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Razer Blade 17 (2021) vs Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2021)

75 out of 100
Razer Blade 17 (2021)
VS
73 out of 100
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2021)
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Storage 1024GB

Review

Evaluation of Razer Blade 17 (2021) and Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2021) important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability

Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Razer Blade 17 (2021)
  • Around 43% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R20 test
Advantages of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition (2021)
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 740 grams less (around 1.63 lbs)
  • Features a bigger (~13%) battery – 80 against 70.5 watt-hours
  • Better webcam recording quality
  • Much smaller footprint: 19% more compact case (129.3 vs 159.2 square inches)

Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 2.75 kg (6.06 lbs) 2.01 kg (4.43 lbs)
Width 395 mm (15.55 inches) 355 mm (13.98 inches)
Height 260 mm (10.24 inches) 235 mm (9.25 inches)
Thickness 19.9 mm (0.78 inches) 16.9 mm (0.67 inches)
Area 1027 cm2 (159.2 inches2) 834 cm2 (129.3 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~80.3% ~80.4%
Side bezels 6 mm 4.8 mm
Colors Black Black
Transformer No No
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber Yes Yes
Number of fans 2 2

Display

Size 17.3 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 360 Hz 360 Hz
PPI 127 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast - 1400:1
sRGB color space 100% 100%
Adobe RGB profile - 68%
Response time 3 ms 2 ms
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Battery type - Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 230 W 230 W

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 1.9-2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.6 GHz 5.1 GHz
Cores 8 8
Threads 16 16
L3 Cache 24 MB 16 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 750 Intel UHD Graphics 630
Fabrication process 10 nm 14 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP - 70 W
Nvidia Optimus - Yes, Advanced Optimus
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock 816-1387 MHz 1050 MHz
GPU boost clock 1283-1703 MHz 1402 MHz
FLOPS 10.8 TFLOPS 10.7 TFLOPS
Memory size 6 GB 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 192 bit 192 bit
Memory speed ~12-14 Gbps 12 Gbps
Shading units 3840 3840
DirectX support 12 12
GPU performance

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 64 GB 64 GB

Storage

Storage size
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x1024 GB 1x1024 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Speakers 4.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos No Yes
Microphones 4 4

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.2
Fingerprint No -
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 720
Ports
USB Type-C 2x USB 4.0 2x USB 3.2
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes No
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.1 mm -
Touchpad
Size 12.9 x 8.1 cm -
Surface - Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes

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