Razer recently announced their latest flagship gaming laptop – the Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019). Razer’s new flagship gaming laptop is powered by the latest 9th Gen. Intel Core processor, offering a boost clock speed of up to 4.5GHz. The CPU is paired with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 20 series discrete GPU and a nice Full HD 144Hz high refresh rate monitor. This thin and ultra-portable gaming laptop weighs 2.75 kg, making it easy to carry around despite its (display) size. But all this muscle power on a thin device comes with a price. The new Razer Blade Pro 17 starts at $2,499 for the base model and will become available starting May 2019. You can already order one from Amazon.com here. Check out the rest of its features and specifications below.
Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019) Flagship Gaming Laptop Released
Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the release of their redesigned and reconfigured 17” gaming laptop, the Razer Blade Pro 17. Razer’s new flagship gaming laptop has been rebuilt from the ground up. With its innovative design, best-in-class components, and abundant ports, the Razer Blade Pro 17 is the pinnacle of laptop gaming prowess.
“The new Blade Pro is the most powerful and versatile Razer laptop ever, capable of replacing the most powerful desktop computers,” says Razer’s Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “It is the perfect laptop for gamers who demand a large display, an insane amount of connectivity options, and excellent performance with no room for compromise.”
Redesigned and Reinvigorated
Crafted to provide the most performance in the smallest possible package, the new Razer Blade Pro 17 is up to 25% smaller than other 17” gaming laptops of its class.
Thermal management has been enhanced by Razer’s vapor chamber cooling system and a new multi-fan design. This ensures that the Razer Blade Pro 17 will remain cool during the most intense tournaments or video rendering sessions.
Equipped with the 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H CPU with a base clock speed of 2.6Ghz and boost speed of up to 4.5GHz, the new Razer Blade Pro 17 can demolish any workload at breakneck speeds. Ideal for the mobile power user, the new 6-core CPU with Hyperthreading technology is excellent for streaming in remote locations or rendering a video on the fly.
Powered by the new NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ GPUs, the new Razer Blade Pro 17 will be available with a choice of RTX 2060, RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design, or the RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design. Featuring the real-time ray tracing capabilities of RTX, gamers can experience improved graphical fidelity. NVIDIA’s Creator Ready Driver ensures that users can enjoy reduced render times and improved efficiency.
The new Razer Blade Pro 17 will come with 16GB of DDR4-2667MHz dual-channel memory to handle any work session. For enthusiasts looking to push the limits, the expandable memory slots now support the installation of Intel® XMP compatible memory, with speeds up to 3200MHz for increased bandwidth.
A blazing fast 512GB PCIe SSD is included in every model of the Razer Blade Pro 17 as well as an additional, unpopulated, m.2 drive slot compatible with both SATA and PCIe standards. Each drive slot is upgradable to up to 2TB for users in need of additional storage.
Designed for gamers and creators alike, each Razer Blade Pro 17 will feature a custom-calibrated 17.3” Full-HD (1920x1080p) 144Hz matte panel providing a beautifully fluid visual experience. Covering 100% of the sRGB space, the Blade Pro is perfect for getting immersed in content or creating your own masterpiece.
The ultra-slim bezel design measures in at only 6.0mm thin. A Windows Hello-capable IR face camera is placed at the top bezel, allowing for easy and secure access via facial recognition.
The new Razer Blade Pro 17 offers the latest connectivity options including three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, one HDMI 2.0b port, a Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet port, a UHS-III SD card reader, and two USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports (one of which doubles as a Thunderbolt™ 3 port).
Wireless connectivity has also been upgraded with Bluetooth 5.0 and the new Intel Wireless AX WLAN card capable of achieving up to a throughput of 2.4Gb/s.
The Razer Advantage
The Razer Blade family represents the convergence between craftsmanship and performance. Each laptop is CNC-milled from a single block of aircraft-grade aluminum and anodized with a matte finish to create a sleek and scratch-resistant exterior. The OS remains bloatware-free without any unnecessary apps slowing down performance.
The large glass touchpad comes complete with Windows precision drivers to ensure that every click is perfect, and each key is individually backlit allowing users to fully customize with any of the 16.8 million colors offered by Razer Chroma.
Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019) Price and Availability
The new Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019) comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $2,499 USD or €2,699.99. It will be available in May 2019 from Razer.com and select retailers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and China.
It’s also already available to order from Amazon.com here.
Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019) Specifications
|Model||Blade Pro 17 - RTX 2060||Blade Pro 17 - RTX 2070 Max-Q||Blade Pro 17 - RTX 2080 Max-Q|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home - 64-Bit|
|Processor||9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H 6-core processor, Base clock of 2.6GHz - Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, with 12MB of cache|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q Graphics|
|Display||Fast 144Hz 17.3-inch (diagonal) TFT display illuminated with LED technology; 1920 x 1080 native resolution at 127 pixels per inch. Surrounded with micro edge bezels of 6.0mm.
300 nits of brightness
100% sRGB Color Gamut
|Storage||512GB PCIe NVMe upgradeable to 2TB SSD
Open M.2 Slot - Supports PCIe and SATA SSDs, upgradeable to 2TB SSD
|Memory||16GB of Dual-Channel DDR4 2667MHz
Upgradeable to 64GB with Intel XMP Support
|Ports||3x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports
1x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Ports
1x Thunderbolt 3 Port
1x RJ45 - 2.5Gb ethernet
1x Power Port
1x HDMI 2.0b 1x UHS-III SD Card Reader
|Keyboard & Trackpad||Per-Key RGB powered by Razer Chroma anti-ghosting backlit keyboard
Glass Touchpad with Microsoft Precision Touch for multi-touch gestures
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 6 (Intel® AX200)
802.11ax Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
|Camera||HD webcam 720p with Windows Hello IR HD webcam|
Dolby® Atmos Support
7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
|Battery and Power||Built-in 70.5WHr lithium polymer battery
Compact 230W Power Adapter
|Approx. Dimensions & Weight||Height: 0.78 inches (19.9 mm)
Width: 15.55 inches (395 mm)
Depth: 10.24 inches (260 mm)
Weight: 6.06 pounds (2.75 kg)
|Finish / Color||Anodized Matte Black|