Great quality, decent specs
This review is from: Razer Blade Pro RZ09-01171E11-R3U1 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 16GB Memory 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Pros: Very clear 1920 x 1080 TN screen. All the obvious stuff goes here: It's fast, it's everything you'd come to expect from Razer. It's backed by some of the best phone support I've ever experienced. bonus: It's Nvidia's maxwell architecture, not a rebranded keppler card!
Cons: It's not perfect. For all the extra blank space above and below the keyboard, they couldn't find room for some slightly higher end speakers? They're ok, but I've heard better. I don't mind that this doesn't have an ultra high resolution monitor, but an IPS display that was edge to edge glass would've really transformed this machine's image from "weaker big brother" to "beautiful slightly larger sibling. The TN panel is very good, but the plastic bezel SLIGHTLY detracts from the overall visual appeal [not that you can really see it when the screen is at full brightness. 2MP webcam. For a company known for attention to detail, they completely missed the ball here.
Other Thoughts: First off: At time of posting Newegg is listing this as a touch screen notebook. IT IS NOT. I touched it, and it swore at me for leaving fingerprints. The 860m is no 870m, but it doesn't really need to be. It handles everything *I* throw at it just fine. Diablo 3 maxed out runs in the low 80s for frame rates, Mechwarrior Online runs in the 40-50 FPS range. I've seen videos on youtube of battlefield maxed out running in the upper 40 FPS range. It's capable. Add to that that I can open two excel spreadsheets side by side without squinting, and I'm content with my purchase. Heat wise, when I first got it and was updating everything, I saw it spike up to 93c. Next day, it's not going over 73-75c with D3, MwO pushes it into the low 80s.
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