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The Razer Blade Pro

Discussion in 'Systems' started by technokat, Oct 20, 2016.

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  1. I read the specs page and I've read this whole thread and didn't see the answer, so I apologize if the answer was in one of those locations but can the blade pro output to 2 4k monitors?
     
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  2. Reg3e

    Reg3e Member

    Well now, Apple should be ashamed for tainting the Pro / Professional name with the new Mac Book "Pro".
     
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  3. .Z4x.

    .Z4x. Active Member

    Indeed! I've been complaining about how I thought the limitations in CPU + RAM for the Blade Pro made for a fairly mild "Pro" in my opinion, but in comparison to the absolutely _lame_ MacBookPro just released by Apple (constrained to 16GB of RAM, because Apple knows better how *every single one* of their customers prefers to trade off RAM against battery life) the Blade Pro shines.

    My last hope for a more customizable, but still gracious laptop is HP. I'd like to see a high-end 'Omen X' laptop with a 1080 (an update/redesign of their current "chip-swap" 1070 Omen, which apart from the specs seems to follow a design pretty much identical to last years model).

    If that doesn't arrive (or, at least, gets announced) before the end of November, when the Blade Pro is supposed to land, I'll probably just go for the Blade Pro. I like the specs, but not the looks, of the Aorus x7 DT v6 [or, whatever the #$^% that thing is called ;-)].
     
  4. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    I think this depends more on the specs of the GPU than the Blade. GTX 1080 is of course capable of outputting to 2 4k monitors, so the next thing to check are the ports. Blade Pro has HDMI 2.0 and TB3, both of which are capable of doing 4K. So the answer is yes, but the last thing you'll want to check is what ports you have on your 4K monitors. Blades don't use DisplayPort so just make sure you have the correct cables/adapters.
     
  5. ETitus

    ETitus Active Member

    This is some serious trolling from Min when he was announcing it :D
    Great job, curious to see it in action.
     
  6. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Well that's the beauty of eGPU docks. If you get the Core, you can freely upgrade the desktop card inside. So I guess the only problem is when your CPU becomes the bottleneck, but the i7-6700HQ is solid.

    Damn you used the word "clone" a ton in that paragraph and I got confused :sweat_smile:. Yeah that's exactly what I mean though. A hybrid 2-in-1 whatever-you-want-to-call-it ultrabook. Precisely like the Yoga/Surface, but capable of playing games. I want something larger than a NX/Switch so that I can use it as a PC, not just a gaming device.

    What you've outlined for the Surface clone idea is very close to what I have in mind. Basically something like the Microsoft Surface Book i7 that was just announced at their event a couple days ago. Split the components up, quad-core CPU + RAM + Storage behind the screen and discrete GPU + HUGE battery under the keyboard. Doing this should increase the thermal envelope so you can put stronger components inside compared to stuffing everything under the keyboard. The Surface Book i7 has 16 hours of battery life...holy hell. That's probably more than any of us need so I'd be willing to sacrifice some battery life for more power. Anyways, when you detach the keyboard, it becomes a tablet with shorter battery life. When you dock it to the keyboard, you get a powerful ultrabook. Connect to the Core for top of the line gaming. If a machine like this existed it would mean I only need 1 single machine that can do everything - work, games, travel, tablet style media consumption, you name it. That, for me, would be the perfect machine.

    LOL dude xan326, been there, done that. Have you heard of the Razer Switchblade UI? Apple's OLED touch bar is basically a more polished, fleshed out version of that but Razer had it first. In fact, the Switchblade used to be a part of the Blade Pro. Razer finally decided to put it to rest with this new Switchbladeless Blade Pro.

    switchbalde vs touch bar.jpg

    I mean an OLED touch bar is cool and all, but honestly, I don't know how useful contextually aware controls will actually be. Just think about it, most of the things you use the touch bar for are already achievable on screen. Since your eyes are already focused on the screen and your right hand is already on a mouse, why would you look down and peck the touchbar instead of just getting the job done with your mouse cursor? Things like changing screen brightness, accepting/declining incoming Skype calls, sending emails, scrolling through images can all already be done on screen, and probably faster because you don't have to look down + reposition your hand. Keyboards aren't designed to be looked at after you master them - a touch-typist will keep their eyes on the screen most of the time, especially when using a mouse.

    So ultimately, I think it's a neat to use and show off. It does add a bit of functionality, but overall I don't think it adds much usability value over what already exists. I think it would be more useful for games, but Razer already tried that :)

    Lol of course reloader-1 I knew you would like this post. Every single time I'm writing about a gaming tablet I feel like you're looking over my shoulder :joy:
     
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  7. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    Oh rly? I thought my Samsung phone bought in 2007 (around first iPhone released) had an additional sensor display with switchable navigation keys (Samsung e950 though I actually had a different one).
    [​IMG]
     
  8. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Who, me? I have noooo idea what you are talking about (/quickly deletes all of my saved searches for "Razer+tablet" ;))

    Seriously, I think Microsoft has basically showed how it could be done, now it's time for Razer to step in and make it work for gamers. There's a hole in their lineup for a 10.1" tablet...
     
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  9. IceStorm_III

    IceStorm_III Member

    Long live the Razer Edge! The laptop in your tablet!
     
  10. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Yeah the concept of contextual transforming input is probably not new. I guess I didn't mean Razer was first first, but rather had implemented it on a laptop before Apple.
    Check this out http://www.pcworld.com/article/3136...apples-touch-bar-before-apples-touch-bar.html
     
  11. XaiDaX

    XaiDaX Member

    Dunno if the 1080 is a mobile graphics card. Any thoughts?
     
  12. greatking

    greatking Active Member

    The laptop looks great, I wonder how are thermals of the laptop.
     
  13. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    There are no distinctions anymore between a mobile and desktop graphics card. They are identical now...
     
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  14. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Just to elaborate further on what reloader said, Nvidia decided to combined their mobile and desktop lines as they released the 1000 series GTX GPUs. The performance gap was so small that it didn't make sense to have 2 different sets of cards anymore. I think all they do is cap the clock speed a bit withe the mobile cards because of power draw reasons.
     
  15. ghostofdeath

    ghostofdeath New Member

    Will it work with Razer Core?
     
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  16. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Why? You planning to drop a Titan X in there :smirk:?
     
  17. ghostofdeath

    ghostofdeath New Member

    My dream. My problem is here in Brazil our normal temp is around 25C, today for instance it's 30C. No notebook fan can handle it so I need to put my GPU outside. I own a ASUS G750JZ and I must play games on low because of that :/
     
  18. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Ah, that makes sense. Heat is the enemy. Maybe you should invest in an air conditioner unit? Many models cost as much as the Core or less haha :smile_cat:. I'm assuming the Blade Pro should work with the Core because it has a Thunderbolt 3 port, but I have not heard the official word on the matter. Where I live it's 10C right now. Will get much colder in the coming months. Stay frosty bro :snowflake:
     
  19. HPN_S

    HPN_S New Member

    I actually need a laptop, but this is way to good for me xD
     
  20. icepick314

    icepick314 New Member

    will it be possible to upgrade M.2 SSD module?

    for example...what if I buy 512GB (2 x 256GB PCI-e M.2) model and want to drop 2TB (2 x 1TB PCI-e M.2) modules later when I find them in cheap-ish price?

    also are the batteries replaceable? are they inside or outside like detachable battery pack from older style laptops?
     
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