IFA 2017 | Razer introduces a cheaper model of its Blade Pro laptop
At US$3999, the Razer Blade Pro is out of reach for most gamers. The sleek and slim laptop features the best of the best when it comes to specs, such as a GTX 1080, overclockable Intel processor, and 4K touchscreen. But what if your wallet doesn't run that deep, or your gaming requirements are a bit less demanding?
That's where this new Blade Pro model comes in. Featuring what can be considered an upper-mid-range configuration, its $2400 price tag makes it a more affordable alternative to its powerhouse sibling—although it's still a pricey machine. Here's what you get with the "lite" version of the Blade Pro:
- 17.3-inch Full HD (1080p) traditional display (non-touch)
- Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB graphics
- 16 GB of DDR4-2400 dual-channel memory
- 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
- 2 TB 5400 RPM HDD
- Killer DoubleShot Pro network adapter (Killer Wireless-AC 1535 WiFi + E2500 ethernet adapters)
- Windows 10 64-bit
The standard bevy of additional features fill out the rest of the specs list. The Full HD Blade Pro comes with three USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt 3 port, as well as an HDMI 2.0 port. A 1080p webcam, backlit keys, and stereo speakers with Dolby audio software are all included. There is an SDXC card reader, too.
Expect the Full HD version of the Razer Blade Pro to launch later this year. As of now there is no exact date, only a vague "third quarter" release on Razer's webstore, followed by a "fourth quarter" release worldwide.