Razer today announced the next generation of Razer Blade 17 gaming notebooks, equipped with 11th Generation Intel Core H-series processors and GPU up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 for notebook. Debuting on the Blade 17 is the Core i9-11900H, the most powerful Intel processor ever seen in a Razer Blade. With all its improvements, the new ultra-slim Blade 17 remains an excellent desktop replacement for gamers and content creators.
With the i9-11900H processor with eight cores and 16 threads, the Blade 17 reaches new levels of performance previously unthinkable in an Intel processor-based Razer Blade. The CPU runs at a maximum clock rate of up to 4.90GHz in turbo, which means users can expect drastically higher speeds in both gaming and multitasking work situations. The combination with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 notebook GPU and display options up to 4k with touch functionality means that Razer has created one of the most powerful 17 inch gaming notebooks on the market.
Blade 17 also includes a new fingerprint resistant coating to further reduce stains on the notebook’s exterior after everyday use. The 11th generation Intel platform comes with a number of quality-of-life improvements with the Blade, such as faster storage, faster memory, and two-way Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
“The Blade 17 has been an icon in the premium gaming notebook market over the years and it’s crucial that we continue to deliver the kind of mind-blowing performance and impeccable quality that our fans expect and deserve,” said Brad Wildes, Vice President Senior and Managing Director of the Systems Business Unit at Razer. “Continuing to introduce improvements while integrating the latest advances in high-end hardware is what gives the Blade family its ‘edge’. Razer Blades have always been synonymous with style and power, and we intend to keep them that way.”
Blade 17 features an enhanced Full HD 1080p webcam, with absolute clarity for any need. This notebook also doubles the number of dedicated microphones from two to four, making video calling even better, and it features four upward facing speakers so gaming is fully immersive.
The Razer Blade’s much-touted steam chamber and touchpad also feature new features, the latter with improved palm identification to prevent accidental cursor movements while typing. The improved vapor chamber establishes an even more efficient heat dispersion process to avoid high system temperatures, further underlining the Blade 17’s claim to be a true desktop replacement capable of performing any task with ease.
The Blade 17 is complemented with all the usual Razer features fans would expect to find in a Blade notebook, including Razer Chroma RGB per-key backlight, immersive THX Spatial Audio for dynamic sound that enhances the realism of any gaming or entertainment experience, and a plentiful array of ports to eliminate the need for adapters, including an SD card reader and USB-C charging.
Blade 15 Base Model Joins Generation 11 as Razer Store Exclusive
In conjunction with the Blade 17, the Blade 15 Base model returns to the spotlight with the 11th Generation Intel Core i7-11800H processor and is now available on pre-order as an exclusive product from Razer.com starting at $1,799.99 / €X, XXX. The Blade 15 Base features state-of-the-art graphics up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 notebook GPU. Blade 15 Base also includes the latest generation of Intel features in the most affordable Blade in the family, with two PCIe 4.0 SSD slots for expandable storage, faster memory and processor as well as Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
The Razer Blade 15 also features THX Spatial Audio for 360 degree surround sound that puts the user at the center of any entertainment experience, whether gaming, music or movies.