To import, or not to import? Razer laptops with Swiss keyboard layouts
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To import, or not to import? Razer laptops with Swiss keyboard layouts

Martin Jud
Zurich, on 18.03.2022
Translation: Patrik Stainbrook

So far, there are no Razer notebooks with Swiss keyboard layouts. We want to change this, and need your opinion.

I tested a Razer notebook at the beginning of 2019. A positive experience that, to this day, left a sour aftertaste. The product was beautiful, well made and offered quite a bit of gaming power for the time. Its appearance – and hefty price – reminded me of an Apple MacBook. However, the notebook was only available in small numbers with a US keyboard layout.

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    Teures, aber schönes Gaming-Vergnügen: Razer Blade 15

My Razer Blade 15 test was an exception. Usually we don’t test Razer notebooks because they don’t come with CH key mapping. That’s about to change. In addition to myself, our notebook team sees great potential in offering more from Razer. However, this first requires products that are tailored to Switzerland.

Razer sees things similarly. The Californian manufacturer is ready to make notebooks with Swiss keyboard layouts on request. And we’re on the verge of something great. However, we’re still hesitant because we’d need to commit to a certain number of products.

We’re still missing one last tipping point in our risk assessment. Namely you.

Should we really do it, or should we leave it be?

At the moment, we're on the fence.

Hopefully, this notebook will soon be available with a CH keyboard

Our current range of Razer laptops is thin – and quite un-Swiss. Currently, just a handful of notebooks with German layouts are on offer.

We decided to start off with a 2022 Razer Blade for our CH layout needs. The gaming notebook is available in 14, 15.6 and 17.3 inches. At the moment, we’re leaning towards the 15.6-inch variant.

Razer Blade 15
Razer Blade 15
Power port, two USB-A, one USB-C and 3.5 mm jack port.
Power port, two USB-A, one USB-C and 3.5 mm jack port.
SD Card Reader (UHS-II), Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), USB-A, HDMI 2.1 and Kensington Lock
SD Card Reader (UHS-II), Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), USB-A, HDMI 2.1 and Kensington Lock

Processors from Intel or AMD work inside the notebooks. There are models with Core i7, i9 or Ryzen 9. Supported by 16 to 32 GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti graphics cards. All versions have a 1 TB SSD and a responsive display. There’s FHD, QHD or UHD resolution at 144, 165, 240 or 360 hertz depending on the panel. Windows 11 comes preinstalled as the operating system.

To clarify: the recommended retail price for the Razer Blade in Germany is between 2799.99 Euros (15.6"/QHD-240HZ/i7/16 GB DDR5/RTX 3060/1 TB) and 4599.99 Euros (17.3"/UHD-144Hz/i9/RTX 3080 Ti/32 GB DDR5/1 TB) depending on the configuration and size. For Switzerland, prices will likely be somewhat lower due to the VAT rate.

The import vote

Now it’s up to you to decide whether we should let Razer loose on the Swiss market.

Should we import Razer notebooks with CH layouts?

  • Yes
    85%
  • No
    14%

The competition has ended.

How large should the first Razer notebook on offer be?

  • 14 inches
    33%
  • 15.6 inches
    50%
  • 17.3 inches
    16%

The competition has ended.

AMD or Intel?

  • AMD Ryzen 9-6900HX
    50%
  • Intel Core i7-12800H
    19%
  • Intel Core i9-12900H
    29%

The competition has ended.

16 or 32 GB of RAM?

  • 16 GB of RAM
    25%
  • 32 GB of RAM
    74%

The competition has ended.

Which graphics card is most likely to fit your budget?

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
    19%
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
    41%
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
    38%

The competition has ended.

FHD, QHD or UHD?

  • FHD with 360 Hz
    10%
  • QHD with 165 Hz
    32%
  • QHD with 240 Hz
    24%
  • UHD with 144 Hz
    32%

The competition has ended.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you. We’ll follow up soon – perhaps even with a Swiss premiere.

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