The Razer Blade Pro is one of the best equipped gaming laptops out there, but it's also one of the most expensive machines on the market, too. At PAX West, Razer has introduced a more affordable option of its 17-inch gaming laptop.
The new Razer Blade Pro configuration trades in its top-end Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics chip for a lower-end, but still capable Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU.
At the same time, the original 4K screen has been swapped out for a Full HD display with a 120hz refresh rate, and there’s a smaller 256GB SSD on this new base model as well.
Aside from these few tweaks, many of the Razer Blade Pro’s specs remain unchanged from the quad-core Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and the standard 16GB of RAM.
With this new configuration, the 1060-powered Razer Blade Pro should be better suited for first-person shooters, multiplayer online battle arena games and other eSports games. Not to mention the $2,299 or £2,099 (about AU$2,910) price will be easier on your wallet than the other 4K Razer Blade Pro models that start at $3,999 (about £3,799, AU$5,899).
In our review, we felt the Razer Blade Pro was one of the finest built and thinnest 17-inch gaming laptops you could buy with a unique mechanical keyboard.
However, its high price would only make sense to media creators looking for a desktop replacement that wouldn’t break their backs. This new lower-priced model should entice a wider user base of hardcore and competitive gamers.
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