Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance
Laptop announced date: 15th October 2019
Last reviewed: 20th July 2020
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Its not easy trying to find out how well today’s laptops compare against other mobile gaming solutions. This review will take a look at the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K and compare it against today's current demanding games. We will also be working out how its release price relates to the performance of the laptop, to give us a guide on how well the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K hardware compares to other laptops available today.
Is the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - The processor we find in this laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements with ease, making it an excellent2020 laptop gaming choice for CPU. Loaded up with plenty of processor cores, this CPU has 6, which is excellent for AAA gaming that wants extra cores for processing.
Graphics Card - This laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q is an excellent gaming graphics card for 2020 gaming. This GPU has 8GB of VRAM. This is excellent and plenty for modern AAA gaming.
System Memory - This system memory, 16GB, is excellent for meeting 2020 AAA game requirements.
Screen Size - We were looking for 17 inch panels as the gaming standard for top tier gaming laptops. You can certainly game on smaller laptops but we have found that often the extra physical space helps provide 2020 games with the chance to read and make out in game menus and details that smaller panels can struggle to display clearly. So this 17.3" panel is an excellent gaming laptop choice for screen size.
Refresh Rate - Refresh rates can be hard to see, when the laptop reseller doesn't make it clear. Assume 60Hz if this is the case. Ideally for a gaming laptop you want 120Hz. This means the games you run can get up to 120 frames per second, assuming the hardware inside them is powerful enough to deliver that FPS. The refresh rate caps a games deliverable FPS even if the hardware can deliver more FPS than the Hz. Keeping that in mind, this laptop can come with a good120Hz refresh rate panel.
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop
While it can be tricky to work out the best price to performance hardware for a gaming laptop, we will be looking at how well this mobile graphics card can run demanding games that are available today or coming out over the coming months.We will consider how well it can perform while gaming at Ultra graphics setting on a 4K resolution, which is the native resolution for this laptop. We will also look at a few of the more popular games like, Cyberpunk 2077 or Watch Dogs Legion. We find a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q mobile graphics card in this laptop, which is currently capable of playing 497 games, if you consider their minimum graphics system requirements as the playable level to beat. However, today the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q is also capable of running 451 games at their recommended specs, this is when compared to the top 500 most demanding games.
Comparing Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
As you have probably discovered during your research into buying your next gaming laptop, getting an up-to-date value assessment that enables you to compare a laptop’s hardware performance against today’s games is tricky. And especially so, when we factor in all variations of hardware and prices that the Blade 17 Pro 2019 comes with. What we have done in this Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop review is give a price to performance rating to help standardise our comparisons.
Our price and performance review leads us to allocate all laptops a P2P rating out of 10, which is relative to all laptops for comparison purposes and gets adjusted over time as the prices for hardware adjust and new more capable hardware is created. This laptop is currently given a 5.2 for P2P out of 10. With these hardware components the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop is placed at 3rd position within the Blade 17 Pro 2019 range, when put into the price to performance order. Those laptops closer to the number 1 position of this list are the better value propositions today.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
16GB DDR4 2933MHz
17.3" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 120Hz
3x USB 3.2 Gen 2
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
1x Thunderbolt 3
Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
Now how does this laptop match to the top laptop for P2P today? The top laptop for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a price of $986.99. This Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop is currently 216%worse rating when comparing price to performance. How about we also look at the 2nd ranked laptop for excellent Price/Performance ratings, which is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a recorded cost of $858.54. We see our Blade 17 Pro 2019 laptop scores 194%worse against it for price to performance.
How does the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
You might be considering a CPU heavy laptop and wondering how this Blade 17 Pro 2019 laptop does in the grand scheme of CPU focused laptops. Let's compare this laptop with a top CPU performance laptop available today and see how its CPU performance stacks up. Using the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop for the best CPU laptop performer comparison tests with our laptop. This puts the top end Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor from that laptop against our review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz, and this comparison shows that laptop to be 43%better in performance compared to our review laptop.
Our laptop’s CPU can currently run 466 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended processor requirements. This figure is 499 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended cpu system requirements. First off we have the Watch Dogs Legion which currently our Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz is 24%better next let's see how well it runs against Assassins Creed: Valhalla. We can see it is 24%better. Ok finally lets see it against Cyberpunk 2077. Here our laptop is 24%better.
How does the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Interestingly we can see 451 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s GPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 497 games are worse than our GPU performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Recommended graphics requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop graphics card to some popular games of today. First off there is Watch Dogs Legion and our laptop GPU delivers 35%better performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Assassins Creed: Valhalla in which we see our laptop graphics has 35%better performance compared to the game's video card specs. And then there is 35%better performance when we put our laptop gpu against Cyberpunk 2077 recommended specs.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop
We price track a number of good value gaming mice and the one that currently stands out is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which is currently available for $11.99. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $19. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral for this laptop. Our lowest price tracked for this mouse was marked down at $11.99, which we spotted on 15th Aug 2020.
We price track a number of good value gaming headset and the one that currently stands out is the HyperX Cloud Stinger, which is currently available for $47.14. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 12th Mar 2020 and it was priced at $25.98.