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Razer Blade Pro Derek Sullivan Rating: 3 out of 5

Razer Blade Pro 2017 review – what happens when you put a GTX 1080 in a thin laptop


  1. Luke Watts

    May 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm


    I'm looking for a slim gaming laptop with Thunderbolt 3. I'm looking to use the Razor Core with whatever one I go with; probably with a 1080ti or Titan. I was interested in the Razor Blade Pro, but it's looking like I should wait for the Acer Predator Triton 700. Did you think to try the Razor Core with the Blade Pro to see how it affected the heat problems? I'm curious how much the Core would bring the temps down and if that would be worth it. Can you recommend any other laptop other than the Predator Triton 700?

    • Derek Sullivan

      May 14, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      I don't have the core anymore, but I can say for certain that it'll bring temperatures down. With the MSI gs73vr, I saw GPU temps drop but also saw CPU temps drop. Probably because the overall temperature of the laptop was lower and the heat had somewhere else to go. I only use that example because that laptop had two independent coolers and the Razer blade pro's heatpipes are more shared. So you should also see some lower CPU temperatures.

      I can't say that the Pro will perform better with or without the core though. Make sure you see if anyone has benchmarked some cards higher than the 1080. They're is some performance lots through the core and the possibility of getting bottlenecked by the thunderbolt connection. It would be a shame to spend all that money for performance similar to being undocked.

  2. Rix

    May 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I want to know what software you use to measured color spaces.

    • Derek Sullivan

      May 14, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Just the software that comes with the Spyder4Pro. Unfortunately if doesn't measure accuracy by each color – it just calibrates it to a desired white point and measures the percentage of the total space it's capable of.

      • Rix

        May 14, 2017 at 6:54 pm

        Thanks, I just can't use comes with i1 Display pro the software measured color spaces.

  3. Kyle

    May 21, 2017 at 3:16 am

    "closest competitor"? This overpriced piece of garbage barely comes close to the X7-v6 (1070) much less the X7-DT-v6 (1080), which is unanimously known as the best 17" gaming laptop in the market. Gigabyte Aorus is a legitimate laptop company that knows how to sell gaming laptops. Crap brands like Razer or Alienware are crap, because they charge over a grand more for a heavy, overheating piece of metal with intolerable compromises.

    I enjoy your reviews, but please be real for the sake of tech-illiterate readers.

    • Derek Sullivan

      May 21, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      Well I only meant closest competitor because of the size comparison – nothing more. Realistically, the only people considering this laptop are getting it because it's the thinnest with a 1080. Otherwise, it's a waste of money in my opinion. Perhaps a poor choice of words, but I did not intent to say that the Razer Blade Pro was superior to the Aorus x7 DT in any way. I only gave it a 3/5 so it's not like I think highly of the RBP. :/

      Although it has a couple flaws of its own, I've read many good things about the Aorus x7. Of course, I haven't seen it in person yet, but I am actually getting a unit in this week. So I should have a proper review on it soon(albeit a little late). I was really hoping to get a v7 but they still aren't released yet…

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