to the previous version, but includes a stunning 3200 x 1800 touchscreen, along with an Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce 870M GPU, all in a slim, lightweight package.