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Razer Blade Pro Series

Razer Blade Pro 2017Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ, Intel Core i7 4720HQ, Intel Core i7 6700HQ, Intel Core i7 7820HK
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, 3.5kg, 3.54kg
Price: 1800, 2000, 3700, 3900, 4199 euro
Average Score: 81.56% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 37 reviews)
: - %, performance: 91%, features: 54%, display: 83%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 83%, 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

Razer Blade Pro 2016

Most people think that there is always a separation between laptops and PCs for gaming because they suppose that laptops are not as powerful as PCs when it comes to gaming.  Yet, Razer completely changed user’s mind when introducing the most extraordinary laptop ever - the Razer Blade Pro 2016. Looking through the specifications of this laptop, users would definitely have to compliment on not only the incredible features but also the premium design. The Razer Blade Pro 2016 is considered as “desktop-like power in a thin and light package” (TechRadar). Coming with the quad-core Intel i7-6700HQ, the discrete graphics card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and 32Gb of RAM, it is devilish to everyone. But the most amazement comes from the design: a superior gaming laptop built in an enticingly thin, unique design with a thickness of only 22.5mm. Are you amazed? Yes, certainly it is able to conquer most users, especially gamers. However, its price is pretty expensive at around 4000 Euros.

  1. DESIGN AND CONNECTIONS

Borrowing the design from the standard Razer Blade, sporting a slim, black chassis that puts rival gaming laptops to shame, as a comment on the page TrustedReviews states, the Razer Blade Pro 2016 is, in fact, only 22.5mm thin, which is just 4.5mm thicker than an Apple MacBook Pro, and just 5.5mm thicker than an Apple Macbook Air. Meanwhile, the page LaptopMag said: “It’s not that the Blade Pro is a grand departure from prior Razer laptops. On the contrary, it looks just like the Blade and Blade Stealth - just bigger. The entire frame is still made of that inky-black CNC aluminum that I’ve come to know and love.” TechSpot’s reviewer supposed that if the original Razer Blade was an exercise in compromise, the 2016 Razer Blade Pro was about seeing how much power could be stuffed inside of a 17-inch wide, 11-inch deep and 0.88-inch high aluminum housing without killing anyone. Also, this laptop, as remarked by the page TechRadar, is startlingly portable for a 17-inch gaming laptop - weighing just 6.76 pounds (3.07kg) considering its size and density. For the connections, Razer built the Blade Pro 2016 with diverse options for user, such as: Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 2.0 video and audio output, an SDCX card reader, and Ethernet port and Bluetooth 4.1.

  1. DISPLAY

According to TechRadar, the Razer Blade Pro’s most alluring feature is its 17.3-inch IGZO display, which, besides the 4K resolution, also supports 100% of the Adobe RGB spectrum, multi-touch control and NVIDIA’s frame-rate-smoothing G-Sync tech. And as a review on LaptopMag mentions, thanks to its dramatic hues and fine detail, the Blade Pro’s 4K (3840 x 2160) touch display is captivating. The author of this article said when he watched the 4K movie “Tears of Steel”, he could see the fine scratches and pockmarks in the paint on a forest-green bridge. Similarly, “The 2016 Blade Pro’s 17.3 inch IGZO 4K display is one of the best displays you can put on a laptop. Colors are rich and vibrant, blacks are deep and dark. The panel features 100% Adobe RGB coverage, which is great for folks looking to spend a little time editing photos and videos during gaming breaks” (Evaluation from TechSpot). However, for the page LaptopMag, the 4K touch screen of this notebook wasn’t enough, so its panel is also outfitted with NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. This page explained that, as on other laptops, G-Sync matches the laptop’s display rate with the graphics card, essentially placing a frame cap that matches the panel limit. That makes for near-instant rendering in both full-screen and windowed modes, eliminating the tearing and ghosting you sometimes experience on other laptops. Moreover, “The Blade Pro also happens to be equipped with Razer’s brightest display yet. While indoors, we hardly had to bump up the backlight past 30%. Even at 50% screen brightness, this 17-inch screen easily overpowered any bright winter sunlight coming through our office windows,” said TechRadar.

  1. KEYBOARD AND TRACKPAD

As commented on TechRadar, “Rather than positioning the trackpad beneath the keyboard, the Blade Pro’s pointing device is beside it on the right-hand side. More than once, we found ourselves tickling the surface below the keyboard, but it does not to take too long to get over this phantom pain.” In fact, within an hour of playing with the Blade Pro, TechRadar’s reviewer was accustomed to the trackpad’s new placement, and could say it is the best one they’ve used on a laptop this year. Nevertheless, LaptopMag’s reviewer was a little disappointed that Razer had got rid of the LCD touch panel/second display and Dynamic Adaptive Tactile Keys of the original Blade circa 2012 - especially when Apple is touting its Touch Bar. It had taken LaptopMag’s reviewer some time to get used to the new placement of the touchpad, and he found the touchpad was agile and responsive when performing two-finger scroll and pinch-to-zoom gestures. The writer on TechSpot, in contrast, said that he would admit that even after a week of regular use, his hand still attempted to tap the naked center below the Blade Pro’s keyboard, but for the most part he was comfortable with the unit’s generous multi-touch touchpad where it was. Also on this page, the reviewer stated: “Best of all, it’s not the LCD screen with customizable LED buttons that used to come on the Blade Pro line, meaning I do not have to mess with configuring everything, my right hand is never covering a display and the laptop uses less power overall.”

About the keyboard, TechRadar said, “The keyboard may look like the standard chicklet layout we’ve seen on past Razer devices. But, tap on any of the keys, and you’ll feel and hear the sweet sound of a mechanical switch. Keys sink in with a tactile and satisfyingly audible click. In addition to having a true actuation and reset point, the switches help the keyboard feel more like the one you’d find attached to your gaming rig at home.” A commenter on this page also noticed that Razer’s completely customizable Chroma lighting scheme makes its return with 16.8 million colors, and this time, it’s been expanded to the track of lighting around the touchpad and you can now set up a rainbow to run a ring around the pointing device. As can be remarked on LaptopMag, the reviewer wished that the keys had a bit more key travel. At 0.9mm (1.5 to 2mm is optimal) and 66 grams of force needed to press the keys, typing was a rather shallow experience. He had to press harder than normal to make all of the keystrokes register. “Outside of awkwardly cramming a full-sized keyboard onto an already over-sized laptop, it’s hard to find a gaming laptop with a delightful clickiness of mechanical key caps,” stated TechSpot. But in general, as could be viewed on the page CNet, each key of the keyboard as well as trackpad and media controls are individually backlit and you can select how they’re lit from 16.8 million possible colors by using Razer’s Synapse software.

  1. SOUNDS

For a laptop, in TechRadar’s opinion, “The Razer Blade Pro sounds surprisingly good, too. The 17-inch gaming laptop comes with dual-firing, 2-watt speakers enhanced with a larger speaker box and added pre-amp. Additionally, on both sides of the notebook, you’ll also find a pair of smaller side speakers to help and add an extra layer of surround sound.” And the reviewer at LaptopMag also said that, equipped with a dual-firing speaker system, the Blade Pro easily filled his bedroom with rich, clear audio. The two top-mounted speakers are fleshed out by a pair of slim, side-mounted speakers. The quad-speaker setup helped the system deliver a surround-sound effect. That author also remarked that when listening to Anderson Paak’s “Am I wrong”, he was treated to the singer’s velvety tenor floating over a rich keyboard, synthesized strings and lively drums. After switching among the Dolby Audio presets, he found that “Gaming” delivered the warmest sound overall.

  1. PERFORMANCE

Equipped with a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, as commented on LaptopMag, the Blade Pro stood up against the writer’s demanding multitasking needs with relative ease. Despite opening 16 tabs in Google Chrome, one of which was streaming an episode of “Black Mirror”, he didn’t notice any lag when he started running a full system scan and switching among tabs. Similarly, TechRadar said: “The Razer Blade Pro is one of the thinnest and speediest 17-inch laptops we’ve tested. It’s a performance machine that easily cut through any task we asked it to complete, whether it was enjoying the Winter Wonderland in Overwatch or editing 360-degree footage we recorded with a Nikon Key Mission 360 camera.” LaptopMag added an opinion that outfitted with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and 8GB of VRAM, the Razer Blade Pro is ready for any boss battle you can throw at it. In the “Rise of the Tomb Raider” test at 1080p resolution, the Blade Pro achieved 65 fps. However, in 4K ultra, for TechRadar’s evaluation through performance testings, their benchmark games hit an upper limit of 28 frames per second, which is still a playable experience, though not as ideal as 60 fps. For now, with just a single GTX 1080, it seems we still can’t play the latest games at a super smooth frame rate with Ultra settings at 4K. It beats “every 1060- and 1070-class laptop. Not every 1080-equipped laptop though, and therein lies the rub. Throughout our time with the Blade Pro, we noticed that although it beats out the 1070, we’re not quite seeing full 1080 performance. For example, the 1080-equipped MSI GT73VR Titan scored 9514 over 7909 points in 3Dmark Firestrike, the Origin EON17-X 9637. Those laptops have better processors, but that can’t quite explain the discrepancy,” the page PCWorld evaluated.

  1. HEAT AND BATTERY LIFE

According to LaptopMag’s review about thermal problems, “As pretty as an all-aluminum chassis can be, it’s also a big heat conductor. The laptop still got a bit warm with the center of the keyboard measuring 103 Fahrenheit degrees. But I still used my laptop more than an hour rather comfortably.” Notwithstanding, like other slim laptops, as a remark from PCWorld, the Blade Pro 2016 has a heat problem. The reviewer shared his experience that we will still notice the aluminum frame getting hotter and hotter as we put it under load. The laptop’s going to throttle down to try and keep its parts from overheating, which could be an explanation for the good but not necessarily full-1080 performance in all applications.

About the battery, the Blade Pro lasted only 2 hours and 45 minutes on continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi as a test of LaptopMag. Yet for TechRadar’s test, the reviewer noted that it still lasted for 3 hours and 20 mins with light usage, including writing the review and browsing the web while at 30% screen brightness. Overall, battery life is better than we expected, considering the energy draw of this laptop’s high-powered components and 17-inch 4K screen topped off by Razer’s thin design.

To sum up, TechRadar concluded that the Razer Pro is arguably the ultimate desktop replacement that you can carry around. The thinner frame, lighter weight, smaller power supply and longer battery life, all help make this 17-inch machine something we would actually consider to be portable. This laptop, the 2016 Razer Blade Pro could be rated as “the best portability-to-power ratio on the market right now” (PCWorld) because of its advantages to users. In my opinion, Razer actually created a super high-end laptop with the slim and sleek chassis, the beautiful 4K screen, the customizable Chroma keyboard, and the good overall and graphics performance. But the notebook still has a few flaws, such as the heat or the shallow mechanical keyboard. However, the Blade Pro is exceptional, especially for gamers who want a portable powerful notebook despite the expensive price. Finally, “The Blade Pro is a kickass laptop, but a 3699$ starting price (4199 Euros in European countries) is sure to put a serious hurting on most wallets. However, for a true mix of power and portability, the Razer Blade Pro should be on your shortlist” (LaptopMag).

Press review by Capuchino Saber 

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

Average Score: 87.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

The 2016 Razer Blade Pro Review
Source: AnandTech English
With the 2016 Blade Pro, Razer's goal has been to create the most powerful gaming machine possible in a form factor that is much smaller and lighter than your typical desktop replacement machine. That being said, the Blade Pro is not the kind of laptop that you'll throw in a backpack and carry around for the entire day, and despite its designation, it's not really something you'll want to use on your lap. With a mass of 3.54kg, and a large 17.3" display, it's more like a highly portable computer than a notebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2017
Razer Blade Pro (2016) review: Now this is how you do a 'Pro' laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It’s hard to argue with the Blade Pro moniker this year. There’s still room for improvement, sure. The new mechanical switches could use a bit more tinkering, the power cord is a disappointment, and it doesn’t always deliver the full horsepower of a 1080.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
90% Razer Blade Pro (2016) review: Now this is how you do a 'Pro' laptop
Source: PC World English
It’s hard to argue with the Blade Pro moniker this year. There’s still room for improvement, sure. The new mechanical switches could use a bit more tinkering, the power cord is a disappointment, and it doesn’t always deliver the full horsepower of a 1080.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Razer Blade Pro review:
Source: CNet English
Razer manages to fit a high-end graphics card into an amazingly thin laptop. Gamers and graphics pros alike will love the performance, but not the loud fans and misplaced touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Razer Blade Pro Review
Source: Techspot English
Abandoning silly ideas like LCD trackpads and affordability, Razer went all-out with the 2016 Razer Blade Pro. It’s got a jaw-droppingly gorgeous display, a revolutionary keyboard, desktop quality sound and the power to readily outperform any laptop with a similar form factor. This is the finest portable gaming PC Razer has produced, worthy of taking over the dusty spot where a gaming desktop once sat, should that be your aim.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2017
Rounding up the 17-inch Blade Pro reviews: Is Razer’s latest laptop a winner?
Source: Extreme Tech English
Still, if you have a lot of cash you can afford to drop on a laptop and you want a system that balances gaming, weight, size, and battery life, the Razer Blade Pro is well-reviewed and well-liked. It’s not hard to find less expensive gaming laptops, even those equipped with a GPU like the GTX 1080, but it’s not easy to think of another system that offers nearly four-hour battery life, is less than an inch thick, and packs a GTX 1080. If you want that combo, you’re going to have to pay for it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/20/2016
90% Razer Blade Pro (2016)
Source: PC Mag English
The Razer Blade Pro looks, feels, and performs every bit as premium as its price suggests. The screen is stellar, the keyboard is satisfying, and the components are cutting-edge. A handful of beefier but similarly priced Pascal systems edge it in performance, but it's capable of handling the most demanding games in 4K gaming at all but the highest settings. Yes, you're paying for the design, screen, and form factor, but if you value portability, style, and versatility over raw power, the Blade Pro can't be beat. That earns it an Editors' Choice award for high-end gaming laptops. If the design appeals to you, and you want something that's still powerful but more portable and less expensive, the newest Razer Blade is another strong option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Razer Blade Pro review
Source: Techradar English
Equipped with one of the best displays and keyboards ever seen on a laptop, you can finally take your desktop gaming and work experience on the road.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Razer Blade Pro Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
Currently the world's slimmest desktop replacement, the Razer Blade Pro doesn't sacrifice power or innovation for its incredibly good looks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% The new Razer Blade Pro trades gimmicks for 4K gaming power
Source: Engadget English
That said, the new Blade Pro is also the largest and most expensive PC Razer has ever built. There's a lot of value to be had in its $3,699 price tag, but also some compromise. Its enormous frame makes it hard to lug around, and it fails to overcome the Achilles' heel of its category: short battery life. If you can live with those drawbacks, though, Razer's flagship laptop is waiting for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
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
Razer Blade Pro: the best graphics in a thin laptop for an insane price
Source: CNet English
Razer doesn't mess around when it comes to premium gaming laptops, and the totally refreshed 17-inch Razer Blade Pro is the case in point. Razer says that the new Blade Pro was designed for "enthusiasts and power users who want desktop performance but don't want to sacrifice portability."
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2016
Razer Blade Pro
Source: Trusted Reviews English
That said, previous Razer laptops have impressed, so I have high hopes for the Razer Blade Pro. It’s immediately obvious that this laptop has been built by people with a genuine passion for gaming, and that will certainly appeal to gamers who are flush with cash. But until I can test out performance for myself, I’ll reserve final judgement for later.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2016
Luxuriöses Gaming-Notebook mit UHD & G‑Sync auf 17,3 Zoll
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2016
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 Blade Pro (2016)
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Metal case; large screen; excellent display; good hardware; high mobility; high gaming performance; comfortable keyboard. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, 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

 

Razer Blade Pro 2017

Razer's flagship 17-inch gaming laptop is getting a handful of 2017 upgrades. Razer is also claiming this is the world's first THX-certified laptop, which means it gets a stamp of approval from the audio/video standards company. Most notable among the upgrades is a move to new seventh-gen Intel Core i7 processors; specifically, the one used here is an overclocked Core i7-7820HK. The 32GB of RAM gets a small speed boost, from 2,133MHz to 2,667MHz. The Blade Pro looks like a stretched version of the company’s 14-inch Blade. It is a clean look, especially with its all-black colour scheme and uninterrupted lines. Aside from Razer’s glowing logo on the lid, the chassis is almost devoid of design accents. The thinness, however, is where this model really shines. At 0.88 inch, Razer says the Blade Pro is the thinnest notebook to wield a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Weight-wise, the Blade Pro’s aluminum unibody chassis lands at 7.8 pounds. The display’s long hinge is attached to the back of the chassis to keep as low of a profile as possible. It can be opened with one finger. Despite this, the display hinge is stiff enough to prevent display wobble when the screen is poked or swiped. That is important because the Blade Pro has a touch-sensitive display. The hinge allows the display to tilt back about 45 degrees.

Like the previous Blade Pro, the 4K 17-inch display supports Nvidia's G-Sync technology for less screen-tearing and runs the same Nvidia GeForce 1080 graphics card. The display panel itself is of the Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) variety, a thinner alternative to the In-Plane Switching (IPS) displays. Razer says this display covers 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, which is notable; the Adobe RGB color space is wider than the more commonly referenced sRGB. That makes the Blade Pro especially well-suited for precision graphics work such as photo editing. Users also get the same low-profile mechanical keyboard with extremely customizable backlighting. The touchpad is still off to the side, which is one of the most unusual things about this very thin gaming laptop. The 2.0-megapixel Webcam above the display panel is of reasonable quality, but unfortunately, it doesn’t support Windows Hello for facial recognition in Windows 10. The Blade Pro covers its bases when it comes to port selection. The left edge has the reversible power connector, a LAN jack, two USB Type-A 3.0 ports, and audio/microphone combo jack. The rest of the connectivity is on the right edge, where there is a full-size SD-card reader, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 support, the third and last USB Type-A 3.0 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, and the Kensington-style cable lock slot. The 2.0 nature of the HDMI port here is important, as it allows 4K output at 60Hz. The Razer Blade has always been the benchmark in its category. The 2017 version brings all the necessary improvements to maintain its status. For those without a budget, this is definitely one of the best gaming laptops to look out for.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Razer Blade Pro 2017Notebook: Razer Blade Pro 2017
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 3840x2160 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 3700 euro
Links: Razer homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% New Razer Blade Pro (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The New Blade Pro is a modest improvement on the previous iteration, with a THX-certified panel and audio alongside a slightly faster unlocked Core i7 processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Razer Blade Pro 2017 review – what happens when you put a GTX 1080 in a thin laptop
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Razer Blade Pro is definitely a mixed bag for me. There are some things I really like about it, such as the screen, build quality, trackpad and design. And those speakers sure sound great! But even some of those nice things have a couple tid-bits I don’t like, like the screen's backlight bleed, the flawed GSYNC and the same old, large bezels on the screen. Still, if it were just those things, I’d still probably have a nice grade for the Razer Blade Pro. But when you add in the keyboard that I struggled with, the overclockable CPU that can’t be overclocked without throttling, the high surface temperatures, poor battery life and the very high price? Well…I have to draw the line somewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Razer's new Blade Pro is the world's first THX-certified gaming laptop
Source: CNet English
The new 2017 version of the Razer Blade Pro will be available in April, starting at $3,999 in the US and £3,799 in the UK. Australia isn't on the initial launch list, but that UK price works out to roughly AU$6,250.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2017
全新 RAZER BLADE PRO 電競筆電
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; nice display; good hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2017

 

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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M 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 1080 (Laptop): Pascal based laptop graphics card using GDDR5 graphics memory. Should offer a similar performance to the deskto GTX 1080. However, there is also a more power efficient "Max-Q" version that performs worse than the normal GTX1080 and is used in thin and light laptops.» 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.7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.
» 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:


81.56%: 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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