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Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews of Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 portability also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the size. There are some negative opinions about the connectivity and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. The portability is also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the price.

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

This summary is based on the products: Decalrus - Razer Blade RZ09 14 ( Touch & Non-Touch screen ) with 14" screen Full Body BLACK Snake skin pattern Texture skin skins decal for case coverDecalrus - Razer Blade RZ09 14 ( Touch & Non-Touch screen ) with 14" screen Full Body BLACK Snake skin pattern Texture skin skins decal for case cover

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

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

This summary is based on the products: Razer Blade 14 Inch Touchscreen Gaming Laptop 256GB - Windows 8.1 - Nvidia GeForce GTX 870MRazer Blade 14 Inch Touchscreen Gaming Laptop 256GB - Windows 8.1 - Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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

 

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

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

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan describes the 2014 Razer Blade as a "no-compromise" gaming laptop, and that's almost accurate. Between the machine's screaming graphics performance, its thin chassis and that new QHD+ touchscreen, I was hard-pressed to find a...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review

 

The Blade Stealth is a fine laptop on its own, but a powerhouse with Razer's Core external GPU.

Thin, robust design ; Solid performance ; Responsive keyboard and touchpad ; Razer Core compatibility

Large screen bezels ; Modest specifications without Razer Core

The Razer Blade Stealth does a lot of things right, but without the Razer Core, it feels a bit lost. It’s slightly behind other systems in its price range, and the average laptop buyer won’t be attracted to the Razer brand. It feels designed...

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (2018)

 

The new Razer Blade offers some exciting updates like GTX 1070 graphics and a bigger display, all while keeping the thin form factor and top-notch build quality.

Sleek aluminum build. 15.6-inch display. Max-Q design allows for GTX 1070 graphics option. Upgradeable after purchase.

Short on storage.

Bottom Line: The new Razer Blade offers some exciting updates like GTX 1070 graphics and a bigger display, all while keeping the thin form factor and top-notch build quality.

May, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (Late 2017)

 

The gorgeous, well-built, all-metal Razer Blade Stealth, now with a slightly larger and still-brilliant screen, is one of the best premium ultraportable laptops, especially for less than $1,500.

Gorgeous 13.3-inch QHD+ touch display. Slick design and solid construction. USB-C with Thunderbolt 3. Comfortable LED keyboard. Runs quietly.

Battery life not as long as some competitors. Can't charge and use USB-C port at the same time.

Bottom Line: The gorgeous, well-built, all-metal Razer Blade Stealth, now with a slightly larger and still-brilliant screen, is one of the best premium ultraportable laptops, especially for less than $1,500.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (13-inch, 2017) review

 

Razer laptops have always looked like gaming machines, even when they haven't been. The Razer Blade and Blade Pro include high-end graphics cards from Nvidia, and match that with matte black designs accented by a neon green triple-snake-head logo and a...

The Razer Blade Stealth gets a larger screen in the same slim body. The new design feels more sophisticated and less gamer-y. Dropping the resolution from 4K means better battery life. Well priced for a premium Core i7 laptop.

The keyboard loses its fun multicolored backlight, going white-only. Accessing many system options requires signing up for a Razer account with your email. Limited configuration options.

The redesigned Razer Blade Stealth has a more serious, sophisticated look and better battery life, but also loses its singular hook, a million-color lighting system.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Razer Blade (14-inch, 2017) review

 

The Razer Blade is like the MacBook Pro of gaming laptops. It's an attractively slim and portable high-end machine that's packed with gobs of gaming power. By updating it with the latest high-end components, Razer's kept the Blade relevant in a world...

The Razer Blade has an attractively slim chassis, sharp display and terrific keyboard. It packs Intel's latest-generation i7 processor and great graphics. It's VR-ready.

It's expensive, and configuration options are limited. The fans are loud and it gets hot when gaming. There's no Ethernet port.

The Razer Blade is an elegantly subdued mainstream gaming laptop with great performance.

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (Early 2017)

 

The minimally updated Razer Blade shares last year's design and most of its components, but the upgraded processor and improved battery life make it the best ultraportable gaming laptop you can buy.

Sleek, compact metal build. Strong performance improved with Kaby Lake processor. Even longer battery life than before. Supports VR.

Expensive. Light on storage. Fans can get loud when gaming.

The Early 2017 Razer Blade is a modest upgrade with a more powerful processor, faster performance, and measurably improved battery life in the same compact, high-quality design. It's not worth upgrading if you already own a Late 2016 Blade, but if...

Apr, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (Late 2016)

 

Razer's latest Blade gaming laptop is an excellent blend of form and function, boasting strong gaming performance and a uniquely slim body.

Strong gaming performance. Supports VR. Long battery life. Sleek, compact metal build.

Expensive.

The new Razer Blade brings an unmatched combination of performance and portability, with new components that put it beyond the power of its 970M-wielding forebear and within the threshold of what you need if you're interested in VR gaming. It doesn't...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Razer Blade Stealth review

 

One of the unexpected surprises from earlier this year was the Razer Blade Stealth , a high-end 12.5-inch ultrabook from Razer that represented a major shift for that PC and accessory maker. Rather than another highly designed gaming laptop, the...

The Razer Blade Stealth includes a Core i7 processor and high-res touchscreen even in its lowest-end configuration; it has more ports than other 12-inch laptops and a fun Chroma backlit keyboard.

It's bigger and heavier than 12-inch laptops from Apple, Asus and others. The thick bezel around the screen feels dated and configuration options are limited.

The Razer Blade Stealth offers better specs for less money than the competition, and includes features others lack, such as a high-res touch screen and full-size USB ports. The design is slick, the price is right, but it's not as slim and portable as...

Oct, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade (2016)

 

This year's Razer Blade gaming ultraportable delivers premium design, solid performance, and high-end features all in a very slim build. It even adds a few extras over its predecessor for $400 less.

Improved performance over predecessor at a lower price. Slim, light design with premium aluminum build. Sharp and vibrant 3,200-by-1,800-resolution touch display. USB-C with Thunderbolt 3. Good battery life for a gaming laptop.

Graphics card not powerful enough for native QHD+ resolution when playing cutting-edge games. Short on storage. Runs hot while gaming.

Conclusion The new Razer Blade, like the 2015 version is a very capable gaming laptop, with a beautiful build that's a lot more portable than other game-focused machines. Performance may only be marginally improved, but the latest Blade costs $400 less...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:70
Battery capacity (Watt hours):70
Battery Technology:Li-Ion polymer / Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
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, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

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 Active Management Technology: No
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 HD Audio Technology: 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 Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
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

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Password protection:Y

Software

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

Storage

Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / Serial ATA II
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.25
Height:0.701
Weight:4.48
Width:13.6