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Razer Switchblade To Release First In China

For all you Razer fans out there, I've got a spot of good news. Remember the Razer Switchblade that was first previewed at CES 2011? Well, Razer's in the process of planning the product's launch.

Some New Details

Now, there's quite a few things we already know about the Razer Switchblade. It'll feature a fully customizeable LCD keyboard that changes based on personal settings/what program you're running. It'll include a touch screen. It's only 6.8''x4.5''x1''(Liliputing). When it's done, it'll be bloody awesome. Anyway, I could go on all day about why the impending launch of this product is so exciting- instead, I'll just direct anyone who cares to read about that here.

Now, while I've managed to garner a little bit more on what the Switchblade can do, the hard technical details on Razer's upcoming netbook are, unfortunately, still few and far between. All we know at the current juncture aside from the Switchblade's size is that it's going to feature a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor, and support for USB 3.0 and HDMI. (Liliputing

It will also ship with four preinstalled games, all provided by Tencent, and will host Windows 7 as its default OS. (IT World Canada) It's not much, but it's something.The exciting part isn't that we know more about it, it's that we know the launch is coming soon.

The Launch

The Razer Switchblade will be launching some time in the near future, but it'll be going to China first, through a joint partnership with Razer, Intel and Tencent. For those of you who don't know, Tencent is the largest isp in China. As for when it's coming, well...There hasn't actually been any solid word on that quite yet. I'd estimate we'll probably be seeing this product hit the market some time in 2011, at the very least.

As for pricing, again, what sparse details we've been privy to are quite vague. All that's been said about the price point is that the Switchblade will be "affordable". Fingers crossed- I'm hoping that it lands somewhere south of the five hundred dollar mark. 

I'll be sure to let you know as soon as more details are made available. 

(Source:  IT World Canada)