The iridescent glow of green light coming from any man cave signifies a serious gamer, and any person whose laptop wallpaper features a Koenigsegg Swedish supercar means serious business. As we learned this week, the combination of the two can be very, very slick.
The iridescent glow of green light coming from any man cave signifies a serious gamer, and any person whose laptop wallpaper features a Koenigsegg Swedish supercar means serious business.
As we learned this week, the combination of the two can be very, very slick.
Swedish super car maker, Koenigsegg and Gaming device maker Razer have collaborated to create a line of Koenigsegg-branded Razer Blade laptops. It’s a limited edition series that was officially presented at the recently concluded 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Razer Blade laptop will not be available on sale and only “a select few Koenigsegg owners and Razer fans will get to use them.” However, the company will be giving away two units of the laptop as part of an online contest.
The Razer Blade, boasted as the world’s thinnest gaming laptop, made its debut back in May 2013. The device sports a 14-inch LED backlit screen with a 1600 x 900 resolution, powered by an Intel Core i7-4702HQ quad-core processor (2.2 GHz, 3.2 GHz) and a built-in 70Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery.
The list of specs also includes 8 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory, Intel HD 4600 graphics, a discreet Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M GPU (2GB GDDR5), and a built-in 1.3MP webcam. The internal storage is provided by a SATA 3 SSD with 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of storage, depending on your budget.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are handled by the Killer Wireless N 1202 component.
In a release from earlier this week, Christian von Koenigsegg, the company’s CEO, called San Francisco-based Razer its doppelganger. That’s because both companies pay meticulous attention to detail and wish to go “beyond conventional reason to design products for extreme functionality and fun”. In fact, scientists and engineers from the two companies are apparently focused on developing “cutting-edge technology” together.
That said, the limited-edition run of the Koenigsegg-branded Razer Blade laptop is simply a public gesture or symbol meant to inaugurate the Razer-Koenigsegg relationship.
Razer even described the custom collaboration as a “first step in a long relationship from which more exciting products can be born and brought to market”.
Given that this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship, Razer and Koenigsegg customers / fans should expect to see more customized products in the near future.