The shortage will force the famous manufacturer to pass on the increase in the price of components to that of its laptops.
In addition to the endless Coronavirus pandemic, 2021 has also been marked by a shortage. For months, the latter has taken pleasure in ruining the plans of geeks of all kinds. Many components, especially graphics cards, are now overpriced and the situation does not appear to be improving. This is also the opinion of Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, who made a rather gloomy prognosis for the year to come.
In a tweet spotted by Gizmodo, the leader preferred to play cards on the table with his audience rather than resorting to tongue in cheek. Coming out of a meeting on their future range of laptops, he bluntly explained that the brand was going to have to deal with “significant increases”Of the price of the components. An increase that will unfortunately have a direct impact on the price of laptops of the brand.
Just had a long meeting to review our gaming laptops line for next year – 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 theBlade) next year.
– Min-Liang Tan (@minliangtan)
Already high prices that could become exorbitant
Suffice to say that you will have to put your hand in the wallet to afford a Razer stamped machine. This is all the more true as if the brand offers some very beautiful machines, they are clearly not among the most economical on the market. At current prices, for example, you have to spend at least € 1,699.99 to afford the Stealth, its excellent small-format laptop. And at this price, you won’t even get the superb OLED panel.
And it’s even more intimidating on the side of the excellent Blade series. These machines, acclaimed for their performance, their finesse and their build quality, start at € 2,099.99. To touch the most powerful version, with an Intel Core i9-11900H and an RTX 3080, you even have to pay € 3,999.99. We can therefore expect that this price will happily exceed € 4,000 next year.
The CEO, however, did not specify the order of magnitude of the tariff increase. We will certainly have some information on the occasion of CES 2022, which starts on January 5th.