Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022) – Top 5 Pros and Cons

The most powerful laptop that Razer currently offers, the Blade 17 takes some very high-end hardware and puts in a sleek chassis that’s properly cooled and can perform out of this world. It’s a laptop that mixes gaming and content creation together, because, as it turns out, many content creators appreciate the power of gaming hardware, as well as having the ability to play games on the same machine. You also have a beautiful display selection full of very snappy panels with both high resolutions and a high refresh rate.

Today we’re presenting you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022).

Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022): Full Specs / In-depth Review 

4 reasons to BUY the Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022)

1. Upgradeability

It would be in poor taste to not have good upgradeability when it comes to a large 17-inch notebook. Hence, the Blade 17 offers two SODIMM slots that fit DDR5 memory, with a cap of 64GB. For storage, there are two M.2 slots that fit Gen 4 SSDs.

Here is our detailed teardown video, which shows how to access both the RAM and storage slots of the Blade 17.

2. Display quality

Now, there are several displays, which you can learn more about in our full review. For now, we’ll talk about the panel that we tested: a Full HD IPS panel with a 360Hz refresh rate, perfect for gamers that play a lot of esports titles and rely on precision to show off their skills. At 17.3 inches, you might start seeing some pixels, however, that’s why you have other options to choose from. The panel has excellent viewing angles and a peak brightness of 300 nits which is extremely uniform, with a max deviation of just 2%. It covers 99% of the sRGB gamut and 83% of the DCI-P3 gamut.

The colors on it are pretty close to accurate out of the box without any calibration, however, they really get into place once we apply our Design and Gaming profile. Here are the results of our test with the stock settings (left) and with our profile applied (right).

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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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3. Cooling

Razer placed a massive vapor chamber on top of the Core i9-12800H and the RTX 3070 Ti, which delivers exceptional results in our stress test.

Max CPU load

Intel Core i7-12800H (45W TDP)0:02 – 0:10 sec0:15 – 0:30 sec10:00 – 15:00 min
Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022)3.58 GHz @ 2.78 GHz @ 83°C @ 108W2.87 GHz @ 2.37 GHz @ 77°C @ 71W2.41 GHz @ 2.13 GHz @ 60°C @ 53W
Razer Blade 15 (Early 2022)3.18 GHz @ 2.69 GHz @ 76°C @ 90W3.18 GHz @ 2.67 GHz @ 83°C @ 90W2.32 GHz @ 2.30 GHz @ 70°C @ 55W
HP ZBook Studio G93.15 GHz @ 2.72 GHz @ 83°C @ 88W2.93 GHz @ 2.59 GHz @ 85°C @ 76W2.69 GHz @ 2.42 GHz @ 78°C @ 62W

Compared to the Blade 15 and the ZBook Studio G9, laptops that also utilize vapor chambers, the Blade 17 sits at the bottom, in terms of clock speeds in long runs. On the other hand, it spikes its CPU higher than the rest in the first few seconds.

Real-life Gaming

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 TiGPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min)GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)GPU frequency/ Core temp (Max Fan)
Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022)1577 MHz @ 74°C @ 148W1577 MHz @ 75°C @ 149W
Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-56)1637 MHz @ 70°C @ 149W1628 MHz @ 72°C @ 149W1646 MHz @ 67°C @ 150W
Razer Blade 14 (Early 2022)1358 MHz @ 71°C @ 99W1356 MHz @ 72°C @ 100W
Razer Blade 15 (Early 2022)1403 MHz @ 74°C @ 105W1418 MHz @ 72°C @ 105W
MSI Stealth GS66 (12Ux)1277 MHz @ 71°C @ 92W1250 MHz @ 75°C @ 91W1314 MHz @ 64°C @ 92W
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-52s)1270 MHz @ 87°C @ 115W1200 MHz @ 87°C @ 105W1320 MHz @ 87°C @ 113W

The 3070 Ti inside gets very close to its 150W power limit, however, the Predator Helios 300 delivers higher clock speeds at lower temperatures.

Comfort during full load

What’s really surprising is the outside temperature and that it doesn’t go over 40°C. On the other hand, the two fans get noisy.

4. I/O

The port selection of the Blade 17 includes three USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 2) ports, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a LAN port, an HDMI 2.1 port, an SD card reader, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

1 reason NOT to buy the Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022)

1. Keyboard

Everything so far sounds great, but the main thing that you’d use to interact with the laptop is a letdown. The keyboard doesn’t have a NumPad, deciding to use the space for some pretty large speaker grills. It’s not suitable for gaming, with short key travel, but otherwise clicky feedback.

All Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022) configurations:

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