Razer Is Planning Better Laptop Support On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 2 March 2017 at 12:09 PM EST. 13 Comments
Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan has shared plans to improve their Linux support, at least when it comes to their Blade laptops.

Razer hasn't provided official support for their products under Linux, although some community members have created third-party tools for customizing their keyboards, mice, and other gaming peripherals under Linux. Recently, Razer has been getting into the high-end laptop game and while it's x86 hardware, they are looking to ensure it's a good Linux experience.

Min-Liang Tan wrote a short time ago in a Facebook post:
The Razer Blade series have become the default coding machine for many out there and one of the most common asks is for us to support Linux on it.

Well - we're looking at it and we're inviting all Linux enthusiasts to weigh in at the new Linux Corner on Insider to post feedback, suggestions and ideas on how we can make it the best notebook in the world that supports Linux.

Those that haven't checked out Razer Blade laptops before, there are several of them ranging from sub-$1000 12.5 inch models or around $2k for a Kabylake, 16GB RAM, 14-inch QHD+, GeForce GTX 1060 system.

Razer is collecting feedback and suggestions via this Razer Zone thread. (For those commenting, feel free to share your desires with them to see Razer Linux hardware tests on Phoronix. ;))
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