Razer Blade 15 and Pro 17 refreshed for CES 2021

The gaming laptops will come powered by Intel CPU and Nvidia GPUs

Razer Blade

Razer, a leader in gaming notebook has made new changes and improvements in the Blade 15 and Pro 17 models. The manufacturer has brought the much-needed inclusion of QHD screens to the models. The display is a 1440p QHD screen with a fast refresh rate and also comes with Nvidia’s G-Sync variable refresh rate tech built-in.

bladepro vs blade15

There was a much need model in the gaming notebook section for the 1440p screen. The gaming laptops always have been sporting 1080p and 4K displays. The manufacturer will equip the gaming notebooks with Nvidia’s new RTX 3000-series graphics chips.

The Blade 15 Advanced which is the name for the high-end model comes with the RTX 3070 and a QHD screen with G-Sync. The laptop will cost $2,499. The bigger Blade Pro 17 will start at $2,299 and will feature the RTX 3060.

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Compare Razer Blade 15 (base model) Razer Blade 15 (Advanced model) Razer Blade Pro 17
Dimensions 19.9 x 235 x 355mm 16.9 x 235 x 355mm 19.9 x 260 x 395mm
Screen options FHD (120Hz), upgradeable to FHD (144Hz IPS), or QHD (165Hz IPS) QHD (240Hz IPS), upgradeable to FHD (260Hz IPS), or 4K (60Hz OLED with touch) QHD (165Hz), upgradeable to FHD (360Hz), or 4K (120Hz, touch)
Storage 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD (upgradeable to 512GB, and supports a second M.2 drive of up to 4TB of total space) 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD (supports a second M.2 drive for a total of up to 4TB) 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (upgradeable to 1TB, supports a second M.2 drive for up to 4TB of storage)
Memory 16GB dual-channel DDR4-2933MHz RAM (user replaceable up to 64GB) 16GB dual-channel DDR4-2933MHz RAM (upgradeable to 32GB, user replaceable up to 64GB) 16GB dual-channel DDR4-2933MHz RAM (upgradeable to 32GB, user replaceable up to 64GB)
Processor Intel Core i7-10750H (2.6GHz base clock, 5GHz boost) Intel Core i7-10875H (2.3GHz base clock, 5.1GHz boost) Intel Core i7-10875H (2.3GHz base clock, 5.1GHz boost)
Graphics Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti (upgradeable to Nvidia’s RTX 3070) Nvidia RTX 3070 (upgradeable to Nvidia’s RTX 3080 with 16GB of VRAM) Nvidia RTX 3060 (upgradeable to Nvidia’s RTX 3080)
USB-C ports two (one being a Thunderbolt 3 port with four lanes of PCIe throughput) two (one being a Thunderbolt 3 port with four lanes of PCIe throughput) two (one being a Thunderbolt 3 port with four lanes of PCIe throughput)
USB-C charging No Yes (20V charging) Yes (20V charging)
Battery 65Wh 80Wh
USB Type-A ports three (3.2 Gen 2) three (3.2 Gen 2) three (3.2 Gen 2)
HDMI 2.1 support Yes Yes Yes
SD card reader No Yes Yes
Ethernet port Yes No Yes
Headphone port Yes Yes Yes
Webcam 720p Windows Hello 720p Windows Hello 720p
Wi-Fi 6E support No (Wi-Fi 6) Yes Yes
Bluetooth 5 5.2 5.2
Starting price $1,499 $2,499 $2,299

 

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