Razer may not have the most love from the PC gaming community, but their products have been a staple of PC gaming for a long time. They also happen to make some gaming laptops that regularly make it into the lists of best gaming laptops to buy. But coming next year, we may see a significant rise in prices.
Min-Liang Tan, the CEO of Razer, recently came clean about the potential price rise on Twitter. So far, laptops haven’t seen nearly as much of inflated prices as other desktop PC components have, like graphics cards. But it seems like the shortages are now affecting manufacturers for all types of electronic hardware, including the Razer Blade gaming laptops.
“Just had a long meeting to review our gaming laptops line for next year” Min-Liang Tan said. “looks like there are significant increases in component costs etc and we'll be seeing price increases for next gen gaming laptops across the board (including the @Razer Blade) next year.”
The good thing at least is that we know about it. Rarely ever do we see someone like a CEO express openly and honestly about their products and price increases. It shouldn’t affect laptops as they are now though, so if you’ve been thinking of picking one up it might be best to do so before any more GPUs like the RTX 40 series get revealed.
What do you think? Do you use a gaming laptop or desktop? Or even both? How do you feel about the price rises possibly coming next year? Is now a good time to get a gaming laptop? Or is it still worth waiting for desktop PC parts instead? Let us know your thoughts!