Gaming company Razer is launching its most powerful laptop to date… and arguably one of the most powerful gaming laptops ever.
The Razer Blade Pro is a notebook with a high-resolution 17.3 inch display, an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 desktop graphics, PCIe M.2 solid state storage, and 32GB of DDR4-2133 RAM.
It also has a full-sized mechanical keyboard with a touchpad on the right side instead of below it.
But the Razer Blade Pro is also one of the most expensive laptops to date: It’ll sell for $3699 when it goes on sale in November.
The system features a 3840 x 2160 pixel IGZO touchscreen display with NVIDIA G-Sync support, a Killer DoubleShot Pro network card with 802.11ac WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI port, three USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port, and an SD card reader.
Earlier this year Razer launched a mechanical keyboard cover for the iPad Pro, and the company has used the same low-profile mechanical keys for the Razer Blade Pro laptop.
All told, the Razer Blade Pro has the kind of hardware you’d expect to find in a gaming desktop PC. But it’s a laptop.
That said, it’s not exactly the most compact laptop on the market. It measures about 16.7″ x 11″ 0.9 inches thick and weighs about 7.8 pounds. I also wouldn’t expect to get stellar battery life while using the system for gaming, even with its sizeable 99 Wh battery.