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Razer Blade 15 vs 17

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Razer Blade 15 vs 17

Most of the gamers out there are quite familiar with the brand Razer. Razer has provided us with many gaming accessories and most of them offer superior gaming performances. However, apart from gaming accessories Razer also manufactures mobile devices and gaming laptops. Therefore, in this topic, we are bringing the two best gaming laptops from Razer and we will analyze the details in between them to identify which is the best one for you to choose.

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Most of the gamers who have used a Razer product are well aware of their build quality and performance and hence we these two are no exception. The Razer Blade series is basically divided according to its screen size and specifications. Therefore, we will be listing the most popular products of both the 15 and 17 series.

Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition – QHD 240Hz – GeForce RTX 3080 – Black

Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition

i7 10875H, RTX 3080, 32GB, 1TB

15.6″ QHD 240Hz

RGB backlit keyboard

Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210

 


The Razer Blade 15 Advance Edition- QHD 240Hz comes equipped with a Corei7-10875H octa-core processor that offers a base clock speed of 2.3GHz  and a boost clock frequency of 5.1GHz. It is accompanied by a 32GB dual-channel DDR4-2933MHz that is expandable up to 64GB which is quite a good option in terms of a possible performance upgrade. It comes with a 15.6″ QHD 240Hz, 100% sRGB, 4.9 mm bezel, and under the hood, it is having NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (8GB GDDR6 VRAM) and in terms of storage, it comes equipped with 1TB SSD and offers Open M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 Slot for easy upgrades.

In terms of aesthetics, the Razer Blade 15 Advance Edition- QHD 240Hz features a Per key RGB Powered by Razer Chroma N-Key rollover Razer keyboard with Synapse 3 enabled and a precision glass touchpad. In terms of connectivity, it features 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), Supports 20V USB-C chargers with PD 3.0, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A), USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, Supports 20V USB-C chargers with PD 3.0, SD Card Reader, UHS-II & HDMI 2.1 output (Up to 8K 60Hz or 4K 120Hz).

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition – QHD 165Hz – GeForce RTX 3070 – Black

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition QHD 165Hz

i7 10750H, RTX 3070, 16GB, 512GB

15.6″ QHD 165Hz

RGB backlit keyboard

Intel Wireless-AX201

 


Razer Blade 15 Base Edition – QHD is another top performer gaming laptop that has the capability to perform under any circumstances be it a AAA game or some major work performance. It comes equipped with an Intel Core i7-10750H Hexa-core processor offering a base clock of 2.6GHz and a boost clock of 5.0GHz. It is accompanied by 16GB dual-channel DDR4-2933MHz (8GB x 2) and can be expanded up to 64GB. Equipped with a 15.6″ QHD 165Hz, 100% sRGB, 4.9 mm bezel, and under the hood, it is having the GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU (8GB GDDR6 VRAM) which ensures that you are getting the best out of the hardware configuration.

The Razer Blade 15 Base Edition- QHD also features a Single-zone RGB Powered by Razer Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard that is programmable via the Razer Synapse 3. In terms of connectivity, it offers 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A), 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet & 1 x HDMI 2.1 output (Up to 4K 120Hz).

Razer Blade Pro 17 – Full HD 360Hz – GeForce RTX 3080 – Black

Razer Blade Pro 17 - Full HD 360Hz

i7 10875H, RTX 3080, 32GB, 1TB

17.3″ Full HD 360Hz

RGB backlit keyboard

Wi-Fi 6E (Intel AX210)

 


The Razer Blade PRO 17- FHD 360Hz comes with an almost similar configuration to that of the Razer Blade 15 Advance Edition- QHD 240Hz with a small difference in the specification. It is equipped with a Core i7-10875H octa-core processor that offers a base clock speed of 2.3GHz that is accompanied by 32GB of 2933MHz Dual-Channel DDR4 memory that can be upgraded to 64GB. In terms of storage, it is coming with a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD that can be upgraded to 2TB and also features an Open M.2 Slot that can support both SATA and PCIe based SSD’s. It is equipped with 17.3″ Full HD 360Hz display and under the hood, it is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080.

It also features an anti-ghosting backlit keyboard that has per-key RGB illumination powered by Razer Chroma. In terms of connectivity, it is equipped with quite a lot of features starting from 3 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports, 2 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Ports (Shared with Thunderbolt 3 Port), 1 x Thunderbolt 3 Port, 1 x RJ45 – 2.5Gb ethernet, 1 x Power Port, 1 x HDMI 2.1, 1 x UHS-III SD Card Reader.

Razer Blade Pro 17 – QHD 165Hz – GeForce RTX 3070 – Black

Razer Blade Pro 17 - QHD 165Hz

i7 10875H, RTX 3070, 16GB, 512GB

17.3″ QHD 165Hz

RGB backlit keyboard

Wi-Fi 6E (Intel AX210)

 


Razer Blade Pro 17 – QHD 165Hz – GeForce RTX 3070 – Black shares similar specifications to that of the Razer Blade PRO 17- FHD 360Hz and features a Core i7-10875H octa-core processor but a bit less than the later. It offers a base clock speed of 2.3GHz that is accompanied by 16GB of 2933MHz Dual-Channel DDR4 memory that can be upgraded to 64GB. In terms of storage, it is equipped with 512GB PCIe NVMe i.e. upgradeable to 2TB.

It is equipped with a 17.3″ QHD 165Hz display that is powered by the GeForce RTX 3070 and features an anti-ghosting backlit keyboard that has per-key RGB illumination powered by Razer Chroma. In terms of connectivity, it is equipped with 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Ports (Shared with Thunderbolt 3 Port), 1 x Thunderbolt 3 Port, 1 x RJ45 – 2.5Gb ethernet, 1 x Power Port, 1 x HDMI 2.1, 1 x UHS-III SD Card Reader.

The Key Differences

All the laptops from Razer Blade 15 and 17 series are meant to be mean gaming machines. Therefore there is not a huge difference in terms of specification but yet the difference in performance is quite huge depending on the hardware specification.

For example, a QHD will deliver better display performance but still, it is dependable on the GPU that the device is having. So if one device is having an Nvidia RTX 3080 along with the QHD display then one can expect the best display out from this combo.

However, the entire thing narrows down to one point, whether you are willing to go for a 17″ display or you prefer the 15″ one. Either way, you will have the option to choose the system configuration as per your preference as there are a lot of combinations to choose from.

Summing up

When it comes to choosing a gaming laptop from the house of Razer, then it can be concluded that whether you pick the Razer Blade 15″ or Razer Blade 17″ you won’t have to compromise in terms of performance. Now it depends on your choice if you looking for bigger screen size or more compact powerhouse.

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