Razer Blade 17

Razer Blade 17

Razer Blade 17

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.5/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Excellent9.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.6/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.7/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Excellent9.3/10
SIZE: 17.3"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-end Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti
  • Intel i9-12900H processor
  • Large high-resolution display
  • High build quality
  • Port selection includes Thunderbolt 4
Cons
  • Price is premium
  • Heavier than average
  • Moderate battery life
  • Maybe too large for portability

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.8
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming & AI:
4.7
The Razer Blade 17 is a top pick for gaming and 3D applications because it comes equipped with a powerful Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, which provides excellent visual performance and frame rates. Additionally, its screen offers a high refresh rate of 144 Hz, allowing for smoother gameplay and more responsive interactions in fast-paced scenes.
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
4.6
The Razer Blade 17 is well-suited for general use due to its high-performance CPU and abundant RAM, which facilitate smooth multitasking and demanding applications, and a high-quality screen that enhances visual experience. However, its larger size and moderate battery life may limit portability, making it ideal for stationary use rather than frequent travel.
Software Development:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.6
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Build Quality:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Operating Noise:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Battery Life:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
3.8
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$4,300
Release Date
February 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.6'' x 10.2'' x 0.78''
Weight
6.06 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-12900H
Graphics
RTX 3080 Ti (165 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
32 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
82 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
486 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Portability Score
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6.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7.3/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Speaker Quality Score
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9.1/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Sascha Mölck | July 2022
"Our test configuration of the Blade 17 targets gamers and creative professionals. A Core i9-12900H processor, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (175 watts TGP after the BIOS update, 16 GB of VRAM), and 32 GB of working memory equip the laptop for video processing, rending, and 4k gaming at the highest level. In addition, a fast PCIe-4 SSD (1 TB) ensures short load and storage times. With the Blade 17 (Early 2022), Razer delivers a successful and powerful work device for creative professionals. But this also has its price."

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