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Razer Blade

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Razer Blade. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the battery and screen are overall positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed comments on the sound and usability. There are some less positive reviews about the price.

portability, design, performance, screen, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Razer Blade is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 25 reviews)

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Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade 14 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

 

Sharp performer. The Blade is back with a honed edge to take the crown in the razor-thin gaming category. Does this refreshed model make the cut? Or is it just a dull point?

No major throttling issues, Very powerful and thin, Consistent Turbo Boost, Small and lightweight for a gaming machine, Glossy IPS QHD+ touchscreen or matte FHD, Wireless 802.11ac as standard, Easy-to-access internals, Great build quality and design,...

Runs hot and loud when gaming, No secondary SSD or HDD options or RAID support, No WWAN or GPS, No card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, or subwoofer, Soldered RAM not upgradeable, Touchscreen arguably unnecessary on a gaming notebook, Heavier...

We came in with concerns about how a GTX 970M would perform on such a small and thin notebook, but we walked away genuinely impressed with the performance of the refreshed Blade 14. The model experiences no major throttling when gaming and is even able...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Razer Blade 14 (2014) Review

 

The Razer Blade 14 is comfortably seated at the intersection of portability and power, offering excellent graphics and gaming performance with an ultra-high-res display in a slim, lightweight chassis.

Portable, sexy design; Stunning, 3200 x 1800 display; Excellent overall and graphic performance; Comfortable keyboard

Expensive; Runs incredibly hot; Below-average battery life

The Razer Blade 14 is comfortably seated at the intersection of portability and power, offering excellent graphics and gaming performance with an ultra-high-res display in a slim, lightweight chassis.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (2014)

 

The newest Razer Blade ultraportable gaming laptop has a lot to love, but a higher price and some performance issues leave us recommending last year's model instead.

Slim, ultraportable design. New Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M graphics card. Upgraded graphics. Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) display with 3,200-by-1,800 resolution and touch capability

Runs very hot. High-resolution display may actually hamper performance. Shorter battery life than previous model reduces portability

Change is hard, and continued innovation is even harder. Case in point: the newest iteration of the Razer Blade ($2,399 as tested). Razer has revamped the Blade gaming laptop, keeping the same ultraportable design of the Editors' Choice Razer Blade...

Jul, 2014
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Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Level Up

 

The latest version of Razer's perennial hit -- a sleek, super-powered gaming laptop -- has been updated with a better screen, and it's still the best way to get gaming to go.

Still the best way to get gaming to go. Responsive touchscreen and touchpad. Impressive speaker quality. Upped resolution now supports 3200 x 1800 pixels

Dimmer screen is a letdown, as is the price hike. What, no page up/page down keys? One key’s backlight died during testing

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

Razer Blade (2014) review: laptop gaming never looked so good

 

I feel spoiled. Ever since I started playing games on the new Razer Blade gaming laptop, I've had a tough time enjoying them practically anywhere else. My TV and my desktop PC only display games at 1080p, but the Blade's 14-inch, 3200 x 1800 screen is...

Great design ; Sharp, high-resolution display ; Good touchpad performance

Poor battery life ; No SD card slot ; Some games don't work at full resolution

The resolution is high, the battery life is not

May, 2014

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0116 ( 2014)

 

Ah, to be thin and beautiful. In the world of laptops, that feels like the mission across the board, except when it comes to gaming laptops. But what if there were a Retina MacBook Pro of gaming? What if it had a super high-res touch display and...

The new Razer Blade boasts the same beautifully thin design, but adds a sharp 3,200x1,800 touch display and advanced Nvidia graphics.

The battery life is worse than last year's model's. Adding more SSD storage can turn this into a pricey laptop.

Razer’s newest gaming laptop trades ultralong battery life for a fantastic screen and even better graphics. It’s a trade worth making: this is the best Razer gaming laptop, and the best thin gaming PC anywhere.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Engadget (engadget.com)

​​Razer Blade review (2014): a 'no-compromise' premium gaming laptop

 

Fast and powerful, Great 3,200 x 1,800 display, Slim, compact and attractive

Expensive, Screen resolution can undercut performance, Shorter battery life than the 2013 model

The newest Razer Blade is the company's best laptop yet, but it trades epic battery life for an exceptional display.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

Razer Blade review (14-inch)

 

Razer was a company that simply built gaming peripherals — mice, keyboards, headphones, and mousepads. That changed last year. In March 2012, it released the Razer Blade, proclaiming it had built the “world's first true gaming laptop.” The original...

Thin, light, and strong ; Games like a champ ; 6+ hour battery life

Sub-par screen ; Burning hot while gaming ; Touchpad can be finnicky

Gaming laptops aren't just for geeks anymore

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Razer Blade ( 14-inch, 2013)

 

In what direction should PC gaming evolve? Tablet, laptop, or hybrid? Experimental or traditional? While PCs, especially Windows 8 ones, are growing out into all sorts of strange directions, it seems that gaming PCs have suddenly gone conservative....

The Razer Blade 14 has a slim design with a powerful combination of fourth-gen quad-core Intel processor and Nvidia graphics; battery life is strong, too.

A lackluster low-resolution, nontouch display doesn't fit the high-end design. The baseline 128GB SSD for $1,800 isn’t sufficient for a gaming PC; you'd better pony up for the 256GB or 512GB model.

Ditching gimmicks and delivering on function, Razer's slim 14-inch gaming laptop marries true power and good battery life in an excellent PC. All it lacks a stellar display.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Razer Blade 14 Review

 

The Razer Blade 14 combines long battery life and excellent graphics performance in a slim and sexy design for a great mobile gaming experience.

Sexy, lightweight chassis; Extremely portable; Excellent graphics and performance; Comfortable, fully programmable keyboard; Long battery life

Runs hot while gaming; Limited viewing angles; Lacks SD card slot

The Razer Blade 14 combines long battery life and excellent graphics performance in a slim and sexy design for a great mobile gaming experience.

Jul, 2013
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