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Tech Industry: Razer Switchblade

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Tech Industry: Razer Switchblade

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At CES 2011, Molly Wood and Dan Ackerman check out the Razer Switchblade, a gaming Netbook with dynamic controls.

-This is one of the most wild-looking laptops here. It's so tiny. It is the Razr Switchblade. I'm gonna turn it around here so that you could see it. This is also a concept piece. It has a tiny Intel Atom-powered laptop from Razr designed for playing PC games. You can plug a mouse into it. It has a keyboard and I'm gonna tilt it up a little bit so you can see the keyboard. Each keyboard key is actually a little tiny display. There's actually a display under here that gives you a custom keyboard based on what you're doing. Now, I'm going to attempt to very quickly launch a game right here and this is a-- this is a concept PC. It's not gonna hit the stores any time soon. Who knows how much it'll cost. Who knows what the components will be. But showing that you can actually get a kind of gaming PC into a little clamshell design and add cool stuff to it that actually makes it usable, like, customizable keyboards, I think that's worth looking at and everyone has been very excited to check this out in person. -It's a remarkable idea. It's also unusual because you usually think of a gaming laptop as being a 17-pound Alienware-- -Oh yeah. -or Dell XPS. This, I mean-- -More people are just playing very casual games on their simple PC. I think we are not. -Exactly. We're having portable gaming. -Now, I got the Warcraft-style keys on here. If you look at the keyboard, it-- it's actually changed to Warcraft-style font on the keys. -Nice. -So anyway, that's the Razr Switchblade and I think it's a-- a super cool concept. Who knows if we'll actually ever see it, but, I-- I think it-- -This is the Best of CES finalist, yeah? -this prototype comes of looking really nice. I believe it is. -Yeah.

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