Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220
Razor's edge. The latest Blade Pro drops a lot of what made last year's Blade Pro so unique. Perhaps surprisingly, the changes and downgrades have made for an even better and more balanced gaming machine in many ways.
Source: Good Gear Guide
The new Razer Blade Pro doesn’t exactly to solve any of the underlying or enduring drawbacks to the gaming laptop experience, but that’s not to say it can't find a way to thrive within those limitations.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
This more budget-oriented Blade Pro, then, is a fairly interesting proposition. It’s got enough power to game on at 1080p, and for a 17.3-inch G-Sync laptop, its price is quite reasonable. On the other hand, at nearly six grand (or more), we can’t quite say the same of its 4K siblings. [ dan Gardiner ]
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Decent gaming laptops are usually notoriously huge and expensive. The Razer Blade Pro FHD is a more affordable option with great performance with a sleeker design than is normally seen in gaming laptops. Even though there are still a few minor issues like sound and battery life, these are pretty standard when it comes to gaming laptops, especially with specs like the Razer Blade Pro has under the hood. Overall, given the price — and the current sale price at that — coupled with the specs, if you’re looking for a decent gaming laptop at a decent price, the Razer Blade Pro FHD nicely fits the bill.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 90% performance: 95% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Of course, those more affordable machines tend to be heavier, chunkier and with less quality throughout. That’s where choices have to be made: if you’re willing to compromise in those areas to save money and maybe get more graphical grunt, alternatives are worthwhile. But if you want plenty of power alongside exceptional design, the Razer’s high price will be worth paying.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Razer Blade Pro impresses in many key departments. It looks fantastic, and will easily blend in at LAN parties or the office. It’s slim, has great build quality, and the screen has great contrast and solid colours.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/12/2018
Source: It Pro
The Razer Blade Pro is a large and slim laptop that does a good job at delivering for work and play. The components have ample power for most tasks, and the screen offers solid quality and great contrast. The MacBook is still our favourite, but the Blade Pro is a solid alternative if you’re after something more affordable and with a bigger screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
There was very little about the 1080p Blade Pro that we disliked. If you were on the fence about the 4K Blade Pro due to its price point, we can’t say we would have blamed you. This 1080p model, however, is priced much closer to reality for most of us, and it’s deserving of a second look.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
Razer's less expensive take on the Blade Pro packs the premium build and many high-end features of its pricier sibling, but still costs more than the average GTX 1060 gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Gamestar DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2018
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2017
Model: Gaming laptops has been coming more and more famous over the past few years. However, the typical gaming laptop isn’t usually good for work purposes. Nevertheless, that’s what the Razer Blade Pro RZ09-0220 is attempting. The entire laptop is hewn from black, matte, machined aluminum. The lid has the familiar green Razer logo, and that’s it when it comes to loud ornamentation. Elsewhere there’s only a subtle Blade logo and a round power button. The lid is perfectly balanced, which means it can be opened with a fingertip. Build quality is great, with no noticeable give in the area around the keyboard or the base panel, and the screen feels sturdy. Impressive dimensions only improve the solid build quality and the impressive aesthetic. The Razer weighs 3.07 kg and it’s 23 mm thick. There’s no doubt about the Blade Pro’s design when it’s lined up against the MSI GE73VR 7RG Raider. Razer’s machine has three USB 3.1 connectors, a card reader, and a Type-C port, and it’s got an HDMI output. Connectivity is good, too. Gaming experts Killer provide the Gigabit Ethernet and dual-band 802.11ac wireless. The Blade Pro is expensive, but its internals are not ground-breaking. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 provides the graphical power. It’s a competent mid-range chipset that uses the Pascal architecture. The GTX 1060 has 1,280 stream processors with a 1,404 MHz core speed, and it can reach a Turbo peak of 1,670 MHz.
A Core i7-7700HQ sits alongside the Blade Pro’s GTX 1060. It’s the same processor that was in the MSI, and its four Hyper-threaded cores run at 2.8 GHz with a boost peak that’s 1 GHz higher. It remains a great chip that will run almost any application and won’t bottleneck games. There’s 16 GB of DDR4 memory, which is fine for most work tasks and all games. As for storage, there’s a 256 GB Samsung SSD and a capacious 2 TB hard disk. The Razer’s Full HD resolution looks sharp enough on the 17.3-inch panel. The IPS panel underneath should ensure solid quality, and the matte finish works well for gaming. The 120 Hz refresh rate improves smoothness. However, Razer hasn’t fitted this machine with Nvidia G-Sync, so the screen could have been even smoother. It’s the same setup as the MSI screen, which had a 120 Hz operation but no syncing. Instead of installing the trackpad beneath the keyboard, it’s positioned alongside the buttons. It looks odd at first, but it makes sense. The right-hand position of the trackpad mimics how most people use their PCs when they’re working and gaming. Because the trackpad is pushed up, the keyboard is moved to the left. The buttons are consistent and responsive, and they’re quiet and comfortable. They have ample travel for a Chiclet design, and each key has an RGB LED that can be customized in software. The Blade Pro’s repositioned trackpad offers great quality, with a smooth surface, responsive buttons and a smooth scroll-wheel.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Razer: Razer USA Ltd. is an American hardware manufacturer founded in 1998. The focus is on gaming devices as well as accessories; traditionally computer mice. The products were often named after fables or animals. However, Razer also offers laptops under the series name "Blade".
There are reviews on the Razer Blade series since 2013, but not overly many. The market share in the laptop market is low and the ratings are average (as of 2016).
80.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.