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Razer launches all-powerful Blade Pro 17 gaming laptop

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Razer unveils the all-new Razer Blade Pro 17, the laptop built for all gaming professionals and developers.

The system comes with all sorts of massive boasts, touting itself as a system built for ‘professional gamers, designers, and game developers’. Translation: it comes with both 4K 120Hz and 1080p 300Hz display options, with Razer describing the 300Hz panel as ‘retina-shattering’ which sounds a bit painful.

Continuing that theme of prowess, Razer calls the new panel the “ideal choice for every esports pro needing to practice while on the road and every enthusiast wanting to gain the competitive advantage”. Its “increased refresh rate keeps visuals sharp and clean in fast-paced sequences making enemies easier to see and text easier to read,” so it should be rather good then.

Perhaps a bit more tangible is the addition of an 8-core Intel 10th generation i7-10875H processor with the capacity of clock speeds up to 5.1GHz and a 16MB cache, along with options for graphics cards of either the RTX 2070 or RTX 2080 Super GPU variety, depending on if you go for the 4K screen or not. Cooling wise, the Razer Blade Pro 17 uses an unique vapour chamber cooler that aims to ensure efficient heat dissipation each step of the way, while being paired with a dual-fan system for any additional active cooling needs. Effectively, it keeps things cool without getting too loud. Hopefully.

The Blade Pro 17 offers the most abundant lineup of connectivity options available in the Razer Blade family, challenging even the most well-equipped desktops, with a UHS-III SD card reader, USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI 2.0B port, 2.5Gb Ethernet port and Wi-Fi 6. If you need more GPU power, the Thunderbolt 3 port could be used to upgrade even further via a Razer Core X external graphics card to meet your needs.

The keyboard is also designed with gamers in mind, courtesy of an extended right shift key, half-height directional keys, and per-key Razer Chroma RGB backlighting.

The all-new Razer Blade Pro 17 will start at $3,799 and will be available later this month on Razer website and through select retailers. If you want the maximum spec option of a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q and 120Hz 4K touchscreen display, be prepared to spend over 5 grand for it. It’s currently priced at $5,199.

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