17.3-inch Razer Blade Pro with GTX 1060 GPU now shipping for $2300 USD
The redesigned Razer Blade Pro was announced last year with insane specifications considering the size. Its unlocked i7-7820HK CPU and GTX 1080 GPU weren't wholly unique in the laptop space, but the fact that the chassis was only 22.5 mm thick made it the thinnest notebook with GTX 1080 graphics up until the launch of the Asus Zephyrus earlier this year with its GTX 1080 Max-Q GPU. Unfortunately, our recent review of the Razer Blade Pro reveals some deep caveats; The Razer notebook is indeed slower, louder, and hotter than thicker gaming notebooks equipped with the same GTX 1080 GPU.
Realizing that they may have packed a bit too much power under the hood, Razer introduced a more down-to-Earth Blade Pro at IFA this year with more digestible internals. The stylish chassis remains, but at a lighter weight (3.07 kg vs. 3.49 kg) with nearly everything inside tuned down including the storage (512 GB to 256 GB), RAM (32 GB 2667 MHz to 16 GB 2400 MHz), display resolution (2160p60 vs. 1080p120), and even price ($4000 vs. $2300). On the hardware side, the manufacturer will also forgo the unique vapor chamber cooler and mechanical keyboard of the higher-end Blade Pro in favor of traditional copper heat pipes and non-mechanical chiclet keys.
Razer is throwing in lots of limited-time freebies ending October 3rd in celebration of the launch including 7 games (World of Warships, Warhammer, Escalation, CS:GO, Robocraft, Euro Truck, and Dreadnought) and FL Studio 12 Producer Edition. See the official product page below for a rundown on the differences between the Blade Pro GTX 1060 and Blade Pro GTX 1080. Expect our full review on the GTX 1060 model in the coming months.