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Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the battery and design are overall positive. The screen and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the size. Some have doubts about the 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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The portability also gets good feedback. Many are less positive 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, 2017

Consumer review by: (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, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade 2017 (GTX 1060, 7700HQ, Full-HD) Laptop Review

 

I Am What I Am. The Razer Blade combines great performance with good mobility and a healthy dose of design. The result is an appealing notebook which weighs in at less than 2 kg and measures less than 20 mm thick. The price is not for the faint of the...

solid aluminum chassis and high build quality ; slim with upscale looks ; Chroma Keyboard with many options ; good WiFi performance ; matte IPS display ; Thunderbolt 3 + HDMI 2.0 ; very good battery life

prone to fingerprints ; very loud under load ; no SD card reader

It certainly appears to us that Razer has continued to improve the Blade since our first review and eliminated various weaknesses in the process. What remains unchanged is the outstanding chassis, which - as far as the build quality and the finish is...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade (2016) FHD Notebook Review

 

Successful. Razer's thin 14-inch is packed with powerful hardware that can handle all modern games on the matte Full HD display. You also get good input devices and Thunderbolt 3. The stamina of the small system is not bad, either.

sturdy aluminum case ; thin and nice ; matte IPS screen ; Full HD resolution ; fast SSD ; HDMI 2.0 ; Thunderbolt 3 ; very good battery runtimes ; no PWM flickering

fans run all the time ; keyboard lettering could be improved ; no Ethernet

Razer puts a lot of performance into a thin and very appealing chassis. The system can handle all modern games, but the frame rates are a bit lower compared to larger rivals. The cooling performance is limited because of the small chassis volume, so...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade (2016) Notebook Review

 

Solid as a Rock. The new Razer Blade packs a GTX 1060 in a great aluminum case. The laptop offers reliable input devices, Thunderbolt 3 and an amazing IGZO panel. With all this on the table, what could go wrong? Besides some smaller issues, the...

6 SKUs available ; compact and relatively light ; very sturdy aluminum case ; perfect workmanship ; striking-masculine design in a noble black ; ports are placed ergonomically ; Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type-C ; HDMI 2.0 ; very good WLAN performance ;...

fingerprints are clearly visible ; unusual keyboard layout ; poor key inscriptions ; a lot of features cannot be used without registering first (Razer Synapse) ; below-average mouse buttons ; PWM-flickering up to 90% brightness ; slow response times ;...

Considering the extensive list of pros, we cannot help but feel disappointed by the serious CPU throttling. The PWM-flickering and slow response times will also cause some potential buyers to hesitate. The obligatory registration is a further...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Razer Blade Stealth (i7-7500U) Notebook Review

 

Successful Debut. The subnotebook for gamers - introduced at CES this year - receives an update to Intel's Kaby Lake CPU-generation. The subtle performance increase is welcome, especially in conjunction with the Razer Core eGPU. Razer recently...

high-end metal chassis ; components are easy to access ; highly configurable Razer Chroma keyboard ; HDMI 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3 ; bright display with good contrast ; good color space coverage and easy calibration ; very good CPU performance ; good...

susceptible to finger prints ; comparatively large chassis for a 12.5-inch display ; no SD card reader ; PCIe SSD writes not reaching full potential ; keyboard could have more feedback ; review laptop suffers from "coil whine"

With their new Blade Stealth, Razer was able to eliminate the most significant shortcoming: the mediocre battery life. With between 8 and 13 hours, the new laptop can be used away from outlets much longer and will - depending on the tasks - last the...

Nov, 2016

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (QHD, Early 2016)

 

Razer's Blade Stealth (QHD) isn't capable of high-end gaming without the company's forthcoming external graphics amplifier, but its top-notch design and performance still make it our top pick for midrange ultraportables.

Premium, compact build. Sharp QHD touch display. First individually backlit RGB keys on a notebook. Fast performance.

Keys are shallow. Battery life is a bit short for an ultraportable laptop.

Conclusion The Razer Blade Stealth (QHD) features fast performance and a top-notch display packed into a premium, compact body. Though it isn't capable of serving as a dedicated gaming laptop without the Razer Core, it's an excellent ultraportable in...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Display

Display Surface:Matt

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3
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 DirectX version:11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:75118
Processor package size:37.5

Security

Password protection: Yes