Slim bezels on anything with a display never fail to get me and so, not surprisingly, the recently announced 2019 Razer Blade Pro 17 and Blade 15 Advanced Model had my complete attention. Though I can’t say the same for the pricing. But more on that later. On the 23rd this month, Razer introduces two new portables, a new addition to the Razer Blade 15 lineup announced earlier this year and a new Razer Blade Pro 17.

2019 Razer Blade Pro 17

Despite it being a 17-inch, the Razer Blade Pro 17 is actually smaller than other 17-inch game laptop by as much as 25 percent. And you know what that means. It means, thin-assed bezels. Sweet. Key features of the 17-incher include vapor chamber cooling system paired to a new multi-fan design and 9th-generation 2.6 GHz (can be boosted to up to 4.5 GHz) Intel Core i7-9750H processor with Hyperthreading technology.

2019 Razer Blade Pro 17

The 17-incher also benefits from NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, 16 GB DDR4 2667 MHz dual-channel memory, 512 GB PCIe SSD, a free-to-utilize m.2 drive slot compatible with both SATA and PCIe standards, and a glorious 17.3-inch FHD 144 Hz matte panel that covers 100 percent of the sRGB space. With the Razer Blade Pro 17, you will also get a full suite of connectivity options, including 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 1x HDMI 2.0b port, a Realtek 2.5 Gb Ethernet port, a UHS-III SD card reader, and 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports (of which, one doubles as a Thunderbolt 3 port).

There is of course, Bluetooth 5.0, as well as Intel Wireless AX WLAN card. All these goodies are packed inside a gorgeous body crafted from a single block of aircraft-grade aluminum via CNC and anodized with a matte finish for a super sleek look and scratch-resistant exterior. Oh, there is also a large glass touchpad, along with Razer Chroma-enabled individually backlit keys.

2019 Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model

The Razer Blade 15 (Advanced Model, as it is called), on the other hand, sells itself in the display department, offering a choice of 240 Hz FHD or 4K OLED display. But that’s only on the Advanced model. Just so you know. The Base model has gotten a bump in the display department too, with a 144 MHz FHD display and choice of GeForce RTX GPUs.

2019 Razer Blade 15 Lineup

Under the hood, it gets the 9th-generation Intel Core i7 6-core processors (up to 2.6 GHz i7-9750H that can be further boosted up to 4.5 GHz), 16 GB DDR4 2667 MHz dual-channel memory, dual storage (SATA + HDD) of up to 256 GB and 2 TB, a choice of GTX or RTX GPUs and more.

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The new Razer Blade Pro 17 will be arriving in May with a starting price of $2,499 while the updated Razer Blade 15 is available now with a starting price of $1,999 and $2,399 for the Base model and Advanced Model, respectively.

Images courtesy of Razer.

Published by Mike chua

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