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Razer Blade (2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Razer Blade (2013). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The design and performance also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the price and touchpad.

portability, performance, design, screen, battery

image quality, reliability, touchpad, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Razer Blade (2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Razer Blade (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 user reviews of Razer Blade (2013) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Razer Blade 14 Inch Gaming Laptop 512 GB - Windows 8.1Razer Blade (Win 8) RZ09-00830500-R3U1 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black)Razer Blade 14 Inch Gaming Laptop

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Dennis Ziesecke (notebookcheck.net)

Review Razer Blade 14 Notebook

 

A wolf in sheep's clothing. Gaming notebooks do not necessarily have to be big, bulky and heavy. Razer shows that you can also put a lot of performance into a thin case. ...

Almost perfect combination of performance and mobility; High build quality; Good battery runtimes; Low weight; Thin chassis

Only available in the US and Canada; Very bad display; Expensive

Except for the Gigabyte P34G, there is no real competition in terms of similar size with comparable performance. Both the Alienware 14 and the One K33-3E offer similar performance and the same display size, but they are also much heavier.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Jimmy Thang (maximumpc.com)

Razer Blade Review

 

Razer Blade review: With both Intel's Haswell and Nvidia's new 700M-series components shrinking and sipping less power, the super-portable, 14-inch, gaming laptop revolution is about to begin. Leading the charge is Razer with its ultra-sleek new Razer...

TN monitor, chintzy-feeling keyboard/trackpad buttons, no HDD

TN monitor, chintzy-feeling keyboard/trackpad buttons, no HDD

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Razer Blade Review

 

The Blade packs a remarkable amount of power into a package as svelte as they come.

Solid quality and design ; Good keyboard and touchpad ; Great gaming performance

Not user upgradeable ; Limited port selection ; Expensive

The Blade packs a remarkable amount of power into a package as svelte as they come. This 0.66″ thin, 4.1 pound notebook can play modern games at higher settings. Other things we like about the Blade include the superb build quality, elegant design,...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Razer Blade 14-Inch

 

Razer gives us this pint-sized powerhouse -- a near-ultrabook gaming PC in a case that measures just 20mm thick.

Record-setting performance on all fronts — including battery life. Impressive portability, particularly for a gaming rig. Looks good, especially if you like snake symbology

A bit slow to boot. Pricey. No touchscreen. Still no SD card reader

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Sean Buckley (engadget.com)

Razer Blade review (14-inch, 2013): smaller, faster, lighter

 

More InfoRazer Blade review (late 2012)Razer reveals the Blade Pro and 14-inch Blade gaming laptopsRazer Blade Pro and 14-inch models

Fast and powerful ; Excellent trackpad ; Stellar battery life (for a gaming machine) ; Slim, compact and thoroughly attractive

Middling screen and audio quality ; More expensive (and less powerful) than other machines

Razer’s 14-inch Blade is its most powerful laptop to date, not to mention its most affordable. Strong internals, an attractive build and long battery life make it a solid option for gamers and non-gamers alike.

Jul, 2013

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...

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

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

Third time's the charm

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (2013)

 

The oh-so-portable 14-inch Razer Blade has got you covered when you want to take your gaming on the road, with an Intel Haswell processor and the latest Nvidia graphics.

Gaming on the go. Top performance thanks to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics. More than 6 hours of battery life

No Ethernet or optical drive

Razer, once known solely for its mice and keyboards, has earned a reputation of late as one of the few companies bringing real innovation to gaming PCs. The new Razer Blade (2013) is just another in a steady stream of gaming PCs, with a new 14-inch...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Razer Blade ( 14-inch, 2013)

 

The Razer Blade 14, Razer's newest laptop, is a throwback, too: there's no touch screen. There's no Switchblade second-screen clickpad. There's no convertible tablet mode. This is a laptop. At least it's a very thin, very sleek gaming laptop.

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: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Razer Blade 14 review: Slim gaming powerhouse brings great battery life

 

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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