In isolation, this is probably the best Razer laptop you can buy – if you have the budget. However, despite all the new components, it’s not a silver bullet for 4K gaming and that price tag feels very, very high when you have to bump games down to 1080p.
All the heavy hitters are coming out with their new variants of gaming laptops this spring, unleashing a shift around on the internet’s best portable powerhouse rankings. A new generation of the best graphics card and best CPUs for gaming means a new generation of the best gaming laptops, and it’s now the turn of the new Razer Blade Pro 17, offering a clear window into what can be bought at the top end of Razer laptops. And it is very much at the top end: the model sent to us for review clocks in about the $3,600 / £3,300 mark. Oof.
Processor: Intel i7-10875H
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
Memory: 32GB DDR4 RAM
Display: 17.3-inch, 120Hz
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Storage: 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
Ports: 3 x USB 3.2 Type-A USBs; 2 x USB 3.2 Type-C USBs (shared with Thunderbolt 3 Port); 1 x Thunderbolt 3 ; 1 x RJ45 – 2.5Gb ethernet; 1 x power port; 1 x HDMI 2.1; 1 x UHS-III card reader; 3.5mm Headphgone/Microphone combo jack
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E (Intel AX210; 2.4GHz / 5GHz / 6GHz 802.11ax Wi-Fi); Bluetooth 5.2
OS: Windows 10 Home
Weight: 6.06lbs (2.75kg)