The Californian hardware manufacturer with an affinity for gaming presented its upcoming high-end model from the Blade series. After our intuitive test on Razer’s gaming headset, it’s time for the real thing. We attended to meeting of the gaming community in California and report on our first experiences with the “Razer Blade Pro.”
NVIDIA GTX 1080, 17.3″ 4K display, Intel i7 Quad-Core, 32 GB RAM are the terms that keep falling. And considering the background, you can see there a hidden, mysterious box. Is Razer now adding a desktop to the program? The technical details and the rectangular object in the background allow the conclusion.
High-Tech in the Smallest Space
The solution of the riddle, however, is not a bulky desktop, but, one could have guessed it, another model of the Blade series. “The pretty piece of hardware is called “Blade Pro,” and the technical details make the gamer’s heart beat faster with rapture. Everything that is currently available on the market concerning high-quality components is in there. An Intel Core i7 6700HQ with four cores provides the computing power.
An NVIDIA GTX 1080 with 8 GB VRAM supplies the 17″ 4K LED backlight screen from Sharp with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, a mass memory from 512 GB up to 2 TB SSD (SSD is more powerful then HDD). We could continue the list a bit further. But we don’t want to bore you all the time with a term overkill and number games so that you will find all specifications meticulously listed at the end of this article.
The reason for buying such a performance monster is simple: high-end gaming everywhere. Whether at the desk, with friends, at the LAN party or on the road, it should be possible to gamble in the best quality anywhere and the home desktop should merely become superfluous.
All components are in an extremely flat aluminum housing in a stylish matt black design. Just 2.2 cm thick and weighing about 3.5 kg, of course always measured by the equipment, really lightweight. And to keep you from running out of juice on the road, a 99 Wh lithium-ion polymer battery supplies the electronics with power.
Well, the data sounds spectacular and should bring not only for current games but also for VR the suitable power reserves. The operation of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or the open source VR system OSVR should not pose any problems for the hardware. To prevent sudden heat death or third-degree burns in the groin area, the engineers have devised a fan system that effectively dissipates the unwanted heat.
However, only a detailed endurance test will show how this proves itself in practice. So far we were only allowed a little sniffing at the hardware.
Of course, we took a closer look at the great device. What struck us: The 4K screen merely is brilliant, can be used as a touchscreen, but is also reflective. However, the presentation of current games, such as “Assassin’s Creed: Origins“, can be described as impressive.
The extremely flat keyboard, which does without a numeric keypad and fills the free area with an oversized touchpad, is also striking. The position, which occupies a good third of the keyboard on the right side, is indeed unusual. But first finger exercises promise a pleasant and productive operation. It also applies to the built-in mechanical keyboard, which provides a stable pressure point despite the already mentioned flat design.
That’s the big question. Regarding performance, the “Razer Blade Pro” can keep up with high-end PCs. It also offers the mobility factor that you should not ignore. However, pre-configured gamer PCs with the corresponding components and including a 4K monitor you can also purchase for the price called up.
If you have a clever little hand, you can also build your PC with water cooling on your own. And there will still be enough in the petty cash to fulfill another wish. But if you always want your gaming hardware with you and can do without an additional desktop at home, you should consider investing in the “Blade Pro.”
The beginner model “Razer Blade Stealth” and the middle-class series “Razor Blade” are already available from a respectively $1,499.99.