The Blade Versus The Dragon

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Since we're on a gaming kick, let's continue with gaming laptops. You know what I'm talking about... I'm talking about the Blade and the Dragon. Two opposite objects that destroy each other. Admit it, getting the perfect blade or slaying the dragon is not easy. Which is why, this Blade and this Dragon is not going easy on our pockets and bank accounts. Curse you Razer and MSI, for trying to deplete my life savings!

Razer Blade
How much? $2500 USD

It all started with gaming peripherals and providing the best gaming experience, that's Razer. (There's no denying too, that some of their items are overpriced and wayyyy expensive.) So what better way to complement the series than to create a new gaming laptop to challenge the existing ones? Packed with a 3rd Gen Intel Core i7 processor and GeForce GTX 660M with 17.3" Full HD screen and an innovative touchpad.. Add in a 6-cell battery and straight gaming of nearly 3 hours? Boom. Out goes your $2500. Hold up. Wait a minute.

Razer is being too limited. 500 GB with 64GB SSD is your only choice for your HDD. I would like to have options please. Also, no card reader, no USB 2.0 ports and no optical drive. It's hard to be optimistic here, and you get that sinking feeling you are paying for the Switchblade UI. Don't get me wrong. Nobody can deny that the Switchblade UI is innovation. (For you n00bie Fluffies, the Switchblade UI is a trackpad that is actually a LCD touchscreen.) It boasts of real-time running of apps, web surfing, or even use it as a secondary display while gaming. That's it, and there is still a long way to go for this innovation. So why talk about paying for the Switchblade UI and it's brand name only? Take a look at it's opponent below.

MSI GT70 - Dragon Edition
How much? $2899 USD

It's about $400 more expensive and MSI did a lot to compensate for that extra dollars. The MSI GT70 - Dragon Edition even has a stronger graphic card than the Blade, the GeForce GTX675MX 3D graphic card. Whew, NVIDIA is truly busy. Running on 3rd Generation Core i7 with 8GB 4 channel-DDR3 at 1600MHz, it's bound to use up a lot of battery. 9 cells and clocking at nearly 3 hours of gaming use. Not bad at all. There are 3 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports, with even a port for eSATA. Heck, there's even an optical drive and a card reader!

Kudos to MSI for giving more options for the HDD. You can have about 6 choices ranging from 128GB-256GB SSD and 500GB-750GB SAT or even have it as pure SATA. There's a price to pay, and with those added components this will set you back physically. The laptop weighs about 4 kgs and the fact that you have to pay almost $3000 USD for it too. And you need to think twice, do you really need some of the components?

Yikes, what I would do to be rich right now. I'm kidding. These laptops are heavy, you cannot just lug around 3 to 4 kgs just the way you want. Imagine the many dangers you're exposing yourself to. You show these off, you'll be the next target for theft or even plain bullying from envious people. There's also another point that I'd like to emphasize... If you have this money... Why not build a huge kick-ass desktop gaming rig?

For more comparison, take a look at the image below and decide for yourself! You're a big boy/gal now.

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What about you Fluffies? What do you think about this rigs? Is it worth it? Let us know through your comments below!

Keep your heads stuffed!

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