As the veil over Intel’s 9th generation Core processors has been lifted, many OEM partners such as MSI and ASUS have refreshed and launched new gaming notebooks with the new CPUs. In the case of Razer, the brand recently launched the Razer Blade 17 Pro notebook.
Underneath the hood, the Razer Blade 17 Pro is equipped with the new 9th generation Intel Core i7-9750H 6-core CPU, which has a base clock of 2.6GHz and boost clock of 4.5GHz. Accompanying the CPU is a base 16GB DDR4-2667MHz RAM configuration, but that amount can be upgraded to 64GB.
Storage on the Razer Blade 17 Pro is settled by a 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD, but Razer’s specs sheet states that the capacity can be expanded by a further 2TB via an open M.2 slot. On a sidenote, the keyboard on the Razer Blade 17 Pro utilises Razer’s per-key RGB lighting system, driven by the brand’s Chroma LED technology.
For its GPU, consumers can choose between an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q, or an RTX 2080 Max-Q. Complementing these GPUs is a 17.3-inch Full HD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. Additionally, the display on the Razer Blade 17 Pro is also rated at 300 nits brightness, as well as a 100% sRGB colour accuracy.
The Razer Blade 17 Pro also appears to house a healthy number of ports. This includes three USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A port, 2 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ports (shared with Thunderbolt 3), one Thunderbolt 3 port, a LAN port, one HDMI 2.0b port, and lastly, a UHS-III SDCard reader.
Connectivity for the Razer Blade 17 Pro included support for the Wi-Fi 6 standard, making this one of the few gaming notebooks on the market to support the new high-speed wireless standard. Oh, and it also has support for Bluetooth 5.0 as well.
Pricing for the Razer Blade 17 Pro starts from US$2499 (~RM10327). The notebook still isn’t being listed Razer Asia Pacific, and Razer has yet to provide local pricing or availability for it.