Wednesday, April 24th 2019

Razer Unveils the New Razer Blade Pro 17 Flagship Laptop

Razer , the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the release of their redesigned and reconfigured 17" gaming laptop, the Razer Blade Pro 17. Razer's new flagship gaming laptop has been rebuilt from the ground up. With its innovative design, best-in-class components, and abundant ports, the Razer Blade Pro 17 is the pinnacle of laptop gaming prowess.

"The new Blade Pro is the most powerful and versatile Razer laptop ever, capable of replacing the most powerful desktop computers," says Razer's Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. "It is the perfect laptop for gamers who demand a large display, an insane amount of connectivity options, and excellent performance with no room for compromise."
Crafted to provide the most performance in the smallest possible package, the new Razer Blade Pro 17 is up to 25% smaller than other 17" gaming laptops of its class.

Thermal management has been enhanced by Razer's vapor chamber cooling system and a new multi-fan design. This ensures that the Razer Blade Pro 17 will remain cool during the most intense tournaments or video rendering sessions.

Equipped with the 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H CPU with a base clock speed of 2.6Ghz and boost speed of up to 4.5GHz, the new Razer Blade Pro 17 can demolish any workload at breakneck speeds. Ideal for the mobile power user, the new 6-core CPU with Hyperthreading technology is excellent for streaming in remote locations or rendering a video on the fly.

Powered by the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, the new Razer Blade Pro 17 will be available with a choice of RTX 2060, RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design, or the RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design. Featuring the real-time ray tracing capabilities of RTX, gamers can experience improved graphical fidelity. NVIDIA's Creator Ready Driver ensures that users can enjoy reduced render times and improved efficiency.

The new Razer Blade Pro 17 will come with 16GB of DDR4-2667MHz dual-channel memory to handle any work session. For enthusiasts looking to push the limits, the expandable memory slots now support the installation of Intel XMP compatible memory, with speeds up to 3200MHz for increased bandwidth.

A blazing fast 512GB PCIe SSD is included in every model of the Razer Blade Pro 17 as well as an additional, unpopulated, m.2 drive slot compatible with both SATA and PCIe standards. Each drive slot is upgradable to up to 2TB for users in need of additional storage.

Performance Displayed
Designed for gamers and creators alike, each Razer Blade Pro 17 will feature a custom-calibrated 17.3" Full-HD (1920x1080p) 144Hz matte panel providing a beautifully fluid visual experience. Covering 100% of the sRGB space, the Blade Pro is perfect for getting immersed in content or creating your own masterpiece.

The ultra-slim bezel design measures in at only 6.0mm thin. A Windows Hello-capable IR face camera is placed at the top bezel, allowing for easy and secure access via facial recognition.

Superior Connectivity
The new Razer Blade Pro 17 offers the latest connectivity options including three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, one HDMI 2.0b port, a Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet port, a UHS-III SD card reader, and two USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports (one of which doubles as a Thunderbolt 3 port).

Wireless connectivity has also been upgraded with Bluetooth 5.0 and the new Intel Wireless AX WLAN card capable of achieving up to a throughput of 2.4Gb/s.

The Razer Advantage
The Razer Blade family represents the convergence between craftsmanship and performance. Each laptop is CNC-milled from a single block of aircraft-grade aluminum and anodized with a matte finish to create a sleek and scratch-resistant exterior. The OS remains bloatware-free without any unnecessary apps slowing down performance.

The large glass touchpad comes complete with Windows precision drivers to ensure that every click is perfect, and each key is individually backlit allowing users to fully customize with any of the 16.8 million colors offered by Razer Chroma.

RazerCare
Every Razer Blade comes with a 1-year limited manufacturer warranty. For users in the United States looking for additional protection, Razer now offers RazerCare protection plans with up to 3 years of accidental damage coverage.

Pricing and Availability
Starting at $2,499 USD/ €2,699.99

The new Razer Blade Pro 17 will be available in May 2019 from Razer.com and select retailers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and China.
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9 Comments on Razer Unveils the New Razer Blade Pro 17 Flagship Laptop

#1
er557
yummy....

For now I stay with 2007 hp business laptop nx9420 17"...
I wonder how practical gaming on a notebook really is
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#2
yakk
Bonkers price for personal use, but if it didn't look so much like a glow-in-the-dark toy, I would really consider it as my daily travel work laptop.
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#3
notb
yakk, post: 4035981, member: 158293"
Bonkers price for personal use, but if it didn't look so much like a glow-in-the-dark toy, I would really consider it as my daily travel work laptop.
Comparing to other options just by nominal price, it's expensive for sure.
But $2500 is surely within range of a gaming enthusiast living in US, if there are people in less rich countries (i.e. 3-4x lower salaries) who manage to buy high-end GPUs and MacBooks.
It's just a matter of how much you're willing to sacrifice for your hobby. :-)
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#4
trog100
it will still need plugging into the mains to game on.. :)

trog
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#5
yakk
notb, post: 4036016, member: 165619"
Comparing to other options just by nominal price, it's expensive for sure.
But $2500 is surely within range of a gaming enthusiast living in US, if there are people in less rich countries (i.e. 3-4x lower salaries) who manage to buy high-end GPUs and MacBooks.
It's just a matter of how much you're willing to sacrifice for your hobby. :)
Price itself has little to do with it.

If you have to sacrifice something for a toy, then the toy is beyond your budget. One is able to afford many toys by not having to sacrifice anything of significance for them. Otherwise you are also sacrificing the opportunity to acquire the following generation toys through the magic of compound interest & profit.

Given the choice I will choose the expensible option, that is all. ;)
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#6
notb
yakk, post: 4036038, member: 158293"
Price itself has little to do with it.

If you have to sacrifice something for a toy, then the toy is beyond your budget.
This sentence makes no sense.
You have some money to buy things you want, called "disposable income" in economy. You spend all of it, choosing what you need most.
Buying something means you can't buy something else. That's the "sacrifice".

Also, economy doesn't really divide stuff as "toys" or "serious things". A laptop is just as serious as food. :)
One is able to afford many toys by not having to sacrifice anything of significance for them.
Oh, now you're getting philosophical. :-P
"Anything of significance".
Let's focus on a situation when this laptop will be used just for casual gaming (to exclude earning money or saving lives). Is it less significant than getting a better hotel on vacation? Or better chairs in a theatre?
You can't make this judgement for the masses. It's for the consumer to make. :)

trog100, post: 4036033, member: 21545"
it will still need plugging into the mains to game on.. :)
Of course it does. But it's a gaming PC that takes little space at home and is easy to carry around. And it comes with a UPS.
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#7
lexluthermiester
er557, post: 4035970, member: 90273"
yummy....

For now I stay with 2007 hp business laptop nx9420 17"...
I wonder how practical gaming on a notebook really is
I did it for a while on an Alienware 18" notebook. Was traveling a lot and needed a premium portable gaming system. That was a few years ago and this system kicks the crap out of my old one, hands down.

yakk, post: 4035981, member: 158293"
Bonkers price for personal use
Not really. That's a full $1000 less than I paid for my Alienware.
yakk, post: 4035981, member: 158293"
but if it didn't look so much like a glow-in-the-dark toy, I would really consider it as my daily travel work laptop.
The RGB lighting can be turned off.
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#8
Readlight
Mybe its not losing its value as much other electronic devices.
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