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 product code: Blade 17 Pro 2019 RZ09-03148E13-R3U1
Laptop announced date: 15th October 2019
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
If you are looking to buy a new gaming laptop and want to know how well the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K compares to other laptops on offer then you have come to the right place. Today we are going to explore the type of performance return we can expect from this mobile gaming solution by comparing it to today’s demanding games
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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 - This processor is an excellent 2022 hardware component for running modern AAA games. This CPU comes with 6 cores, which is excellent providing it extra resource to chew through game processing when required.
Graphics Card - A GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics card that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2022. The 8GB that this graphics solution has is excellent for all modern gaming.
System Memory - A laptop with 16GB of system memory, like this laptop, makes it an excellent amount of RAM for the AAA gaming needs of 2022 and into the future.
Screen Size - The 17.3" panel found in this laptop we would consider an excellent size for modern 2022 AAA games, and the sort of screen size more serious gamers would be looking for.
Refresh Rate - Look for higher refresh rate hertz for a gaming laptop. Ideally around 120Hz or more refresh rate on a gaming laptop screen. The laptop can only deliver FPS(frames per second) up to the listed refresh rate. So if you have hardware in your laptop that can turn out awesome frame rates on all the latest AAA titles, but a 60hz refresh rate, your laptop will be stuck at a maximum of 60FPS in all games. With the 120Hz laptop screen available on this laptop this would make for a good refresh rate and a good gaming laptop screen.
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
Getting the right graphics card for this mobile gaming machine will be one of our key focuses. As we know it can be tricky to break this down, but we will be looking at how this laptop hardware can run across demanding and popular modern games and therefore how well the price of the machine stacks up against other gaming laptops. A few of the modern demanding or popular games we will be looking at will be, Grand Theft Auto VI, Star Citizen and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022). Seeing how these games run on the laptops native 4K resolution at ultra will certainly give us something tangible to consider and compare from. A first point of reference is seeing how many the mobile gpu, a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q found in this laptop, can run of today's 500 most demanding games. In particular it would seem that it can currently run 410 at recommended graphics requirements and then 495 games at their min specs.
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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. Here we look at how our version of this Blade 17 Pro 2019 laptop compares against the other laptops in the range. This laptop is currently 4th in this range for hardware value. Laptops closer to the 1st position of the model range represent the better gaming performance bang for your buck.
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|Processor||Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2933MHz|
17.3 " 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 120Hz
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
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2,230.00||34%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2,499.97||13%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Max-Q 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2,629.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K||$2,989.11||0%|
We will now check against leading Price 2 Performance laptops outside of this model range to see how the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K compares. Looking at the best gaming laptop on price to performance, our laptop has 213% worse rating between its price to performance rating and today's best valued laptop, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 that is currently priced at $999. How about we also look at the 2nd ranked laptop for excellent Price/Performance ratings, which is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a recorded cost of $1049. We see our Blade 17 Pro 2019 laptop scores 173% 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?
Now we will see if our laptop compares favourably against the top CPU performance focused mobile PC that is currently available. The CPU performance laptop we picked today is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. Its processor is the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz which delivers 43% better performance when stacked against our own review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
Our laptop CPU beats 416 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 497 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended processor requirements, our laptop CPU performs as follows - Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop CPU is 3% better and then looking at Star Citizen our laptop CPU is 13% worse and finally compared to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) it has a performance difference : 3% 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?
Now lets see how well our review laptop holds up compared against graphical performance with the top performing GPU laptop available today. A good laptop to compare against, that is GPU focused, would be the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K. This showcases one of the laptops for the current cheapest price, while still housing one of the most powerful laptop GPUs. It comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphics card slotted inside it, which can deliver 36% better performance when compared to our GPU, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q from our review laptop.
Our laptop’s GPU can currently run 410 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended Graphics Card requirements. This figure is 495 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.
When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended graphics requirements, our laptop graphics card performs as follows - Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop video card is 4% worse and then looking at Star Citizen our laptop GPU is 53% better and finally compared to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) it has a performance difference : 4% worse.
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
You could pick up a mouse to go with the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K. In our spotlight at the moment is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which today is $12.99. This mouse has also dropped its price by $32.26 during the past two weeks, which is a solid reason for us to select it with this laptop. Another point of interest was that we saw this mouse priced at $11.99, which we tracked on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
Of our price tracked headsets, the gaming headset that catches our eye today, to go well with the Razer Blade 17 Pro 2019 i7-9750H RTX 2080 Max-Q 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop, is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Today this headset is priced at $36.99. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 on 28th Nov 2019.