Razer’s 17-inch Blade Pro Gains Intel Kaby Lake Muscle And THX Mobile Certification

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If you’re a person that likes to satisfy your high-end gaming needs while on-the-go, Razer has updated its most potent notebook – the Blade Pro -- with the power of Intel Kaby Lake. In this case, it means that you’ll find an overclocked Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor to replace the previous Skylake-based Core i7-6700HQ.

Razer has also upgraded the Blade Pro’s memory, providing 32GB of DDR4 memory running at 2667MHz versus 2133MHz. When it comes to the graphics subsystem, things haven’t changed, meaning that you’ll find a potent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 powering a 17.3-inch 4K IGZO display equipped with G-SYNC technology. The display is geared towards gamers and mobile professionals alike with 100 percent Adobe RGB color accuracy.

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On the storage front, Razer offers three RAID-0 options with a total capacity of 512GB, 1TB or 2TB respectively through the use of PCIe M.2 SSDs. With regards to connectivity, the Blade Pro incorporates three USB 3.0 ports, one Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI 2.0, an SDXC card reader, Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1), and Killer E2500 GbE.

The new Blade Pro is the first gaming notebook to gain THX Mobile Certification for both the display and the audio system. Other features include an anti-ghosting mechanical keyboard with RGB lighting, a built-in 99 WHr lithium-ion polymer battery and a compact 250W power adapter.

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Razer also likes to point out that the Blade Pro is less than an inch thick and weighs in at just 7.69 pounds, compared to over 10 pounds for similarly-equipped gaming notebooks.

“The Blade Pro was recently hailed as the ultimate Windows laptop, and we’ve leveled-up on our previous achievements with certification by THX,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO and co-founder. “Each refinement of the Razer Blade Pro moves us closer to an ultimate desktop replacement.”

The new Razer Blade Pro will be available in April with a starting price of $3,999.