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Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M

Specifications

Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860MNotebook: Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M (Blade Pro Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M

70% Razer Blade Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English
Razer wants laptop shoppers to have their cake and eat it, too. The latest iteration of the 17-inch Blade Pro appeals to fraggers and creative professionals alike. The new Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU ensures that the Blade Pro can hang with its contemporaries when playing the latest titles while delivering strong video and photo-editing capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Razer Blade Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English
Model: Razer wants laptop shoppers to have their cake and eat it, too. The latest iteration of the 17-inch Blade Pro appeals to fraggers and creative professionals alike. The new Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU ensures that the Blade Pro can hang with its contemporaries when playing the latest titles while delivering strong video and photo-editing capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% 2014 Razer Blade Pro review: Only slightly better than last-year's model
Source: PC World English
The Blade Pro is a moderately powerful machine designed for the average user, versus the hardcore crowd. While I love a laptop that can run games on the highest settings without a stutter, “normal” gaming laptops are portable in name only. The Blade Pro isn’t as fast as those machines, but it’s a whole lot easier on my back when I need to hit the road. It’s fast enough, and it’s beautiful: Strangers will compliment your choice in hardware, as opposed to staring with pity at the horrific monstrosity you’ve somehow dragged into your lap. Here’s hoping Razer gives the 2015 the full makeover it deserves.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model: The Razer Blade Pro returns with minimal changes from its predecessor, focused on improving a stunning piece of equipment to greater heights. When compared side by side, there aren't many visible differences between the Razer Blade Pro of 2013 and 2014 right out of the box. Its shade of green from the logo to the USB slots looks great against the sleek and sturdy aluminum casing. It is one of the thinnest gaming laptop in the market at only 0.88 inches (2.24 cm), and is rather light compared to competing gaming laptops such as Alienware 17 or the Krypton. It uses a 17 inch LED backlit screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Unsurprisingly, the Razer Blade is equipped with a top of the line Nvidia 860M graphics card and 4th gen i7 Quad Core processor, which seems to be the gold standard for the best gaming laptops that the market has to offer. What sets apart the Razer Blade Pro from other gaming laptops is the SwitchBlade. The SwitchBlade is a combination of a low resolution touchscreen display and 10 LCD buttons. It is meant to be used for minor multitasking while gaming, such as browsing Youtube videos or Twitter. The battery life has also been extended compared to its predecessor with Battery Boost software that adjust power consumption of the GPU to maintain FPS in games.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4700HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


Razer: Razer is a Californian company, founded in 1998. It is specialized in computer accessories like mouses, mousepads for gamers. In 2011, the first laptop review of a Razer laptop was published.


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-07-24)