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Razer Blade Pro Series

Razer Blade Pro 17 inch 2015Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ, Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3kg, 3.07kg
Price: 1800, 2000, 3900 euro
Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
: - %, performance: 91%, features: 54%, display: 83%
mobility: 87%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 84%

 

Razer Blade Pro 17 inch

Specifications

Razer Blade Pro 17 inchNotebook: Razer Blade Pro 17 inch
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Razer homepage
 Blade Pro 17 inch (Model)

Average Score: 88.5% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

New Razer Blade Pro
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sadly, Razer made too few changes to their New Blade Pro 17-inch laptop. The graphics processor and extra RAM are the two major differences. The RAM is certainly welcome as the system can't be upgraded after purchase. The graphics should help improve battery life as well. The problem is that those looking for a thin and light 17-inch gaming laptop can opt for more affordable alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2014
80% Razer Blade Pro review
Source: T3 English
The Razer Blade Pro is a great gaming laptop, offering a mix of performance, style and quality at a premium price. It'll handle every game you throw at it right now with aplomb, producing gorgeous visuals on its big 1080p 17-inch screen. Our few complaints are minor, such as the placement of the trackpad, the lack of 802.11ac networking, and the omission of a card reader. There are more powerful gaming laptops available at this price, but none that are as thin, light or beautifully designed as the Razer Edge Pro.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Blade Pro Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
If you take your gaming serious and want to have a more portable solution while you’re on the go or if you’re moving from one area of your home to another frequently, then the Razer Blade Pro is the gaming laptop for you. It has the performance, the unique look and we really liked its LCD trackpad, that is, once we got used to its unorthodox location.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2013
90% Razer Blade Pro review
Source: Techradar English
We're very much impressed. From top to bottom, the Razer Blade Pro is a very well-thought out design, and is a joy to use on a day-to-day basis. Given the brooding chassis, evil-green glowing lights, and raw power, we couldn't help but think of this rig as the anti-MacBook. The hardest-core gamers will marvel at the quick key effects the customizable Switchblade UI permits. Everyone else will marvel at how cool it is.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Razer Blade Pro first play: pictures and hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English
Razer gaming laptops are rare creatures in the UK, so when Pocket-lint caught a glimpse of the latest superthin Razer Blade Pro at a gaming event ahead of this year's Computex we jumped at the change to have a play.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/03/2013
89% Razer Blade Pro (2013) (256GB SSD)
Source: PC Games Hardware - Heft 12/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
95% Feinschliff für die 17-Zoll Klinge
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 85%
Razer Blade Pro (2013) (256GB SSD)
Source: Comuterbild Spiele - Heft 10/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013

 

Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M

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.

Specifications

Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860MNotebook: Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Razer homepage
 Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%

 

Razer Blade Pro 17 inch 2015

Specifications

Razer Blade Pro 17 inch 2015Notebook: Razer Blade Pro 17 inch 2015
Processor: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.07kg
Price: 3900 euro
Links: Razer homepage
 Blade Pro 17 inch 2015 (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

81% Razer Blade Pro 2015 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Needs sharpening. The 17.3-inch Razer Blade Pro has not seen a major revision since its reveal in 2011 and its age is starting to show. Is the attractive razor-thin form factor and unique Switchblade interface enough to convince the hardcore gaming crowd?
80% Razer Blade Pro Review
Source: Techspot English
I’ve worked with a number of dedicated gaming notebooks as well as my fair share of business-oriented laptops. Each category comes with its own set of requirements that manufacturers must address to fill the needs of the intended audience. Razer is pitching the Blade Pro as a jack of all trades, designed for play and work, and while I believe they got close to that sweet spot, I can't help but feel that Razer compromised and fell short on the GPU side.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Blade Pro (2015) Review (512GB SSD, 1TB HDD)
Source: Kitguru English
The Razer Blade Pro presents a confusing proposition. The smaller 14 inch Blade is more powerful, shipping with an Nvidia GTX970M – while the larger ‘Pro’ version has to make do with the weaker GTX960M. Razer could argue the smaller model gets the better GPU to help power games via the 3K screen, however as we have already reported the 14 inch Blade runs very hot, and sounds like a helicopter on takeoff under heavy load. A 1080p screen and GTX960M would have made more sense for that diminutive chassis and it would certainly have helped mitigate thermal throttling issues.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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.


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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:

High-End Graphics cards as part of the Geforce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series.

» 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.

4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.


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.

3.07 kg:


80.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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