Razer Blade Pro 2017 gaming laptop
Razer has launched the new Razer Blade Pro 2017 gaming laptop, which is the first of its kind to have a THX Mobile Certification. Razer

Razer has launched the new Razer Blade Pro 2017 gaming laptop. The company boasts of its THX Mobile Certification, a recognition given to first-rate smartphones, tablets and laptops. Razer’s flagship is the first ever laptop to be qualified for such an accreditation.

The certification means that Razer’s new gaming laptop underwent hundreds of different systematically formulated tests to ensure it has the highest audio-visual standards possible. The THX process involves the new Blade Pro’s display being calibrated and tested for resolution, colour precision and video playback performance. This should benefit users who are meticulous when it comes to playing FPS games or watching SFX-packed films.

The same goes with the new Razer Blade Pro’s audio jack. It has completed tests concerning signal-to-noise ratio, frequency response, voltage output, crosstalk and distortion to make sure it provides audiophile-quality performance with low noise.

“The Razer Blade Pro is a top-level laptop, providing excellent THX viewing mode and audio experience,” says THX CEO Ty Ahmad-Taylor. “It can easily handle extreme gaming and content creation with exceptional mobile audio and visual performance.”

The new Razer Blade Pro 2017 laptop packs an overclocked 7th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core chipset that should cover not only gaming, but creative and professional tasks as well. Razer Synapse is installed to help users make easy switches to overclock mode. The new gaming laptop also utilises better 32GB DDR4 system memory than the previous model at 2,667MHz (versus the former’s 2,133MHz).

Razer says that the new Blade Pro is “the thinnest laptop with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU,” which means it’s portable, VR-ready and capable of handling punishing graphics. It furnishes a 17.3-inch 4K IGZO display fortified with NVIDIA G-SYNC enhancement that covers 100 percent Adobe RGB colour accuracy.

The new Razer Blade Pro 2017 gaming laptop is now available in the US for US$3,999.99, in Canada for CA$5799.99, in the UK for £3,799.99, and in Germany and France for €4,499.99 (via Razer’s official website and select retailers). Worldwide shipping is set to commence in April. Australia is not included on the initial launch list, so no official local pricing is currently available. The UK price converts to about AU$6,159.99.

Razer Blade Pro 2017 specs and features

  • THX Certified Mobile Device
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK Quad-Core Processor (2.9GHz / 3.9GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM)
  • 17.3-inch IGZO UHD G-SYNC, 16:9 ratio, 3840 x 2160, with LED backlight, with capacitive multi-touch
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • 512GB SSD RAID 0 (2 x 256GB PCIe M.2) / 1TB SSD RAID 0 (2 x 512GB PCIe M.2) / 2 TB SSD RAID 0 (2 x 1TB 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
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo audio port
  • Built-in webcam (2.0MP)
  • 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 250W power adapter
  • Built-in 99Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Approx. Size: 0.88in. / 22.5mm (Height) x 16.7in. / 424mm (Width) x 11in. / 281mm (Depth)
  • Approx. Weight: 7.69lbs. / 3.49kg


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