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Razer Blade 2014 (RZ09-0116)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 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. Opinions about the battery and screen are overall positive. The design and portability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the size 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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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. People are impressed by the usability and portability, whereas 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

Dec, 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

Dec, 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

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: (laptopmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (13-inch)

 

The original Razer Blade stealth turned heads with its stunningly sleek design and powerful performance, but its 12-inch screen felt a bit cramped. The new Stealth (starting at $1,399, reviewed at $1,599) crams a 13.3-inch display into the same slim...

Aug, 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

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Razer Blade Stealth (February 2017)

 

From its striking beauty to its potent performance, the latest Razer Blade Stealth has something for everyone. Starting at $899, the 12.5-inch Ultrabook packs an attractive, quad-HD display; a customizable keyboard; and speedy components into a sleek,...

Feb, 2017

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 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

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