Razor Blade 2018 Laptop Gaming Laptop is More Affordable and Higher-end FHD!

Razer Blade Pro and Razer Blade Pro gaming notebooks are well-known brands. The Razer Blade Pro is not affordable for everyone. Razer Blade Pro FHD has lower specs, but still delivers top-notch gaming performance for those on the move.


These specifications and features are Razer Blade Pro’s (as tested).

  • Display: 17.3” Full HD (1920×1080) 1PS, 120Hz, 16:9 aspect ratio, matte screen
  • GraphicsNVIDIA (r) GeForce (r) GTX1060 (6GB GDR5 VRAM).
  • Core 7th Gen Intel (r) core(tm), i7-7700HQ processor (Base/Turbo
  • Memory: 16GB dual-channel memory (DDR4, 2400MHz), slotted
  • Storage: 256GB SSD (PCIe M.2) + 2TB HDD (5400rpm)
  • Operating system:Windows 10 64-bit
  • Communication:Killer ™ Wireless AC 1535 (IEEE 8002.11a/b/g/n/ac+ Bluetooth(r) 4.1), Killer ™ E2500 (10/100/1000).
  • KeyboardAnti-ghosting using individually backlit keys
  • Input Output
    • Built-in webcam (2.0MP)
    • Multimedia keys with scrollwheel
    • Multi-touch touchpad
    • SDXC card reader
    • Thunderbolt(tm) 3 (USB-C(tm))
    • USB 3.0 port x 3 (SuperSpeed)
    • HDMI 2.0 audio and video output
  • Sound: Built-in stereo speakers with array microphone, Dolby(r), Digital Plus Home Theater Edition, and 7.1 Codec support
  • Battery and Power:Compact Compact Compact 165W Power Adapter with Built-In 70Wh Lithium-Ion Polymer Batteries
  • Additional Features
    • Razer Chroma ™, trackpad, and keyboard lighting
    • Razer(tm), Synapse with trackpad, backlighting, and programmable keyboard
    • Security Slot Kensington ™.
    • Secure chip embedded into Trusted Platform Module 2.0. (TPM 2.0).
  • Dimensions: 0.88″/22.5mm (Height) x 16.7″/424mm (Width) x 11″/281mm (Depth)
  • Weight6.78 lbs/3.07 Kg

What’s in the box?

  • Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop
  • The power cord
  • Microfibre cloth
  • Guide to Product Information
  • Razer stickers


Razer Blade Pro is unlike anything you have ever seen. Razer Blade Pro is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

The Razer Blade Pro features a sleek, black design and is housed within an aluminum unibody chassis. The Razer Snake logo can be found on the lid which glows green when it turns on.

There are three things you will find: a speaker to the left, 3.5mm audio/mic jack, two USB 3.0 ports, and a LAN connection. On the right side, you’ll find the power port.

The lid is lifted by the beveled edge at the front. While the CTRL, Fn, and left arrow keys are located in the bottom row respectively, the CTRL, Fn, and right keys are located between them. The volume rocker for the trackpad is above them. Two media playback control keys are located on either side.

I have a problem with the keyboard. It is great for keyboard/mouse gaming and the typing speed is excellent thanks to the low travel keys. The trackpad’s layout and size makes typing difficult. It’s because the keys are lit differently. While it is not an issue it makes it difficult to find the F8/F9 brightness keys when you want to lower the brightness.

On either side of the keyboard is a speaker grille. It measures approximately 1/2″x4″. This completes the minimalistic design for the keyboard/palm rest section of the laptop.

The Full HD IPS matte panel screen has 3/4 inch bezels on the sides and 1″ at the top and the bottom. It has two microphone holes on each end. The lid attaches with a 10-inch hinge to the base of the laptop. This ensures stability and rigidity when the screen is open.

The bottom of the laptop is very minimal with just two rubber feet running along the width of the laptop from the front to back. There are three cooling vents at each end.

The power adapter (165W) is also very slim. The main wall cable has rubber finishes. The cable that connects the Razer Blade Pro to the power adapter, however, is braided. This is a remarkable feature considering the specs.


The 4K Razer Blade Pro is also available, but affordability is the main objective. The 1080p display is sharp and sharp. It has a fast refresh rate for gaming and virtually no glare.


The software is quite standard in this area. 64-bit Windows 10 Home runs the show. These are Candy Crush Soda Saga, and Disney Magic Kingdoms. Bubble Witch Saga3 is one example of such pre-installed software.

Razer Synapse 2 can also be installed. You can remap keys and create profiles. You can also modify the primary behavior and Fn keys. Trackpad settings can be adjusted. Enable/disable gaming mode. Power options can be set. View heatmap/keystroke stats. You can control the lighting. Some profiles will be automatically installed, while others require you to manually add it. It’s easy enough. Some profiles will automatically install, while others require that you download and manually add the profile.

You can adjust lighting, trackpad behaviour and profiles with Razer Synapse 2. If you use a Razer Naga Trinity gaming mouse, then you may need to download the Razer Synapse 3 beta software. The Synapse software will allow you to adjust the Razer blade Pro.

Razer also collaborated with Image-Line to offer all Razer Blade Pros (2016 or later) a free copy FL Studio 12 for $199 USD.


This laptop is expected to deliver decent performance given its specifications: Quad-Core Intel Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce 1060, 16GB dual-channel memory, 256GB SSDPCIeM.2, Killer Networking and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060, 6GBGDDR5, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060, 16GB GDDR5, 256GB SSDPCIeM.2, Killer Networking and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060, 16GB GDDR5, GDDR5, GDDR5, GDDR5, GDDR5, GDDR5 and 256GB S2 and streaming video, as well as well as it can be used for everyday tasks like word processing and surfing the internet. It does not lag or slow down.

Razer Blade Pros gaming laptops. So what’s it good at? The settings were set at Ultra (1920×1080) and the 120Hz refresh rate allows for smoother gameplay. Some games might require that you lower your settings in order to get a good frame rate.

The SSD can be used for games and apps with a 2TB hard drive, but it is only 5400RPM. You can keep all your data including videos and photos on the SSD.

These details will be discussed in the Price/Value section below. The FHD Razer Blade Pro gaming and computing device is great for everyday use.

Sound Quality

Razer Blade Pro’s sound quality can be described as not very good for laptops. It lacks the bass and lower-end required for immersive gaming, but the Razer Blade Pro’s built-in sound system will be sufficient in an emergency.

The Razer Blade Pro can be used with Dolby Digital Plus software. This software allows you to select pre-tuned sounds to play music or movies and to make your own presets to adjust the sound to your liking.Volume rocker is a great way to control volume.


As with most laptops, there’s little to no information here. With the dual-array microphones, I was able to hear clearly and have my words repeated.

Battery Life

Razer Blade Pro is a great gaming laptop. It was able to perform basic tasks like browsing or word processing for between 4 1/2 and 5 hours. Gaming time took between 2 1/2 and 3 hours depending on the game and settings. This is normal given the specs.


Razer Blade HD has a MSRP price of $2299.99 USD ($2899.99CAD). The Razer Blade Pro HD version has a MSRP of $2299.99 USD ($2899.99CAD).


Even decent gaming laptops can be costly and heavy. Razer blade Pro HD is a much cheaper option. Razer Blade Pro FHD is an excellent choice for gamers who are looking for a budget-friendly gaming laptop with decent specs.

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