Razer is going all-out with the latest version of its high-end gaming laptop. The 2016 edition of the Razer Blade Pro packs in a lot of high-end VR-capable hardware inside a relatively thin case, and it also has a mechanical keyboard to boot.
The laptop has a 17.3-inch IGZO 3840 x 2160 resolution display, and inside it has 32GB of RAM, storage options for 512GB, 1TB or 2TB SSDs, and Intel’s 6th generation Core i7-6700HQ processor at 2.6GHz. The graphics chip is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB of video RAM. It also has a Thunderbolt 3 port, three USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI 2.0 port and an built-in SD card reader.
While the hardware shows that the new Razer Blade Pro is a “desktop replacement” notebook, it weights a relatively light 7.8 pounds compared to similar laptops that weight 10 pounds or more. The unibody CNC aluminum chassis is just 0.88 inches thick and even the AC adapter isn’t a massive brick, unlike other notebooks of its type.
However, the most striking thing about the new Razer Blade Pro is the mechanical keyboard, favored by hardcore PC gamers:
Each switch features a true actuation and reset point. Presses are registered with 65 grams of force, mimicking the feel of full-size mechanical keyboards. The keyboard and trackpad are also Powered by Razer Chroma. This technology unlocks a virtually endless array of dazzling lighting effects that can be customized by the user or synced to display in-game events.
As you might expect, all this high-end PC hardware will come with a high-end price tag. Razer is selling the new Blade Pro for the starting price of $3,699. It will begin taking orders in the U.S and Europe sometime in November. What do you think of the new Razer Blade Pro and will you make it your next gaming laptop, even with its high price?