If you have your eyes set on Razer’s Blade Pro laptop, you might want to hold off longer.
Razer just announced today an updated version of it’s “pro” gaming laptop, with updated internals and a THX certification for audio and video.
Razer updated the CPU to Intel’s newest Kaby Lake chip, namely the i7-7820HK . The CPU is an unlocked chip, and can be overclocked to 4.2GHz using the included Razer Synapse software. This is a significant improvement over the i7-6700HQ found in the outgoing model. This should result in a significant performance boost for gamers and pro users, and it should also improve battery life as the Kaby Lake chips are more energy-efficient than the previous generation chips.
The new Blade Pro is the first laptop to come with THX certification. Essentially, what this means is that the display, the speakers and the headphone jack have gone through vigorous testing (and maybe some changes) to comply with the THX standards. According to claims from Razer, the headphone jack on the new Blade Pro covers the full range of the human hearing. Not to mention the onboard speakers, which are also certified and should deliver a better experience than the outgoing model.
Apart from that, nothing much has changed. The Blade Pro still sports a GTX 1080 GPU, a 4K G-Sync display, RAID 0 storage, all within the 0.88″ thin chassis.
There is no word on when the new Blade Pro will launch and the pricing, however you can submit your email address and get notified when the new Blade Pro launches on Razer’s website.
We’ll keep you posted if we hear any news on the Blade Pro launch date and pricing.