Well-known high-end videogaming brand Razer has announced the launch of a new model of its signature line of gaming laptops, which will feature a lower price point but will still be powerful enough to handle virtual reality (VR) applications.
The new version of the Razer Blade Pro will feature a 7th gen Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor, a full 17.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 HD display powered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. The GPU is VR-capable, and though doesn’t offer quite the same level of performance as the more powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, is still capable of powering most VR applications and features new VR technology such as Nvidia VRWorks, Shadowplay and Ansel.
The new model comes with 16GB of RAM, which can be expanded up to 32GB, along with a 256GB SSD hard drive for speed and a 2TB HDD for high storage capacity, though an option for up to 4TB is available. The laptop is constructed with CNC aluminium of a grade often used for military applications, making the device sturdy, but only weighing in at 6.78 pounds (roughly 3Kg).
“The Razer Blade Pro is the ultimate gaming laptop that packs desktop-level performance with unmatched portability,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “This latest iteration offers an optimized configuration for gamers and professionals that want a 17-inch display and top-notch build quality. The thin design houses the latest in performance components and features expandable memory and storage capability.”
The new model Razer Blade Pro is available for $2299.99 (USD) from the Razer store, or from retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy.
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