Big, Bold & Powerful!
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is the epitome of laptop architecture in many aspects. It includes a revolutionary Nvidia RTX 3080 as well as a 10th-generation CPU with an outstanding compact body combined with a 120 Hertz, 4K 17.3″ display. It combines all of the most efficient portable technologies right now.
However, here in this Razer Blade pro 17 reviews, you will get to know that everything comes with a price tag. A very expensive price tag, featuring an Intel Core i7-10875H Central processing unit, an Nvidia RTX 3080 16 Gigabytes Graphics Unit, 32 Gigabytes of RAM, a 4K 120 Hertz touchscreen, and 1 Terabyte Storage, with a hefty retail cost of $3.599, for the version we evaluated today.
As a result, it is currently one of the most expensive laptops on the market, and it will be out of reach for many people. Furthermore, those types of specifications would probably be overkill for many of you.
Yet, on this budget, you get an extremely efficient gaming laptop with a stunning look. According to Razer’s tried-and-true aesthetics, the Razer Blade Pro 17 is pretty modest in terms of gaming laptops, which allows you to use it in the workplace or studios for business without distracting colleagues with RGB sirens blaring like a little disco.
However, that does not imply that it has a dull appearance, as there are plenty of subtle references to its gaming background, such as RGB keyboard illumination and a luminous Razer emblem on the top.
At 1080p, this machine is a beast, with perhaps the most demanding current video games performing flawlessly with all graphics bells & whistles enabled — plus ray tracing.
But, in order to achieve a reasonable frame rate at 4K, you will need to sacrifice by turning off several functions. After spending well over $3,000 on a laptop, this is something you will never enjoy having to do.
The idea that this is indeed a fantastic productivity laptop helps to make it worthwhile. The tenth edition Intel processor as well as 32 Gigabytes of RAM ensure that even the more challenging operations are performed effectively, and also the 4K display delivers 100 percent Adobe RGB gamut, so this might be a worthwhile purchase for digital content creators. It’s a significant investment, to be sure.
The battery life is really somewhat weak, with just approximately 4 hours of normal use and even lower if you are playing or using other heavy apps. This implies you’ll really have to keep the laptop connected to the wall socket at all times.
But, damn, what a machine. It is genuinely powerful, excellently crafted, and has a stunning screen. If you have the money, this is really a machine that’ll last you for decades, although it may be much too costly for certain people to contemplate.
So, the Razer Blade Pro 17 that was mailed to us had the following configuration:
- Camera: HD webcam (720p)
- Connectivity: Intel Wireless-AX210 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.2
- CPU:6GHz Intel Core i7-10875H (octa-core, 16MB cache, up to 5.1GHz)
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (16GB GDDR6 VRAM)
- Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 3 x USB 3.2, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, headset jack, 2.5Gb Ethernet LAN, UHS-III SD card reader
- RAM: 32GB DDR4 (2,933MHz)
- Screen:3-inch, 4K (3,840 x 2,160) 120Hz, touch display
- Size: 55 x 10.24 x 0.78 inches (39.5 x 26 x 1.99cm; W x D x H)
- Storage: 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
- Weight: 06 pounds (2.75kg)
Razer Blade Pro 17 Review: Availability and Price
Razer is not a brand you’d associate with low-cost electronics, but with the Razer Blade Pro 17 housing the most expensive portable hardware available in a machine, we believe this is a laptop that many people could afford.
Even after bracing ourselves properly, we were astounded by the cost. The model we’re testing has an Intel Core i7-10875H Central processing unit, an Nvidia RTX 3080 16Gigabyte Graphics card, 32 Gigabytes of RAM, a 4K 120 Hertz touchscreen, as well as 1 TeraByte storage and charges a ridiculous $3,599 bucks.
That is a ridiculously high price for a computer, and it would promptly be placed out of many people’s reach. If you are seeking a dedicated gaming laptop, there are far less expensive solutions available. Assuming you do not really mind working in an office, purchasing or installing a desktop computer will provide you with a considerably greater bang for your buck.
However, with such specifications, this Razer Blade Pro 17 would indeed be a useless gaming laptop, especially with 32 Gigabytes of RAM. Because, as the title suggests, this one is something greater than a gaming PC – it really is a workstation for professionals. This is a bit more acceptable if you are planning to use it for your own work as well.
Other ‘accessible’ versions are also available. With a 360 Hertz full-HD screen, the Razer Blade Pro 17 is available for $3,199 bucks
People can also get the latest 1080p 360 Hertz display, RTX 3060, an Intel Core i7-10875H Central processing unit, 16 Gigabytes of RAM, and 512 Gigabytes of storage with RTX 3070 & 3060 graphics cards for $2,399 dollars.
Although it’s still quite costly, for a lot of folks, this is really a tad more feasible. Yet, Razer is obviously positioning the Razer Blade Pro 17 as just an exceptionally high-end laptop, which will restrict its appeal.
Also, it is worth mentioning that the RTX 3000 series laptops, along with the Razer Blade Pro 17, are hard to acquire, but that isn’t going to change very soon. Given the high price of the Razer Blade Pro 17, it is unlikely that bitcoin miners will purchase this laptop in bulk (as they have done with several other RTX 3000 machines).
Unfortunately, this might mean you must fight to get your hands on a Razer Blade Pro 17, even if you have the dough.
Razer Blade Pro 17 Review: Design
Razer is among the most uniquely designed philosophies of any laptop and gadget manufacturer, and when you have observed prior Razer products, you will understand what to assume here even without looking.
That translates to an all-black style featuring green accents (in USB ports too). To Razer fanatics, this means that the Razer Blade Pro 17 will blend into the rest of the other Razer gear. It is indeed among the subtlest styles of gaming hardware. Therefore, you could use your Razer Blade Pro 17 at a conference or in the workplace, and, yes, it won’t attract too much attention.
That’s not bland, however, and the distinctive Razer branding just on top (that, obviously, glows in green color) also ensures that any other gamers in the room will identify the gear right away.
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is a good choice for ports. Here, on the left, you’ll find an Ethernet port, 2 USB ports, one USB-C port, as well as a headset jack. In addition, there is a unique power connector. Though this implies you will have to handle the power source around you, if and when you want to charge it, there is really no method, because a USB-C power adapter, although easier, probably won’t be able to get enough energy to charge the laptop.
The full-sized HDMI connector, USB-A, USB-C ports, as well as the SD card reader are located on the right side. The quantity and selection of connectors on the Razer Blade Pro 17 is outstanding and just requires a power cord for most accessories.
Its Ethernet port is perfect for players who play online multiplayer games, in which quick and secure internet access is vital, and photographers are welcome to use the SD card port. It underlines the point that the Razer Blade Pro 17 is not simply a highly costly game laptop, but also a great content creation workstation.
When your laptop opens up, a stunning 17.3-inch display is offered, with little bezels on both sides. The upper border is somewhat bulkier, but it has a camera featuring support for Windows Hello so that you can merely enter into it by watching it.
The bottom part of the Razer Blade Pro 17 seems to be similarly relatively small, featuring a minimalist keyboard as well as a wide, snappy touchpad and RGB lights on each key. On each side of the keyboard are two upstream speakers.
It is not the simplest or most comfortable laptop to use, but 17″ laptops are unique and it really is incredibly small even for such a sophisticated laptop with measurements of 0.78×10.24×15.55 inches and a weight of 6.06 pounds.
The Razer Blade Pro 17’s entire appearance is elegant and detailed, so that pros who want a strong laptop for workstations may easily use it at the office or in the studio to play the newest games.
But the Razer Blade Pro 17 might also seem quite basic in comparison with some crazier designs, particularly those like Asus. The anodized metal shell provides it with a robust weight, so it does not seem strongly made, even though it’s not the most compact laptop.
ShopCarmel Benchmark Test
So, for those of you who are interested, given below are the benchmark scores that this laptop achieved.
- 3DMark Night Raid: 29,152
- Battery Life (ShopCarmel movie test): 4 hours 3 minutes
- Cinebench R20 CPU: 2,566
- Fire Strike: 19,180
- Geekbench 5 Single-Core: 1,284; Multi-Core: 6,559
- Metro Exodus:06 fps (1080p, lowest); 74.11 fps (1080p, highest)
- PCMark 10 Battery Life: 4 hours 13 minutes
- PCMark 10 Home: 5,560
- Time Spy: 9,432
- Total War: Three Kingdoms: 213 fps (1080p, Low); 84.1 fps (1080p, Ultra)
Razer Blade Pro 17 Review: Performance
With the Razer Blade Pro 17, we absolutely have no complaints – it has met all of our expectations during our time testing it.
As one would expect from a laptop with this kind of spec list (and price), the Razer Blade Pro 17 is a beast in terms of performance.
The version we examined features Nvidia’s RTX 3080 laptop graphics card and this, indeed, is the fastest graphics card that can be found on gaming laptops as of now.
At 1080-pixel resolution, even the most intensive games can be managed smoothly with the Razer Blade Pro 17. The Metro exodus displayed an outstanding 74.11 Frames Per Second with an aesthetically pleasing and absolutely amazing experience.
You may also use the high rate of refresh on the Razer Blade Pro 17’s screen with less intensive games.
It wasn’t quite as evident if you had the version with a 4K display. Metro Exodus dropped to 19.59 frames per second on Ultra 4K, and you may need to change a few settings to enjoy it at full resolution.
Because it is an RTX card, ray tracing, as well as DLSS compatibility are also included, and if you play at the 1080-pixel resolution, you will get a fantastic gameplay experience that very few other gaming laptops can match.
Clearly, the specifications we used for this review are ideal for digital designers. In actuality, 32Gigabytes of RAM will be overwhelming for everybody who just plays games on this laptop. Yet, for managing multiple tasks with many programs running at the same time – or playing computer games as well as broadcasting them live over Twitch, for instance – the Razer Blade Pro 17 is a highly capable workstation.
In addition to the integrated storage card reader, the 100-percent Adobe RGB gamut provided by the display will satisfy shooters as well as digital designers. It enables colors to seem vivid, brilliant, and, more significantly, realistic. However, it will not only help digital creators, because the movies and games on this screen seriously look wonderful.
Razer Blade Pro 17 Review: Battery
Although the Razer Blade Pro 17 definitely shines in many aspects, battery life is one place that it seems to be struggling with – but that’s not so surprising.
Battery capacity was very much on the weak side with strong hardware such as that included in this machine. Our streaming video test was slightly over 5 hours, while the PC Mark 10 was barely 4 hours.
That’s quite bad for a computer nowadays, and it implies that you will most of the time have to connect this device. That won’t concern many people as a desktop substitute for a laptop. However, if you’d like a laptop that you could take on a trip, this is surely not the one.
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is a very powerful – and pricey – computer packed with Nvidia’s brand-new RTX 3000 series laptop GPUs. While it may be a powerhouse when it comes to gaming, it’s also an amazing creative workstation, so unless you are searching for both features, the cost will seem so much more reasonable. Most people, though, will find it unreasonably overpriced.
- Extremely powerful
- Gorgeous display
- Great performance at 1080p
- Plenty of ports
- Gaming at 4K needs tweaking.
- Not the most portable
- Short battery life
Buy It If:
You’re looking for the best performance gaming laptop: This is one of the most powerful gaming laptops you’ll find, with a new RTX 3080 laptop GPU in some configurations (and still fantastic RTX 3070 and RTX 3060s in others).
You are a visual designer: With 32 Gigabytes of RAM as well as an Intel Core i7-10875H Processor, as well as an Adobe RGB monitor, this is an excellent workstation for creative people.
You are a fan of Razer: Razer does indeed have a devoted fan base, and the Razer Blade Pro 17 exemplifies why. It’s elegant, strong, and outrageous – and therefore, any Razer enthusiast will like it.
Do Not Buy It If:
You desire a prolonged battery life: The Razer Blade Pro 17 has terrible battery life. Therefore, if you expect a laptop that can be used for a while without charging it, you’ll be disappointed.
You only want to play games: The setup we reviewed is far too powerful for just entertainment purposes. You would probably be best off with a smaller setup or a less expensive option.
You are on a limited budget: The Razer Blade Pro 17 is not cheap. extremely expensive implies that, for the vast majority of individuals, it is simply not a feasible option.