Razer Jams GTX 1080 into New 17″ Blade Pro


This is the “Pro” version we’ve always wanted.

After several years of odd hardware choices for the 17″ Razer Blade Pro series (a GTX 960m and a 1080p screen compared to the more powerful GTX 970m and UHD screen found in the 14″ Razer Blade), Razer has finally made their top tier series worthy of the “Pro” moniker.

Sporting a GTX 1080 (desktop version, no more “m”), 4k screen, 32GB DDR4 @ 2,113MHz standard, Thunderbolt 3, SD card slot (media editors rejoice!) and a low-profile mechanical keyboard (based on their stand alone accessory for the iPad Pro), there is no question that this is the alpha dog. Gone is the LCD screen with all the software problems, and in its place is a large trackpad.

What’s interesting is that the system manages to be .88″ thin, making one wonder how the thermals are engineered, and how much throttling there will be. The weight though, isn’t something to brag about: 7.8 lbs (3.53 kg).

With an asking price of $3,600 (€4,199, £3,499), you’re bound to hear a chorus of “for x of amount of money, I can build a desktop for less than x amount of money” comments. For those that travel a lot and absolutely want the processing power with the thin form factor, this looks mightily appealing.

Sorry lefties.