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Razer Blade 2016 (RZ09-0165)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Razer Blade 2016 (RZ09-0165). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the durability, while some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

design, portability, performance, usability, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Razer Blade 2016 (RZ09-0165) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (

Razer Blade (2016) review: Incremental upgrades make it a good laptop for the moment


A newer processor, more VRAM, faster storage, and a cooler chassis provide good, if smaller-scale, improvements over last year's Blade. However, this year's Blade may end up having limited appeal depending on Nvidia's plans for mobile versions of its...

Still one of the best performance/weight ratios going ; New, more subdued typeface ; Tweaked internals, including new cooling pattern

The 970M is ooooooold ; Can get better performance at the same price if you sacrifice portability

Sure, you can find a similarly spec'd laptop for a few hundred less, but not one that crams this performance into such an ultraportable form factor. Add in USB-C, the promise of the Razer Core, and that PCIe SSD? Pretty snazzy.

Jul, 2016

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

Razer Blade (2016)


This year's Razer Blade gaming ultraportable delivers premium design, solid performance, and high-end features all in a very slim build. It even adds a few extras over its predecessor for $400 less.

Improved performance over predecessor at a lower price. Slim, light design with premium aluminum build. Sharp and vibrant 3,200-by-1,800-resolution touch display. USB-C with Thunderbolt 3. Good battery life for a gaming laptop.

Graphics card not powerful enough for native QHD+ resolution when playing cutting-edge games. Short on storage. Runs hot while gaming.

Conclusion The new Razer Blade, like the 2015 version is a very capable gaming laptop, with a beautiful build that's a lot more portable than other game-focused machines. Performance may only be marginally improved, but the latest Blade costs $400 less...

May, 2016

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Razer Blade 2016


Razer, in particular, has the been leading the charge toward more modern-feeling gaming laptops for some time, fitting high-end parts into very slim cases with tastefully understated designs. The latest gaming flagship from the company is an updated...

The Razer Blade fits very high-end components into a slim 14-inch body, and has a programmable multicolored backlit keyboard that can perform all sorts of impressive tricks.

Full-size gaming laptops can turn in better gaming scores, and configuration options are minimal. Adding the optional Core external graphics adapter is very expensive.

The Razer Blade is a slim gaming laptop that hits a good balance between power and portability, with the intriguing promise of adding a desktop graphics card later on.

May, 2016

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Razer Blade


The Razer Blade (starting and reviewed at $1,899) just got another power-up. The laptop has made the jump to Kaby Lake, Intel's 7th-generation line of processors, which promise better performance and power efficiency. Pair that with a VR-ready Nvidia...

Mar, 2017

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Razer Blade (2016)


How do you improve on awesome? Since its debut in 2012, the Razer Blade has been at the forefront of truly portable gaming laptops. And it's not hard to see why. The notebook is drop-dead gorgeous and light enough to tote around in a messenger bag. It...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Reviewboard Magazine (

The New Razer Blade Review 512GB Version


The New Razer Blade is one beasty machine. Razer is definitely targeting the gamer croud, but also the musician community. If you have ever worked with music production software you know that it takes a lot of time to convert large audio files to...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (

Razer Blade (GTX 1060)


The lovely aluminum black 14" Razer Blade is back, this time refreshed with NVIDIA Pascal GTX 1060 graphics for a serious 3D boost. It's otherwise the same as the Blade released earlier this year, and it features the same Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz...

Compact and light gaming and pro apps monster. Classy chassis, NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics, high res touch screen, good keyboard, good battery life for a gaming laptop

Hot and loud when gaming, otherwise pretty well behaved. Multimedia keyboard keys aren't backlit

It's hard not to fall in love with the 2016 Razer Blade, and that's what we like for a machine this expensive. It has an immaculate design that's cool looking yet calm enough to take to work. Performance is very impressive, particularly for something...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Shawn Knight (techspot)

Razer Blade 2016 Review Shawn Knight


The new Razer Blade aims to strike a blend of portability and power in a chassis that anyone would be proud to own. At just 4.5 pounds with a profile thinner than a dime standing on its side, you get a Skylake Core i7 processor, 16GB DDR3 RAM, GeForce...

Beautiful, high-resolution display. Thin and light. Excellent cooling system. Thunderbolt 3 with USB Type C connector. Supports external GPU via Razer Core.

Nvidia 9 Series mobile GPU is on its way out. Touch display is useless on a non-convertible / 2-in-1 system.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (

Razer Blade (2016) Review and Ratings


Razer's flagship gaming laptop stays at the top of its game, gaining NVMe storage, "Skylake" processing, and a fully programmable RGB keyboard—not to mention the spectre of desktop-grade graphics via Razer's Core.

Solid gaming performance ; Sleek, strong design with very rigid chassis ; Dazzling RGB LED Chroma keyboard ; External graphics support via Razer Core and Thunderbolt 3 ; IGZO screen is brilliant, and provides touch input (rare among gaming laptops)

Only one M.2 SSD slot limits storage ceiling ; Gets hot and loud while gaming on built-in graphics ; So-so keyboard feel ; No SD-card reader

Stiffer competition over the past year has caused Razer to both improve its 14-inch Blade and lower its price. The 2016 Blade offers the fastest components available in a chassis this size on the processor, graphics, and RAM fronts (not to mention the...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

Razer Blade


The Blade is Razer's attempt to create the ultimate laptop; one that's small and light, but powerful enough to play games at 1080p as well as edit video. With top-end specs including a Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, it's also VR ready too.

Feb, 2017