The Best Razer Laptops In 2021

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Like many peripheral brands, Razer started its existence with humble beginnings – offering up high-end gaming accessories to those looking to take their gaming to the next level. However, that didn’t last long. The brand saw a huge increase in consumer popularity after releasing a number of best-selling peripherals – including the Deathadder (V2)BasiliskKraken, and Hunstman to name but a few – and quickly became a household name when discussing gaming peripherals.

Fast forward 10 years and Razer are now dipping their toes in all kinds of gaming equipment, ranging from laptops to high-end displays, and pretty much everything in between. That being said, today we’ll be looking at the former, Razer’s impressive range of gaming laptops.

We’ll be taking a closer look at some of the best-sellers, deciding whether or not they’re worth your hard-earned cash.

So, with all that in mind, let’s dive into the best Razer laptops in 2021!

Our Top Picks

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Editor's Pick
The Best Razer Laptop For Gaming
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Runner up
The Best Razer Laptop For Competitive Gaming And Maximising FPS
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Gaming Pick
The Best Razer Laptop For Gaming

Best Razer Laptops: First Look

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Editor's Pick
The Best Razer Laptop For Gaming
Razer Blade Pro 17

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2021) FHD 360Hz

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The 17.3 inch version of the Razer Blade Pro 2021 series comes with the massively powerful laptop version of the Nvidia RTX 3080, a powerful CPU, tons of RAM, and a nice sized SSD; not to mention a lush colorful 360Hz screen wide enough that you can get the best experience out of single-player and multiplayer titles alike.

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Runner up
The Best Razer Laptop For Competitive Gaming And Maximising FPS
Razer Blade Pro 17

Razer Blade 15 (2021) FHD 360Hz

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Editor's Rating

The Razer Blade 15 with Intel i7-11800H CPU is the best option if you’re interested in playing games at a competitive level and don’t mind a 15-inch display.

The smaller screen and lighter weight make it the perfect compact, yet powerful, gaming laptop for those on the go.

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Gaming Pick
The Best Razer Laptop For Gaming
Razer Blade Pro 17

Razer Blade Pro 17

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Editor's Rating

The Razer Blade Pro 17 is their flagship gaming laptop, bringing to the table everything you could want from a high-performance gaming machine. Razer has described the Blade Pro 17 as “desktop-like gaming performance”, and it’s easy to see why.

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Studio Pick
The Best Studio Razer Laptop
Razer blade 15 studio edition

Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition

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The studio edition Razer Blade 15 is a fantastic laptop that offers the best of both worlds wrapped into one. With a hugely impressive CPU and one of the most powerful GPUs on the market, you won’t find yourself waiting around for applications anymore. This thing has more than enough power to handle even the most intense of workflow tasks.

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How We Choose

Whether we’re reviewing new monitors or the best GPU on the market, choosing the right hardware can always be a tricky task.

It requires hours of product research, performance benchmarking, and reviewing user feedback to get anywhere close to a definitive conclusion on what to recommend.

If you aren’t tech-savvy and struggle to put the time aside to go through the above requirements, you may end up purchasing a gaming laptop that simply isn’t right for you.

Fear not though, friends! Here at WePC, we like to take the stress of research away, and transform the whole process into an easy-to-follow, complete buyers guide. That’s right, our team of PC enthusiasts has done all the hard work for you!

Things To Consider

With every hardware purchase comes a plethora of specification considerations that will impact the overall experience that hardware provides. Below, we’ve outlined what we consider to be the most important factors to consider when buying a gaming laptop.

Performance Power

Whenever we discuss gaming, whether it’s a GPU or a high-end gaming PC, performance power is always high on the list of priorities. Performance power in a gaming laptop is a combination of several factors, including the power of your CPU, GPU, and RAM. As a gamer, you need to understand how each impacts the overall gaming experience in order to choose the right laptop for your needs.

  • CPU: The CPU (or central processing unit) is the brain inside your computer which performs the fundamental instructions of a computer program. The CPU affects everything from gaming performance to browsing the web, so choosing the right one for your needs is critical. As a general rule of thumb, gamers should be looking for a minimum of 4 cores/4 threads and a base clock speed of 3GHz. Whilst many CPUs exceed this performance power, we feel this is the base you should look for when gaming is a priority.
  • GPU: The GPU is the graphics processing unit and does pretty much what it says on the tin – renders graphics. The GPU is the number one factor when referencing in-game FPS, so choosing the right one is absolutely critical. For modern-day gaming, we recommend choosing a laptop that has at least an RX 570 or higher. This will ensure half decent frame rates in most gaming titles.
    Here’s our complete GPU hierarchy guide. 
  • RAM: Lastly, we have the RAM. RAM is random access memory, information that can be accessed at any time, and in any order. RAM will affect how quickly your machine runs multi-tasking type scenarios, so you should familiarize yourself with speed and capacity before making your next purchase.
    RAM Speed Guide
    How Much RAM Do You Need For Gaming

Storage

Like all computers, gaming laptops need the correct storage in order to function properly and efficiently. Getting to know the differences between storage could impact your experience massively – and in more than one way.

First, the capacity. The capacity of your storage device will ultimately dictate how many programs and games you can store on your laptop. So, choosing one that has 128GB of storage probably isn’t going to be right for your gaming needs – especially when you consider COD: Modern Warefare is over 100GB!

Next is speed. There are two main types of storage solutions; HDD and SSD. The latter is the newer of the two and is much quicker in terms of read and write capabilities. Choosing an SSD over an HDD may be more expensive, but you are increasing boot time, game loading times, and browsing speeds by opting for it.

Panel Technology

Panel technology refers to the display of your laptop. Most people probably shrug at the idea of learning about panel technologies, believing it won’t really affect their overall experience – oh, how wrong they would be.

Each display is designed using a specific panel technology, each of which has its own unique set of pros and cons which cater them to certain scenarios – gaming for instance. The three main types of panels are; IPS, TN, and VA. Below, is a general idea of what each brings to the table:

Panel Type Comparison Monitors

As you can see, each of the panel types is quite different. For example, if you want highly accurate colors, the IPS panel is the best to go for. Alternatively, if competitive gaming is more your thing, TN is probably the go-to. Understand what each of the panel technologies can offer and you might end up saving a few bucks in the process.

Size & Weight

Size and weight are fairly rudimentary factors when it comes to purchasing laptops. That being said, no one wants to carry a huge bulky laptop around with them, do they?

Unfortunately, gaming laptops are still fairly weighty, so getting a slimline model isn’t the easiest – especially if you’re on a budget. That being said, the gaming monitor is extremely versatile and comes in a bunch of sizes to suit your requirements. Ultimately, finding the right size and weight for your needs comes down to personal preference. Thankfully, there are a bunch to choose from.

Why Choose A Razer Gaming Laptop?

Let’s be honest, choosing a gaming laptop is never easy. You’re parting with a large sum of money. Choosing the right one for your needs is absolutely essential. That being said, there are many benefits to buying a Razer gaming laptop – here are the best.

Customization

Hardware customization is one of the biggest benefits you get when going direct through Razer. Users have the opportunity to customize the GPU, CPU, display, and aesthetic finish of the laptop they’re purchasing – a luxury most other retailers do not offer.

Latest Technology

Razer has taken the initiative with the latest technology available, trying to implement it in as many of their products as possible. The same goes for their impressive range of laptops. Whilst Razer’s laptops may be on the pricey side, the high-performance hardware inside justifies the price.

Ultra-thin Design

Like we mentioned earlier, it’s not always easy to find a gaming laptop that offers both style and performance. Having said that, Razer seems to have cracked the code with several of their high-end offerings. With an ultra-thin design that would almost put Apple to shame, their laptops not only perform great but look great too.

The Best Razer Laptops In 2021

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Editor's Pick
Razer Blade Pro 17

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2021) FHD 360Hz

CPU

Intel Core i7-10875H

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop

RAM

32GB

Storage

1TB SSD

Screen Size

17.3”

Max Refresh Rate

360Hz

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Runner up
Razer Blade Pro 17

Razer Blade 15 (2021) FHD 360Hz

CPU

Intel Core i7-10875H

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop

RAM

32GB

Storage

1TB SSD

Screen Size

15.6”

Max Refresh Rate

360Hz

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Gaming Pick
Razer Blade Pro 17
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Razer Blade Pro 17

CPU

Intel i7-9750H

GPU

Geforce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q

RAM

16GB DDR4-2667MHz

Storage Space

512GB SSD

Screen Size

17.3" Full HD 144Hz

Dimensions (LxWxH)

19.9mm x 260mm x 395mm

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Studio Pick
Razer blade 15 studio edition
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Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition

CPU

i7-10875H

GPU

NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 Studio Edition (16GB GDDR6 VRAM)

RAM

32GB DDR4-2933MHz

Storage Space

1TB SSD Storage

Screen Size

15.6" OLED 4K Touch 60Hz

Dimensions (LxWxH)

17.8 mm x 235 mm x 355 mm

In-depth Review

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Editor's Pick
Razer Blade Pro 17

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2021) FHD 360Hz

CPU

Intel Core i7-10875H

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop

RAM

32GB

Storage

1TB SSD

Screen Size

17.3”

Max Refresh Rate

360Hz

Pros

RTX 3080 is the most powerful laptop GPU

Amazing 360Hz refresh rate

Great color replication

32GB RAM

Thin & light

Good array of ports & sockets

Cons

Laptop RTX 3080 is substantially less powerful than the desktop version

Expensive

Short battery life

Ideally would have had a more powerful CPU

The 2021 series of Razer Blade Pros, which come equipped with the latest 30-series GPUs from Nvidia, have a variety of different possible loadouts you can choose from, but this Razer Blade Pro 17 with 360Hz FHD screen is our personal favorite for gaming.

This hugely powerful laptop comes with a RTX 3080 GPU, at the time of writing the most powerful graphics card you can get for a laptop, though it should be noted it is at least 25% slower than the desktop version of the graphics card. This is paired with an Intel i7 10875H CPU – not quite the fastest Intel CPU out there, and certainly not a match for AMD’s best, however its still a powerful chip, and will still chug out those high Frames Per Second.

Like all Razer Blades the screen quality, contrast and color replication of the display is outstanding, with a wide color gamut and good accuracy to boot, meaning it could be used for graphical workflow uses alongside gaming if you’re in that line of work. Although some may wonder why we didn’t pick the 1440p version of the Razer Blade 17, the uplift you get in quality compared to the price is not something we think worth it for most gamers on a 17” display, though this is largely also a matter of subjective priorities. We have selected a 1440p option on this page as well, though it does come specced out with a weaker GPU, RAM and SSD.

This machine in contrast comes with a whopping 32GB RAM, making it great for heavy web-browser usage and running multiple tasks, as well as a nice sized 1TB SSD. As with all the laptops on this page, it comes with a great array of sockets and ports including Thunderbolt 3.0. Really, the only real downside of this laptop is the price. Ultimately though, quality does not come cheap.

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Runner up
Razer Blade Pro 17

Razer Blade 15 (2021) FHD 360Hz

CPU

Intel Core i7-10875H

Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop

RAM

32GB

Storage

1TB SSD

Screen Size

15.6”

Max Refresh Rate

360Hz

Pros

RTX 3080 is the most powerful laptop GPU

Amazing 360Hz refresh rate

Great color replication

32GB RAM

Thin

Good array of ports & sockets

Cons

Laptop RTX 3080 is substantially less powerful than the desktop version

Expensive

Short battery life

Whilst for us the 17.3” version of the Razer Blade Pro with FHD 360Hz display is the preferred variation, if your priority is purely to squeeze as many FPS out of your laptop as possible, and you don’t mind trading this off for a slightly smaller screen, then the Razer Blade Pro 15 might be the better option for you.

You can get the variant of this laptop which is identical in every other way, besides the screen, to its 17.3” sibling for around $200 cheaper, or you can try and pick up the version with the superior i7-11800H CPU for around $100 cheaper than our top pick, which would be our recommendation. Whilst processors aren’t as important as GPUs in generating better FPS in your games, you will still notice a difference, making the Razer Blade Pro 15 with i7-11800H CPU the best option for gamers.

This laptop comes with the same great 1TB SSD, 32GB RAM and the full array of ports, but has the further advantage of being even lighter than the 17” version. Combined with its smaller diameters and this is a superb laptop for those working and gaming on the go (although, as with all gaming laptops, you’ll need to be plugged in to get decent gaming performance).

You will get slightly better battery life out of the smaller display but it still leaves something to be desired, however, given the powerful internal components this comes with, it’s not that surprising it requires a lot of juice. All in all, this is a premium gaming laptop of the highest quality.

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Gaming Pick
Razer Blade Pro 17
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Razer Blade Pro 17

CPU

Intel i7-9750H

GPU

Geforce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q

RAM

16GB DDR4-2667MHz

Storage Space

512GB SSD

Screen Size

17.3" Full HD 144Hz

Dimensions (LxWxH)

19.9mm x 260mm x 395mm

Pros

High-end processing power

One of the best GPUs in the game

Liquid smooth gaming display

Fantastic aesthetics

Excellent build quality

Cons

Very Expensive

Limited customization for display and storage

The Razer Blade Pro 17 is Razer’s current flagship gaming laptop, bringing with it all the performance you’d expect from a laptop of this price range. Whilst it might be expensive, it outperforms anything else in this list by a mile. If you want true gaming performance, this is the laptop for you.

Razer have marketed this laptop as the “laptop for desktop-quality gaming”, and it’s hard to argue against them. The Razer Blade Pro 17 is gaming through and through, sacrificing nothing in its quest for gaming excellence. The 10th Gen I7-10875H is amongst the most powerful laptop processors out there, offering up 8 cores and 16threads and clock frequencies of 2.30Ghz (Base) and 5.10GHz (boost). With those sort of credentials, it’s easy to see why this is their flagship gaming laptop. The processor is going to run AAA game titles with little to no fuss, leaving the GPU to push the absolute maximum frame rates possible.

Speaking of the GPU, you’ll most likely not be surprised to hear an RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q sits at the helm of this beast. The 2080 SUPER is the second most powerful GPU out there right now, only superseded by the more powerful 2080Ti. That being said, the 2080 SUPER is more than capable of supplying users with upwards of 150FPS in most gaming titles. Furthermore, you’ll have all the juice you could possible need to perform highly advanced graphical rendering and multi-tasking workflows.

Like the Stealth 15, the Blade Pro 17 uses a similar full HD 144Hz display, only at an eye-watering 17.3″. The levels of immersion this display provides are second to none – offering liquidy smooth gaming visuals and fantastic color accuracy. Unfortunately, this laptop does not come with the option to upgrade to the 4K touch display, however, with the price already being fairly hefty, that isn’t too much of a concern.

Other features of this laptop include a crystal clear 1MP webcam, backlighting for keyboard, logo, and USB ports, Thunderbolt 3 support, wireless connectivity, and a sleek design. Ultimately, if you’re looking for the best of the best in terms of gaming, look no further – the Blade Pro 17 has you covered.

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Studio Pick
Razer blade 15 studio edition
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Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition

CPU

i7-10875H

GPU

NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 Studio Edition (16GB GDDR6 VRAM)

RAM

32GB DDR4-2933MHz

Storage Space

1TB SSD Storage

Screen Size

15.6" OLED 4K Touch 60Hz

Dimensions (LxWxH)

17.8 mm x 235 mm x 355 mm

Pros

Stunning display

Fantatsic multi-tasking performance levels

One of the most powerful GPUs for image rendering and creative work tasks

High-end build quality

Very nice aesthetics

Cons

Extremely expensive

Moving away from just gaming, Razer are now catering towards the creative types out there – bringing high-performance rendering hardware and stunning displays to the table. The Razer Blade 15 studio edition is their answer to creatives’ cries.

We’ve yet to see a 2021 release of the studio edition laptop with a Comet Lake CPU, but the 2020 release still packs a mighty punch. For the purposes of this article, we’ve opted for the 15.3″ 4K OLED touch screen display. That being said, it’s definitely worth noting that you can get studio editions of the 13 and 17-inch models if that is more to your taste. That out of the way, at the heart of the 15.6″ version of this powerhouse laptop sits one of Intel’s latest CPUs, their 10th gen i7-10875H. As mentioned above, this is the very same found in the Blade Pro, offering up superb levels of performance whether your gaming or performing highly-taxing workflow style tasks. It offers up 8 cores and 16 threads, clocked at 2.3GHz base and 5.10GHz boost. These stats make this one of the most powerful laptop CPUs in today’s market – not to be sniffed at.

Alongside the hugely powerful CPU lies the Quadro RTX 5000 studio edition GPU – a 16GB GDDR6 VRAM monster than is fully equipped to tackle almost any rendering task you throw at it. Whilst this particular GPU isn’t great value for money when referencing gaming, it more than makes up for it in workload scenarios. Accompanied by 32GB of high-performance RAM, this laptop is more than equipped to handle the most intense of multi-tasking scenarios. That means rendering, streaming, browsing, and gaming are all possible on this machine.

One of the most impressive improvements this laptop has to offer is its display. This thing is stunning. The 15.6″ OLED 4K touch screen not only provides a 60Hz refresh rate, but also offers a 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, and HDR400 brightness to boot. With touch screen capabilities, this laptop also provides tablet-like functionality to your workflows.

With a tonne of other features, this laptop is right up there when discussing creative type laptops. Not only is this thing stunning aesthetically, but it also offers all the power you could ever want from a workstation laptop.

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Final Word

So, there you have it guys, our comprehensive breakdown of the best Razer Laptops in 2021. Hopefully, this article has allowed you to make a more informed decision on your next gaming laptop purchase. The great thing about the options available from Razer is, they all cater to different types of individuals.

Whether you’re looking for an all-out gaming machine or something in the middle, you’ll be sure to find something within the Razer arsenal that suits your needs.

Let us know which Razer laptop you’d most likely choose by leaving us a message in the comments below. Better still, why not head over to our Community Hub where you can discuss everything laptop related with like-minded individuals.

The Author Who Worked On This Article

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For as long as he can remember, Charlie has always been interested in computers and gaming. It all started with the Sega Mega Drive and then evolved into PC gaming in his early teens. CS 1.6 was his first go at competitive gaming which soon evolved into CS:Source and now CS:GO – a game that he still plays (almost exclusively) today. Throughout that period he has also been a keen PC builder and enthusiast – dedicating a large portion of his time to the craft. My current rig is an ASUS 5700XT with AMD’s Ryzen 3600X.

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