Best Razer Blade for Music Production Windows Central 2019

If you're planning on getting a laptop that's best suited for music production, you're going to not only want to have strong specs, but the correct specs. This means that gaming laptops, such as the Razer Blade series of devices, are prime candidates. The Razer Blade Pro 17 (2017) is your best bet for making music. Its NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU is more than enough for music production, and its i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, and 2TB hard drive will give you everything you need.

Best Overall: Razer Blade Pro 17 (2017)

While the old 2017 model of the Razer Blade Pro 17 is a bit dated for gaming, it's a fantastic laptop for music production. It has a strong and reliable Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor that makes running music software and other related programs a breeze. It also has 16GB of RAM, which means that no part of the music production process will be slowing your system down. The 2TB hard drive ensures you'll have a ton of space to store your musical creations, and there's also a 256 GB solid-state hard drive if you end up needing it. The NVIDIA GTX 1060 gives you all the graphical power you need for music editing, and it performs decently for basic gaming. Lastly, the 17.3 inch screen size makes the editing experience easier and more comfortable. Plus, if you get an older model, you'll be treated to some deals and discounts.

Pros:

  • Awesome processor
  • Plenty of RAM
  • Tons of storage space
  • Big screen

Cons:

  • Not the best for gaming

Best Overall

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2017)

All the power you need

The 2017 model of the Razer Blade Pro 17 is more than powerful enough to handle music production thanks to its awesome processor, abundance of RAM and storage, big screen, and sufficient GPU. You can also save some money on the older version.

Elite Pick: Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019)

Frankly, getting one of the new models of the Razer Blade Pro 17 for only music editing is overkill. The immense horsepower of the NVIDIA RTX graphics cards you get with it are useful for modern gaming, but that power is wasted on music production. Additionally, while the beefy Intel Core i7-9750H processor is great for music making, using it just for that would be a waste, too. It can be configured to have the same amount of RAM and storage space as the older model as well. Overall, this is an extremely elite choice that you should only choose if you're planning on using the laptop for both gaming and music production.

Pros:

  • Huge GPU power
  • Massive CPU power
  • Plenty of RAM and storage
  • Great for gaming

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Overkill for solely music production

Elite Pick

Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019)

Going into maximum overdrive

The immense graphics and processing power included in the 2019 version of the Razer Blade Pro 17 is overkill for just making music, but it may be an attractive option to those who like to both make music and play games.

Smaller Screen: Razer Blade 15 (2017)

The 2017 model of the Razer Blade 15 is a smaller, yet slightly more powerful alternative to the 2017 model of the Razer Blade Pro 17. It's got an Intel Core i7-8750H processor that performs slightly better than the Razer Blade Pro 17's i7-7700HQ, though the improvement is minimal. Other than this and the smaller screen size of 15.6 inches, the two systems' specs are identical. They both have the same NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU, and they both have 16GB of RAM. In addition, it has the same amount of storage space. Overall, this is the Razer Blade you should choose if you would prefer a smaller screen or want a laptop that's a little more compact.

Pros:

  • Awesome processor
  • Plenty of RAM and storage
  • More compact
  • Less expensive

Cons:

  • Not the best for gaming
  • HD screen

Smaller Screen

Razer Blade 15 (2017)

Big power in a small package

The 2017 model of the Razer Blade 15 offers a virtually identical experience to its larger counterpart, making it a great pick if you would rather have a smaller screen or a more compact laptop for music production.

Budget Option: Razer Blade Stealth 13 (2017)

If you're looking to spend as little money as possible for a music production Razer Blade laptop, than the original 2017 model of the Razer Blade Stealth 13 is perfect for you. It's got the smallest screen on this list at just 13", which will likely make editing a little uncomfortable. Additionally, it only has 8GB of RAM instead of 16, like every other device mentioned. However, its Intel Core i7-8565U processor is actually slightly better then what you'll find in the 2017 model of the Razer Blade 15, and its Intel integrated UHD Graphics 620 graphics card is enough to handle music production, although it offers lackluster performance for something like gaming. Lastly, it comes with a 256GB SSD, which might not be enough to store files, but is a solid start (and you'll get fast speeds to b oot). Overall, the least expensive version of the Razer Blade Stealth 13 is a decent all-around music production laptop that can save you some money.

Pros:

  • Awesome processor
  • Most compact option
  • Least expensive option

Cons:

  • Minimal graphics power
  • Small screen isn't great for editing
  • Less RAM
  • Small storage

Budget Option

Razer Blade Stealth 13 (2017)

Affordable alternative

The old Razer Blade Stealth 13 from 2017 offers the least expensive option possible for music production, trading great RAM and graphics power for a low price.

Bottom line

Overall, the best Razer Blade you can choose for music production is the Razer Blade Pro 17 (2017). It's got more than enough graphics power for music making needs, and its strong processor, wealth of RAM and storage space, and large screen make it perfect for creating and editing tunes.

A laptop with strong specs is important for working with things like music, but knowing what to specifically look for is also important. While graphics cards are important for gaming, they're not much help when making music. The things you need the most are a great processor, plenty of RAM, and storage space. The Razer Blade Pro 17 (2017) has that in spades with an i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, and 2TB hard drive. The great graphics card is just an extra bonus if you want to game.

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