Razer today unveiled its new high-end Razer Blade Pro ultrabook that's aimed at replacing your enthusiast desktop rig.
With the Razer Blade Pro, Razer packs in ultra-performance desktop-grade components in a sleek, ultra-slim form factor. The Razer Blade Pro rocks a 17.3-inch IGZO UHD 3840 x 2160 G-Sync display with multi-touch and 100% RGB Adobe color with up to 170 degree viewing angles, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 video card, an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core CPU at up to 3.5GHz, 32GB of DDR4 RAM at 2133MHz, and up to two 1TB PCIe M.2 hard drives.
The ultrabook also rocks a full mechanical keyboard with Razer's Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switches and Razer Chroma color lighting. In order to efficiently manage heat, Razer's new ultrabook is outfitted with a custom cooling solution, made up of "dynamic heat exchange" and "vapor chamber" technology to effectively dissipate heat.
"The original 17-inch Blade was the first laptop that truly blended power and portability in a PC," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO.
"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."
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has touted the Blade Pro as the "desktop in your laptop," but that's not exactly true. It's more like "desktop components in a laptop environment," and even then, it costs quite a premium and doesn't stand up to the kind of power you can push (for the money, at least) on a desktop PC.
Enthusiast PC builds push the bar in performance and aren't easy on the pocketbook, but the Blade pro starts at almost $4,000--and that's not the fully decked out build.
Razer Blade Pro's pricing starts at a staggering $3,699, and is expected to ship in November across U.S. and Europe.
Check below for full specifications:
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM)
- Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.6GHz / 3.5GHz)
- 17.3-inch IGZO UHD G-SYNC, 16:9 ratio, 3840 x 2160, with LED backlight, with capacitive multi-touch
- Windows 10 64-bit
- 512 GB SSD RAID 0 (2x 256 GB PCIe M.2) / 1 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 512 GB PCIe M.2) / 2 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 1 TB PCIe M.2) options
- 32 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (DDR4, 2133MHz)
- Anti-ghosting individually backlit ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard
- Killer DoubleShot Pro:
- Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1)
- Killer E2400 (Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000)
- Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
- USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
- HDMI 2.0 video and audio output
- SDXC card reader
- Built-in stereo speakers
- Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
- 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
- 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
- Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
- Array microphone
- Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
- Kensington security slot
- Compact 250 W power adapter
- Built-in 99 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
- 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