Razer is a synonymous brand with gamers around the world and has quite a huge following in Malaysia. Famous for its high-end gaming peripherals, Razer also launched three gaming laptops: Razer Blade, Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Blade Pro.
The popularity of Razer gaming peripherals is off the charts; from keyboards to mouses sold in every store. Not to mention, Razer also builds their own gaming phone known as the Razer phone. But the Razer Blade family laptops are not receiving the same love as the peripherals in Malaysia due to a number of reasons. Before we get to that, let’s take a closer look at each Razer Blade laptop.
This year, Razer freshened up the Razer Blade laptop with a new slim bezel look, bigger 15.6” display with 60Hz or 144Hz refresh rate. The smallest gaming laptop also includes newer hardware with 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor and a selection of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q or GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics for superb graphics performance and frame rates.
While the new Razer Blade is touted as the smallest gaming laptop, the Razer Blade Stealth is designed for gamers on the go. Weighing less than 1.5kg, Razer Blade Stealth complements seamlessly with an upgraded 13.3” touchscreen display. The thin laptop runs faster as it’s powered up by Intel Core i7-8550U that speeds up to 4.0 GHz. It also comes with two colours: the greyish gunmetal to match with Razer aluminium logo or the sleek black to highlight the bright green Razer logo.
But if you’re looking to combine both Razer Blade and Razer Blade Stealth altogether, the Razer Blade Pro produces the high-end performance for gaming and content creation on both Full HD and 4K models. Razer Blade Pro has the largest screen among its siblings with 17.3” display that can run up to 4K resolution with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and Intel Core i7-7820HK on the 4K model for smoother and faster gameplay visuals. The Full HD version has Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 and Intel Core i7-7700HQ, which serves a slight difference from the 4K model but both versions can still hold the superb gaming and content creation performance.
Razer dedicated their craft in designing high-end laptops that are appealing for both gamers and also content creators. As mentioned earlier, although the Razer gaming peripherals are generally sold in tech stores across Malaysia (yet, we’ll explain below), the Razer Blade family laptop is less likely to be sold here because there is no physical Razer store, which leads to return merchandise authorisation (RMA) complications should the users face with technical problems on Razer laptops.
For those who are keen to buy, they have to resort to buying at the Razer Online Store or third-party resellers like Lazada’s Razer Official Store. However, after a full tour of both online stores, unfortunately, we found out that the Razer laptops are not available for sale in Malaysia. Instead, the gaming systems section only displays the product placard for Razer Blade Full HD version with no price stated.
But fret not. Not all hope is lost. You still can get the Razer Blade laptops here in Malaysia, albeit with certain procedures to consider. Here are some of the local retailers that sell Razer Blade laptops:
You can acquire all four types of Razer Blade laptops including the newly released Razer Blade, Razer Blade Stealth and both of the 4K and Full HD Razer Blade Pro laptops through ALL IT Hypermarket. Interested buyers need to order their desired laptop first with an estimated arrival time of around 2 weeks. Once arrived, the laptops are restricted to self-pickup only at these respective outlets: Lowyat, Digital Mall Petaling Jaya and IOI City Mall Putrajaya.
Similar to ALL IT Hypermarket, the store offers the overall catalogue of Razer Blade laptops from Razer Blade Pro to Razer Blade. You have to reserve the laptop’s order until it meets with certain stock quota. You can either walk in their shop in Ipoh, Perak to pick up physically or request them to ship at an address with additional shipping fee, which vary depending on which state they send to.
Located at Digital Mall, Petaling Jaya, My Computer System sells the Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Blade Pro. The retailer implements back-to-back order for the Razer laptops. Once the laptop’s order and purchase are confirmed, buyers have to wait for at least 2 weeks. When the order has arrived, you can pick up at the store or ship to your place with additional shipping cost.
Another retailer that you can get your Razor Blade Stealth and Razer Blade Pro is located at Klang, Selangor. BESS Computer is using the same back-to-back order method where they have to fulfil a certain amount of order requests from customers. After the much-needed order and payment, the process of getting the laptop is around 2 weeks long. Then, you can go to the store to pick the laptop by yourself or ship it to you with an extra shipping fee.
The Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Blade Pro are open for order through the shop. Similar to other shops we mentioned above, Aone Plus Technologies also employs a back-to-back order from Razer. After you paid the laptop’s full price, you will have to wait for 2 weeks before your Razer laptop arrives at their store.
Whether you buy with Razer selected local retailers in Malaysia or via third-party online retailers like Amazon, it is possible to acquire the Razer Blade gaming laptops if you are willing to wait for your order to be fulfilled for at least a month. Bear in mind, you need to take a great deal of care for the laptop to avoid any technical problem as there is no official Razer store located (yet) in Malaysia.
Despite the lack of readily sold Razer Blade family laptop in our local stores, this might not remain in the future as our Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman recently met with the co-founder and CEO of Razer Min-Liang Tan to discuss the possibilities of building a Digital Entertainment City in Southeast Asia region. Tan said in his Facebook post, “Malaysia is definitely one of the places we are looking at together with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) given the number of youth and gamers in the country!”
With that in mind, we’re certainly eager with the potential to see a physical Razer store in Malaysia. Are you one of the proud Razer Blade users? Share us your gaming experience with Razer Blade and tell us how you get your Razer Blade laptop with us on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for awesome gaming videos