Razer Blade Pro 17: Pushing the Limits
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The 2020 iteration of the Razer Blade Pro 17 keeps last year’s design, but delivers some new features and components. This laptop is perfect for gaming enthusiasts looking for a portable, powerful, and professional machine, though its impressive specifications come at a price. Learn more about this device in our review below. Wondering if the smaller screen size is right for you? Read our piece on the Razer Blade 15 Advanced.
Razer Blade Pro 17: Pricing and Configurations
Razer offers several pricing and configuration options of the Blade Pro 17. In addition, every configuration can be upgraded to support 2TB of storage. The least expensive model costs $2,300 and comes with the 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H processor, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 graphics, 512GB PCIe NVMe upgradeable to 2TB SSD, and per-key RGB powered by Razer Chroma™ anti-ghosting backlit keyboard.
The most expensive option will cost you $3,600 and it is equipped with the 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H processor, 17.3″ 4K Touch 120Hz display, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 graphics, 32GB of 2933MHz Dual-Channel DDR4, and same backlit keyboard.
Like the previous Blade models, the Razer Blade Pro 17 is made from CNC aluminum. Its sleek, matte black design makes it look more like a professional workstation rather than a gaming laptop. However, the black and green backlit tri-headed snake logo gives it away. The laptop has a minimalistic aesthetic; even the power button is hidden among the speaker grills.
The device packs plenty of ports. On the left, you have two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C port, RJ-45 Ethernet and a 3.5mm combination headphone and microphone jack. On the right, you’ll find an additional USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A port, Thunderbolt 3, one HDMI 2.0B port and a UHS-III SD card reader. There is also a slot for a Kensington laptop lock.
With 15.6 x 10.2 x 0.8 inch dimensions, the Razer Blade Pro 17 can be considered ultraportable. Though, it is still quite heavy and may not be the best companion for daily commutes.
The Razer Blade Pro 17 comes with a keyboard that even picky gamers would appreciate. It is equipped with an anti-ghosting rollover, per-key RGB, and consistent key actuation. To top it all off, the keyboard also features full-sized shift key and smaller directional arrows.
The glass precision touchpad is roomy, responsive, and easy-to-use. It is powered by Microsoft Precision drivers and is lined up perfectly in the middle.
The Razer Blade Pro 17’s speakers are on either side of the keyboard, which means the sound comes out directly up. The speakers aren’t muffed and deliver good audio that is loud, crisp, and supported by Dolby Atmos tuning.
If you prefer to use higher precision gaming headphones, you have a 3.5mm headphone jack for that purpose.
The Pro 17 laptop comes with one of two screens: a 300Hz screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution or a 120Hz touch display with 3840 x 2160 resolution. The high refresh rate and lower resolution are more suitable for gaming; the other option is best for some demanding creative editing.
Overall, the screen looks great and delivers vivid colors and crisp details. The level of brightness is also quite impressive.
How Much is the Razer Blade Pro 17 Worth?
Gadget Salvation will offer you the best market value if you decide to sell your gaming laptop for cash. Here are some examples of what you can receive based on the model and the condition.
- For a fully functioning Razer Blade Pro 17 4K Touchscreen Intel Core i7 10th Gen NVIDIA RTX 2080 in flawless condition you will receive $1428.
- For Razer Blade Pro 17 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 10th Gen. NVIDIA RTX 2080, fully functioning and in flawless condition, you can get $1112.
- Razer Blade Pro 17.3-inch 4K Touchscreen Intel Core i7 7th Gen. CPU NVIDIA 1080 in good condition and fully functioning will get you $419.
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is ideal for gamers who are looking for some serious, premium gaming in laptop form. It might not be the cheapest device on the market, but it will certainly deliver the strong performance you’ll be paying for. However, if you are looking to get some extra dollars for your used gaming laptop, you can Razer trade in for cash on trusted resellers.