Razer Gaming Laptops Will Cost More Next Year, Razer CEO Says

Source: Gizmodo


There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Buying gadgets this year has been a nightmare. Products are out of stock, bots are reselling them at exorbitant markups, and there is no firm timeline for when the chip shortage—the major cause of this entire disaster—will improve.

We now know that, for the laptop industry, things will get worse before they get better. In a refreshingly candid move, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan tweeted that Razer’s next-gen gaming laptop will be more expensive due to “significant increases” to the price of components.

Razer already sells some of the most expensive consumer and gaming laptops you can buy, with models like the Stealth 13 starting at $1,299 and the Blade 17 going up to $3,699. It’s not hard to envision a future where some Razer Blade configurations cost more than $4,000. Tan didn’t specify the magnitude of this price increase, but we expect to find out early next year: Razer is expected to showcase its upcoming laptop lineup after a rumored CES 2022 reveal.