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Razer Blade (Late 2012, RZ09-0083)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Razer Blade (Late 2012, RZ09-0083). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and keyboard. The performance and design also get good feedback, whereas the usability and price get critical views. There are some mixed opinions about the touchpad and sound.

portability, design, performance, keyboard, screen

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Razer Blade (Late 2012, RZ09-0083) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Razer Blade (Late 2012, RZ09-0083)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Razer Blade (Late 2012, RZ09-0083) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Razer Blade (Win 8) RZ09-00830500-R3U1 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black)Razer Blade (Win 8) RZ09-00830500-R3U1 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Razer Blade Pro review

 

You know that feeling when you're trying to do something -- anything -- and it's not going right and you say to yourself, "there must be a better way?" The Razer Blade Pro is that better way. The right tool for the job, as the adage goes, assuming that...

The Razer Blade Pro puts Nvidia's top-performing graphics card in a slim laptop that can pass as a work or gaming system. The premium design, 4K-resolution touchscreen and mechanical keyboard make it a pleasure to use.

The mechanical keyboard is clicky and loud, and the right-side trackpad placement remains a design misstep. The laptop and power supply get very hot, and the very loud fans start blowing as soon as you boot up a game.

Razer manages to fit a high-end graphics card into an amazingly thin laptop. Gamers and graphics pros alike will love the performance, but not the loud fans and misplaced touchpad.

Feb, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Pro (2016)

 

Powerful, slim, and stunningly designed, the Razer Blade Pro is one of the most attractive and portable 17-inch gaming laptops available.

Incredible power for such a slim form factor. Beautiful 4K touch display. Satisfying low-profile mechanical keyboard. Customizable lighting.

512GB of storage as tested, and adding more is pricey. Laptop runs hot. Fans are loud under load.

The Razer Blade Pro looks, feels, and performs every bit as premium as its price suggests. The screen is stellar, the keyboard is satisfying, and the components are cutting-edge. A handful of beefier but similarly priced Pascal systems edge it in...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Kimber Streams (theverge.com)

The best gaming laptop: we review the most powerful portable computers on the market

 

Traditionally, gamers have looked to hefty, monstrous machines with stylish designs — though some prefer the term "ostentatious" — for their portable gaming needs. Even as other laptops get...

Thin and light ; Slim, sturdy design ; Customizable LCD macro keys

Very expensive ; Runs hot ; Poor keyboard ; Switchblade UI lacks game support

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Razer Blade R2

 

The original Blade received mixed reviews, and the company wasted no time in hustling out an update.

Terrific gaming performance. Nearly three hours of battery life seems like plenty for a system like this. Can’t complain about the portability

Still suffering from Windows/driver growing pains. Touchpad location takes lots of mental retraining; you’ll be stupidly stabbing at the palm rest for days. No optical drive. No SD reader

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Razer Blade review (late 2012)

 

Razer's second-generation Blade is what we wanted the original to be: fast, powerful, and impossibly thin for a machine in this class. Unfortunately, it's still almost as expensive as ever.

Fast and powerfulExcellent build qualitySlim, beautiful designGood battery life (for a gaming laptop)

Audio is still lackluster (though it has improved)Switchblade UI has potential, but needs work

It's hard to hit the market with a self-given description as the "world's first true gaming laptop" only to get knocked down by critics. Subpar audio, a finicky hinge and crippled performance were all common complaints about the original Razer Blade....

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

Razer Blade Pro (2017, GTX 1080) Review and Ratings

 

Razer's redesigned 17-incher muscles into the lineup of today's top big gaming laptops, packing extreme performance in a solid, slim shell, decked out with a 4K G-Sync panel and an RGB-backlit mechanical keyboard.

Stunning 4K touch display with Nvidia G-Sync ; Remarkably powerful and impressively slim ; Superb-feeling mechanical keyboard, touch pad ; Dedicated volume dial ; Slim power adapter

Fans get loud while gaming ; No number pad due to touch-pad placement ; No built-in biometrics ; Lacks overclocking features

The Razer Blade Pro is no longer the midrange performer it was at its debut several years ago—far from it.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: KaeyiDream (hardwareheaven.com)

Razer Blade (R2) Gaming Laptop Video Review with Kaeyi Dream

 

We reviewed the Razer Blade Gaming Laptop earlier this month in our full hardware breakdown, but here is a closer look in video form with Buy My Essays Kaeyi Dream talking us through the Blade system.

Feb, 2013

HARDWAREHEAVEN - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Razer Blade (R2) Gaming Laptop Review

 

Over the past year or so Razer has created quite a lot of press for itself with items such as Project Fiona, now called the Razer Edge and even with their Switch Blade design which has evolved, in a way, to the DeathStalker keyboard. These systems have...

Over the past year or so Razer has created quite a lot of press for itself with items such as Project Fiona, now called the Razer Edge and even with their Switch Blade design which has evolved, in a way, to the DeathStalker keyboard. These systems have...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: TechRadar (gearburn.com)

Razer Blade review: a signature gaming laptop, redefined

 

In both form and function, there's a lot to love about Razer's new 17-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop. It's attractive, thin, lightweight, and very, very fa

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (mobiletechreview.com)

Razer Blade Pro

 

This is a very high end 17" gaming laptop that's clad in Razer's signature matte black aluminum. The slim, though not terribly light laptop's looks are subdued compared to most gaming rigs. The 22.5mm thick Blade Pro runs Windows 10 on the Intel Core...

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Product Specifications

Display

HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:71458
Processor package size:31