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New 4K UHD 120 Hz display option coming first to the Razer Blade Pro 17 for $3699

New 4K UHD 120 Hz display option coming first to the Razer Blade Pro 17 for $3699
New 4K UHD 120 Hz display option coming first to the Razer Blade Pro 17 for $3699
You'll no longer have to choose between resolution and refresh rate soon enough. 4K laptop displays with fast refresh rates are finally here for both ultra-smooth movements and crisper images. Previously, panels with native 120 Hz, 144 Hz, or 240 Hz native refresh rates were limited to a native resolution of only 1080p.

The 17.3-inch Blade Pro 17 2019 is Razer's largest and fastest model in its family of super-thin laptops and yet it has been limited to a 1080p display. In contrast, the smaller 13.3-inch Blade Stealth and 15.6-inch Blade 15 models have optional 4K UHD options for denser PPI and sharper details.

Razer has announced today that it will finally rectify this issue with a new 4K UHD display option for the Blade Pro 17. Perhaps more notably, the panel will also have a native refresh rate of 120 Hz compared to only 60 Hz on existing 4K UHD displays as found on most other laptops. Users who are already accustomed to fast refresh rate monitors will know the benefits that 120 Hz or 144 Hz monitors can provide over the 60 Hz standard.

Aside from the higher resolution and refresh rate, Razer is also promising 400 nits of brightness and 100 percent AdobeRGB coverage compared to "only" 300 nits and 100 percent sRGB coverage on the existing 1080p144 display option. Note that the 4K option will only be available on SKUs with the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q for a high barrier of entry.

Expect the Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q to ship with the 2160p120 panel option later this month in the U.S. and sometime in Q4 2019 everywhere else. There will be no physical changes to the chassis as this is simply a new SKU.

Late 2019 Blade Pro 17 specifications (Source: Razer)
Late 2019 Blade Pro 17 specifications (Source: Razer)



SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced their first 4K UHD 120Hz display to come to the Razer Blade Pro 17. The new high-resolution display paired with an ultra-fast refresh rate makes the Razer Blade Pro 17 as perfect for creators as it is for gamers.

“The Razer Blade Pro 17 is known to be the pinnacle of mobile gaming performance,” says Brad Wildes, Senior Vice President of Razer’s Systems Division. “Now we have upgraded it with the most stunning display technology available in a 17-inch laptop.”

Stunningly crisp and smooth visuals

The new 4K UHD 120Hz model is the first Razer Blade to ever combine a fast 120Hz refresh rate with an incredibly high 4K UHD resolution. Sporting the latest Intel® Core™ i7-9750H processor, a powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, plus a spacious 1TB SSD, the Razer Blade Pro 17 4K is perfect for both gamers and creative professionals. The stunning 4K touch display with slim bezels covers 100% of the Adobe RGB space and has been custom-calibrated to meet the demands of power users.

Now upgraded with the latest hardware and cutting-edge display technology, the new Razer Blade Pro 17 is spearheading Razer’s #MadeWithBlade program as the most powerful laptop solution for the most demanding creators.

“The Razer Blade Pro 17 is a desktop in a backpack,” says Ian Foster, CEO and Co-Founder of VR Playhouse, a #MadeWithBlade partner. “I'm amazed at the performance and can go seamlessly from the coffee shop to the studio without any compromises."

Performance unhindered

The Razer Blade Pro 17 combines powerful components with cutting-edge thermal management, offering users both a superior mobile workstation and gaming experience. It is loaded with the latest in connectivity options such as a UHS-III SD Card reader, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB-C and Thunderbolt™ 3.

Each model features 16GB of DDR4 memory, a blazing-fast PCIe SSD, and an additional, unoccupied, m.2 storage bay for increased storage capacity capable of RAID configurations. The integrated vapor chamber cooling system allows for increased performance in a compact form factor without sacrificing user comfort, making the Razer Blade Pro 17 the laptop of choice for professionals looking for both power and flexibility. 

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Allen Ngo, 2019-09-23 (Update: 2019-09-23)