Razer today announced the next generation of Razer Blade 17 gaming laptops, built-on the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series Processors and featuring up to the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU. Making a first-time debut in the Blade 17 is the Intel® Core™ i9-11900H, the most powerful Intel processor ever found in a Razer Blade. The new ultra-thin Blade 17 continues to be a powerhouse desktop replacement for gamers and creators alike.
With the inclusion of the i9-11900H processor, packed with eight cores and 16 threads, the Blade 17 reaches new levels of performance that were previously unheard of in an Intel-based Razer Blade. The CPU clocks in with a max turbo frequency of up to 4.90GHz, meaning users can expect drastically improved speeds both in-game and in multi-threaded workloads. By pairing it with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU and display options up to a 4k Touchscreen, Razer has created one of the most powerful 17-inch gaming laptops on the market.
The Blade 17 also sports a new anti-fingerprint resistive coating to further reduce smudges on the exterior chassis after daily use. With the 11th generation Intel platform comes a bevy of quality-of-life improvements in the Blade such as faster storage, faster memory, and dual-sided Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
The Blade 17 sports an improved Full HD 1080p webcam, providing true clarity for any need. It also doubles the number of dedicated microphones from two to four, making video calls a breeze, and houses four upward firing speakers for fully immersive gaming. The highly praised Razer Blade vapor chamber and touchpad also see further developments, the latter in the form of improved palm rejection, preventing accidental cursor movements while typing. The improved vapor chamber provides an even more efficient heat dispersion process to further prevent high temperatures on the system, cementing the Blade 17’s claim to be a true desktop replacement with its ability to accomplish any task thrown at it with ease.
The Blade 17 is rounded out with all the tried-and-true Razer features that fans can expect in a Blade, including per-key Razer Chroma RGB backlighting, immersive THX® Spatial Audio for dynamic sound that adds to the realism of any gaming or entertainment experience, and an abundant offering of ports to eliminate unnecessary dongles, including an SD card reader and USB-C power delivery.
The all-new Razer Blade 17 starts at USD $2,399.99 / €2,599.99 MSRP and is available for preorder now at Razer.com, RazerStore retail locations, and with select retail partners.