Razer has updated one of its favorite laptops, the Razer Blade Pro 17, to a new 2020 version. A laptop that targets the high-end of the most demanding users. With the latest generations of Intel’s chips and Nvidia’s GPUs, the new model can upgrade its screen to a 300Hz refresh rate.
The notebook is more than a novelty, it is an update with updated internal components. It doesn’t differ much from the 2019 model so its design and configuration will be familiar. However, they now come with Nvidia RTX graphics and a 10th-generation Intel Comet Lake CPU, which we already saw in detail at the time.
Three models with graphics as the main difference
The brand puts on sale three different models where the main variations are their screen and the graphics they feature. The higher the screen resolution, the more demanding the graphics are. But on the other hand, there is also the screen refresh factor to take into account, limited to 120Hz in the 4K model but available up to 300Hz in the model with 1080p resolution. Let’s see the full specifications:
|Razer Blade Pro 17 1080P||Razer Blade Pro 17 1080P||Razer Blade Pro 17 4K|
|Screen||17.3-inch IPS and 100% sRGB color gamut||17.3-inch IPS and 100% sRGB color gamut||17.3-inch IPS and 100% Adobe RGB color gamut|
|Resolution and Refresh Rate||1080p up to 300Hz||1080p up to 300Hz||4K up to 120Hz|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 10875H with 8 cores at 2.3 / 5.1 GHz||Intel Core i7 10875H with 8 cores at 2.3 / 5.1 GHz||Intel Core i7 10875H with 8 cores at 2.3 / 5.1 GHz|
|GPU||Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q||Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max-Q||Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max-Q|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4||16 GB DDR4||16 GB DDR4|
|Storage||512 GB SSD expandable up to 2 TB||512 GB SSD expandable up to 2 TB||1TB SSD expandable up to 2TB|
|Price||From $ 2,599||From $3,199||From $3,799|
As you can see, all three variants have a 17.3-inch IPS panel and an Intel Core i7 10875H processor. The 8 cores are respected in all three models as well as the 2.3 GHz processor. As far as memory is concerned, all three have 16 GB DDR4 RAM.
The differences are in the screen resolution and the graphics that are mounted accordingly. At 1080p it is available with an Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q or an Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, with 4K resolution the graphic is Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. Don’t forget about storage, while all three can be configured with up to 2 TB of SSD, the first two come by default with 512 GB, and the 4K model with 1 TB base.
Only the first two models support 300Hz refresh as at 4K resolution the refresh rate is 120Hz (which is still an outrage, of course). It should be noted that this 300Hz will be used more in some games and not in continuous use of the computer. Anyway, it will be the user’s choice to choose between one model or another.
It is remarkable its design in an aluminum chassis and the RGB backlit keyboard. Razer maintains its particular ‘Vapor Chamber Cooling’ technique, which allows better heat dissipation from the inside of the laptop. The laptop has USB-C connections, an SD card reader, USB-A 3.2, HDMI 2.0B, an Ethernet port, and even an audio jack port.
Finally, we have the prices, in its basic mode, the prices of the three models are $2,599, $3,199, and $3,799 respectively.