Razer Blade 17 Pro Review – Powerful Laptop for Gaming and Editing

The Razer Blade 17 Pro comes with the Core-i9 12th Gen CPU and Nvidia RTX 3080Ti GPU which makes this laptop a powerful workstation for 2022.

A few days back at CES 2022Razer, launched a series of new laptops. since Hybrid laptops are open of the core themes of the event this year so we have seen a lot of thin and lightweight laptops in 2022 that features top-of-the-line hardware with the exceptional build quality and the latest technologies built-in.

The laptops range from Content Creation models to Gaming Models from brands like GigabyteHPLenovoAcerAsusDell, and MSI

If you are a gamer or as well as a game or application developer looking for a studio-type creation laptop, then this laptop will be your perfect choice. The all-new Razor Blade 17 Pro comes with the latest Core-i9 12900H CPU along with an Nvidia RTX 3080Ti GPU. This makes this laptop a powerful compact system for both gaming and editing.

Besides, the Razer Blade 17 Pro model comes with some impressive features. Not only for gaming but also this laptop is very much useful for 3D artists, studio working professionals, and application developers on a broader spectrum. Recently, this laptop has been awarded the “Nvidia Studio” laptop badge in the category of best laptop for both gaming and editing.

Now further any delay let’s check the all-new Razer Blade 17 Pro laptop of 2022.

Razer Blade 17 Pro – Specs

Here are the detailed specifications of the Razer Blade 17 Pro Laptop

CPUUp to Core-i9 12900H
GPUUp to GeForce RTX 3080Ti
MemoryUp to 64GB, DDR5 Gen, 4800MHz
Display Size17.3-inch size with a 16:9 aspect ratio
Screen options3 options
A. 144Hz with 4k screen
B. 240Hz with QHD screen
C. 360Hz with screen
Panel typeIPS grade, 100% DCI-P3, 500 nits max brightness, wide viewing angle
StorageUp to 2TB options with 4 slots of either M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 4.0 or SATA SSDs
Thermal SystemVapor Chamber Cooling
Ports3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports
1x Thunderbolt4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C port for charging
1x Thunderbolt4 Display port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.1 port1 UHS-II SD Card Reader
ConnectivityLatest Intel Killer WiFi 6E, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax/az
Bluetooth v5.2
Audio8x speakers
3x amplifiers
1x 3.5mm universal headphone/microphone combo jack
1x Built-in array microphone
Separate 7.1 Codec support via HDMI port and THX Spatial Audio
Battery82WHr Lithium-ion polymer battery with 280 W GaN power adapter
WebcamWindows Hello Built-in IR HD webcam 1080p
Dimension20x260x395 mm
Weight2.5KG / 5.50 lbs
Additional FeaturesPrecision Glass touchpad, Customizing Fan control, Kensington Security slot, Intel PTT (s-TPM 2.0)

Razer Blade 17 Pro – Price and Availability

The Razer’s 2022 model Blade 17 Pro is priced at approximately $3999.99. It is available worldwide with all major online and offline retailers. But the cost of this laptop may vary from one country to another country.

Blade Pro 17 – Design and Build Quality

Blade Pro 17 – Design and Build Quality

Razer has almost kept the Design of its Blade Pro 17’s 2022 laptop just like the previous blade 17 laptops with some serious upgrades. Its chassis body is manufactured with a Premium quality Aluminium. But this time, the whole body comes with a matte finish instead of a glossy look. Though Razer has given in its statement that it comes with an anti-fingerprint coating but it still attracts fingerprints on its body.

Besides this laptop is also constructed with a sharp corner design which gives it a business-type professional look. The Razer Snake logo is placed on the top of the laptop’s lid and it glows in green color. It can fit inside any universal laptop backpack properly and is very easy to carry around.

Razer Blade 4k Screen – Display

Razer Blade 4k Screen - Display
Razer Blade 4k Screen – Display

Razer’s Blade Pro model comes with 3 types of screen options

  • 144Hz with 4k resolution, Normal Screen
  • 240Hz with 2k resolution, QHD Screen
  • 360Hz, with 1080p resolution, FHD Screen

All of the above screen options come with a 17.3-inch size 16:9 ratio which features a 6mm thin Bezel. The color quality of all these panels is really good as it comes with an IPS grade quality screen and they are 100% DCI-P3 color accurate and support a wide number of viewing angles. Besides, all these 3 screens can deliver a maximum of 500 nits of brightness.

In our personal opinion, the 144Hz option panel is very good for any kind of editing and creative work. The 240Hz panel will be best suited for the latest single-player games and for best results in online fps and competitive esports games, you can go with the 360Hz panel option. The laptop is extremely good for Content creators as well because of its color-calibrated top-notch quality display.

Razer Blade 17 – Keyboard and Touchpad

Keyboard

The keyboard on the Razer Blade 17 is very good in quality, and it feels great when typing with shallow key travel, which doesn’t give the experience of being quiet and tactical. All of the keycaps are now larger than the previous year’s model. The Per-Key RGB lighting is very bright, and it is customizable using the Razer Synapse software. For both gaming and non-gaming scenarios, this keyboard is quite reliable.

Razer Blade 17 - Keyboard and Touchpad
Razer Blade 17 – Keyboard and Touchpad

Trackpad

The Trackpad of this Razer’s Blade 17 pro trackpad is now placed accurately on the center-lower side of the keyboard rather than placing it on the right side as we have seen with earlier model. The new Razer Blade 17 Pro features a Microsoft Precision touch technology to identify users separately. The surface of the pad comes with a glossy finish style and it feels very much comfortable and smooth while operating with fingers. The total area of the touchpad is sensitive and 100% accurate in terms of response or feedback without any kind of lag or glitches.

Razer Pro Laptop 2022 – Ports and Connectivity

Razer is offering you a decent number of ports in their Blade 17 pro laptop. On the left side, you are getting one power port, one Ethernet port, two USB Type-A ports, one thunderbolt USB Type C port, and a universal 3.5mm dual headphone-microphone combo jack.

Razer Pro Laptop 2022 - Left Ports
Razer Pro Laptop 2022 – Left Ports

On the right side, you are getting one UHS SD Card Reader, One Thunderbolt 4 USB port, one USB Type-A port, and an HDMI 2.1 output port. Additionally, there is a Kensington Security Lock on the same side. Also, the left side USB Type C port can be used for laptop charging.

Razer Pro Laptop 2022 - Right Ports
Razer Pro Laptop 2022 – Right Ports

For connectivity, Razer has managed to squeeze the latest and fastest Intel Killer WiFi 6E with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax/az variant options. Besides, you are also getting Bluetooth v5.2 along with it. Both of these wireless connection components are very fast in terms of network connectivity and data delivery without any kind of lag or disconnection issues.

Razer Pro Model Laptop – Audio, Battery, and WebCam

Audio

To enrich the sound quality, Razer has constructed their new Blade 17 pro model featuring 8 Dynamic Multi-Driver speakers. With 4 dedicated tweeters and 4 subwoofers, these total 8 speakers deliver a full range of cinematic and High-fidelity sound which makes elevates the experience when you are watching any videos or movies on its large 17-inch screen.

Besides, its internal audio system is also supported by THX spatial 7.1 surrounding Audio which provides excellent pinpoint accuracy sound through the headphones. So whenever you are Gaming, you can hear every activity of the enemies. Take a look at these headphones whenever you are looking for Gaming Headphones.

Battery

The Razer Blade Pro laptop’s battery comes with an 82WHr Lithium-ion polymer battery with a 280W GaN power adapter. Although the performance of the battery is quite poor and doesn’t last even for an hour. Although it gives an average of 4hr of battery life when you are watching movies, word processing, etc.

Webcam

Razer has placed a Windows Hello Built-in IR HD webcam which is 1080p FHD in resolution. The webcam is placed accurately at the upper-middle position of the display panel. The picture and video quality of the camera are very impressive and come without any dead pixels. This webcam can be used for daily office usage, video calling, or even live streaming for gaming and any other purposes.

Razer Blade Pro 17 Workstation – Performance and Benchmark

This Razer’s Blade 17 Pro model comes with the latest and fastest Intel Alder Lake Core-i9 12900H CPU with a dedicated Nvidia RTX 3080Ti GPU. We did some high-level experiments with both of these components are here are the results. The laptop also comes with 64GB DDR5 RAM and a 2TB SSD. We did some performance and benchmarking tests through some benchmarking software and latest-gen high-end graphics games and here are the test results below.

Razer Blade 17 Pro CPU Core i9 Benchmark

CineBench R23 MultiCoreAvg 16577 points
CineBench R20 SingleCoreAvg 1900 points
Winrar 4.09327 points
7-Zip Miltithread 4 runs65789 points
HWBOT x265 4k v2.2Avg 19fps
TrueCrypt AES9.7 GB/s
Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPUAvg 197 seconds
3DMark 11 Performance PhysicsAvg 22625 points

Razer Blade 17 Pro Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti GPU Performance

Dying Light 2130fps
Rainbow Six Extraction280fps
God of War113fps
Halo Infinite191fps
Battlefield 2042144fps
Forza Horizon 5130fps
Far Cry 6151fps
Hitman 3270fps

Razer Blade Pro 17- Thermals

Razer Blade Pro 17- Thermals

Razer has done a major upgrade in the thermal architecture in the cooling section of the laptop. It comes with dedicated heat evaporate vents and fans. The dedicated 4 fan cooling system keeps the laptop away from overheating problems even in heavy load mode. In our experiment, we noticed that the chassis body temperature didn’t cross more than 35 degrees celsius.

Razer Blade 17 Pro – FAQ

What are the free softwares that comes with this laptop?

The Razer Blade 17 Pro comes with the Pre Installed latest Windows 11 OS along with a 2-year free subscription to the Microsoft Office Package. Along with this, you are getting some of Razer’s exclusive software like the Razer Synapse for example to customize your laptop’s performance, RGB lighting, etc.

Can I upgrade My Razer Blade 17 Pro Laptop?

Yes, the base model of this Blade 17 Pro comes with 32GB DDR5 RAM and 1TB M.2 NVMe storage options. You can upgrade the up section up to 64GB with 4800Hz of DDR5 model and you can upgrade the memory section up to 2TB either with M.2 NVMe or with SSD drive component.

Yes, SSD of this Gaming laptop but you cannot upgrade the RAM sticks. It supports up to 64GB of RAM and the version we are reviewing today features two 32GB sticks installed on the already provided dual RAM slots with a maximum speed of 4800MHz frequency. For the storage, you will have one extra m.2 Slot available to upgrade your storage capacity. You can also upgrade your storage by using an external SSD.

Razer Blade Pro – Verdict

The Razer Blade Pro 17 Laptop is one of the best 17-inch gaming laptops that you can buy which can serve both Gaming and Content Creation workloads. The sleek lightweight body and the finest quality build quality make this laptop worth buying if you are looking to get a flagship workstation for yourself.

Pros
  • Outstanding performance
  • Great I/O Panel
  • 1080p webcam
  • Extra M.2 NVMe Slot
  • Strong and Premium Aluminum metal chassis body
  • Bigger Keycaps
  • Great Studio Quality display for Color Grading during editing and Gaming.
Cons
  • Battery drains very quickly even in silent or power-saving modes
  • USB-C port limits the charging level up to 54W
  • Leaves fingerprints and the anti-fingerprint coating does not work
  • Steep price when compared to similar laptop models from other brands

That’s all Folks!


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