When Razer introduced its revamped 17.3-inch Blade Pro 17 laptops earlier this year, one of the things that caught the eye was the absence of models with an Ultra-HD display, a strange design decision considering positioning of these machines for demanding gamers and prosumers. This week the company unveiled a new version of its Blade Pro 17 notebook with a 4K display featuring a 120 Hz refresh rate.

Being the flagship model in the lineup, Razer’s Blade Pro 17 4K UHD 120 Hz will be offered in only one configuration powered by Intel’s six-core Core i7-9750H processor (2.6 GHz – 4.5 GHz) paired with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU, 16 GB of DDR4-2667 memory (user upgradeable to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 memory) as well as a 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD (expandable to 2 TB) SSD. Just like the rest notebooks in the lineup, the Ultra-HD version comes with Intel’s Wireless-AX200 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5 solution, a 2.5 GbE port, a Thunderbolt 3 connector, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, an HDMI 2.0b output, a UHS-III SD card reader, 1MP/720p webcam with IR sensors for Windows Hello, an array microphone, and Dolby Atmos-supporting stereo speakers, and an 3.5mm audio jack.

The addition of a touch-sensitive display with a 3840×2160 resolution, 400 nits brightness, and a 120 Hz refresh rate did not have any impact on design or weight of the notebook. The machine made of black aluminum is 19.9 mm thick and weighs 2.75 kilograms. It is also equipped with a 70.5 Wh battery, though Razer says nothing about the battery life on one charge.

The Razer Blade Pro 17 General Specifications
  RZ09-02876*92 RZ09-02877*92 RZ09-02878*92 RZ09-03148*92
Display Diagonal 17.3"
Resolution 1920×1080 3840×2160
Response Time ? ms
Brightness 300 cd/m² 400 cd/m²
Refresh Rate 144 Hz 120 Hz
Color Gamut sRGB: 100% AdobeRGB 100%
CPU Intel Core i7-9750H processor:
2.6 GHz Base
4.5 GHz Turbo
12 MB
RAM 16 GB DDR4-2667
Upgradeable to 64 GB DDR4-3200
Graphics RTX 2060
RTX 2070
RTX 2080
Storage 512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs
Spare M.2 slot for PCIe or SATA SSDs
1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
Spare M.2 slot
Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11ax Wi-Fi module
Bluetooth BT 5.0
General Ports 1 × Thunderbolt 3 for data, display output
1 × USB 3.12Gen 2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 × HDMI 2.0b
1 × 2.5 GbE
Other I/O HD webcam with IR,
TRRS connector for audio,
microphone array,
SD UHS-III card reader
Dimensions (W × D × H) 395 × 260 × 19.9 mm
15.55 × 10.24 × 0.78 inches
Weight 2.75 kg | 6.06 pounds
Battery 70.5 Wh
Price $2,499 $2,799 $3,199 $3,699

Razer’s Blade Pro 17 with an Ultra-HD 120 Hz display will be available in the US and China starting September 23, whereas in the UK and Germany the product will hit the market sometimes in the fourth quarter. In the US the product will cost $3,699.99, whereas in Europe it will be priced at €3,999.99.

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  • GreenReaper - Thursday, September 26, 2019 - link

    It's great, no doubt. But $3,699? €3,999.99? And it feels almost like they're penny-pinching on the RAM; I guess you could defend it based on power saving, but it's not that much of a defence.
  • Tams80 - Thursday, September 26, 2019 - link

    I'd like to see some AMD options. I'd prefer all AMD, but a CPU option would be nice.
    More importantly, though, a 90+Wh battery (ideally the max allowed on a plane) would almost make me buy it instantly.

    WIld, fever-pitched dream: Socketed CPU and GPU.

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