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.
Supercar maker Koenigsegg and the high-end gaming outfit Razer have combined efforts to produce a gaming laptop with sheer power and a sleek profile. The Koenigsegg Razer Blade was unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor show this week, which is an excellent place to show off both Razer’s high-performance PC and let a lucky few attendees drive the Koenigsegg Agera R … virtually, of course.
The laptop will be CNC machined and emblazoned with the Koenigsegg badge. The Razer Blade matches the Agera R with some wicked green stripes and matte black paint. Razer didn’t list specs, but the current-generation Razer Blade ships with an Intel Core i7 4702HQ processor, a 14-inch 1,600 x 900 display, 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM, a SSD as big as 512GB, and Windows 8.1.
However, this amazing gaming platform is sadly not for sale; you can only enter to win one via a contest on Razer’s site. A Razer press release claims the limited-edition Blade will get to be used by “a select few Koenigsegg owners,” but it’s not clear whether they’ll be given away with the cars, or merely available for owners to play with at Geneva.
It sounds like one hell of a partnership, as this is just the start to what Razer and Koenigsegg will do. I can imagine a high-powered infotainment system in Koenigsegg’s next supercar, or matching luggage and a matching laptop to boot. The possibilities are endless, and Koenigsegg has definitely partnered with the right company.
In Christian Von Koenigsegg’s words: “Every single detail of a Koenigsegg car is measured against our continuing goal to enhance vehicle performance, this is reflected in everything we do. Nothing is insignificant. We find our doppelganger in Razer – a company inspired beyond conventional reason to design products for extreme functionality and fun.”