Razer Blade Pro
Hello, Guys! Today, I’m going to take a look at Razer Blade Pro Review. The Razer Blade Pro maxes out at $4500. So, you may be curious if it’s actually any good. In many ways, the Razer Blade Pro is just a Giant version of the popular 14-inch Razer Blade. The core differences come down to the components used, which are desktop-class on the Razer Blade Pro.
This is a Razer product, so, the build quality is great. Aluminum all around, but it actually feels like a step up from the Razer Blade Stealth, and the regular 14-inch Blade. Maybe because it’s thicker, It feels sturdier.
Weight in at 7.8 pounds, the Blade Pro may sound heavy. But it’s not for the size and class of device. In fact, it feels proportional. The all-metal body and design theory from the other Blades work very well here. And the build quality is outstanding.
When it comes to Ports, there’s a single Thunderbolt three USB Type-C, three USB 3.0 slots, an HDMI 2.0 for external display, and a full SD card reader.
The 17.3-inch IGZO UHD G-SYNC 4K Touchscreen is a mouthful but it is also one of the best I’ve ever seen on any device. It simply drops dead gorgeous and rivals the XPS 15. It has excellent color gamut and accuracy. Visually it’s actually one of the best screens I have used on the laptop for content creation. It’s night and big pretty bright and it supports G-SYNC at 60 frames per second, so games look really nice on this thing.
It’s a low profile mechanical one featuring chiclet keys. I feel like I’m typing on popcorn. It does take the time to get used to. Part of that’s because it’s relatively small too and off center. The smallness is because the trackpad is adjacent to the keyboard instead of below it. The keyboard for me is not my personal favorite, but I don’t hate it, either. Now, that’s a weird thing. It sounds a little bit contradictory. But what I mean is actually type on it just fine.
It just feels weird when I sit down and start to use it. If I were to use this, though, as my primary device, I think I could definitely adjust to it. It’s very much like the new MacBook Pro Keyboard, which is also divisive. Personally, I think Razer should have just used their Blade 14-inch keyboard, but you gotta give them some credit for trying something new.
Speaking of the trackpad. It’s precision, thankfully, with full Windows 10 gesture support. It even clicks when pressed. Why Razer did not use this amazing trackpad in the Razer Blade 14 is a Mystery. It’s a great trackpad, though. And one of the best I’ve used on any PC. Even if it’s a little narrow. The placement of the trackpad takes a few days to get used to. But actually quite good.
Well, so long as you’re not left handed. There’s a cool roller button, though, that you can configure for various tasks, including volume control and screen brightness. There’s also the usually Chroma lighting, which is always fun.
I should mention there’s a 2-MP front-facing camera, which is pretty terrible. There’s no Windows Hello support, either, for Bio-authentication, which is a missed opportunity.
Processor & Memory: –
Featuring a Core i7-7820HK Quad-Core processor with turbo up to 3.5 gigahertz, the Blade Pro never struggles under heavy load. There are only three user configurations for the Blade Pro and that comes down to storage choice. You have a 512GB option, 1TB or 2TB. For RAM, you have 32GB of DDR4 memory, which is more than enough for any hardcore gamer.
However, at the center of the Blade Pro is the powerful NVIDIA GTX 1080. There’s no faster card on the market today unless you pair up two of these monsters together. There’s also a Killer DoubleShot Pro for wireless and a full Gigabit Ethernet Port for your favorite LAN party.
For performance, the Blade Pro is off the charts. Whether it’s 3D Mark, PC Mark, or Geekbench, everything about this device is optimized for speed. Even the read and write times for the SSD are insane. You can even play Gears of War 4 on ultra at 4K, though you will peak at around 40 frames per second. So, maybe just set it to high, instead. Is it weird to say that gaming on this device is absolutely fantastic? Probably not. It’s exactly what you expect, especially if you’re spending $4500. But I really did enjoy gaming on this.
In fact, playing Doom and Gears of War 4, Witcher 3, all just ran fantastic. It’s strange to be able to use a 4K display and actually game on it and hit 60 frames per second in some titles. It’s really good experience and you’re getting a device that’s gonna be basically future-proofed for the next few years. And that’s super important if you’re gonna be spending this kind of money.
Sound & Fan
There are two Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition Speakers with 7.1 Codec support through HDMI. They’re very impressive speakers, but you still wanna use headphones for gaming sessions, as those fans can ramp up quite high.
While they help cool down the Pro, the temperature still max out at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or 60 degrees Celsius. But those temps are isolated to the upper areas of the Pro. Nonetheless, you would not want to keep this on your laptop while wearing shorts and gaming. The fans also rapidly wind down once your gaming session is over. And, considering the components used here, I think Razer did a fantastic job for thermoregulation.
Now, this is not the kind of laptop that you’ll probably take with you on, say, an airplane to actually game without plugging it in. Still, if you work, get a 99Wh battery. You can’t go any bigger than that and still take on an airplane. So, that’s as big as it’s going to get. Now, powering a full desktop PC with a 99 watt-hour battery gives you about three hours of real world usage. That’s just using Windows 10. If you’re going to game, it’s probably about 90 minutes. Maybe even less depending on what you’re doing. Now, the AC adapter is actually really nice. It’s still big, but not as big as other laptops in this class that I have used.
Well, it’s an outstanding laptop. Granted, you’re going to spend 4500 dollars maxed out in the one we tested here. But it’s a solid device. And everything about it whether it’s the build quality, the display, or the 1080 video card, is just fantastic. I really enjoyed gaming on this. I also like the build quality. Razer’s one of the few companies that can build a gaming laptop I actually don’t mind using as a non-gamer. And that’s really an impressive thing.
Now, I get it, it’s expensive. You can basically build this as a desktop rig for around $3,000. But that’s not what you’re getting here. You get a device you can actually put in a bag and take with you. Now, 8lbs may sound heavy. But I’ve used 17-inch laptops that come in at 10, 11, or more pounds. So, this actually feels proportional for its size. Overall, though, this is a great device if you can afford it.
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