I feel spoiled. Ever since I started playing games on the new Razer Blade gaming laptop, I've had a tough time enjoying them practically anywhere else. My TV and my desktop PC only display games at 1080p, but the Blade's 14-inch, 3200 x 1800 screen is practically like looking through a window.

With the stylings of a midnight-black MacBook and powerful components you’d normally only find in a much thicker, uglier gaming machine, the 14-inch Razer Blade was the rare portable computer that lets you play games without looking like a geek. Now, it can also let you play them with incredible fidelity.

But as addicted as I am to the high-def experience, I don’t know if I’d pay upwards of $2,199 for Razer’s latest PC. Last year, its $1,799 predecessor struck an incredible balance between work and play — one that sadly hasn’t been replicated here.