New Razer Blade Pro (FHD / 1060)

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  1. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Did you read the thread? We're talking about the RBP 17 FHD. A 2200$ 1060 machine. If we were talking GS63 vs GS73 - I have no issue with that. I am talking about spending 2200$ rather than 1500-1600$ for the RBP17 FHD.
     
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    Vistar Shook Notebook Evangelist

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    The RBP with the the 1080p is 2299. The Asus UX550VE, that @don_svetlio recommended is 15.6" touchscreen and 1050Ti is $1749. Razer always has a premium price, so comparing the RBP FHD to the RB 14 might be more adequate. The cheapest RB14 with 256Gb 1899.99 while the 512Gb 2099.99. Hard to compare apples to oranges because of the difference in storage options, but from that RBP FullHD is about $200 more, main difference being the 17" 120Hz screen, upgradable RAM and storage (PCIe M.2 and Sata 2.5").
     
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    Razer Blade 1080p 256G ($1900): https://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade
    Razer Blade Pro 1080p 256G ($2300): https://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade-pro

    $2300 - $1900 = $400
    It's a $400 difference not $200.

    To put this in perspective (Assuming both 15inch and 17inch have the same spec):

    The price difference between the Alienware 15 and the Alienware 17: ~$150
    The price difference between the GS63 and GS73: ~$100
    The price difference between the Aorus x5 and Aorus x7: ~$100
    The price difference between the Macbook 13 and Macbook 15**: ~$100
    The price difference between a Dell Precision 15 and Precision 17: ~$400

    ** comparing the dual core 3.1GHz vs quad-core 2.2 ghz model: Since they both have touchbar and Iris Graphics. It was the closest comparison
     
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  4. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yeah I agree. If you want to drop $2300 on a GTX 1060 notebook that is ~7 lbs you might as well just purchase a the 17' Precision Notebook. Longer battery life(Highly likely), better build quality, business class dell support and can extend warranty.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Or save a good chunk of money and get either the MSI GS73 or Asus GL703
     
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    The only downside to that choice would be the battery life of the GS73 / GL703. Would be interesting if the 1060 blade pro has a 6-7 hr battery life. If it is then it will one of the few if the not the only GTX 1060 17" laptop with good battery life. But I think it's highly unlikely and we just have to wait and see for reviews to come in.
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Depends on what you go with for the 703. The 503's non-G-sync model gets a good 6-7 hours already. If you can get the 703 without G-sync, that should rise to 7-8 since it's a larger battery IIRC.
     
  9. Vistar Shook

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    I mentioned $200 difference between the 512GB RB 14 and the RBP FHD because although it has 256GB SSD it does come with a 2TB HD. But yes I agree, both are overpriced and there are plenty of other options offering better performance at a lower cost.
     
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    It appears the 1060 Blade Pro has Optimus on board, so battery life could be decent. The switch to a 70wh battery was surely made to compensate for the 2.5" HDD they added--much like was done on the XPS 15. A swap was possible in the XPS 15 from smaller battery to larger once the HDD was removed...I wonder if the same is possible here.

    I'll have a demo of the 1060 Blade Pro arriving later this week to tinker with for a little while. I plan on taking some internal pictures, confirming battery life / fitment, etc.

    Obviously the cost of this machine is much greater than similarly spec'd devices from other companies. It is a niche and if its not your thing, no big deal. No need to insult each other's decisions or opinions.
     
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