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Razer Blade 2013 (RZ09-0102)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Razer Blade 2013 (RZ09-0102). 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 really like the screen and battery. The design and performance also get good reviews. The connectivity and reliability get critical comments. There are some mixed views about the price.

portability, performance, design, battery, screen

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Razer Blade 2013 (RZ09-0102) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Razer Blade 2013 (RZ09-0102)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Razer Blade 2013 (RZ09-0102) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The keyboard and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the battery and price.

image quality, performance, keyboard, design, screen

reliability, price, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NEW Razer Blade 14 i7 4702HQ 3.2GHz QHD+ 3200x1800 Multitouch NVIDIA GTX 870M 8GB RAM 512GB SSD Windows 8.1NEW Razer Blade 14 i7 4702HQ 3.2GHz QHD+ 3200x1800 Multitouch NVIDIA GTX 870M 8GB RAM 512GB SSD Windows 8.1

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Razer Blade 2013 (RZ09-0102)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Razer Blade 2013 (RZ09-0102) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

79% 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 14 Inch Gaming Laptop 512 GB - Windows 8.1

May, 2018

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

 

This 14-inch gaming notebook packs desktop power into an 0.66-inch thin aluminum chassis. Read our full review to see why the Razer Blade is a worthwhile contender.

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 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 (engadget.com)

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

 

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.

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 almost everything we wanted out of the company's first gaming laptop: a smaller, less-expensive machine with longer battery life, more power and a shockingly attractive chassis. These elements lift the machine's stature,...

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 : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Razer Blade 14 review

 

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 (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 (laptopmag.com)

Razer Blade 14

 

With the Blade 14, Razer remains on the cutting edge of gaming notebooks. Currently the world's thinnest gaming laptop, the Blade 14 offers more than just a slim, soft-touch chassis. This machine also crams a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:70
Battery capacity (Watt hours):70
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4a
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter power:150

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM87
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-4702HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i7-4702HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:75118
Processor code:SR15F
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.25
Height:0.661
Weight:4.14
Width:13.6