Razer Blade Pro 17 Champions Next Generation Mobile Gaming – Forbes


It’s taken two years for Razer to update its seventeen-inch gaming laptop, but today saw the San Diego based company launch the 2019 Razer Blade Pro 17. Not only does it update the largest laptop with the company’s current design language, it also heralds the ninth-generation of Intel Core CPUs into professional gaming laptops.

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2010) (Image: Razer Press Office)

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The switch to the smaller bezels in the new design language see just 6mm between the screen edge and physical edge, and on the seventeen-inch screen that’s a pretty good ratio. Windows Hello is implemented as well with the webcam, and while there is a larger strip along the base of the screen, it blends into the signature black of the chassis.

Razer has also removed the previous number-pad and trackpad that was situated to the right of keyboard, bringing the qwerty layout into the centre of the laptop. That should make for a more comfortable user experience – personally I find it difficult to type ‘off center’ and while the Blade Pro 17 is primarily a gaming machine, the high specifications could see it adopted by those needing the extra graphical power for video rendering or CGI artwork.

In terms of specs, that ninth-generation Intel Core processor is the i7-9750H, running at 2.6GHz which can be boosted up to 4.5 GHz. It’s not a huge jump up from the previous iteration, it’s still based on 14nm technology and Razer has chosen six cores over eight cores – I suspect the heat output from the 8-core version didn’t agree with the thinner and smaller case. That’s backed up with a baseline 16 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD. Razer has also left space for an M.2 slot for you to fit an additional drive, and there is easy access to the paired DIMM RAM slots that can support up to 64 GB of Memory. Graphics wise you have the choice of the RTX2060, the RTX2070 Max-Q, or the RTX 2080 Max-Q.

I await benchmark testing from the gaming community with keen interest. There’s going to be a small gain over the previous models – which will satisfy those looking for ultimate performance – but it does;t shame those happy to look out for a clearance deal on the previous Blade Pro 17.

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2010) (Image: Razer Press Office)

Razer Press Office

Throw in a plethora of ports (including 3x USB-A, 2x USB-C, thunderbolt 3, 2.5Gb ethernet, HDMI and an SD Card reader), the usual Razer signatures such as the Chroma programmable colored keys, a 144Hz screen with 100% sRGB color gamut, and Dolby Atmos supported sound and you have the first beast of a laptop with Intel’s latest chipset.

The competition will be along soon enough to match the specs (and we saw a few of them at MWC this year), but the high-end gaming market for 2019 now has a clear pace setter.

The Razer Blade Pro 17 prices start from $2,499, with availability during May 2019 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and China.

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