Razer, the American manufacturer of top of the line gaming hardware, has unveiled today its new 17-inch Blade Pro, a gaming laptop with killer specs that the company is advertising as "the desktop in your laptop" (via The Verge). To push its most powerful machine to the next level, the company has bet on several stand-out features such as
a 17.3-inch 4K IGZO panel with support for multitouch and Nvidia G-Sync technology, a desktop Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 desktop GPU and the addition of an ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard.
- Approx. size: 0.88 in. / 22.5 mm (Height) x 16.7 in. / 424 mm (Width) x 11 in. / 281 mm (Depth)
- Approx. weight: 7.80 lbs. / 3.54 kg
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU (8GB GDDR5X VRAM)
- Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz)
- 17.3-inch IGZO UHD G-SYNC display, 16:9 ratio, 3840 x 2160, with LED backlight, with capacitive multi-touch
- Storage: up to 2 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 1 TB PCIe M.2) options
- 32 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (DDR4, 2133 MHz)
- Anti-ghosting individually backlit ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard
- Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
- Connectivity: Killer DoubleShot Pro including the Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1) and the Killer E2400 (Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000)
- 1x Thunderbolt 3 port (USB-C), 3x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 2.0 video and audio output, SDXC card reader
- Built-in 99 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO shared today in a press release that the company is trying to push boundaries with its new gaming laptop:
The original 17-inch Blade was the first laptop that truly blended power and portability in a PC. We’ve taken that approach another step further with the new Razer Blade Pro. The thermal engineering behind it is staggering. It’s incredible how far we’ve come, from having one product and a small team, to today, with a full catalog of gaming systems and a large group of engineers and designers pushing what a portable gaming machine can do.
As you can expect, this high-end machine won't be exactly affordable. Starting at $3,699, it will probably out of reach for many gamers who can get more performance at a lower price with a desktop PC. But for those of you looking for the ultimate gaming laptop, the Razer Blade Pro will start shipping in November from Razerzone.com and select retailers.