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The Razer Blade Pro, now available in FHD

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Aug 31, 2017.

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  1. Suuns

    Suuns Member

    So? Has anyone bought it? Any reviews?
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    ANADADDY New Member

    I think I am the lucky buyer here. I just got the FHD model today, and it is as beautiful as the 4k model. Screen is nice, only a bit of back-light bleeding on the top left and right corner. The keyboard is same as blade 14, but with only a slightly longer key travel. The FHD version only has one SSD slot and one HDD bay. The 256GB SSD is pm951(sucks). I hope they can put a better ssd when this thing costs 2300usd. At least a pm961, right? It uses the same power brick from Blade 14, which is 165W. The thermal is fine, I got both cpu and gpu sit at 80C when running prime95 and furmark at the same time.
  3. rickybambi

    rickybambi New Member

    Here's another review.

    This one states that the GPU performance of the 1070 MQ is an increase of 30% over the 1060 version.

    In addition, their testing found no change from the last model in terms of power consumption, temperature and battery life.

    We'll see know better what's accurate once more reviews come in.
  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Yes they got excellent hardware award from them because performance bump and design (I think design because of infinity edge display) but they complain about temperatures, Keyboard onboard temperature is 50 Celsius which isn’t good if you’re gaming on its keyboard.
  5. vistar

    vistar Active Member

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  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I was expecting actually better GPU performance than 14 one due better cooling space to reach 1060 desktop performance and options to have more freedom to OC-ing. Well with more io ports and, better screen fresh rate und upgrade able ram it had maybe worth value than 14 one for those who don’t care about the weight. Yes we have to pay more for green snakes logo it is more sexy than other bulky laptops in design wise, at least for me;) I don’t understand also like HP omen 15 updating their 1060 to 1060 maxq even has around same chassis as FHD Pro, they could also trying 1070 max q in those chassis. I’m guessing that they are playing safety for minimizing RMA volume. Btw I think Dave2d has Aero 15x but over a month has passed, he still hasn’t reviewed it, maybe he can’t recommend it yet due Fans or heat factor.
    Edit: Tried yesterday Zephyrus, GPU temp was showed cool on Asus monitor software, around 70 Celsius but when I touched the upper areas where the GPU and CPU is being placed I felt like I burned my hand, it’s like very hot coffee, untouchable (after playing quite a while project cars 2).
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2017
  7. Death_strokE

    Death_strokE Member

    SOLID design
  8. Grimmwor

    Grimmwor Active Member

    Do the two M.2 slots support raid0 on the 2017 Pro FHD Model?
  9. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    No, only on 4K. It has only a slot M.2, but you have HDD instead and upgrade able Ram slots.
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  10. Grimmwor

    Grimmwor Active Member

    I bought my first Razer Blade back in March of 2015, the 14" QHD model. I have absolutely loved it. I use it daily and it has been a solid laptop. I bought it direct from Razer. It is unquestionably what made me a Razer fan. It's hands down the best windows laptop I have ever owned or used.

    I am definitely not interested in another QHD panel for a variety of reasons, none of which have anything to do with Razer or build quality. In the nearly 3 years I have owned it, I have replaced a fan (it was failing, replaced it myself) and upgraded the SSD (I just wanted more storage capacity, I did it myself). The display quality of the panel has gone down over time, but still good. I am starting to have problems with the battery, but I don't think that is unusual considering it's nearly 3 years old and gets daily use.

    I really want to get the FHD Pro, but I have some reservations. I would really appreciate the opportunity to chat with anyone that has purchased one and is willing to share their experiences. I think 3 years is a really good run for a daily use gaming grade laptop. I want to believe that I will have a similar experience with the FHD Pro.

    Can anyone offer any first hand insights?
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
  11. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

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  12. Grimmwor

    Grimmwor Active Member

    New Review! Thanks for sharing @Joikansai!! I think I have seen every review on the internet 3x, so was excited to see this one :)

    His mention of reading text on the 1080p screen was interesting, something I had not considered...I would be coming from a QHD+ if/when I pick this up...
  13. ifohancroft

    ifohancroft New Member

    If the FHD version also gets a mechanical keyboard, it would be the perfect laptop for me.
  14. Bobmich

    Bobmich New Member

    Adding my two cents, as I bit the bullet with one of these just over a week ago now - I didn't purchase it through Razer's store as I had a giant mess-around with Razer and the bank, but still managed a discount.
    I have to say I'm in love with the thing; I've read my fair share of Blade 14's going south, but you can never quite tell if that's from QC problems or people chucking them around so much due to their portability. I bought and moved to this Blade Pro having come from one of MSI's massive GT80's (Not to mention lugging it around day to day) and it's been brilliant. Not daft enough to use in the office, quieter, lighter, and a damnsite more portable. The Windows Central review up there paints a good picture of this notebook - you're paying a price for the build and premium feel, but it doesn't get overly warm (I've yet to see my CPU and GPU run above 75 degrees running every game I can throw at it, I haven't done any synthetic loads) and it's still a lot quieter than my MSI was.
    I lugged everything around in an Everki Titan backpack, (It can fit 18" notebooks, including my aforementioned GT80) but I feel that's a bit -too- big for the Blade Pro, so I've actually just ordered one of the Rogue backpacks to downsize a little and make myself rest a bit easier knowing the laptop won't be bouncing about in the sleeve as it currently does in my Everki bag.
    I do travel a lot and prefer my gaming notebooks as opposed to desktops as I love to travel and hit a lot of LAN events (Most notably Insomnia in the UK), so this kinda form factor is perfect for me, I'm not all that fussed about max performance that you'd hit with the 1080 from the 4k model, and the 1060 hits a great sweet spot with the 120hz screen, combined with not getting very hot and loud - and the up-gradable RAM and storage made it a no-brainer in the end. Like a lot of people who might browse through this forum, I'd been looking at a Blade for a very long time, and wasn't -quite- happy with the 14" model as I felt it wasn't quite a big enough screen for me to make the most out of it, I'm glad I pulled the trigger with this Blade Pro :)

    Obligatory photo - this was running my character in WoW with everything but shadows on Ultra, it was averaging 78fps, topping at 85.

  15. .Z4x.

    .Z4x. Active Member

    What? I must've missed that somehow. I thought all the latest Blades
    had soldered RAM. Not this one? So, how many slots does it have,
    and what capacity modules are supported?
  16. Bobmich

    Bobmich New Member

    If you watch the video review here:

    At about 3:25 he talks about storage/RAM and how he swapped some drives, as well as showing the RAM slots.
  17. Grimmwor

    Grimmwor Active Member

    I can't wait to order mine from Amazon on Friday...I hope the price doesn't go up before then!!!!

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  18. .Z4x.

    .Z4x. Active Member

    Thanks! That's much better than soldered, even if it's only 2 slots.
  19. LardyNinja

    LardyNinja New Member

    I recently picked one up from the UK razer store. Like bobmitch, I first had a massive problem buying (asking for bank auth code WTF) which led to them cancelling my order. I was about to give up and buy something else when they dropped the price by £270. I decided to try again and this time use paypal. Order went straight through and I had the laptop in my hands in 4 days!

    I run a small gaming shop in the UK and therefore have my hands on a lot of gaming laptops and this is by far my favourite. I love the build quality, the speakers, the keyboard. I like that its pretty compact for a 17" and has a small power adapter.
    Obviously this is only a 1060 and 7700 so not a power house but I have a desktop for that. This plays everything I want at good frames 1080p but just probably not ultra settings. I am fine with that.

    First thing I did is crack it open and changed ram and SSD/HDD. I am not rocking 32gb 2400mhz ram and 1tb 960evo + 1tb 950 evo. It is now my on the go workstation. I have also undervolted the cpu and gpu and this beast stays quiet even with prolonged gaming.

    If anyone has any questions please feel free to fire away.
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  20. Grimmwor

    Grimmwor Active Member

    I will be in touch via PM, I am getting mine today. I would love to chat about undervolting...I am going to run it stock for 6 weeks for reviews, then I plan almost the same identical upgrade path you did ;-)
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