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Razer Blade Pro RZ09-00991101-R3U1 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 8.1

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5
  • Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 256GB SSD
  • 17.3" 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 8.1
  • 16.8" x 10.9" x 0.88" 6.58 lbs.
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Nelson W.
  • 3/3/2014 4:27:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsKnow What You're Buying

This review is from: Razer Blade Pro RZ09-00991101-R3U1 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 8.1

Pros: This laptop is exceedingly useful as a high spec, high portability laptop. The battery life is relatively long, at about 3.5 hours without dimming the display or cutting applications.

A lot of people seem to disagree with the display, but the only problems I seem to have is that when switching from a game to Google Chrome, the upper tabs do not immediately refresh, leaving the upper half inch of the screen frozen temporarily on the previous application. This is relatively minor, and disappears upon waving the mouse over that general area. Besides that, I do not see the fuss about the LCD screen. The Blade ships with a GTX765m, which is comparable to the GTX650 Ti or 660 and quite significant for a laptop.

This laptop performs incredibly well for its size, but don't confuse this with a miracle laptop that can run current gen games at ultra at 60+ fps. I have found that often times the Razer Blade Pro can render games at ~60 fps on medium settings, or ~30 on high, but not both. You'll have to determine which settings you can live with, but if you want everything you'll be disappointed.

Heating is not much of an issue with this laptop - I have held this on my lap for play sessions, and it does grow warm, but not enough to melt metal or make me feel uncomfortable. The fans are quiet, and the general make of the laptop is sleek and smooth.

The redeeming part of this laptop is likely the portability. I can take this with me to class (I am a college student), and I can take it with me when I travel without any hassle. Whereas most gaming laptops are more like brick briefcases than laptops, the Razer Blade series is more akin to the MacBook Air in terms of size and portability.

Cons: I'll start with the major con of this product: the price tag. At $2500 for the standard model, it is very difficult to justify this sort of purchase. Honestly at this price you could build two separate desktops that can outperform the Razer Blade Pro with monitors and accessories, but again what you are paying for is portability. If you don't have a permanent residence because of work or study, this laptop is for you. Even then, I recommend waiting for sales the next generation laptops to come out (I was considering this, but a 20% sale for college students made this buy irresistible). The Aorus X7 theoretically offers two SLI GTX765m's in a 17" package, and the next generation Razer Blade Pro will likely have even better specs than that.

You might also want to consider the 14" Razer Blade model opposed to this - for ~$500 less, you get just about everything you find in the Razer Blade Pro. It comes with a smaller screen, a slightly lesser processor, and no Razer Edge interface (which is cool, but not exceptionally useful). The Razer Edge interface is essentially a glass extension of a regular laptop touchpad, with a display underneath it for specialized applications. There aren't that many useful applications out yet for this either, so it isn't very useful except to act as a replacement calculator or numpad. While the 17" Razer Blade Pro is a pleasure to use, it was quite large to get familiar with since I upgraded from a 14" Lenovo. As thin as it is, 17" of laptop barely fits into a regular backpack. This also makes it somewhat unwieldy to hold with one hand.

Other Thoughts: One of the major disadvantages for buying this product is that it's nigh impossible to find a display model to get an idea of what you're purchasing. It's sold exclusively by four brands, none of which seem to offer any display models for curious customers.

It's important to emphasize that this is a luxury product, not a necessity. You can easily purchase a desktop, monitor, and a decent laptop to accommodate for all your needs with the money used to purchase a full priced Razer Blade Pro, but again this product is very much suited for a specific audience. I am very much pleased with the product, but my conscience was very much torn at the idea of purchasing this full price.

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  • Jeff M.
  • 2/6/2014 10:20:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSooo close to perfect

This review is from: Razer Blade Pro RZ09-00991101-R3U1 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 8.1

Pros: Form factor is excellent. I love having the trackpad to the side instead of under the keyboard. Very fast machine in every way. Turn down the backlight and battery life is impressive. Perfect screen size for HD. Very easy to carry. Keyboard backlighting is very good. Power supply is tiny for it's power output. Sitting on my lap it doesn't get hot at all while not gaming. Trackpad is glass, which is nice.

Cons: I came from a Lenovo keyboard - this one is not nearly as good to type on. Many people won't notice, as it's not any worse than most other notebooks, including macbooks - Lenovo's are just better. The switchblade ui software is very lacking. Slow, crashes often, with very little real customization. If an app you need exists for it, then it will be useful for you. Needs more ports, an SD card slot, hard drive activity indicator and displayport - the single HDMI is very limiting.

Other Thoughts: Warrantee is about up so I upgraded. Put in a 750gb hybrid harddrive, 480gb msata ssd, 16gb 2133mhz ram, and swapped out the wireless for a new Intel 802.11ac adapter. When it first arrived I never even booted Win8 that it came with (Win8 sucks balls), just formatted and put on Win7x64Pro. If you're not interested in the switchblade ui then MSI has a better notebook for less here on Newegg.

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  • Steffan H.
  • 1/17/2014 10:21:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Razer Blade Pro RZ09-00991101-R3U1 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 8.1

Pros: The laptop is very well built, heavy and every bit the Apple MacBook Pro with retina display competitor. Screen is decent, big with no dead pixels and the graphics card is very very fast. Fans are situated and peform very well. It gets loud but nothing too overwhelming or uncomfortable to be around. The SwitchBlade UI is fun and a couple of the screens have alrady come in handy. SSD is very fast and 256gb of space is more than enough for my use.

Cons: Where to start... for starters the screen is really really washed out and no where near the quality, with deep blacks of the Retina display on the MacBook Pros. 8gb of ram is a little on the low side, especially for a developer like me. The keyboard is ok but is not great and definitely the low point aesthetically and functionally on the Razer Blade Pro.

Occassionally, there is an issue with typing where cursor input jumps from place to place. Still trying to get that sorted out. While I haven't seen any BSODs yet there have been numerous crashes of various programs like Microsoft Word, Apple Safari, Snyapse and the SwitchBlade UI. That's just a handfull of crashes. I've never seen so many seemingly independent crashes on a new laptop before.

The Switchblade screen and buttons are gimicky. They are often a pain to use but with use maybe i'll change my mind. Currently, it's a con and the better solution would have been a normally placed trackpad and num keys.

Lastly, I would be remiss if didn't complain about Newegg and how they shipped my laptop. I ordered this laptop on the morning of the 9th of January and paid for expedited, next day shipping and rush processing. I didn't receive my laptop until the 13th. On the 10th I knew there was a problem when my laptop was still listed as being in CA. I called Newegg and got the run around. All emails sent have been ignored and I haven't been able to get any response with why my order was delayed

I've repeatedly requested a refund of the $41.90 I spent on next day shipping but all requests go ignored. This is the first issue i've experienced with Newegg and their shipping. I've been a proponent of Newegg for a number of years and all business purchases have been through Newegg. However, unless this issue is resolved I will be taking my business elsewhere and another company will be handling all our business needs. I hope Newegg does the right thing and sorts out this troubling issue.

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  • William l.
  • 1/7/2014 2:01:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome thus far

This review is from: Razer Blade Pro RZ09-00991101-R3U1 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 8.1

Pros: The laptop is indeed large being a 17" but not that heavy at all and incredible thin.

It fits nicely in both my backpack and my other laptop bag I used to use.

I havent actually used it on my lap, only on a table or desk but I haven't had any thermal issues and I only really only really noticed it get hot in the back left near the PS which is expected.

The black aluminum finish is my personal favorite, however if you have greasy hands, you will see fingerprints and such, it can be cleaned off though.

The display is nice, though I work manufacturing displays so I notice a lot of light leak around the edges of the TFT i received but it is only noticeable on a black screen and doesn't hinder viewing at all, just something I notice.

Also the webcam works, its not an amazing camera but it gets the job done. I don't personally use it.

The keyboard is backlit and the key press' feel good, although I tend to hookup my own keyboard anyway since I am almost always using it on a desk. (also the shift/ctrl/alt keys arent as easy to press as a traditional keyboard, although you can get used to it quickly.

The battery life I got while watching videos was about 4.5 hours, but I was not on powersave mode so perhaps I could have got more. 90% of the time I have it on the charger anyway.

The switchblade UI is cool, and I am excited to see more apps for it. I have not had any bugs with it that I noticed, except that occasionally it does not load the apps to the UI when you power on the PC, until you open the Razer synapse and go to the apps tab. Everything worked perfect as a mouse pad and switching to the apps and back works well too. Again though I do not use the mouse pad for real gaming, I hook up a mouse to it while sitting at a desk.

It is able to run all of my games at the highest settings, with the most notable games being DotA 2 and Bioshock. I haven't gamed on wifi yet either, I use an Ethernet cable, but the wifi does work well, I have used it for netflix/hulu and I use the Bluetooth a lot between my other computers and my Bluetooth headset, and my phone.

I have had it for about 1 month and 1 week, but in that time it has gotten a lot of use and I have no complaints at all.

Cons: The only cons I can think of at this point is that price is a tad on the expensive side, however you are paying for the brand and style, and the quality as well.

Also the webcam is nothing fancy, which compared to everything else this machine has to offer, feels cheap. I don't personally use it so perhaps they figured a majority of people wouldn't use it too much either, who knows.

And it does not have time travel capabilities, maybe coming in the next revision.

Other Thoughts: I love this laptop so far and I am more than happy with my purchase and I will definitely get my value out of it.

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  • weihan y.
  • 12/9/2013 1:35:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery good

This review is from: Razer Blade Pro RZ09-00991101-R3U1 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 8.1

Pros: very goodvery good

Cons: very goodvery good

Other Thoughts: very goodvery good

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