Razer’s 17″ Gaming Laptop for 2019
Razer have redesigned their 17″ Pro to look exactly like their amazing 15″ Razer Blade Advanced. Your choices are now much simpler. It’s about the screen size you need contrasted with your budget. The Blade Pro starts at $2,499 for the version equipped with the NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU. If you’d like more power you have options: RTX 2070 Max-Q ($2,999) and RTX 2080 Max-Q ($3,199).
The Razer Blade Pro has a clean, muted design and excellent performance as compared to their 15″ model.
Specs (RTX 2060 as tested)
- CPU: Intel 9th Gen i7-9750H 6-core
- RAM: 16GB Dual Channel DDR4
- Display: 144Hz 17.3 TFT LED @ 1080p
- Graphics: NVIDIA RTX 2060, 2070 Max-Q, 2080 Max-Q
- Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe
- 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Ports
- 1x Thunderbolt 3 Port
- 1x RJ45 – 2.5Gb ethernet
- 1x Power Port
- 1x HDMI 2.0b
- 1x SD Card Reader
The Razer Blade Pro has a clean, muted design and excellent performance as compared to their 15″ model. This is particularly important to call out since the 17″ Pro looks exactly like the 15″ Blade. Now your decision as a consumer comes down to budget and size, not design. The old Pro had a much different look and if you wanted the larger 17″ display you would have a more complicated design making process.
What Needs Work
Someone needs to fix this keyboard. The placement of the up-arrow between the “/?” and “shift” keys on the right side is a disaster. I’ve talked about this in my review of the Blade Advanced and the 13″ Stealth. I won’t hard any further.
Who is this For?
Razer have provide excellent performance in a 17″ chassis that weighs just 6lbs. The 15″ Blade is an amazing laptop but it’s just over 1 lb lighter. So, if you don’t game on the go all that much and you have the additional budget you should absolutely consider the Blade Pro. I’m personally convinced that a 17″ laptop is best for me when I make my next purchase in 2020.