Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
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Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Razer Blade 17 RTX 3080 Ti
The original Blade 17 design launched in 2019 with a target TGP of only 100 W. Fast-forward to 2022 and Razer has significantly upped the target to 165 W without any major changes to the chassis. Are there any repercussions users can expect from the more power-hungry internals?
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2023
Source: PC World
The Razer Blade 17 is a big and robust laptop with a stunning 240Hz QHD display and a great selection of ports. Its Intel 12th generation i7 CPU and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU make it a powerful performer in games.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Hot Hardware
Just in case it wasn’t obvious throughout this article, we really like the Razer Blade 17 (2022). Except for a few minor caveats, there really isn’t much to complain about. The chassis is well-built, attractive, and has a premium feel. We absolutely love the high-refresh rate, NVIDIA G-Sync-enabled display, which hits the sweet spot for a system this size. The panel looks fantastic and its resolution is a perfect match for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which managed to put up smooth, triple-digit framerates across the board. The Razer Blade 17’s integrated THX-enabled multi-speaker system is among the best we’ve heard in a laptop yet, its keyboard and trackpad are very good, and there’s plenty of various IO options on-board. If you’re shopping for a flagship, no-compromise gaming notebook, the latest Razer Blade 17 should be on your short list. The Razer Blade 17 looks and performs great and the user experience is top-notch as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/18/2022
Source: Laptop Mag
The Razer Blade 17 is a solid gaming laptop that I’d expect to find in the mid-$2,000 range. You might be thinking that price is a bit too low for a laptop that’s as powerful as the Razer Blade 17. Well, power only goes so far. People need to see what they paid for, and if all they’re seeing is a far too dim display that belongs on a Chromebook, they’re not getting what they paid for. If you have money to blow, consider the Alienware x17 R2 ($4,800). It’s also stupid expensive, but at least you get a pleasantly bright display. Overall, the Razer Blade 17 is a solid gaming laptop for those that can find it at a discount and are willing to look at a different panel configuration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2022
Source: The Verge
Touching on the last year-to-year change that you might frequently use, Razer’s 1080p Windows Hello webcam has received some noticeable improvements. While it still produces a grainy image that struggles with exposure, the color accuracy, white balance, and detail are good enough to rely on in a pinch. It’s a noticeable improvement over the 720p cameras that Razer previously used, but it’s relative. Most laptop webcams are still bad, but this one’s much less bad than before. Still, you may just want to get a better webcam if you live in Zoom during the workday. A buying decision for a big, expensive gaming laptop usually weighs heavily on how powerful it is and how much it costs. But if your list of criteria also includes a laptop with an appealing and thin design, a stellar keyboard and trackpad, alongside a bunch of power, the Blade 17 is one of a few options out there at all to meet your needs. And thankfully, this year’s model is a particularly good, if still quite expensive, one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Computerhoy ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; high performance; good cooling system; decent speakers. Negative: Noisy under loads; short battery life; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2022
Source: El chapuzas Informatico ES→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent display; powerful hardware; nice webcam; HDMI 2.1 video output; backlit keys. Negative: Very high price; noisy under loads; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2022
Source: Charles Tech FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50%
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 33% performance: 100%
Razer Blade 17 (2022) is the famous gaming laptop which comes with a bunch of upgrades including the Intel's 12th Gen processors and a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080TI. The Razer Blade 17 includes the AC adapter, documentation, and a Razer logo sticker. Razer includes a two-year limited battery warranty as standard, along with the basic one-year limited laptop warranty, with every new 12th-generation Blade model purchased. The external chassis is the same as last year's model, but there are two key visual differences. First, the keyboard's keycaps are now larger than those on older models. Second, you now only see three fans through the grille on the bottom of the unit, not four, since Razer has removed one of the fans.
As for the display, the 17 inch IPS display fully covers the DCI-P3 color gamut to meet the needs of digital artists, while offering fast black and white response times, fast refresh rates, and the G-Sync compatibility gamers want. The webcam is 1080p or 2-megapixel, and unlike the 720p or 1-megapixel webcams on most other laptops, it has a sharper image. The Razer Blade 17 is equipped with DDR5 memory as standard for the first time, and can be equipped with an RTX 3080Ti graphics chip with built-in 16GB DDR6 memory. User can also opt for the RTX 3070 Ti, which Razer says is 70 percent faster than the 2020 RTX 2070 and can output up to 100fps at 1440p. The Blade 17 is one of the few gaming laptops that supports advanced optimizations, which means users can switch between optimized and dGPU G-Sync modes without rebooting.
Port options remain the same as the 10th Gen Intel model except for one key difference. Both USB-C ports now support Thunderbolt instead of just one. To accommodate this year's more demanding processors, the 2022 Blade 17 comes with a higher-capacity 280-watt AC adapter. The new model is also compatible with last year's AC adapter, but performance may suffer as the newer 2022 model uses a larger-capacity 280-watt adapter. The battery capacity is larger than the 2021 Blade 17 due to the elimination of the fourth fan. However, there is no improvement in battery life as the CPU and GPU requirements are higher with this update. It takes about 90 minutes to go from empty to full with the included AC adapter. USB-C charging is supported which is a plus. In conclusion, Razer has tweaked the laptop accordingly to accommodate with higher power requirements by the new hardwares although it is at the expense of a cooling fan. With such a strong focus on performance, the 165W GPU in the Razer is able to outperform most other laptops with the same GPU.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA103S chip. At the time of the launch in early 2022, the 3080 Ti is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i7-12800H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.8 to 4.8 GHz and supports vPro.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Razer: Razer USA Ltd. is a US hardware manufacturer founded in 1998. The focus is on gaming devices as well as accessories, traditionally computer mice and mouse pads. The products are often named after mythical creatures or animals. However, Razer laptops are also offered under the series name "Blade". Razer has also released a VOIP software called Razer Comms.
79.87%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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