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Razer Blade

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Razer Blade. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the touchpad. Some have doubts about the usability and price.

design, portability, performance, screen, battery

price, usability

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 30 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 (2015) Review

 

Slim, attractive chassis; Solid graphics and overall performance; Bright and detailed display; Good battery life for a gaming laptop

Touchpad buttons too slim; Expensive

The Razer Blade is a slim stunner that now packs GeForce GTX 970M graphics, making it a lightweight gaming powerhouse.

May, 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
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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

Expert review by: (wired.com)

Razer Blade (2014)

 

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.

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: 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: 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

Expert review by: Sean Buckley (engadget.com)

Razer Blade review (late 2012)

 

Razer has made a habit of catching us off guard -- breaking the mold as an accessory manufacturer by building laptops, prototype game handhelds and

Fast and powerful ; Excellent build quality ; Slim, beautiful design ; Good battery life (for a gaming laptop)

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

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.

Sep, 2012
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