Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022)

Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022) - Specs

  • AUO B173HAN05.4 (AUOE295)
  • Color accuracy  2.3  0.9
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 82Wh
  • Body material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 395 x 260 x 19.9 mm (15.55" x 10.24" x 0.78")
  • Weight
  • 2.50 kg (5.5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD)
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card reader
  • SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000, 2500 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • FHD + IR scanner
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • 4x Microphone Array
  • Speakers
  • 8x Stereo Speakers, THX Spartial Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock


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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022) series.

Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022) in-depth review

The Blade 17 is Razer's most powerful offering as of the time of writing this review. Nothing unexpected, though, considering the fact that it is the largest device from the family. Things scale pretty well in the Razer portfolio, as each size comes with a progressively higher GPU TGP limit. In the case of Blade 17 (Early 2022), we are talking about the RTX 3060, RTX 3070 Ti, and RTX 3080 Ti. While the first is pretty competitive in both pricing and power limits, the other two are absolute beasts. With a TGP of 150W and 165W, respectively, these two sit at the sharp end of the gaming gr[...]


  • 2x M.2 PCIe Gen 4 slots, 2x RAM SODIMM slots in dual-channel
  • Covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (360Hz 1080p panel)
  • No PWM (360Hz 1080p panel)
  • Snappy panels with quick response times
  • Vapor chamber cooling system
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 + IR face recognition + SD card reader
  • Wi-Fi 6E + 2.5 Gbit LAN port
  • Has a MUX switch


  • Its keyboard is not ideal for gaming

How to open Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022) - disassembly and upgrade options

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Games you can play on this laptop series