Razer today unveiled its Razer Blade Pro 17, a new 17-inch laptop with a 300 Hz screen and an 8-core Intel Core i7 processor.
The laptop is a “desktop replacement” designed for professional gamers, game designers and developers. The Razer Blade Pro 17 is now available with a 4K, 120 Hz screen for creators who require a high-resolution workstation. It also has an option for a Full HD 300Hz screen for players who need to see every frame of every game.
The latest version of the Razer Blade Pro series hasn’t changed much on the outside. But inside, it has a 10th generation 8-core Intel Core i7-10875H processor and offers options for an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) chip. The previous version had a six-core processor.
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is very compact as it is only 0.78 inches thick and has a 10.24 inch by 15.5 inch chassis. He has ultra-thin 6 millimeter glasses to maintain the overall size so that he can easily fit in a backpack, said marketing manager Eugene Kuo during a press briefing.
“You will see more cores, faster screens and hopefully with bigger payouts,” said Kuo.
The 300Hz refresh rate display is the perfect choice for e-sports pros who can’t afford to give rivals a speed advantage in games. The increased refresh rate keeps crisp, sharp images in fast-paced sequences, making enemies easier to see and text easier to read. The 17.3-inch Full HD screen covers 100% of the SRGB space and is custom calibrated for color accuracy. The screen is covered with a matte anti-glare finish.
For creators, the 4K 120 Hz touchscreen, available only on the Razer Blade Pro 17, is a good option. The custom calibrated screen covers 100% of the Adobe RGB space, making it ideal for designers and photographers. The ultra-high resolution combined with the fast refresh rate is good for editors, allowing them to quickly and smoothly scroll through a timeline or punch a photo.
The processor is capable of running 16 threads and clock speeds up to 5.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost and it has a large cache of 16 MB. The new RTX Super GPU range offers up to 8 GB High bandwidth GDDR6 memory and more ray tracing cores for up to 25% performance increase over original RTX GPUs and improved real-time ray tracing performance. This provides better lighting and shadows in games.
The Blade Pro 17 has a vapor chamber cooler for active cooling, combined with an adjacent dual fan system for additional passive cooling. This reduces both ambient noise and heat.
The Blade Pro 17 has a UHS-III SD card reader, a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, an HDMI 2.0B port, a 2.5Gb Ethernet port and Wi-Fi 6. In addition , the USB-C ports now support charging with a USB 20V-Charger, for emergency situations. The top of the screen is bordered by an integrated HD webcam allowing streamers to mix their environment. The camera also has an infrared sensor for easy access via Windows Hello.
In addition to the variety of ports and HD webcam, the new Blade Pro 17 features an updated keyboard with an extended right shift key and half-way directional keys with Razer Chroma RGB backlight per key . The new layout mirrors a more traditional keyboard layout, allowing for a faster and more efficient overall typing experience. The laptop weighs 6.06 pounds.
The all-new Razer Blade Pro 17 will start at $ 2,600 with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q display and 300 Hz Full HD. It will be available later this month on Razer.com and at select retailers in the United States and Canada. He will soon come to select retailers in Europe, China, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
With the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, it costs $ 3,200. The high-end model with 1 terabyte of PCIE SSD storage and a 4K 120 Hz touch screen costs $ 3,800.