Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop – 17″ 4K Touchscreen Gaming Laptop Review
Here we have another epic gaming laptop, this time all the way on the upper end of the quality scale. Those that are familiar with Razer products will know that when it comes to high quality, premium gaming peripherals, they are hard to touch. And the Blade Pro Gaming Laptop is no exception.
What we have here is an attractive, matt black gaming laptop that borders on being an ultra-thin device, measuring at just under an inch in thickness. The unit also features some thoughtful key placement with an RGB backlit Razer Chroma derived keyboard lighting solution, and an interesting touchpad position on the right hand side of the keyboard. The keys are also mechanical which means that gamers can expect superior response and tactile feedback when using the inputs on this stylish machine.
The Razer unit is marketed as a true desktop replacement, and it is easy to see why. It features high end specs on every front, and owners of this unit will be pleased to find out that their gaming laptop is also VR Ready. Gamers will be really happy to know that the Razer also comes stock with an overclocked 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU which will slice through any computational tasks like a hot knife through butter. Those that are concerned with having to live with a constantly overclocked i7 CPU need not worry though, as the overclocking can be toggled through Razer’s own Synapse application which boots the clock frequencies up to 4.3GHz.
The CPU is well matched against an NVidia GeForce GTX 1080 that is said to be the desktop derivative, and not merely an on-board version of the GPU. The end result is a mobile gaming platform that can crush any task that can be thrown at it, meaning that 4K gaming at ultra-settings is possible, with VR gaming options also there for the taking. Sound is taken care of via the system’s THX Certified Mobile Device designation. Because of this, gamers can expect a world class audio and visual experience that will transfer from gaming to viewing media, to content creation such as visual editing. The 17.3 inch, 4K UHD IGZO G-Sync Touch Display is the cherry on the icing for this seriously sweet piece of hardware, offering Ultra High Definition resolutions for the best video experience available on a mobile gaming laptop.
The ultra-low design of the keyboard is augmented by the mechanical actuators that have been designed to provide gamers with all of the desktop gaming refinement that they have come to expect, but in a smaller form factor. The RGB component of the keyboard offers players an incredible 16.8 million different colours to customize their backlit keyboard with, meaning that no two Razer Blade Pros need to look the same.