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Razer Blade (Early 2012, RZ09-0071)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Razer Blade (Early 2012, RZ09-0071). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and screen are generally positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the price. Views about the battery and usability are different.

portability, performance, design, screen, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Razer Blade (Early 2012, RZ09-0071) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Razer Blade review


Razer's first gaming laptop is impressive, though marred by minor, yet head-scratching flaws. Barring those (and its sky-high price), Razer has a winner on its hands.

Outstanding fit and finishCustomizable LCD keysAbsolutely gorgeous

Subpar audioFinicky hingePortability infringes on performance

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Loyd Case (

Razer Blade review: gaming and only gaming


Razer's updated Blade offers a good gaming performance and a cool, programmable set of visual keys for gamers, but its quirky nature makes it less useful for other tasks.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Razer Blade review: Razer Blade


Razer Blade

The ; has a thin, sleek design, an excellent 17-inch display, fast bootup times, and unique touch-pad UI with a lot of potential for gamers.

The innovative Switchblade UI LED buttons are hard to customize, and the Blade has underpowered graphics for its price.

Razer's first laptop, the Razer Blade, is a thin gaming computer with some futuristic design touches, but a high price means you're paying for design -- and for the second-screen signature Switchblade UI interface that doesn't do as much as we hoped it...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (

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 the “world's first true gaming laptop.” The original...

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

Expert review by : Vivek Gowri (

The New Razer Blade: Thoroughly Reviewed


Earlier this year, Razer handed me a Blade evaluation unit and told me to go wild. Considering the company had no previous experience with developing PC laptop hardware, I was skeptical about their ability to transition from a manufacturer of gaming...

Though they are unwilling to release sales figures, Razer claims that the original Blade was an unqualified sales hit, with demand far outstripping supply in the first number of weeks after it went on sale. Undoubtedly, they weren’t manufacturing units...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Vivek Gowri, Jarred Walton (

The Razer Blade Review


Razer is, first and foremost, a gaming company. From the company slogan (“By gamers, for gamers”), to partnerships with a number of the most popular game development studios, even the job title on the CEO's business card (it reads Chief Gamer), nothing...

Mar, 2012


Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (

New Razer Blade Review


Redefining gaming laptops.

Sleek design; Light-weight for gaming laptop; Excellent build quality; Good performance on all games at 1080p; Low noise

Mid-level graphics card means not all games can be played on highest settings; Switchblade UI needs a lot of improvements to be useful

Speaking of which, you can have a look at our unboxing video to see what comes packed with the new Razer Blade.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Ashima Gupta (

Razer Sharpens Blade Gaming Laptop Review: Specs, Features and Price


Razer Sharpens Blade ReviewRazer Sharpens Blade is the latest Gaming laptop announced by Razer and very soon, the device would be available for purchase. This Gaming laptop is the second iteration of Razer Gaming Blade ...

17.3 inches HD display, Nvidia GTX 660M GPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 64GB SSD, Intel Core i7 processor. Worth to buy. For Gamers by Gamers.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : James Lu (

Razer Blade Singapore Launch - The World's First True Gaming Laptop?


It's been almost a year since Razer first showed off its Razer Blade gaming laptop in August 2011 (more than a year, if you're counting it as a continuation of the Switchblade concept first seen at CES in January 2011) but it will finally be launching...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Jordan Drake (

The TR Podcast 95: Razer's Blade, Jobs retires, and a PC in your palm


In this episode of the TR Podcast, we cover the latest gaming news, Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple CEO, and some fresh hardware goodies...

Sep, 2011

Price comparison for Razer Blade (Early 2012, RZ09-0071)

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