Razer Blade Pro 17- 4K 120Hz Review

This is the razer blade Pro 17 again yeah 2019 model. So this is going to be an abbreviated review the reason we have it back is because they finally have the 4k touchscreen model available.

Razer Blade Pro 17 4K 120Hz

It’s not just a 4k screen okay that’s been done right but it’s a 120 Hertz fast refresh 4k display and really there hasn’t been such a thing on the market yet. So that means it’s not only great for pro Apps work. 

We need higher resolution but it’s actually pretty good for gaming too. We’re gonna look at it now. So like I said we already have a review of this model only with the full HD 144 Hertz display. There’s also a 240 Hertz fast refresh display. 

If you want to I think bound Royale people overwatch people are gonna be more into that than anything else most games that are triple a demanding titles are not gonna run at that frame rate. Anyway as always this is a razor blade. 

So this means a black chassis that shows fingerprints but is really classy looking, the kind other than that you know of a sneak logo in the lid. That you can take to work and feel proud of beautiful unibody aluminum design 6.0 6 pounds which is 2.75 kilograms. So it’s not exactly light but we are talking about a 17 inch laptop here. 

in Venice they’re like but yeah power brick adds a couple of pounds of weight to its 230 watt power brick. It buzzed a little bit. I thought they had gotten that together there and fixed the problem with the capacitors. The buzzing power supplies but ours had a little bit of buzz at times. 


Oh well anyway the port selection here is phenomenal you got three USB, you have two USB C/ Thunderbolt three points, you have HDMI, even Ethernet. So might be thin but they found a way to squeeze Ethernet in there. of course there is an audio jack and an SD card slot for content creators. Which is certainly a market for this kind of machine.

Now the thing with the 4k display is they bundle configurations together at razor. So if you want the 4k display you’re also gonna have to go with the highest end GPU, the RTX 2080 max-q. 

Which if you’re gaming with it would make sense because 4k or even if you drop it down the 2k resolution is a lot more demanding. But they also make you buy the terabyte nvme SSD instead of a lower capacity one you like to upgrade after.

The fact is finding something affordable when the budget allows them that’s why we get up to $3,700 here. The base price of this if he went with the original model we reviewed but the Martinez 2060 is $2,500 a lot less. 16 gigs of ram is standard, you can upgrade that yourself there are two RAM slots ddr4 and 2666 megahertz Ram so up to 64 gigs maximum.


Other Cool stuff about this is the cooling on it and relatively speaking this runs cool for a thin and light laptop. They have vapor chamber cooling which is quite effective and they have four instead of the usual two fans, the two big main fans over the CPU and GPU area. And then two small fans at the front sandwiched between the batteries that drive the airflow through the front of the machine and out to the rear of the machine. 

Razer Blade Pro 17 Gaming Laptop


It works believe me I mean when you see our temperature for the Far Cry new dawn benchmark. That is one of the most demanding games and I was playing at 4k and 2k resolutions. I was really pushing it and in high settings. I was actually surprised and it did so well with far cry.

This is the max Q not the full RTX 2080 but razer got some good performance out of this and in Razer synapse I was using the high performance settings from the CPU and the GPU the speakers. On this are phenomenal they are loud and they are full sounding often thin unlike laptop set isn’t the case and they are up firing and that kind of MacBook Pro sort of design allows for the speakers to be on the side.

So you can hear them better and you also have not one but two m2 SSD slots in. The main one which is nvme and the secondary slot that supports both SATA 3 and nvme SSDs nicely have this kind of expansion in a gaming laptop. 


Also nice it’s very easy to remove the bottom cover just unscrew it and take it off and then there’s your stuff it’s easy. If you want to repay stat all that sort of thing. You have your razer RGB chroma backlit keyboard perky with all sorts of lighting effects & ripple effects. 

You get it wave you know anything you want to do with this you can do or individually light certain keys. I detected on this thank god the keyboards in a normal position. Which isn’t true of the old razor blade 17-inch model. You know it’s a short travelling keyboard.I’ve grown used to it because so many laptops including all the razor blades have it.


So let’s get to the display because that’s the thing that you’re really here for. It’s probably a very good display. it’s wide gamut. You have almost full Adobe RGB coverage the gamma the white point settings they’re all where they should be for a good accurate calibration.

In fact it is calibrated at the factory in terms of brightness. It’s not that you know. When you’re talking about displays that can consume this much power. This is an IPS display by the way and 300 in it. So you know that’s not bad at all it’s so overall this is a lovely display for content creators and for those people who enjoy touch screens because this is a touchscreen.

However it is glossy like most touch screens. So if reflections drive you crazy when you play games or you just don’t like reflections be warned it’s there. It’s not the worst in terms of reflections that I’ve ever seen. But yeah it has some glare in terms of refresh right.

You know you can actually with the RTX 2080 and the core i7 9750H CPU. Which is your only CPU option for this machine. It’s got enough horsepower to actually get the frame rates up certainly above 60 frames per second. It’s better than your average 4k display that it’s a 60 Hertz refresh even playing something like far cry.

If you’re playing for far cry at 1080p and even at times a 2k you can certainly get into the 80s and the 90s for your frame rate. If you’re on those people who play apex legends or any other battle royale or overwatch wear frame rates typically one really high. You’ll enjoy it and you’ll appreciate it.

If you are playing a game that really is too demanding to be running, even a 2k resolution machine can handle almost anything and 2k pretty decently. You can’t just drop down to full HD resolution. 

Technical Specification


  • Intel® Core™ i7-10875H processor

Operating System

  • Windows 10 Home


  • 16GB of Dual-Channel DDR4


  • 17.3″ 4K Touch 120Hz, 100% sRGB, 6.0 mm bezel, factory calibrated


  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 Super Max-Q Studio Edition with 8 GB GDDR6


  • 1TB PCIe NVMe


  • Per-key RGB powered by Razer Chroma™


  • Precision glass touchpad



  • Intel® Wireless-AX201 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax)


  • Bluetooth® 5.1


  • 2.5Gb Ethernet,
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A) x3,
  • USB3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C),
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C)


  • Stereo Speakers,
  • Array Microphone,
  • Dolby® Atmos Support, 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)

Additional Features

  • Windows® Hello built-in IR HD webcam (1MP / 720P)


  • 6.06 lbs / 2.75 kg

Input & Output

  • 2.5Gb Ethernet,
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A) x3,
  • USB3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C),
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C)

Manufacturer Warranty

  • 1-year limited international hardware warranty

Last Word

So for me I mean if I could afford this I would pick the 4k because obviously wider color gamut if you can play a 2k why not play a 2k and for content creation for making videos and editing photos.

More resolution is always better, more stuff shows on screen more palettes all that sort of thing. I like touch screens even on bigger laptops like this so that’s a razor blade Pro 17 inch model. I’m really there is nothing else like it in terms of the classy build quality and having a 4k 120 Hertz display with wide color gamut as well of course it’s going to cost you like I said a lot of money probably most of us can’t afford this.

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