Razer’s Blade Pro 17 for eSports: Now with a 240 Hz Displayby Anton Shilov on October 14, 2019 11:00 AM EST
Already a big name in the gaming laptop market thanks to its sizable-yet-portable form factor, Razer has announed that they're going to be expanding the range of their flagship Blade Pro 17 laptop even further with another new display option. With an eye towards eSports gamers, who are particularly keen on refresh rates and input latency, Razer is now offering the Blade Pro 17 with a 240 Hz Full-HD display.
Hitting and maintaining a frame rate of 240 fps requires a lot of graphics horsepower, so Razer is only offering its 240 Hz display option for Blade Pro 17s equipped with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q or GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPUs. Meanwhile, other key components remained intact from other Blade Pro 17 models with a Full-HD LCD. The notebook still uses Intel’s six-core Core i7-9750H processor (2.6 GHz – 4.5 GHz) accompanied by 16 GB of DDR4-2667 memory (user upgradeable to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 memory) as well as a 512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD (expandable to 2 TB) SSD. Unfortunately, Razer only ships a 1 TB SSD with its 4K Blade Pro 17 model for now.
Past that, the 240Hz version of the Blade Pro 17 is identical to its siblings, right down to the 70.5 Wh battery and 2.75 kilograms weight. Unfortunately, Razer doesn't provide detailed battery life estimates of its different laptop configurations, so it's unclear whether the 240Hz panel comes with any drawbacks to desktop battery life, or if the real pinch will only be felt when gaming, when the display has reason to go to its maximum refresh rate.
|The Razer Blade Pro 17 General Specifications|
|Response Time||? ms|
|Brightness||300 cd/m²||400 cd/m²|
|Refresh Rate||144 Hz||240Hz||144 Hz||240Hz||120 Hz|
|Color Gamut||sRGB: 100%||AdobeRGB 100%|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-9750H processor:
2.6 GHz Base
4.5 GHz Turbo
|RAM||16 GB DDR4-2667
Upgradeable to 64 GB DDR4-3200
6 GB GDDR6
8 GB GDDR6
8 GB GDDR6
|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|
|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,
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|
Razer’s Blade Pro 17 notebooks with a 240 Hz display are now available to order in the US. The model equipped with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q retails for $2,799, while the version with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q starts at $3,199. These happen to be the same prices as the original 144Hz models, and as a result Razer has also discounted prices on the 144Hz Blade Pro 17 laptops with RTX 2070/RTX 2080 GPUs by $300.
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Source: Razer (via WindowsCentral)
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MarcusMo - Monday, October 14, 2019 - linkHow is razers software these days? I long since abandoned their peripherals because of their bloated cloud based software. Are their laptops also subject to this or do they keep them reasonably clean?
wr3zzz - Monday, October 14, 2019 - linkI bought a Razer mouse last year and just to install its driver they had the gall to demand me to register with my email with always on connection or no driver. For a mouse. Can't imagine they would be less of an a**hole with your personal info with a laptop.
lazarpandar - Monday, October 14, 2019 - linkIt's the same app whether you've got a razer mouse or a razer laptop.
p1esk - Monday, October 14, 2019 - linkDo any latest cpus support 4k@120hz? Don’t care about gaming so don’t need gpu in a laptop.
DigitalFreak - Monday, October 14, 2019 - linkThe 10th gen models that end in G1, G4 or G7 support 4k @ 120Hz.
Teckk - Monday, October 14, 2019 - linkNot a gamer here but just want to understand is there any specific reason the screens aren't LED?
crimsonson - Monday, October 14, 2019 - linkWhat do you mean? The screen is LED-based.
DanNeely - Monday, October 14, 2019 - linkNo one calls out LED backlighting for LCDs any more because CCFL backlighting is dead in the consumer space.
Teckk - Monday, October 14, 2019 - linkAh, alright thanks! I was thinking how for phones it gets detailed like AMOLED etc. in that direction. 👍
yetanotherhuman - Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - linkI don't think we've yet seen any high-resolution LED consumer screens other than OLED.
TFT-LCDs are LED backlit instead of CCFL, that's been the way for close to a decade now, so it's kind of redundant to point that out.