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Razer’s new Blade Pro laptop is ridiculous in every sense

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Razer are still one of the premium PC peripheral manufacturers out there, but recent years have seen them send feelers into all sorts of new markets. One that stuck hard was their venture into laptop production, with their line of Razer Blade gaming laptops proving to be hits with the right people. They cost around the same as a MacBook Pro, were just a sleek but offered much more power for your buck. They were revolutionary, but I’m not sure the same can be said for their new one.

That not to say it isn’t impressive on a technical scale. The new 17-inch laptop is advertised as a desktop in a laptop, and I can’t really fault that. Under the hood it packs in a 6th-generation Intel Core i7, a desktop (yes desktop) version of GTX 1080, 32GB of DDR4 RAM and capabilities for 2TB SSD modules. That’s the sort of dream inducing stuff for a proper desktop, so it see it all factored down into a relatively thin laptop is just absurd.

Paired with that is a 17.3”, 4K display with an IGZO panel, Nvidia G-Sync support and touch capabilities. That’s nestled above a fully mechanical keyboard (a department Razer has years of experience with), with all the clicky, tactile responsiveness you expect. What is peculiar though is the placement of the large mouse track pad, which sits to the right of the keyboard instead of below. It’s a more logical position, but something I’m sure will take getting used to.

It sounds like the perfect laptop for gaming on the go, and that’s probably true – if you’re able to afford it. The Razer Blade Pro starts at a colossal $3699, and increases from there depending on storage requirements. It’s a strange choice in a market that is already adopting graphics card housings over truly beefy units, with products like the Alienware Graphics Amplifier and even Razer’s own Core going at odds with designs like this.

With those products you’re able to keep your gaming on the go relatively powerful, while turning it into a full desktop experience when docked at home. It’s also expensive, but still more affordable than this current setup. This is for the elite of the elite, and Razer knows that. So if you were hoping for a more subdued, practical laptop this year, it’s not happening.

 

Last Updated: October 21, 2016

28 Comments

  1. Razer’s peripherals don’t last longer than a few months. The build quality is shit. I would never trust a laptop from them, price aside.

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    • Lord Chaos

      October 21, 2016 at 13:39

      I’ve used my naga 12 button mouse for over a year now and no problems.

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      • Admiral Chief

        October 21, 2016 at 13:44

        My Razer Diamondback is now 11 years old, still no drama

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      • Pariah ???

        October 21, 2016 at 13:47

        You got lucky. XD Literally never had a Razer product last a year, and none of my friends have either.

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        • Lord Chaos

          October 21, 2016 at 13:48

          Looks like you need new friends.

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          • Pariah ???

            October 21, 2016 at 13:51

            My friends are amazing. Razer on the other hand, is not.

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 21, 2016 at 14:04

            Maybe use the Razer with the other, other hand?

          • Pariah ???

            October 21, 2016 at 14:09

            Did you think that up all by yourself?

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 21, 2016 at 14:27

            No. You were the inspiration after all.

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 21, 2016 at 13:55

            We all know Pariah cannot make friends… He buys them with apparent low quality PC gear… *Runs

          • Lord Chaos

            October 21, 2016 at 13:57

            Like the toys we used to get in lucky packets?

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 21, 2016 at 14:01

            Well, I am sure Pariah valued those toys more than his Razer gear…

          • Pariah ???

            October 21, 2016 at 14:09

            They were better quality, at least.

    • Nikola

      October 21, 2016 at 14:41

      I still have my razer naga mouse bought it like 5 years ago or more. Also Razer keyboard never an issue. My brother also has Naga mouse and headphones for ever now…

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    • Gary

      November 9, 2016 at 18:11

      I have a razer naga molten version and yea few of the buttons no longer work. I think it’s grinded down. Probably look to logitech for my next one.

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  2. Admiral Chief

    October 21, 2016 at 13:43

    2TB SSD……wtf

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    • Dane

      October 21, 2016 at 13:44

      When your VRAM rivals your actual RAM…

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      • Admiral Chief

        October 21, 2016 at 13:44

        xD

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  3. Dane

    October 21, 2016 at 13:43

    Damn. If I earned a small business as a salary, I would buy one with a monitor + peripherals. It’d be a shame playing games in such quality on that little screen and non-ergonomic keyboard. Still +1 for pushing the limits.

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  4. Dutch Matrix

    October 21, 2016 at 14:05

    $3700 for a laptop? I hope Jordan Carver delivers that thing…

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    • Pariah ???

      October 21, 2016 at 14:09

      Who?

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    • Pariah ???

      October 21, 2016 at 14:10

      Nevermind. I should’ve guessed.

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      • Lord Chaos

        October 21, 2016 at 14:24

        Please tell me you googled at work… 😀

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        • Pariah ???

          October 21, 2016 at 14:31

          Of course. But the images tab isn’t the default tab. 🙂 Just a medium shot portrait from Wiki was enough for me to know.

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          • Lord Chaos

            October 21, 2016 at 14:33

            Lol, bunch of network ops guys gonna do some weird searches.

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