So, Razer announcement in Europe has nothing to do with THX acquisition. Instead, we saw a new big-ass laptop popping into the gaming world, the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop. Billed as the thinnest and lightest desktop replacement in the world, the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop’s unibody CNC aluminium chassis measures mere 0.88 inches (22.5 mm) and tips the scale at under 8 lbs (7.8 lbs, or 3.54 kg, to be precise). Look-wise, it shares much of the aesthetic as its smaller siblings, which has become a design language adopted by Razer in recent years. Then again, they are all black, so you really can’t the difference, can you?
Anywho, with the 17-inch behemoth, expect Intel Core i7 quadcore chip ticking away, while the next-generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with 8GB VRAM, which is normally reserved for desktops, is at hand to offer you an edge in gaming. The 17-inch Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop is undoubtedly the most power rig to rolled out of the gaming hardware powerhouse and not forgetting that is by far the thinnest laptop with a GTX 1080 stuffed within. That’s quite a feat which also leads us to the question: how’s the thermal management like? Well, it has a vapor chamber, aided by a custom fan design and dynamic heat exchanger, to ensures heat is taken out quickly and efficiently.
Other key details include an enormous 17.3-inch multitouch-capable 4K IGZO display with 3,840 by 2,160 pixels on the tap, 32GB dual-channel DDR4 RAM, up to 2TB SSD for storage, anti-ghosting individually backlit ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard, Killer Wireless-AC 1534 (WiFi + BT 4.1) and E2400 Ethernet, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 2.0 a/v output, SDXC card reader, built stereo speakers with sound bolstered by Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition, 7.1 Codec support, built-in 2MP webcam, and built-in 99Wh rechargeable lithium polymer battery. The new 17-inch Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop is expect to drop this November, starting at $3,699.