Two Prototype Laptops Stolen From Razer

Two Prototype Laptops Stolen From Razer

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Looks like Razer needs ... wait for it ... sharper security. Someone ruffians have broken into their San Francisco Bay Area R&D labs and stolen two of their prototype gaming laptop hybrids.

According to Razer's Facebook page, the two Razer Blade prototypes were nicked earlier in the month and Razer respectfully asks that you don't buy one of them should some criminal-type offer you one from the back of his truck. That's assuming you have the cash in the first place. The current model of the Razer Blade with a 17" screen retails for just shy of three grand.

From the Facebook post:

As you can imagine, the return of these prototype units is very important to the company. We have already reported this to the authorities who are working closely with us on this matter.

We take this act of theft seriously and would like to appeal for its return and discourage anyone from buying the Razer Blade prototypes from the perpetrators, whether online or otherwise, as they are stolen property.

Razer is currently appealing for any information regarding the stolen prototypes, you can email them at cult@razerzone.com to negotiate your terms.

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Well, I can already see that with the recent crimes dealing with MW3, there won't be a good impression on gamers with these scheme too. However, props to Razer for dealing with it so well. Instead of punishing us, they simply advise us to not buy the stolen products in case it's offered to us.

Actually, what I find more interesting is that a laptop was developed just for gaming- how cool is that. Yeah, I am easily taken in by things but with all the heat games get generally, you'd think companies would avoid the stuff but instead they jump into it- brilliant! :}

Caramel Frappe:
Actually, what I find more interesting is that a laptop was developed just for gaming- how cool is that.

No offense, but have you heard of Alienware? They've kind of got a good reputation for putting out dedicated gaming laptops.

OT: I didn't even know Razer made laptops. Hopefully they can get them back an prosecute this guy, though. I'm interested in seeing this kind of tech, but not when it's in criminal hands.

I've never really understood "gaming" laptops. I guess the idea of playing in a public place doesn't really feel right to me. Otherwise, if you're only playing at home why not get a more versatile desktop? Maybe if you were huge into lan parties, it might be worth it.

All I heard was there might be a prototype laptop worth 3k out there I could get for probably a lot less provided those guys don't read news...

Grey Carter:
Looks like Razer needs ... wait for it ... sharper security.

Oh snap!

The Blade? Those two must be so happy right now. I mean....damn. I wish I could afford a MOUSE from Razer.

Grey Carter:
Looks like Razer needs ... wait for it ... sharper security.

That joke was definitely a cut above the rest

Dirty Apple:
I've never really understood "gaming" laptops. I guess the idea of playing in a public place doesn't really feel right to me. Otherwise, if you're only playing at home why not get a more versatile desktop? Maybe if you were huge into lan parties, it might be worth it.

Gaming laptops are incredibly useful if you're a student. It allows you to easily take it into Uni when needed. And you can still play games when you visit home, which is better than dragging a desktop if you want to play on anything.

I dont know anything about this, I was no where near San Francisco just after 8 the other night.

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Message sent from my Razer Blade.

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Caramel Frappe:
Actually, what I find more interesting is that a laptop was developed just for gaming- how cool is that.

No offense, but have you heard of Alienware? They've kind of got a good reputation for putting out dedicated gaming laptops.

OT: I didn't even know Razer made laptops. Hopefully they can get them back an prosecute this guy, though. I'm interested in seeing this kind of tech, but not when it's in criminal hands.

Alienware computers are ridiculously expensive, though.

Then again, if this prototype is $3,000...

Dirty Apple:
I've never really understood "gaming" laptops. I guess the idea of playing in a public place doesn't really feel right to me. Otherwise, if you're only playing at home why not get a more versatile desktop? Maybe if you were huge into lan parties, it might be worth it.

I've got a gaming laptop. Mostly the choice was because I didn't want to drop another grand to upgrade to a desktop, but your right; it's mostly cause of LAN parties. My friends are big into small LAN parties, but it's mostly console-based and the only games we all have in common are CoD, Halo, and L4D. After we exhaust those games we normally move on to playing our own games for a bit. Moving a desktop over to a friend's house twice a month... yeah a laptop is better.

So pretty.......*sigh*

OT now: Bad criminals! Give Razer those laptops back! Although, I can see why they wouldn't sell it...*drool*

Look on the bright side. At least these weren't left in a bar by some idiot.

WickedFire:
Gaming laptops are incredibly useful if you're a student. It allows you to easily take it into Uni when needed. And you can still play games when you visit home, which is better than dragging a desktop if you want to play on anything.

When I went to university, the trend of taking laptops into class for note taking was just starting. It was the good old pen and paper for me. At least it was when I got off my lazy ass and actually took some notes.

kael013:
I've got a gaming laptop. Mostly the choice was because I didn't want to drop another grand to upgrade to a desktop, but your right; it's mostly cause of LAN parties. My friends are big into small LAN parties, but it's mostly console-based and the only games we all have in common are CoD, Halo, and L4D. After we exhaust those games we normally move on to playing our own games for a bit. Moving a desktop over to a friend's house twice a month... yeah a laptop is better.

I've only participated in one lan party in my life. It was a glorious all nighter of Dungeon Siege when it was the newest shiny toy on the block. And, you're right if ease of transport had been an option for me, I probably would have gone to more.

Caramel Frappe:
Well, I can already see that with the recent crimes dealing with MW3, there won't be a good impression on gamers with these scheme too.

So piracy makes people with MP3 players look bad?

ElPatron:

Caramel Frappe:
Well, I can already see that with the recent crimes dealing with MW3, there won't be a good impression on gamers with these scheme too.

So piracy makes people with MP3 players look bad?

Sadly, it sort of does. That's why it's illegal to do piracy for music, games, or movies generally but people tend to do it anyhow if possible. Just because it makes you look bad, doesn't mean you're a horrible person. Yet, those who stole the actual laptops are bad because those materials where physical, they weren't open to the public which was true theft. Piracy may be bad, but stealing actual products and devices are far worse in the public eyes to address it as an issue.

I actually own an MP3 and try to download songs legally from my friend's CDs but sometimes songs aren't available in stores that I want so I sometimes search on Google for individual songs. I shouldn't do that, but least I limit how much I get from the websites.

Grey Carter:
Looks like Razer needs ... wait for it ... sharper security.

Fixed that for you, Grey.

Anyone else getting that "Apple-accidentally-leaving-prototypes-in-a-bar" vibe?

Caramel Frappe:

ElPatron:

Caramel Frappe:
Well, I can already see that with the recent crimes dealing with MW3, there won't be a good impression on gamers with these scheme too.

So piracy makes people with MP3 players look bad?

Sadly, it sort of does. That's why it's illegal to do piracy for music, games, or movies (...)

So piracy is illegal because it makes people look bad... Are we on the same wavelength?

Yet, those who stole the actual laptops are bad because those materials where physical, they weren't open to the public which was true theft. Piracy may be bad, but stealing actual products and devices are far worse in the public eyes to address it as an issue.

okay, we are definitely not on the same wavelength... Where did I address the issue of whether or not "piracy is stealing" or "the stealing of a physical object is just like stealing"?

I actually own an MP3 and try to download songs legally from my friend's CDs but sometimes songs aren't available in stores that I want so I sometimes search on Google for individual songs. I shouldn't do that, but least I limit how much I get from the websites.

Get off your moral high horse so I can steal it.

Man, 3 grand for a laptop. Ugh. I just built a PC for a guy with an i7 2600k, GTX 590, Asus Maximus Extreme-Z, 16 gigs RAM... for less than that.

Right...


I guess this sucks... but it turns out online security isn't the only thing in need of an upgrade.

 

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