In the current generation of gaming laptops, while many manufacturers put a lot of effort into releasing 15-inch laptops, Razer still believes in a large laptop. The latest version of the Razer Blade Pro 17 harmonizes a gaming laptop and workstation inside a premium aluminum alloy case. In this article, Newyearzz will detail the strengths and weaknesses of this high-end gaming laptop Razer Blade Pro 17 review.
Design of Razer Blade Pro 17
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is a beautifully designed gaming laptop. Like previous Blade versions, this 17-inch laptop has a frame made from CNC aluminum, coated in glossy black color. The center of the lid is adorned with a glowing blue Razer logo, creating a highlight for the laptop’s exterior design.
The body also has a similar design, with the armrests area painted in glossy black. Touchpad large size machine is placed in the center of the body, just below the keyboard clamped in the pair of speakers of the machine. You can see the machine’s power button is located in the upper right corner of this speaker system. The screen is wrapped inside a rather thin bezel, except for the thicker bottom edge, with the Razer logo engraved in the center.
Razer’s high-end gaming laptop line is usually not bulky in size, and the same design language is reflected in the Blade Pro 17. The laptop weighs 2.76 kg and the dimensions are 15.6 x 10.2 x 0.8 inches This makes this one of the laptops capable of replacing the thinnest desktops on the market today. It’s lighter than the Alienware m17 R3 (weighing 3kg, 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.7 ~ 0.8 inches), Acer Predator Triton 900 (weighing 4.08 kg, 16.9 x 11.9 x 0.9 inches) and MSI GT76 Titan (weighing 4.5 kg, 15.6 x 12.9 x 1.3 ~ 1.7 inch).
Razer Blade Pro 17 connector
As a gaming laptop cum workstation, Blade Pro 17 is equipped with multiple ports, allowing users to work with different types of peripherals. On the right side, you have a USB Type-A port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI 2.0 output port, an SD card reader and a Kensington lock slot.
On the left side the machine is equipped with 2 USB Type-A ports, 1 USB Type-C port, Ethernet port, headphone jack and power port.
The display of the Razer Blade Pro 17
The Blade Pro 17 version that we use is equipped with a 17.3 inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with excellent image quality. Colors are represented on a vibrant panel, with high color accuracy.
When measuring screen colors, the Blade Pro 17 has 119% of the sRGB color coverage, lower than the 140% average of high-end gaming laptops. Its competitors also have a brighter screen, namely Titan (157%), Alienware (166%) and Predator (167%).
With the measured result of 304 nit, the screen of the Blade Pro 17 is lower than the 344 nit average. The result once again lost to competitors, including Predator, Titan and Alienware, with results measured at 324, 367 and 591 respectively.
The Razer Blade Pro 17 is equipped with a loudspeaker system that is loud enough to fill a guest when I play music. The speaker of the machine is capable of showing the mid range well, with the vocals being sung in high detail. However, the percussion instruments were only shown to be inadequate.
The keyboard and touchpad of the Razer Blade Pro 17
Blade Pro 17 is equipped with a floating keyboard, with buttons spaced wide distances, providing bouncing feedback when pressed down. The keyboard of the device is decorated with a brilliant RGB lighting system, which can be customized through the application and comes with a variety of colors and effects modes. Its buttons have deep travel, providing a great typing experience.
The touchpad of the device is large in size, has a smooth surface finish, helping my fingers glide over the surface easily, without being hissed when using it for a long time. Powered by the Precision driver, the touchpad is responsive and accurate to all my Windows 10 swiping and multi-finger touches, providing easy mouse-free navigation.
Gaming laptops usually don’t have long battery life, but the Blade Pro 17 has surprisingly good results of 4 hours 41 minutes on our battery life test, namely, continuous web surfing using wifi, with a bright 150 nit screen. This is better than the 4 hours 14 minute average of high-end gaming laptops and outclasses Titan, Alienware, and Predator, with 3:45, 2:30 and 1:48 respectively.