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Razer Blade Pro Series

Razer Blade Pro 17 inch 2015Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ, Intel Core i7 4720HQ, Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3kg, 3.07kg, 3.54kg
Price: 1800, 2000, 3900, 4199 euro
Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 19 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 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

Never has there been such intense power packed into such a slim and portable casing, but Razer has proven the naysayers wrong by packaging a laptop that is powerful enough for gaming but portable enough for everyday work. It is only 2.2 cm thick and weighs slightly less than 3 kg. So, its weight and height are lower than mainstream gaming laptops' elsewhere. It comes with an enormous, anti-glare 17.3 inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. This machine houses 47 watt quad core Intel i7 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics, 16 GB of RAM and a dual storage system consisting of a 128 GB ultra-fast SSD storage (up to 512 GB) and a secondary 1 TB hard drive. All these contribute to an immersive gaming experience. However, needless to say, gaming laptops are notorious for generating an insane amount of heat. To alleviate the heating issues, engineers have designed the laptop in such a way that heat is directed away from the keyboard area. Lastly, the main star of the laptop is an integrated touchpad on the keyboard panel that not only functions as control pad but can be used in conjunctions with the Switchblade UI and function as a trackpad and alternative control point. All these impressive features make the Blade Pro really stand out as a gaming laptop.

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%

 

Razer Blade Pro 2016

The Razer Blade Pro 2016 is a gaming rig which surpasses its contemporaries. At first glance, it retains its quintessential black exterior with its dim, green logo emblazoned in front. Compared to other gaming laptops which are prominently angular with sharp edges, the Razer Blade Pro retains a minimalistic, polished finish. Compared to other gaming laptops, it is also much sleeker and less chunky. It doesn't have any of that fancy air vents or sharp angles running on its lid. It is built on an aluminium chassis which is solid and robust. Its dimensions measure at 42.42 x 27.94 x 2.29 cm and weighs 3.54 kg. It is fitted with a mechanical keyboard and one interesting feature of the keyboard is Chroma, Razer's vibrant multi-color backlighting that can be programmed to respond to in-game prompts. The key colors are highly customizable. To the right of the keyboard, there is a wide touchpad which is smooth and responsive, but it isn't really suitable for a left handed person. Nevertheless, a gamer who uses this laptop will most probably use a gaming mouse anyway. It boasts a 17.3-inch (3840 x 2160 pixel resolution with G-Sync) screen which displays incredible, Full HD visuals, a condition which is essential for gamers, and on top of that, it is touchscreen. Visuals rendered are sharp and crisp with remarkable clarity. Razer has indeed not compromised on the Blade Pro’s specs. It is powered by the 6th gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor. This powerful CPU is coupled with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU and 8 GB of GDDR5X VRAM. In addition, it features 32 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD storage (upgradable to 1 TB/2 TB). Running VR games on such specs is a given. The Killer DoubleShot Pro technology on the Wi-Fi antenna maximizes bandwidth to provide optimal gaming speeds. Razer has also managed to keep temperature under control with its unique vapor cooling system in order that the machine is kept from sporadic heating up even when rendering massively intensive games. In addition, the 2016 Razer Blade Pro is loaded with blazing fast connectivity as it is fitted with three USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI 2.0 port, a Thunderbolt 3 port as well as an SD card slot. It comes with a sizeable 99 Wh lithium-ion polymer battery, which provides gamers with the much-needed juice for extended gaming. It lacks an optical drive, but this does not make the Blade Pro any less inferior. It is priced on the higher side even for a hardcore gaming laptop mainly due to its sleeker outlook and cooling capabilities. Although it is smaller and bulkier than its rival at Dell, in many ways it is still a powerful desktop fitted into a laptop and thus, it will remain a desirable device to many serious gamers. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Notebook: Razer Blade Pro 2016
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, , 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 3.54kg
Price: 4199 euro
Links: Razer homepage

 

Razer Blade Pro (2016)
Source: PC Mag English
The new 17.3-inch Razer Blade Pro isn't the first desktop replacement notebook with a 4K screen and a mechanical keyboard. But at 0.88 inches thick (the same thickness as its predecessor) it is remarkably svelte, and much easier to carry around than the behemoths with which it will compete, like the MSI GT73VR Titan Pro 4K.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2016
Razer Blade Pro (2016) hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Razer wanted to make a laptop that was better than a desktop PC, and I think the Blade Pro is a fantastic effort. It's mentally powerful, has a spec to make even the most die-hard desktop user drool, and it looks damn good too. There's some really clever tech under the hood, like that mechanical keyboard and the effective cooling system - which will hopefully make their way into other Razer laptops soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2016
Razer Blade Pro Hand-On
Source: Gear Open English
The Razer Blade Pro is genuinely one of the most impressive laptops I’ve seen this year. To squeeze such top-end components into a device not significantly bigger than an Apple MacBook genuinely boggles the mind. The design is gorgeous, and while the price is very high, if the technical specs live up to their on-paper potential, there’s no reason why it can’t be justified.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2016
Der Desktop in einem Laptop
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2016
Notebook Razer Blade Pro in Italia da novembre a 4199 euro
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; large screen; high performance; good cooling system. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2016
Razer a prezentat Blade Pro, un laptop de gaming echipat cu ecran 4K şi GTX 1080
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware; high performance; large screen. Negative: High price; relatively thick.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2016

 

Comment

Razer: Razer USA Ltd. is an American hardware manufacturer founded in 1998. The focus is on gaming devices as well as accessories; traditionally computer mice. The products were often named after fables or animals. However, Razer also offers laptops under the series name "Blade".

 

There are reviews on the Razer Blade series since 2013, but not overly many. The market share in the laptop market is low and the ratings are average (as of 2016).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop): Pascal based laptop graphics card using GDDR5 graphics memory. Should offer a similar performance to the deskto GTX 1080.

» 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.

6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.54 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.

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Razer Blade Stealth, Late 2016
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 12.5", 1.3 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Razer Blade (2016)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 14.0", 1.96 kg
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