Even as it powers up the 17-inch Blade laptop, which for the first time tops out with an Intel Core i9 (the i9-11900H), Razer drops the “Pro” from the product name: no more, just Blade 17. In fact, the old Blade Pro 17, one of my , is no longer available to buy on Razer’s site in the US, so I wouldn’t expect any official bargains on the earlier model.
The new entrants start at $2,400 (£2,300), though, less expensive than the older base price, so there’s that.
Other welcome enhancements include a 1080p-capable and the same fingerprint-resistive coating as the this year. Plus, it offers the typical generational updates, which this year includes an improved touchpad, dual Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for faster memory and storage.
The Blade 15 Base model, Razer’s entry-level Blade starting at $1,800 (£1,700), merely earns a generational bump in the CPU to the newest Core i7-11800H. That model is still available, so maybe we will see some discounts pop up on it soon.
Both arein the US and the UK; neither has popped up in Australia yet. The Blade 15 Base will only be available to buy direct from Razer, however.