While desktops are still the de facto resort for PC gaming, the current generation of gaming laptops are slowly bridging the gap. Heck, sometimes, they even bridge the gap in size. Simply put, laptops are a legitimate option for gamers now, especially with powerful models like the new 17-inch Razer Blade Pro.
Billed as “the ultimate portable powerhouse,” this latest flagship boasts some serious gaming prowess. Just as impressively, it packs all that power while maintaining a shockingly slim 0.88-inch aluminum unibody chassis, allowing you to take your PC gaming on the go without any compromises.
As expected, the Razer Blade Pro’s guts sound like hardware specs for a gaming desktop, combining a 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, Nvidia’s VR-ready GEForce GTX 1080 GPU, and up to 2TB of SSD storage. It comes with a 17.3-inch IGZO touchscreen display, with 4K resolution, 100 percent Adobe RGB color space coverage, and a 170-degree viewing angle, as well as the outfit’s ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard, which is backlit using the outfit’s 16.8 million color Chroma lighting.
Features include a spacious glass trackpad, a scroll wheel, dual speakers, built-in mic array, a 2-megapixel webcam, three USB 3 slots, a USB-C port, an SDXC card reader, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Since packing heavy power inside a sub-inch frame should lead to some serious heating problems, the laptop comes with a vapor cooling system that drives the heat away from the components and out into the exhaust vents.
Slated to ship November, pricing for the Razer Blade Pro starts at $3,699.