New 17-inch Razer Blade Pro comes with a mechanical keyboard
Razer laptops were thin and light, but they didn’t have as much power as other gaming laptops. Not anymore though. The new Razer Blade Pro is company’s most powerful gaming device yet.
It has a huge 17.3-inch 4K touchscreen with Nvidia G-Sync support. It is powered by 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ. Even though it is powerful, it belongs to last year’s Skylake family because Intel does not offer any quad-core seventh-generation processor yet. However, the real power comes from Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080.
In terms of storage, you are given a choice of PCIe M.2 SSD with minimum capacity of 512GB and the maximum of 2TB. Besides, the Razer Blade Pro comes standard with 32GB DDR4 RAM.
Despite its powerful hardware, the most interesting point of the laptop is its mechanical keyboard. It is not the first laptop to have a mechanical keys, but it is the first laptop to have low-profile mechanical keyboard. In other words, Razer provides a mechanical keyboard that is not any thicker than the MacBook Pro keys. By the way, similarly to its smaller brother, the touchpad is located near the keyboard. However, it doesn’t have any magical feature anymore. It is just a standard touchpad, a huge touchpad. It is clearly bigger than the ones on the laptops. For comparison, it is nearly as big as Apple’s Magic TrackPad.
All of those features come with a cost though. In this case, the cost you are paying is $3,699. Additionally, you are renouncing from portability in favor of power. Even though Razer Blade Pro is the thinnest laptop to have a GTX 1080 in it, it has a thickness of 0.88 inches / 22.5mm and weighs over 3.5 kilograms.