Who would trust them?
I would never trust a laptop by Razor, especially one to be used for business. Their near endless problems with software and security snafus gives me zero confidence in their ability to execute on a quality product.
Razer's newest laptop line, the Razer Book 13, ditches the FPS chic and beefy discrete GPUs in favour of something more befitting a business environment. With these ultrabooks, Razer claims it's targeting "go-getters, side-hustlers, and spirited entrepreneurs of today’s mobile world," which is a roundabout way of saying " …
8GB of soldered on RAM and no discreet graphics option is a non-starter anyway. Nothing to see here, just another ultra book.
Just as well, I'd hate to be tempted to buy a laptop from a company that thought a keyboard should require an internet connected driver to work....
Nor is a 256 GB SSD. I can easily fill half a terabyte with work-related stuff in a year.
Sounds like this is really aimed at managers working in coffee shops rather than "go-getters, side-hustlers, and spirited entrepreneurs" (whatever they are), so self image promoters, not workers.
Newer CPU tech and smaller form factor notwithstanding, my ThinkPad T520 which is around 8 years old has got a better spec than the base model. Plus it's got a really nice Keyboard.
I keep looking at replacing it, possibly with something less bulky, but I'm never hugely impressed with the specs and the awful chiclet keyboards and button-less track pads are just a total deal breaker for me.
I'm starting to think that I'll still be using this machine (or an eBay-sourced identical replacement) in 10 years time.
Perhaps I've been living in a cave but this neologism seems to have arrived in multiple places all at once. It seems to mean "second job" which I take to mean first job not so hot. It's probably because they think they are "livin' the dream" that they "side hustle" whereas they are merely dreaming so having a laptop that is all fur coat but no knickers is just what they need. Top marketing.
is vomit-inducing. No thanks. I'm not the intended customer anyway, but if I were I still wouldn't - nice design, but they keep screwing up software. LinusTechTips once gave all their employees (perhaps 20 at the time) Razor Blades, and a almost all of them had problems of some sort.