Tuesday March 28, 2017

Razer's 2017 Blade Pro Boasts New CPU and THX Certifications

Razer has just announced an updated version of their Blade Pro laptop. Aside from the usual hardware improvements, the company’s latest is supposedly the first laptop to be THX certifiedآ—but does that even matter anymore? Last time I checked, it was just an expensive badge for AV makers to put on their equipment. THX was originally drafted by George Lucas to maintain standards for consistent video and audio, but companies like Dolby and DTS are at the forefront for establishing quality these days.

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THX's video certification process was used to calibrate and test the laptop's resolution, color accuracy and playback performance. The sound certification measured voltage output, frequency response, distortion, signal-to-noise ratio and crosstalk. That goes for both the built-in speakers themselves and the headphone output. The Blade Pro's video capability is already top notch thanks to its NVIDIA GTX 1080 video card and 4K screen but its speakers are, well, laptop speakers, and there's always room for improvement when it comes to laptop audio.