Razer’s largest laptop is undergoing a major update, Blade 17
The new Razer Blade 17 combines more powerful GPU performance in the same thin and light shell, coupled with a more powerful processor and a new anti-fingerprint coating.
The newer and more powerful processor-2021 GPU, will be added in the mid-term, and the new Blade 17 will not have the “Pro” label of the previous model. This is the largest laptop before the Blade 15 Advanced was launched earlier this year.
It now has the same 11th generation Intel HS series processors, with a choice of core i7 11800H (2.3 GHz base, 4.6 GHz boost) or Core i9 11900H (2.5 GHz base, 4.9 GHz boost). But, it is however not applicable to smaller Razer models.
The laptop is also equipped with GPUs from Nvidia’s latest RTX series, including 3060, 3070, and 3080, with up to 16GB of VRAM – Blade 15 is lengthened. Additional power means more heat, some of which can be reduced by the larger Blade 17 chassis, but before we conduct a full test of the laptop, we can’t be sure whether there will be an overheating problem.
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The ultimate upgrade to Blade
The size of the laptop remains the same: 0.78 inches (19.99 mm) x 15.5 inches (395 mm) x 10.24 inches (260 mm) and weighs 6.06 pounds. Razer designed RAM and storage for Blade 17 for users to upgrade.
The laptop is equipped with 1 TB PCIe NVME storage space, an optional M.2 slot for expansion storage, and up to 32 GB of RAM. The motherboard supports up to 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage space. The display options for Blade 17 range from a 1440p display with a refresh rate of 165 Hz to a faster 1080p display with a refresh rate of 360 Hz.
Dawdle for the powerhouse features
The Blade 17 variant also includes a 4K touch screen, but with only one refresh rate, which is arguably 1440p models. Some of the new features of Blade 17 include the additional anti-fingerprint coating previously added to Blade 15 Advanced, as well as an improved 1080p webcam and Windows Hello.
The basic Blade 15 has also been updated, including installing the i711800H processor and two PCIe 4.0 SSD slots. The speaker system has also been updated, and there are now two speakers on the side of the laptop instead of one. Blade 17 is charged via 100W USBC and comes with a standard Razer 230W charger.
You can pre-order the Blade 17 and Blade 15 today, and Razer expects that the laptop will start shipping in July and August.
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