Not a single ultrabook: different unusual laptops at Computex 2012
Ultrabooks on the current Computex is a clear trend. But the industry is not alone among them. Along with just quality things, sometimes at the stands you can also see something completely unusual. It seems like a laptop with a touchpad in the form of a small display (Razer Blade), a laptop-slider (MSI S20) or a continuation of the idea of ASUS Transformer, not only on Android, but on Windows 8.
Statements like “the thinnest,” “the longest,” and so on at Computex 2012 no longer surprise anyone. But the "first real gaming laptop" does not let you pass by yourself.
Razer Blade - this, according to the manufacturer, "the first real gaming laptop." And there are several reasons for this.
The main feature of the Razer Blade is a built-in special panel with ten adaptable keys and a touch screen, which is also used as a touchpad. The panel can be customized as you like, but caring developers have already installed there, for example, profiles for Battlefield 3 and League of Legends games.
The laptop was developed in conjunction with specialists from Intel. Inside the Blade is a Core i7 processor (up to 3.5 GHz), GeForce GT 555M graphics, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. The resolution of the 17.3-inch display is 1920x1080 pixels. True, there are few connectors: three USB, HDMI and a network port.
Portability is considered one of the main Razer Blade features: the laptop weighs only 2.92 kg and the thickness of the fully matte case is 2.2 cm. The
estimated cost of the Razer Blade is $ 2799.
MSI Slider S20
The day before the start of Computex 2012, the MSI booth already showed off the inscription "the best ultrabook transformer in the world." Today we came to the company's booth with a video camera.
For almost three years, MSI has not shown anything superinteresting for the average user. For gamers - please. But the last highlight for ordinary people was the X-Slim laptops introduced three years ago. The first such product in 2012 was the MSI S20 slider.
It is believed that the S20 is an ultrabook. It is noticeably thicker than ultrabooks made in the traditional form factor, but Intel has different requirements for transformers - they can be thicker. The exact thickness and weight of the S20 have not yet been disclosed.
The new product is known that it runs on a Core i3 processor and is running Windows 8, a 500 GB drive is combined with a 20 GB SSD. The diagonal of the touch screen S20 is 11.6 inches.
If we understood everything correctly, the situation with the price of the MSI S20 will not be the most fun: they are going to sell the slider at a price of about $ 1000.