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The new Razer Blade Pro has higher specs, gets THX certification

It looks like Razer is upping the ante this week with its Blade Pro laptop. Not only has the laptop received a hardware spec bump, but it is also the world's first laptop to be qualified for THX Mobile Certification, which is supposed certify the quality of the laptop's display and audio capabilities.

Through the THX process, the Razer Blade Pro screen is calibrated and tested for optimal resolution, colour accuracy and video playback. Similarly, the audio jack on the new Blade Pro is certified by THX, meaning it should also have plenty of grunt in the audio department for those of you who like high-end headphones and speakers.

Aside from that, the Razer Blade Pro has also received a specification bump. This model features a 17.3-inch 4K IGZO display with Nvidia G-Sync. It offers 100 percent Adobe RGB colour accuracy and decent viewing angles, so it should be pretty to look at.

Under the hood, there is an Intel Core i7 7820HK quad core CPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2667MHz and an Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU. For storage, the Blade Pro is available in configurations up to 2TB, though the price will rise accordingly depending on SSD size.

Here is the full spec sheet:

  • THX® Certified Mobile Device
  • Intel® Core i7-7820HK Quad-Core Processor (2.9 GHz / 3.9 GHz)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM)
  • 17.3-in. IGZO UHD G-SYNC, 16:9 ratio, 3840 x 2160, with LED backlight, with capacitive multi-touch
  • Windows® 10 64-bit
  • 512 GB SSD RAID 0 (2x 256 GB PCIe M.2) / 1 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 512 GB PCIe M.2) / 2 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 1 TB PCIe M.2) options
  • 32 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (DDR4, 2667 MHz)
  • Anti-ghosting individually backlit ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard powered by Razer Chroma
  • Killer DoubleShot™ Pro:
  • Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)
  • Killer™ E2500 (Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000)
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
  • USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 2.0 video and audio output
  • SDXC card reader
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo audio port
  • Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Array microphone
  • Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
  • Kensington™ security slot
  • Compact 250 W power adapter
  • Built-in 99 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Approx. Size: 0.88 in. / 22.5 mm (Height) x 16.7 in. / 424 mm (Width) x 11 in. / 281 mm (Depth)
  • Approx. Weight: 7.69 lbs. / 3.49 kg

The new Razer Blade Pro starts shipping in April with starting prices of $3,999.99 in the US, £3,799.99 in the UK and €4,499.99 in Europe.

KitGuru Says: I have always loved the look of the Razer Blade laptops but I don't think I'll ever have that kind of money to throw down on one. Have any of you tried a Razer Blade laptop before? Are you thinking about getting one? 

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