Razer’s most powerful gaming laptop just got beefier. Initially overhauled last year in October, the company’s sizeable – and very capable – 17-inch Razer Blade Pro has been updated with several new hardware, including a newer processor, faster RAM, and THX certification.
The most obvious hardware change here is definitely the new CPU. Instead of the Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor found in the 2016 model, the new Blade Pro now comes with an overclocked Kaby Lake-based Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor. This new CPU should provide a meaningful upgrade in processing power.
Other than that, the new Blade Pro also comes with faster RAM; 32GB of DDR4 2667MHz RAM, to be specific. Interestingly, Razer’s new 17-inch laptop also received THX certification in audio and video; the Blade Pro’s display and audio jack have been tweaked from last year’s model to meet THX’s standard.
Basically, this means consumers can expect more accurate colour reproduction, better audio as well as smoother video playback on the new Blade Pro thanks to the THX certification. Rounding out the specifications of Razer’s updated gaming machine are a 17.3-inch 4K UHD G-Sync touch display, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, up to 2TB of PCIe M.2 SSD storage in Raid 0 configuration, as well as Razer’s very own low-profile Chroma mechanical keyboard.
Naturally, given the upgraded internals, the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro’s price tag has been increased too: it now retails from a whopping $3,999 (about RM17,685) instead of last year’s starting price of $3,699 (approximately RM16,360). As usual, it remains to be seen if the new Blade Pro will be available in Malaysia, but it will start shipping in other markets sometime in April 2017.
(Source: The Verge)