Razer seems to have figured out both sides of that equation with the latest Blade Pro. In terms of specs, it comes with an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor, a choice of two SSD drives (with a total capacity of 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB) and a whopping 32GB of RAM, but even more impressively, it manages to cram a desktop-class Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU inside, making it very hard to complain about your laptop’s graphics capabilities.
Other features designed to make sure you don’t miss your old desktop are a 17.3-inch 4K touchscreen display, a USB-C and three USB 3 ports, and a full mechanical keyboard. Typical of Razer keyboards, it includes the company’s Chroma customizable back-lighting system, though you do lose a number pad in lieu of a large touchpad in the right-hand corner. (The battery is apparently located in the space where a touchpad typically goes, below the keyboard.
If the good news about the new Blade Pro is that it’s not much thicker than a MacBook Pro, the bad news is that it costs about as much as a Mac Pro. For the $3,699 starting price. so if you really want high-end performance in a laptop form factor, you’ll be able to empty your wallet for a Razer Blade Pro starting next month.
Think “gaming!” and “crazy specs!” when you hear the name Razer, the company has surely outdone itself this time around.
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (a desktop-grade chip with 8GB GDDR5X VRAM)
- 6th-gen Intel quad-core i7 processor
- 3-inch touchscreen, 3840×2160-pixel resolution with G-Sync
- Thin mechanical keyboard
- 512GB, 1TB or 2TB of PCIe solid state storage in RAID-0
- 32GB of memory
- 7 by 0.9 by 11 inches (427 by 23 by 281mm)
- Aluminium chassis
- 8 pounds (3.5kg)
- 99Wh battery (the largest you can legally take on a plane)
- Ports: 1x USB Type-C / Thunderbolt 3, 1x 3.5mm headset jack, 3xUSB, 1xHDMI