Razer recently announced the next generation of their 17-inch Blade gaming laptops for mid-2021. The refresh of their largest gaming laptop includes both upgrades to the CPU and GPU, as well as an improved webcam, and more.
No longer having the “Pro” branding, the Razer Blade 17 now comes equipped with Intel 11th Gen H-Series processors with the top tier being the 8-core i9 11900H. The laptop also is now packed with the latest GPUs from Nvidia’s RTX series lineup with the RTX 3080 being the top-end graphics processor with up to 16GB of DDR6 VRAM. The webcam on the Razer Blade has been updated to 1080p with support for Windows Hello.
The laptop comes with up to 32GB of RAM and a 1 TB Gen4 PCIe NVME SSD, both of which can be upgraded by the user for additional memory and storage. In terms of the display on the Razer Blade, there are a variety of available configurations with Full HD, QHD, or 4K displays, and paired with either a 120hz, 165hz, 240hz, or even 360hz refresh rate depending on the model.
Other features of the Blade 17 include Razer Chroma Key backlighting, THX spatial audio, fingerprint-resistant coating, and more. The laptop also comes equipped with a great variety of ports including 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 3 USB-A 3.2 ports, HDMI 2.1, and an SD card reader.
With top-of-the-line specs paired with a sleek and thin metal chassis, the Razer Blade is one of the most powerful gaming laptops available on the market today. The Razer Blade 17 is now available on Razer’s website for preorder at a starting price of $2,299.