Razer has updated their massive Blade Pro notebook with new dual storage options and NVIDIA’s newly announced GeForce GTX 960M graphics.
Razer targets the Blade Pro at both gamers and professionals, placing emphasis on the usefulness of the device beyond gaming. However, being limited to 1920×1080 on a 17.3-inch display will eliminate this from consideration by most creative professionals (though the display does feature an anti-glare matte finish). Aiding the performance/gaming side of the notebook is Razer’s localized heating system which the company claims “focuses on directing heat away from the main touch surfaces of the notebook, to areas that can dissipate heat quickly and are not commonly touched by the user. This allows the laptop to pack in the highest performance available with NVIDIA’s critically acclaimed GTX graphics”.
The Blade Pro is constructed from aluminum and while reasonably thin at 0.88 inches, the notebook weighs in at a hefty 6.76 pounds (though the probably battery life of such a high-powered system precludes this from a lot of portable use anyway).
One of the most interesting aspects of this design is Razer’s Switchblade User Interface (SBUI), which the company says “is designed for a more efficient and intuitive experience for professionals and gamers.” It combines 10 customizable tactile keys and a unique LCD trackpad (which I would assume features a glass surface). Meanwhile the keyboard is backlit and features anti-ghosting technology as well.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6GHz / 3.6GHz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5 VRAM), Optimus Technology
16GB System Memory (DDR3L-1600 MHz)
Windows 8.1 64-Bit
128GB SSD + 500GB HDD / 256GB SSD + 500GB HDD / 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
17.3" Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920 x 1080 LED backlit
Intel Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.0)
Gigabit Ethernet port
3x USB 3.0 ports
HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
Built-in stereo speakers
3.5 mm microphone/headphone combo jack
7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
Built-in full-HD webcam (2.0 MP)
Compact 150 W Power Adapter
Built-in 74 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
Razer Switchblade User Interface (SBUI)
Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
Razer Synapse Enabled
Kensington Lock interface
16.8 in. (427 mm) Width x 0.88 in. (22.4 mm) Height x 10.9 in. (277 mm) Depth
6.76 lbs. / 3.07 kg
The Razer Blade Pro starts at $2299.99 and is available now from the Razer online store.
- Intel® Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6GHz / 3.6GHz)
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M (4GB GDDR5 VRAM), Optimus™ Technology
- 16GB System Memory (DDR3L-1600 MHz)
- Windows® 8.1 64-Bit
- 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD / 256GB SSD + 500GB HDD / 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD options
- 17.3" Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920 x 1080 LED backlit
- Intel® Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.0)
- Gigabit Ethernet port
- (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
- HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
- Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
- Built-in stereo speakers
- 3.5 mm microphone/headphone combo jack
- Array microphone
- 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
- Built-in full-HD webcam (2.0 MP)
- Compact 150 W Power Adapter
- Built-in 74 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
- Razer Switchblade User Interface (SBUI)
- Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
- Razer Synapse Enabled
- Kensington™ Lock interface
- 16.8 in. (427 mm) Width x 0.88 in. (22.4 mm) Height x 10.9 in. (277 mm) Depth
- 6.76 lbs. / 3.07 kg
– See more at: http://www.razerzone.com/press/detail/press-releases/the-razer-blade-pro-now-offers-more-power-and-storage#sthash.hrDKOmQw.dpuf
Some pretty good tech here
Some pretty good tech here but that keyboard and trackpad layout would drive me nuts.
For the price I want at least
For the price I want at least one current generation thunderbolt port, and lose the trackpad! The SSD is it PCIe based?
This is a perfect example of
This is a perfect example of why I would NEVER buy a laptop for gaming.
$2200+ for a 3.6 ghz processor that will throttle, gtx960.
the only plus is the 4gb VRam.
Hardware Equivalent ITX computer $1280 with monitor/keyboard/mouse.
$2200 ITX computer. With monitor/keyboard/mouse.
Did you even look at your
Did you even look at your parts and stuff?Incompatible parts.
Second, those aren’t even the
Second, those aren’t even the same processor as the Pro 17″.