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Razer: No cheap Blade & Haswell Edge, possible phone




Coming over for the Pinoy Gaming Festival, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan visits the Philippines. We got our chance to interview the Chief Gamer and we got a lot of insights on what Razer’s plans are for the future & for its Filipino gamers out there.

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Razer reinstated their love for gaming & product design many times in our exclusive interview. When asked about the business, Min joked about not focusing or knowing anything about the business at all. That exactly follows their creed – it’s about creating the best products for gamers, by gamers.

With that said anyway, Min answered that Razer won’t be making any affordable alternatives to products such as the $1,799 Blade (near Php80k). Not that they don’t want to, but because perfection, as they say, really comes at a high cost.

“It’s not that we don’t want be affordable so to speak, but I think it’s been our design ethos to build no-compromise products…”

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As for the Edge, the Core i7 8GB RAM packing tablet at $1,499 (near Php65k), Razer said that it won’t face a Haswell refresh anytime soon. That leaves everyone stuck with the current option, but nevertheless it’s still the most powerful tablet out there that you can buy.

We also asked about if Razer’s entering the mobile industry with a gaming smartphone, devices with ARM CPUs & the like and they just simply said that they don’t talk about it. That opens a lot of doors for speculations and possibilities now, doesn’t it?

Anyway, the full 16-minute interview is down below and it also covers topics from virtual reality gaming & wearable technology to peripherals & Min’s favorite colors. We suggest you go watch that below:

Oh, and if this page gets a million likes on Facebook, Min says that they WILL build a Razer Toaster.



Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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16 Responses

  1. abuzalzal says:

    As always, Razer’s products won’t just cost you “an arm and a leg”; it’ll cost you your whole soul being sold to Razer themselves…LOL!

    I’d rather pick Apple (even if really hate it) than pick that overpriced, overhyped, overrated Junk OEM called Razer!

  2. michael says:

    the interviewer was reading off a paper while asking questions??? I’m sure yugatech could have sent a better interviewer than him.

    • Justin says:

      Exactly, bro! Nakaka-hiya kay CEO Min. Para tuloy mga high school students lang yung mga nag-interview sa kanya (para sa school project). Yun tripod na ginamit… ang ingay pa. Josme! It looked like the whole Yuga interviewing team didn’t know what they were doing. FAIL!

    • wew says:

      oo nga mejo d maganda kung panu ginawa ang interview…..eh ano naman???ang importante ung laman ng interview hindi ung appearance…

  3. roiji says:

    sana nilagay nyo as hard subs yung questions ni Bob Frekking… i really had a hard time listening to him.

  4. mel says:

    bob could’ve prepared better. at least min addressed the toaster thing hehe

  5. wew says:

    same sentiment…i think the interview is not that good… i think there’s nothing wrong with an interviewer holding a paper with questions, but all kinds of interviews that i had watched before doesnt have interviewers with guides…then there’s someone videobombing the interview many times and the voice of bob is quite inaudible, they should have used a boom mic(if they only used built-in mic on the camera) and the camera keeps on moving and produces noise…maybe @michael is right yuga could have sent better…but its okay for me since bob is still young and is not always interviewing people…and well-known hosts who interview personalities also started from scratch =)

    • Bob Freking says:

      Sorry about that. I’ll admit that my interviewing skills need a lot of work, but I was intending on using a condenser mic and on setting up equipment an hour before. Sadly, we had a limited time frame.

      I appreciate all the criticism. Thanks!

    • wew says:

      have more interviews to improve yourself,”practice makes perfect” ika nga =)

  6. Jejefrek says:

    Tawa ako ng tawa habang pinapanood ko! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I just can’t lols!

    Nainlab lang po si freking kay ceo kaya po ganun. Kitams ang porma pa diba. Tae HAHAHAHAHA! :)))

  7. Jesson says:

    Nice…….. for the effort.

  8. Winslow says:

    Sorry bob, didn’t know kita pala ako sa camera!

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