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Razer Blade Pro 17 Review Rundown

Razer Inc. | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Razer Blade Pro 17
  • Slim and light for a 15in gaming laptop
  • Slim, light design
  • Long battery life
  • Mediocre graphics performance

Summary

Razer Blade Pro is a great-looking gaming machine and it's also surprisingly slim and light for its power. The new Razer Blade Pro 17 seeks to wrap the functionality of a gaming laptop and a workstation in a nice slim CNC aluminum bow. The Intel AX201 comes standard for Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade Pro sits at the top of Razer's range and is sold as a dual-purpose machine for gaming and heavy duty creative work. It has a large 17in display and a stylish chassis hewn from a thick chunk of aluminium, all finished in smart, matte black. The laptop comes with the latest high-performance Intel Comet Lake CPUs and Nvidia GeForce RTX Super graphics chips. It's also equipped with RGB lighting, which is where Razer laptops excel.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 17in display
  • High-performance Intel CPUs and Nvidia GeForce RTX Super graphics
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Lack of RGB lighting
  • Poor battery life

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade Pro 17 will be available later in the month, starting at $2,599. The base configuration has a 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-10875H processor. It's lighter than the Alienware m17 R3 (6.6 pounds) and the Acer Predator Triton 900 (9 pounds)
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful, slim design
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as vibrant as premium gaming laptops

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Intel AX201 comes standard for Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Color space is narrower than on the 4K UHD 120 Hz option. LatencyMon shows DPC latency issues when opening multiple tabs on our homepage. 4K video playback on YouTube remains smooth with no dropped frames.
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Pros[**]
  • Quieter than last year's Blade Pro 17
  • Full sRGB coverage
  • 4K UHD 120 Hz display
  • Quiet fan noise when gaming
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Below-average CPU and GPU performance for a 17.3-inch gaming laptop
  • Relatively short battery life

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The 2020 update to the Razer Blade Pro 17 (starts at $2,599; $3,199 as tested) keeps last year's design, but brings fresh components and features. The highlights in our test model are an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Max-Q) GPU and a 300Hz display. This machine is one of the most portable 17-inch gaming laptops.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, all-aluminum design
  • Strong performance for a 17-inch gaming laptop
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as the Blade 15 Studio Edition

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade Pro has been around for a while, but with this 2020 iteration, it has to compete with an entire landscape of workstation-class gaming laptops. Paired with an Intel Core i7-10875H processor, 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 to start, there's definitely a lot of horsepower to spare. While it's not much bigger than other laptops in its class, measuring just.78 inches thick, it's very heavy. And that's before you even consider the weight of the charger, which you're going to need to carry around with you.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 17-inch 1080p display
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Excellent trackpad
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomshardware[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Razer Blade Pro 17 maintains the sleek, professional look of the Blade line of laptops. Razer advertises the laptop as an ultraportable, thanks to its 15.6 x 10.2 x 0.8 inch dimensions. It makes a few compromises to its power to earn its thin size, but still comes in strong enough to compete with other dedicated premium gaming laptops.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Thin and light for a gaming laptop
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Below-average performance
  • Thick bezels

references

  1. 1. ^ Razer Blade Pro 17 (2020): Razer’s latest powerhouse is a stunner. Expertreviews. 15 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Razer Blade Pro 17 (2020) review. Laptopmag. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ 2020 Razer Blade Pro 17 Review: Do you Really Need a 300 Hz Laptop?. Notebookcheck. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Razer Blade Pro 17 (2020) Review. Pcmag. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Razer Blade Pro 17 (2020) review. Techradar. 10 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Razer Blade Pro 17 (2020) Review: Premium Looks, Premium Price. Tomshardware. 01 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  8. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  9. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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