Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop Review and Benchmarks
Gaming laptop with a 120 Hertz display, so let's see what it can do and find out how well it performs, and some gaming benchmarks. Let'S start by checking up the hardware. Specs it's got an Intel 7700 HQ quad core cpu running at 2.8 gigahertz, which can tab up to 3.8 gigahertz there's. Sixteen gig of ddr4 memory running in dual Channel at 2400 megahertz. Although the two slots can be upgraded to support 32 gig for storage, there's, a 256 gig MDOT 2 nvme SSD and a 2 terabyte 5400 rpm hard drive installed for the graphics, with good in videos 1060 with 6 gig of memory in combination with the 17.3 inch 1080P 120 hertz IPS panel and we'll see how this performs later in the benchmarks for the network connectivity, there's, a Gigabit, Ethernet port and killer Wireless with 802 to 11 AC support, as well as Bluetooth, 4.1. The whole laptop is made of solid, aluminium or aluminum, depending away from, and the lid has a matte black metallic look to it and features the razer logo, which lights up green when the laptops powered on and the interior has the same matte black look, which I Thought was quite nice and not to gamer II, the physical dimensions of the laptop of 42.4 centimeters in width, 28.1 centimeters in depth and just 2.25 centimeters in height. So, although it's quite large, it's, also fairly thin for a 17 inch laptop, the total weight is listed at 3.
0 7 kilos, which is exactly what I got, and this increases to around three point: six kilos, when you include the small power, brick and cable for charging. As mentioned the screen as a 17.3 inch, 120 hertz, 1080p IPS matte panel, no g, sync air. Unfortunately, the viewing angles are really good. The colors are still clear even on sharp angles. I'Ve also measured the colors produced by the screen using the spider v pro and my results return to 97 percent of srgb, 67 percent of ntsc and 73 percent of adobe RGB, so it's, pretty good in terms of color reproduction I'd have no issues using it for Content creation, in addition to gaming I've, also performed my usual backlight bleed test, which involves having the screen completely black in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding around the edges. I then take long exposure photo to display any bleed, so this is a worst case scenario test. As you can see here, there was no bleed at all. The screen was basically perfect in this regard, although this may of course vary between laptops, while moving the display. There was almost no flex. It was very sturdy as a solid metal with quite a wide hinge, and you can also open the laptop with one finger demonstrating a fairly even weight distribution above the display is a full HD camera capable of 1080p video. The camera looks pretty blurry even with some decent lighting, although the microphone sounds all right, but you'll be able to judge both.
For yourself, I found the keyboard pretty good to type with and the case with clicky with RGB backlighting. The lighting can be customized through the included Razer synapse software, with a number of built in effects, including breathing fire, reactive spectrum, cycling, star, light static, wave and ripple, and you can also sync and control other Razer chroma devices. The keys are individually backlit too, so you can open the chroma, configurator and customize any key to whatever color you like. It was also cool that, while playing games like overwatch, it would automatically change the colors of the keys based on what I'd be using. There was almost no keyboard flex while pushing down fairly hard thanks to the solid metal body of the laptop, as you've probably noticed, the touchpad is placed towards the right hand, side of the keyboard, so there's no numpad here the positioning did take some getting used to. I kept putting my hand in the usual touchpad spot before realizing my mistake many times just above the touchpad there's, also a wheel which can be scrolled up or down to change the volume level and some other media buttons. Moving on to the io on the left, there's, the power input, Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 type, a ports, a 3.5 millimeter audio combo Jack and the left speaker over on the right, there's, the right speaker, an SD card reader, USB type c port with Thunderbolt 3 Support a third USB 3.
0 type, a port HDMI, 2.0 port and Kensington, lock, there's, nothing at all on the front other than a single status LED and on the back there's, just some air exhaust vents underneath as a couple of air intakes towards the back corners. Otherwise, the base is all flat, with the exception of some rubber feet, which run the full length of the laptop at the front and back, and these help prevent the laptop from moving around on flat surfaces when in use and also rise it up slightly top. Let cool air in this pen I found on the left and right sides, and I found them to sound pretty good for laptop speakers. There was a little bass and divin at higher volumes. They still sounded fairly clear powering. The laptop is a 70 watt hour battery and with a full charge in just watching youtube videos. With the screen on half brightness keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for four hours and eight minutes while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings and invidious battery boost set to 30fps the battery lasted for one hour and three minutes. Overall, I thought the battery life was pretty good thanks to that fairly large battery during normal use with an ambient room temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. The CPU idle took 46 degrees, while the GPU suddent around 51. Although I had to configure the laptop to use the 10 60 all the time by default, the integrated graphics were in use and the 10 60 switches off here are the external temperatures of the laptop, where you'll actually be putting your hands getting to around 36 degrees Or so with the CPU and GPU maxed out for half an hour with a low fan profile using the heaven benchmark and a 264 stress test at the same time, with the same room temperature, the CPU reached a maximum of 84 degrees Celsius, while the GPU peaked At 77 and no thermal throttling was observed, the keyboard area got a fair bit warmer, mostly in the center up to around 46 degrees.
The gaming result was from playing pub G at high settings and we can see that the CPU is a bit cooler, but the GPU is slightly warmer when playing a real game rather than using a benchmark tool, and the temperatures of the keyboard area are about. The same as for the fan noise produced by the laptop, although you have a listen to each of these tests at full load and while gaming, it was sitting at around 54 decibels, which is around the same as many other gaming laptops, I've tested over all the Temperatures were quite good there, it didn't get too hot under full load, so it seems to have a decent cooling solution. It was a little warm while it idled, but the fans were basically silent. Finally, let's take a look at some benchmarks. All tests were run at the 1080p resolution with all windows and then video updates to date installed. However, what you ran quite well here with ultra settings or lower required to take full advantage of the 120 Hertz panel and even at Ultra settings, the one percent lawyers are only just under 120. Fps csgo runs great, even at max settings were averaging well above what the screen is capable of with minimum settings. Increasing the one percent lose a little dota 2 isn't too demanding but I'm testing with a fairly intensive replay, and the frame rates are still above 60. Fps, so it plays fairly well player.
Unknowns, battlegrounds was tested with the latest one pointer version using the replay feature and, although were getting pretty decent frame rates, the 1060 isn't enough to push much above 60fps, although this can dip quite a bit depending on what's going on in the game battlefield one ran Very smoothly, even at max settings, the one percent lawyers are sitting in around 60fps with medium settings required to make the most out of the 120 Hertz display. Shadow of wall was tested with the built in benchmark and it's. Running quite well. I'D argue that you don't really need a high frame rate to enjoy this game. The Witcher 3 is another game. That I'd say runs well without a high frame rate, and I personally thought it was nice and smooth at high settings. Aloha watchdogs do is a fairly resource, intensive game and another that I think doesn't need a super high frame rate to enjoy. I had a good time playing it at very high settings. Aloha rise of the Tomb Raider was tested with a built in benchmark tool and at the lowest setting levels we were actually able to get some fairly high frame rates. Gary story con was tested with the built in benchmark and is another fairly resource intensive game. Although at very high or lowest settings we're getting acceptable frame rates, doom was tested with Vulcan and a minimum settings. We can get the average frame rate high enough to utilize. The 120 Hertz display, but I thought that it felt nice and smooth regardless of the setting level in the past I've, said that the 1060 is a great option for 1080p 60fps gaming at high settings and as we've seen here in many of the games.
This remains true to take full of if the 120 Hertz panel in modern games, you'll probably want to look at a better graphics card like the 1070 or above, and this is made possible by connecting an external enclosure like the razor call. However, in eSports titles like overwatch or csgo, the 1060 is enough to average over 120 FPS, as we've seen here. You'Ll still be able to play basically all games at great settings with the 1060 and as mentioned many of the games tested don't actually need a high frame rate to enjoy. But if you do want higher frame rates, you'll either need to play less demanding games or lower the settings a bit now on to the benchmarking tools. We'Ll start with the unit in benchmarks and here's how the laptop performed in the heaven benchmark with the tessellation set to extreme and anti aliasing on 8 here's, how the valley benchmark performed with anti aliasing on 8 at various graphic settings. And finally, these are the results from their newest super position. Benchmark for the final graphics benchmarks are envious, track and time spy from 3d mark, as well as via mock and got some pretty decent schools with the 1060 in Crystal disc mark, the 256 gig nvme m2 SSD performed just under 16 hundred megabytes per second. In sequential reads for just 300 megabytes per second and sequential, writes so really excellent, read speeds but lower, writes in comparison. The two terabyte hard drive gets around 130 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 100 megabytes per second in sequential, writes fairly average for a 5400 rpm hard drive, I've also tested the SD card reader, and we get over 70 megabytes per second read and write.
As for the price, the Razer Blade pro with these exact specs comes in at 3199 Australian dollars, which translates to about 2400 US dollars for my international viewers. There, our prices also include taxes and, overall things in Australia just cost more than the u.s.. At the time of recording, the laptop is available for 1999 u.s. dollars on Amazon, so you are definitely paying for the high build quality in features like the 120 Hertz display and nvme SSD. So what did you guys think of the razor blade Peru personally I'd? Be looking at the lower priced razor blade as it's got similar specs, but in a smaller 14 inch footprint and portability is important to me. The razor blade Pro probably makes more sense, with the 4k model, as that's available with an overclockable 7820 HK CPU, video, 1080 graphics and a better screen with g sync, which i think better justifies the size, as that would be one powerful beast. However, there is a step up in cost there. In any case, the thin form factor in the solid aluminium body of the race of blade. Pro was very nice. The overall build quality was very impressive. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments and leave a like if you found the review useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.